I am buying a E46 (2003), it is equipped with Radio BMW business which is
a radio-cassette. I was wondering if i can spare the cassette unit and
replace it with a cd unit without having to replace the whole head unit. Any
No, you can not convert the cassette to a CD. You have to replace the radio
with one that has a CD if you want that in the car. If you can make do with
a 6-disc changer mounted in the trunk, then that is available from the
dealer if it isn't already installed in the car.
Most BMWs these days get a 6-disc changer in the trunk.
There is an even simpler solution than repacing the car stereo.
Cigarette lighter mp3 player - Plugs into cigarette lighter socket and sends
music out via FM. Your car stereo than receives your favourite music on an
FM frequency of your choice. Mp3 music is read off your USB memoy stick.
Check it out at this link
I'm getting myself one of those as an x-mas gift.
And yet another question: if i choose to replace the unit with another
one (not by BMW) can i still use the steering wheel controls? I have seen
some MP3 units that support this feature but i am wondering if anyone has
experience on this.
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