Does this happen with a variety of CDs or just one in particular?
I had a similar problem with my E38 and really cleaned out the cassette. The
shit that came out was unbelievable - dust, fluff and grit. It might be
worthwhile removing the main unit and doing the same. In the E38 it is mounted
vertically so muck can fall in it.
Other than that it's a Panasonic unit so swapping out should be simple.
Are you having trouble with home made CDs, or the kind that come out of a
I do not believe the BMW CD changer can read MP3s, and if you are burning
MP3s or copying CDs in whatever the standard format is, the heads on your
burner might lay the tracks down a bit off from where the changer wants to
You need to isolate the trouble to home made CDs, factory made CDs, or both.
I have tried this before original, mp3, doubtful origin, I isolate
only one kind at the time, and the problem persisted, I even took back
a cd collection I purchased and exchange it for a new one and the same
thing happened, so I am going to clen it up..if not may be
replacement, maybe iPod...thank you for the tip..
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