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Need help installing Cd changer on X3

12-23-2004, 07:31 AM
How do you install Cd changer on X3. Do you have step instructions

01-09-2005, 12:23 PM
I don't know the whole process, but I can tell you this much. The connectors on my 04 X3 are located within/underneath the center console. I had to access them to install XM Direct. I had to pretty much remove the center console to get to them. They are wrapped neatly in a foam like covering, and can be found in the left rear corner (closest to the passenger seat). I think the changer goes in the center console instead of having the storage space. I can't tell you much more than that. Hope this helps some.

01-09-2005, 12:43 PM
Go to ultimatebmwparts ( and go to the cd player for x3. They have an exploded view of the install. I think you will have to remove the console. Woody has been helping me try to get to the connectors (i want to hook up an icelink/ipod) and it looks like i am going to have to pull out the console just to get to the ends of the connectors.