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Old 10-31-2008, 04:05 PM   #1
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Unhappy BMW Business CD Issues - 2001 E46

I'm having an issue with my BMW Business CD head unit.

This morning I was playing a CD and I wanted to switch it's track, however it would not switch. I tried both the steering wheel controls as well as the head-unit controls. I figured it was some obscure glitch so I turned off and on; went back to the CD mode and nothing happened.

It says 'TR' and RND as if it was in random playback mode (I've never set it to that), and nothing will work CD-related. I can't change the track (no number appears, only TR), nor can I eject the CD.

The radio works fine, as does the steering-wheel and head unit controls to change the stations; just nothing works with anything pertaining to CD functionality. I can't even eject the CD whilist the vehicle is off (if you hold the eject button down while the car is off it will eject the disc).

Does anyone have any insight as to why my CD player is behaving the way it is?

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Old 10-31-2008, 04:09 PM   #2
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I know that mine wont let me change tracks, and it wont read cd's past track 7.... figure that one out. hahah.
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Old 10-31-2008, 04:10 PM   #3
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Try pulling the fuse in the glovebox and see if that can reset the unit.
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Old 10-31-2008, 04:19 PM   #4
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Are you sure it is not a scratched CD? Have you tried swapping out another one to check?
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Old 11-25-2008, 06:42 PM   #5
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I'm having an issue with my BMW Business CD head unit.

This morning I was playing a CD and I wanted to switch it's track, however it would not switch. I tried both the steering wheel controls as well as the head-unit controls. I figured it was some obscure glitch so I turned off and on; went back to the CD mode and nothing happened.

It says 'TR' and RND as if it was in random playback mode (I've never set it to that), and nothing will work CD-related. I can't change the track (no number appears, only TR), nor can I eject the CD.

The radio works fine, as does the steering-wheel and head unit controls to change the stations; just nothing works with anything pertaining to CD functionality. I can't even eject the CD whilist the vehicle is off (if you hold the eject button down while the car is off it will eject the disc).

Does anyone have any insight as to why my CD player is behaving the way it is?

Thanks!
Did you ever manage to resolve this problem? My Business CD started acting-up in the exact same manner as you described. Did pulling out the fuse work, or something else?
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Old 10-03-2012, 11:15 AM   #6
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Mine does not take any CDs anymore. I cannot listen CDs. I dont know what is the issue . Is it a mechanical part broken or what. It does not make any sounds when you try to insert CD. It just like trying to stick CD in something where it not goes. Radio works but i can not listen this crap they have 5 songs the same 5 songs on all stations and they never change them . it is like having one CD and running it all year long. No wounder people are so stupid

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Old 10-03-2012, 11:23 AM   #7
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Mine does not take any CDs anymore. I cannot listen CDs. I dont know what is the issue . Is it a mechanical part broken or what. It does not make any sounds when you try to insert CD. It just like trying to stick CD in something where it not goes. Radio works but i can not listen this crap they have 5 songs the same 5 songs on all stations and they never change them . it is like having one CD and running it all year long. No wounder people are so stupid
You can add satellite radio and then have ten songs per channel. I use an iPOD adapter and have thousands of songs to listen to.
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Old 10-03-2012, 12:41 PM   #8
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You can add satellite radio and then have ten songs per channel. I use an iPOD adapter and have thousands of songs to listen to.
i know there is a DIY on AUX in Buisness CD . The part I need to order, but i just want my CD changer to start working again.
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Old 10-03-2012, 12:46 PM   #9
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i know there is a DIY on AUX in Buisness CD . The part I need to order, but i just want my CD changer to start working again.
I would guess that one of the optical sensors inside has failed, but it could be many other things. There are probably places you could send it for repair. There's also the option of buying a used one on ebay. You could get one of the newer used ones that also play MP3 CDs.
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