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Old 12-26-2006, 05:43 AM   #1
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Installing OEM CD player 2000 323cica

I am trying to get some information on how to install a used oem dashboard business cd player. I need to remove the oem tape dck and changer and install the used oem cd player. anyone have some information to help me?
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Old 12-26-2006, 11:22 AM   #2
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All you need to do is pull the trim off, starting above your glove box, a small flathead will work. Then do the tim above the stereo. Then you will see 2 phillips head screws over your stock stereo, remove them, and it slides right out. I am unsure about the business class CD as I know there is some kind of coding to go with the car, but it may work.
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Old 12-26-2006, 11:52 AM   #3
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wouldn't it just be so nice if you could just take one out and pop the other in???

lets hope its that easy..... call up a bimmer dealership and see if they will tell you

they might charge you a couple grand for the call, but at least you will know how to do it!
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Old 12-26-2006, 08:13 PM   #4
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i called bmw and they said the coding was only on the older models. they did say that the harnesses may not be the same and i may be doomed to have a tape deck for the rest of my time in the car. i think it was their way of saying only they could possibly figure out how to install a cd player in a bmw.
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Old 12-27-2006, 08:34 AM   #5
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haha.. Well you can always go aftermarket! I did an AVIC-N1 with a harness that pluged right into the BMW one. I don't see why the tape deck would have a diffrent harness when it is a "universal" harness. I would give it a go. Any probs PM me.
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Old 12-27-2006, 11:03 AM   #6
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thanks alot bro, i should have the cd player within the week so this is shaping up to be a weekend project.
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Old 12-28-2006, 07:20 AM   #7
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how do i pop the trim off? is it as simple as using a flathead?
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Old 12-28-2006, 02:26 PM   #8
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yeas, there is a few things that look like thick metal nails that are stick into plastic retainers, a flat head with some presure works, then just slide your fingers under. I have a pic of my dash apart on my cardomain.. http://www.cardomain.com/ride/860865/4
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Old 02-18-2007, 05:35 PM   #9
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thread revival....did u end up getting a cd player?
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i changed my tape deck to a oem business CD player. No problem at all. No code or something. I had a radiopass with it, but didnt need them. It works fine with multisteer and cd-changer.
I am happy!!
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i changed my tape deck to a oem business CD player. No problem at all. No code or something. I had a radiopass with it, but didnt need them. It works fine with multisteer and cd-changer.
I am happy!!
That's good to know since I'm replacing my tape deck for a Business CD Player as well
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I did it too, but I did need an adapter for the radio antenna.
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I already checked with the dealer, I don't need an adapter for my car (320ci 1999), I will have the cd-player next week and then I'm going to take a shot at it
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