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Old 11-05-2012, 12:01 AM   #1160
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Originally Posted by Pearlmcp View Post
Will my" Harmon Kardon BMW Business CD Radio" work the same. I notice it was posted "BMW Business CD53 Radio( (all year Blaupunkt or Alpine models)". Thanks. And yes the prices have gone up even more in 3 years.
Yes, it should work.

All that's happening is that the Parrot kit sits in between your HU and the speakers and sends the appropriate signal (phone or radio) to the speakers. So in theory it would just send the signal to the amp instead of direct to the speakers.

Others may wish to chime in with more info.

I have been using my set up for over 6 months and I am very happy with it on version 5.10c / BlackBerry Bold 9700 without a problem. Using the above steps I'll look to upgrading to 5.25c just because

In respect of $$... try eBay for a used setup or lurk the forum classifieds - you will get lucky eventually. E.g. on eBay recently a used MKi9200 kit with all E46 harnesses went for <$130.

Good luck.

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