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cd changer install help needed!!!

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can someone PLEASE help me. SO i got my car this weekend and let me say first, I am obsessed. I keep pinching myself to check if this is a dream or not. There are no words that can describe the drive of the car, the handeling, the feeling you get just sitting in it, the feeling you get looking at it when walking away after parking it.. sigh.

anyways...i need some help please. I tried to install the cd changer. everything went smooth until it was time to plug it into the wires in the trunk. I only found two different plugs and they fit into the back of the changer. However, there is one small round plug still there. my cd changer won't power up or be recognized by the nav system. are there 3 wires that go into the changer? if so, where is the 3rd wire? i took the little plug out of the navigation system and plugged it into the 3rd slot on the cd changer. it fit but still didn't power up. so im guessing a similar plug should be there for the changer. i only found two wires in the bundle behind the mounting bracket. PLEASE HELP! im guessing one is for the power. one is the audio out..and the other a possible negative for the power?!!? but i cant find it. and i dont want to go back to the dealer looking like a [email protected]$$ and paying a 100$$ for installation!!!!

THANKS in advance!!!
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I'm not sure if this makes a difference or not, but according to my dealership the part number for the CD player is:

82 11 0 028 760

While it looks like the part number of the player being sold by Circle BMW is:

82 11 0 026 418

I went to my local stereo installer this weekend to get an aftermarket Alpine unit (with adapter) installed, and while everything powered up fine -- and sounds absolutely GREAT...when it's playing -- the player apparently has some sort of conflict with the 2002 Nav system. This leads to the music continually cutting out everytime the Nav tries to update information.

The installer said the adapter had previously worked fine in the 2001's that he installed it in and suggested that BMW -- as they always do -- monkeyed with things just enough again to keep the industry guessing.

If this is the case, then perhaps the unit you got from Circle will only work in the 2001 model. :dunno:

My guy is going to call Alpine tomorrow to see if they have an updated modulator that will work with my setup. If not, then it looks like I might be forced to go back to the dealer and shell out 600 bucks! :mad:

(aside from that bit of disappointment, I spent the rest of my weekend in bed with a stomach bug, so I haven't even been able to enjoy my car. DOUBLE-:mad: )
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I had Al & Ed's Autosound order an updated adapter on Monday. I swung by after work and they swapped out the old one and I'm happy to report everything works perfectly. :thumb:

Now, to get rid of that damn rattle in the driver door speaker panel! :mad:
punkman79 said:
Hey DS...

can you tell me exactly which cd changer and adaptor you used? I might have to go that route...sigh sigh..ill find out this sat. morning.

and about that rattle in the door panel.. what CAN you do about it?! it is soooooooo annoying...:rolleyes: :mad:
I knew you were going to ask me that! :) Unfortunately, I didn't "know" it until after I was already on my way home. :(

The changer is the Alpine S630 model, but I didn't get the part# of the adapter. I know the one that worked was the latest "version 5" model, but that might vary depending on the brand.

If you need a phone number just let me know and I can hook you up with my guy over there.
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