Originally Posted by bterhune
has anyone thought about the cd changer in saddle bag??? like most have remove it for storage... but all the wiring is there... could any of this be make work to play MP3's...
Bridwell: yes, there were adapters on the market that plugged into the cable end in the sidecase and you could feed any audio signal in. I picked up once one in Circuit City, when it still existed; it was marketed for older 3-series cars. Never used it, because I realized that I'd have to feed another wire back to the sidecase to have the player up front - the adapter did not provide control inputs.
I read about adapters made by DICE Electronics, these will control an iPod via handlebar controls - you may want to search the forums here devoted to accessories, I do not know much more about it since I don't use the Apple product.
I use mostly satellite radio on the road, so that my setup is:
- cable connector in sidecase taped up, for any future owner who wants to reinstall the CD changer.
- sat radio in the cockpit, fed via an FM relay into the bike radio antenna (i.e., not "over-the-air"). That works very, very well.
- for the rare occasion when I use my MP3 player, I have the 3.5mm jack in the oddments compartment. From there it goes to the booster-amplifier mounted under the nosepiece, then to the AUX radio input using the BMW kit.
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