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
We have no idea what "revese" is; you need someone in Europe/UK
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.
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.
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
On Tue, 1 Nov 2005 03:32:26 +0200, "stathis gotsis"
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.
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.
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
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
stathis gotsis wrote:
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