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Old 11-03-2003, 06:34 AM
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Originally Posted by swchang
Yeah, it'd be to get the MP3 functionality. Well, that and because an Alpine headunit would provide more power to the speakers, I'd think. Do you know the specs of the HK stereo provided with the ZHP?

I don't think an iPod would work for me. It'd be a pain to connect and disconnect it every time I drove. An MP3 changer or replacing the receiver I think is my best bet. I guess I'll call a BMW service center and ask about switching out the head unit, but do you know how a changer would work? Can you get that in-dash, or is the Alpine unit glovebox or trunk? Does it function well with the factory stereo controls, i.e. will the CD-text info scroll across the screen?

I think most, if not all of your questions have been asked and answered on bimmerfest before. For example, using the keywords of "MP3" and "changer" and "Alpine" I found these:

Give that search function a try, it allows you to make use of the wealth of knowledge that has been documented on this board.