No DSP on E46's.MaxxedOutMotors said:If your going to go with an Alpine changer, then I would recommend a Blitzsafe interface. You can even have the changer and a seperate audio input for your MP3 player. I would recommend checking the connections in the trunk, and check and see if you have a 3 pin and 6 pin, or a 3 pin and coaxial. The latter requires a DSP interface from Blitzsafe.
Since I was the original poster let me answer for you. The only change is in the AUX input option. Here is the part you need if you have NAV and want AUX input. Everything else in my post should work with or without NAV.trikerider said:
Yeah - I thought about the phatbox long and hard. In fact I still may do that ALSO. But when we take long trips (6 to 8 hours one way) we like to listen to audio books on CD that we pick up from the local library. The problem is that in my 330i you can only play about 3 CD's in a row before the CD player stops working. I've done a bit of searching on this forum and it appears to be a known problem caused by the CD player getting too hot. And then it seems to take about 2 hours to cool down enough that it will allow me to play another CD. So - the obvious solution seems to be to get a disk changer so that the CD player in the cockpit doesn't overheat.Bob Clevenger said:Another option is to use a PhatBox mp3 player. Thaat's what I did and I have all my CDs on tap instead of just 6 of them. Kinda pricey though unless you find one on eBay or some such.
Just a thought.