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Old 03-17-2003, 01:20 PM   #1
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Cool MP3 CD Changer!

I want to burn and Play MP3s in the Car. Those Original CDs Capacity is way too small. I have done some research in this forum but the posts were rather confusing.


Is the Alpine CHA-S634 good? I need a cd Changer that supports MP3 and I can still use the original head unit because it is best for me to keep the Head unit so the steering wheel functions will still work.

Do I need Adaptors and stuff? A Mounting Rack?

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Old 03-17-2003, 05:03 PM   #2
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Try this link for installation info.: Alpine CHA-S634 Installation


The following stores carry the parts needed:
www.etronics.com
www.logjamelectronics.com
www.autotoys.com

Hope this helps.
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Old 03-17-2003, 07:04 PM   #3
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I have this setup and Blitsafe adapter. Easy to install and worth the money.. Enjoy
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Old 03-17-2003, 08:17 PM   #4
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I *had* this setup using the soundgate (was for sale; think it's sold, should know on Wed for sure) and it was the perfect solution for me.
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Old 03-17-2003, 10:02 PM   #5
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The Alpine S634 will work with your OEM head unit. Just get the correct pieces/parts and you'll be fine.

1. Alpine CHA-S634
2. Alpine KCA-130B Adapter
3. Soungate/Blitzsafe Adapter
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Old 03-18-2003, 11:04 PM   #6
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The problem is I do not have the navigation. Is the Player supposed to be mounted outside then?
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Old 03-19-2003, 08:29 AM   #7
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The problem is I do not have the navigation. Is the Player supposed to be mounted outside then?
Not a problem. There are several ways to install the changer, including getting the navigation brackets/trunk liner.
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Old 03-19-2003, 01:12 PM   #8
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does someone have a picture of their installed CD Player?
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for pics look at s634_*.jpg http://www.speakeasy.net/~sdevol

for install
http://www.speakeasy.net/~sdevol/s63...ll/install.htm
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Ok so i need the soundgate adaptor and the Alpine CD Player.
Is alpine the only good cd player avaible(must have MP3) for the BMW
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Can you still use your in dash cd if you have the soundgate/CHA-s634 setup?
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yeah man i feel u i want mp3 too. but have any of you thought of this - you can't really control directories from the OEM head unit of a 3-series... it isn't smart enough. So how are u gonna find the mp3 or the directory you would like to listen to at any given time? all u can do is play cd #3 from the changer and listen to 100 songs on a cd with no real organization to say, yeah i want to play such and such track in my red hot chili peppers folder, nah mean? that's why i'm looking into installing a NEO Car Jukebox. From what I've learned, you can hook it up directly to the back of your OEM radio like the cd changer(w/ an extra adapter) so u get A/V input sound, and you can control it with a wired controller. Check it out at: http://www.ssiamerica.com/. I'm just trying to figure out the best way to integrate the wired controller with my dash... i'm thinking about the compartment underneath the temp controls... any ideas from anyone would be appreciated... short of having someone custom build it (costing me about $125)...
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