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Old 10-13-2014, 05:01 PM   #1
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Exclamation CD53 upgrade adapter quick q

So I just picked up a xx215 radio on CL (50$) and from my prior research I thought I needed an antenna adapter and the new antenna amp. I went searching for the part numbers, but I read some things that confused me.

my car is an '02 330Ci. Has mode button instead of CD and from the secret menu I think the p/n is 711 and its an Alpine. The radio plays fine with no key in the car.

I found a photo of the antenna connector on a 711 radio and it looks the same as my new 215 radio, so I think I am good to go there?

In some threads it was mentioned that the new style antenna amps or radio setups allowed keyless radio operation while the old style needed the key in the ignition. If true I think I am gtg here too, which means installing the new radio will just be a simple r&r. I never found confirmation, however.

Can anyone confirm or advise? Before I bought the radio I was under the impression that anything pre-03 would need the adapters. If I can just plug and play, I will be very
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Old 10-14-2014, 01:11 PM   #2
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