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    Default factory radio is dead...what works with the changer?

    well my factory radio is dead, in my 93 525i. now i'm looking into my options and have a few questions.

    can i get a new head unit that works with my bmw changer?

    what bmw head units will work with my car and changer?

    if i do go with a bmw unit can i get the code from the dealer?

    thanks!

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    I have a factory radio out of my 93 525i. Still works, replaced with in dash CD player. Whereabouts are you located?
    93 525i / 01 330Ci / 98 Camry / 91 Volvo 240 / 99 Jeep GC

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanDombrowski
    I have a factory radio out of my 93 525i. Still works, replaced with in dash CD player. Whereabouts are you located?
    maine

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    I need a radio as well for my 94 525i. Are you located anywhere near NJ?

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    hey i'm in nj and my radio was a bit crappy when i got my car
    there's a place in florida, and for i think it was 70 bucks
    repaired the radio, and fixed a whole bunch of caps - got it
    back, about 10x louder, and everything worked awesome.

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    Default radioman -BMW radio repairs

    radioman-check this one out.

    seems to be specialized

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    any idea on what brand my radio is, word out on ebay is that it's alpine? It looks like this:



    wondering if this one will fit from a 95 M3 (e36)



    they both have the same connection, but will it work with my changer?

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    Default Instructions to see which brand your radio is....

    Quote Originally Posted by RIPN RAY
    any idea on what brand my radio is, word out on ebay is that it's alpine? It looks like this:


    Turn the radio on...then (simultaneously) push the radio's "-" (MODE) button and PROG button. Either PIONEER 1, PIONEER 2, PIONEER 3....etc will appear in the radio's LCD display...or ALPINE 1, ALPINE 2...etc.
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    95 525iT / 97 740iL



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    hey thanks,

    turns out that it's an Alpine3.

    does this mean the changer is alpine as well? i still haven't heard a definite yes or no on wether i can get an aftermarket head unit to work with the changer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bahnstormer
    hey i'm in nj and my radio was a bit crappy when i got my car
    there's a place in florida, and for i think it was 70 bucks
    repaired the radio, and fixed a whole bunch of caps - got it
    back, about 10x louder, and everything worked awesome.
    Heck I am heading to FLA tomorrow perhaps I should make good use of that hex tool and bring along as carry on baggage. Who/where is the place

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