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Old 04-21-2010, 07:25 AM
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E39 switch from cassette to 'Business CD'?

I have a 2000 528i with DSP sound. I recently installed the USA Spec Ipod interface, which, of course, disables my 6 CD changer in the trunk. I have the cassette player above the head unit just taking up space. Is it possible to switch the cassette for a Business CD (single cd player), giving me cd and Ipod capability without a major hassle? Thanks!

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Old 04-29-2010, 04:43 AM
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Yes, it's plug and play but you need to check which type of connector you have, it could be round pin or flat pin. You can even use the newer units from the X5 which support MP3 playback from the CD in the head unit. BMW can supply an adapter to go from round pin harness to flat pin radio, but not the other way round. You can get adapters on e-bay from Germany that go flat pin harness to round pin radio.
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Old 05-03-2010, 08:21 AM
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thanks for the info!
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Old 05-17-2010, 04:56 AM
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Yes, it's plug and play but you need to check which type of connector you have, it could be round pin or flat pin. You can even use the newer units from the X5 which support MP3 playback from the CD in the head unit. BMW can supply an adapter to go from round pin harness to flat pin radio, but not the other way round. You can get adapters on e-bay from Germany that go flat pin harness to round pin radio.
Hi Richard

Do you have a link to where they are selling those adapters or eBay or even a part number? Need to get one myself!

Thanks
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Old 05-19-2010, 10:38 AM
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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=260603242128

You specify Type 3 or 4 depending which way round you want to go.
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Old 05-20-2010, 12:37 AM
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Thanks a million Richard - but sorry for being a pain.

I assume I need a cable for the antenna too, as the connection is different. Any ideas what I need for that?

Really appreciate the help!
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Old 05-20-2010, 07:23 PM
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I have a 2000 528i with DSP sound. I recently installed the USA Spec Ipod interface, which, of course, disables my 6 CD changer in the trunk. I have the cassette player above the head unit just taking up space. Is it possible to switch the cassette for a Business CD (single cd player), giving me cd and Ipod capability without a major hassle? Thanks!
I got all I needed from EAS for my 2000 540i - a 2003 cd head unit, conversion harness, etc. Check them out...
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:56 AM
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Post E39 Round Pin to Flat converter ,

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Yes, it's plug and play but you need to check which type of connector you have, it could be round pin or flat pin. You can even use the newer units from the X5 which support MP3 playback from the CD in the head unit. BMW can supply an adapter to go from round pin harness to flat pin radio, but not the other way round. You can get adapters on e-bay from Germany that go flat pin harness to round pin radio.
Hello i have same problem i want change cassette player with radio unit to cd player with radio unit , but cant find any information , where to buy them , and aswell on cd plasyers radio unit there on the side goes different connector aswell , any solutions ? I can even solder it by my self but i need wiring diagram , and did my cd changer in the boot will work after that ?
Thank you , hope someone know solution )))
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