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: e36 Alpine Changer in Pioneer CDplayer?

06-26-2007, 12:20 AM
Ok, I have an 95 325i wich comes with the Alpine CD Changer on the trunk. As I'm using and PIoneer 9400MP, it would be nice to use the already installed CD Changer wich was working fine.

Is ther an conversion cable? Maybe and schematic so I can build my own? Or, if there's one ready, where can I find it?

Thanks, guys!

06-26-2007, 09:24 AM
Very, very unlikely. There are convertors from OEM head units to third party CD Changers, but not many (if any) third party to third party convertors. Connecting the two together will not just be a question of connecting up wires, you will also need a protocol convertor to translate the commands and replies from one system to the other.

Get either an Alpine head unit or a Pioneer CD Changer.

06-27-2007, 01:04 PM
Oh my... I always tought it was a matter of wich wire conects to where... I didn't know about the protocols.

Well... as my CD has MP3, it's not a problem anyway. Just if it had a way, and it is there I wished I could connect...