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Old 02-24-2015, 08:33 PM   #1
Ny tdi
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My Ride: 2001 325xi
Old Business CD in Facelift Xi

I have a facelift car with a busted cd53. I also already have a BusinessCD from my pre-facelift 325xi (R.I.P.).

The solution seemed simple: put the old blaupunkt radio in the facelift E46.
WRONG!

The facelift radios have a Fakra style antenna and an the antenna amp is powered by one of the pins that go to the wiring harness (prefacelift have a third/separate connection for powering the antenna, facelift radios dont' have this 3rd connection).

I know that I can buy the fakra adapter for the antenna, but will the old radio still power the new antenna amp from the harness pins?

Everything works great, except the FM/AM. It would suck to have to retrofit a pre-facelift antenna amp, as that would require running a pre-facelift power cable from the radio to the c-pillar (yikes!)

BTW, the part number for my radios end like this...

Facelift: ends in 711
Pre-facelift: ends in 883

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