BMW Reverse and cd-changer

Hello, I need to figure this out: Can BMW radio-cassette reverse control a cd-changer placed in the trunk?
TIA

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I'm not getting it.
The radio can control a CD if the CD is a BMW unit. The car is pre-wired for this feature, and when the changer is added, the radio will see it automatically.

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changer and not radio bmw revese. I am wrong right?
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Jeff is speaking from the US point of view, which might not be right for Greek cars. In addition, the "Business" radio was never sold in the US cars, because those broadcast features don't exist here. Given all that, the likely hood is high that a standard BMW cassette/radio will control a CD changer mounted in the trunk using the standard wiring.
We have no idea what "revese" is; you need someone in Europe/UK to reply.
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Thanks for your answer, i meant "reverse" not "revsese", just a little typo there.
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There's a device out that goes by the name Phatnoise. Here's the promo description. The one that's advertised here is the 60GB version but there are smaller ones. You can see it at www.bavauto.com and probably a few other places.
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Its an MP3 player that takes the place of your BMW factory CD changer!
This "Plug 'n' Play" unit connects directly to your factory BMW CD changer wiring and is controlled by your factory BMW radio! The PhatBox Digital Media Player essentially mimics a CD changer. This allows you to keep your original car stereo with its radio, cassette, or CD player functions and it lets you keep your dashboard intact. The advantage of installing a PhatBox is being able to store and play thousands of songs right in your car.
Features:
PhatNoise plays MP3, WAV, and WMA files USB computer desktop cradle loads music files from your PC Music Manager software is compatible with a Pentium II 200 mHz processor and 64 MB RAM used with Windows 98 Second Edition, ME, 2000, or XP operating system (Sorry not available for Mac's yet!) PhatNoise Music Manager software CD-Rom included 60-gigabyte storage cartridge (holds roughly 15,000 songs) "Plug 'n' Play" connection to the factory BMW CD changer wiring
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On Tue, 1 Nov 2005 03:32:26 +0200, "stathis gotsis"

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On Tue, 01 Nov 2005 02:59:09 +0000, Psycho wrote:

argh i want one, only problem is justifying $600 vs $10 for a radio transmiter.
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Agreed. I'd like to connect an IPod or similiar device to my car (89 325i) but since I added a CD changer, I'll either have to go with the FM transmitter or fabricate an AUX type connection. Either way, not a big deal. The Phatnoise system is for the people that have the real $$$ and aren't willing to settle for something simple.
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I have the "standard" radio, as far as I know. It is the unit with a cassette tape IN THE HEAD UNIT, and the CD changer in the trunk. It's the BMW Model CM5903L, P/N 90 88 1 600 303.

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On Sun, 30 Oct 2005 14:40:31 -0800, Jeff Strickland wrote:

sorry to jump in but do bmw or any oem manufactures make a mp3 harddisk unit which is compatable with the cdchanger, ive lots of music and could probably make do with an mp3 dvd player but would prefer a hardisk based system what can be controled by the steering wheel.
if nobody make disk based player does anyone know how hard it would be to hack together one, the disk and mp3 decoding chipset would be pretty standard but if anyone knows whether the bmw is standard it might be a help. basicly does the changer function purely as a drive or does it do the decodeing too.
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I have heard of ipod compliance, maybe you should investigate into that. Furthermore, i can assume that the cd-changer unit does the decoding since it can fit with a CASSETTE head unit.
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Do you have sat nav if so you can use the tape deck to trigger a PC in the boot which you then control via the sat nav display and then you can play back whatever you store on it
look at http://www.creative-nightshifts.com/carx.htm once you join the forum you can download the app and a very good install guide (all freeware)
it even support Gatso radar detection via a configuration file as well which is neat.
I have my work Laptop wired into my car when travelling to meetings etc. I also have wifi built in and in town can sometimes find open wifi point to check emails etc as well
Great fun and in my case it only cost me 45 euros for the I bus interface
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