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My factory radio recently stoped operating. I replaced the radio with a newer model factory Alpine Business Class radio. Unfortanatly, this newer radio uses a smaller antenna plug than my 2001 E46 has. I need to purchase an adapter that will allow my antenna cable plug to convert to the smaller type plug. My local dealer said that he had no idea about what I was talking about. Does anybody know where I can get an adapter such as this? I've been told that after the 2001 E46 year, the radio was changed to Alpines and the antenna plugs are smaller.

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joepsych said:
My factory radio recently stoped operating. I replaced the radio with a newer model factory Alpine Business Class radio. Unfortanatly, this newer radio uses a smaller antenna plug than my 2001 E46 has. I need to purchase an adapter that will allow my antenna cable plug to convert to the smaller type plug. My local dealer said that he had no idea about what I was talking about. Does anybody know where I can get an adapter such as this? I've been told that after the 2001 E46 year, the radio was changed to Alpines and the antenna plugs are smaller.

Thanks.
I bought one from the installation shop at Best Buy when I was doing my Sirius install.

You can also get them online at Crutchfield and Radio Shack. They are about $10.

IIRC Audi and VW use the same size but double check to be sure.
 

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joepsych said:
My factory radio recently stoped operating. I replaced the radio with a newer model factory Alpine Business Class radio. Unfortanatly, this newer radio uses a smaller antenna plug than my 2001 E46 has. I need to purchase an adapter that will allow my antenna cable plug to convert to the smaller type plug. My local dealer said that he had no idea about what I was talking about. Does anybody know where I can get an adapter such as this? I've been told that after the 2001 E46 year, the radio was changed to Alpines and the antenna plugs are smaller.

Thanks.
Anwsered your post on the e46Fanatics thread - this is the piece you need:

BMW Business CD Radio Antenna Adapter
http://www.europeanautosource.com/product_info.php?cPath=67_69_140_143&products_id=292
 
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