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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 05-22-2007, 04:22 PM
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Hey guys. I recently acquired my car but it is still in the shop. Can anyone tell me if the 6CD changer plays MP3 cds or just regular cds? Thank you.
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If its BMW OEM, it will not play MP3s.
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Old 05-22-2007, 05:09 PM
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Damn, thanks.
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Old 05-22-2007, 05:31 PM
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But you can buy MP3 CD stackers that plug and play, have a look at eBay
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Old 05-22-2007, 06:04 PM
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Old 05-22-2007, 06:16 PM
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Solid are you talking about burnt cd's because I have stock 6 disc cd changer in my 98
528i and I play burnt cd's all the time. Not sure if a burnt cd is a mp3 though.
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Old 05-22-2007, 06:38 PM
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No, stock one's won't play mp3's, considering the changers came out in 98, mp3's weren't even invented yet I don't think, let alone on the market :P
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Old 05-22-2007, 06:41 PM
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Lol, so will that adapter work?
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Old 05-22-2007, 06:43 PM
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Try this
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=001&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3APIC&viewitem=&item=110125186400&rd=1&rd=1
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Noone answered my question are mp3's burnt cd's? Or what is an mp3? Because I understand that an mp3 is a burnt cd and some cd's will work and some won't. Mp3's came out along time ago like in 95 or something like that my 6 disc cd-changer in my car will play some cd's but not other's. Same with my brother's car and my friend's car they play burnt cd's just certain one's.
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Old 05-22-2007, 10:38 PM
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Noone answered my question are mp3's burnt cd's? Or what is an mp3? Because I understand that an mp3 is a burnt cd and some cd's will work and some won't. Mp3's came out along time ago like in 95 or something like that my 6 disc cd-changer in my car will play some cd's but not other's. Same with my brother's car and my friend's car they play burnt cd's just certain one's.
A mp3 is a type of music file .. A burt cd can be either a mp3. or a wav. music file. Most cd burners default to burn a cd as a wav. file because common cd players i.e. home cd player, car cd player, walk-man etc play this type of file. You can burn a cd with the music as a mp3 file but you must have a mp3 capable player to play the cd with mp3 music files.
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Old 05-23-2007, 05:59 PM
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TY oem got yah. So if you don't have a mp3 compatible player why not burn the cd's as a wav?
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TY oem got yah. So if you don't have a mp3 compatible player why not burn the cd's as a wav?

That is exactly what I do as most Im sure.. The only drawback is you can only fit about 15-17 wav. songs on a cd as opposed to 200-300 mp3. songs. but with a 6 disk changer 15-17 X 6 is more then enough for me
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Old 05-23-2007, 06:15 PM
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I wish I could attach my ipod directly to the car. The monster fm transmitter sucks in the city. :/ Me and my 3000+ songs
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I wish I could attach my ipod directly to the car. The monster fm transmitter sucks in the city. :/ Me and my 3000+ songs
Get a newer CD player that allows the AUX input...check eBay for a used one.
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Old 05-23-2007, 06:26 PM
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Doesn't it need to have a certain part number to be compatible? Or just get one thats for an e39 2000?
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Doesn't it need to have a certain part number to be compatible? Or just get one thats for an e39 2000?
Any E53/E39 cd player will fit...you might need adapter plugs from BMW but they're cheap.
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