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Question 99 CD player died, best solutions? Work around?

So the CD player said "no more CD for you" the other day. I think the 40 days of 100+ did the trick! Anyways so whats the best option to get some non-radio tunes going again. Before you ask I own no iPhone, no iPad, no "i" anythimng haha but maybe its time to get one? I guess I have the average LT with cassette and 6 disk changer, no GPS or CB but has the little com thing under the glove box door. Radio works great so will keep it but just curious whats the best and easiest fix to get me some MP3 sounds on the bike?

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So the CD player said "no more CD for you" the other day. Anyways so whats the best option to get some non-radio tunes going again. Before you ask I own no iPhone, no iPad, no "i" anythimng haha but maybe its time to get one? I guess I have the average LT with cassette and 6 disk changer, no GPS or CB but has the little com thing under the glove box door. Radio works great so will keep it but just curious whats the best and easiest fix to get me some MP3 sounds on the bike?





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G'day Bill, maybe cheapest and quickest work around is a small ipod (8Gb) connected to an FM transmitter ($40) which you can then tune your radio to, and still use your handlebar controls for volume etc..

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Re: 99 CD player died, best solutions? Work around?

I use a Sans MP3 player through a very old, yet dependable Autocom. There are many options--so, have fun exploring the possibilities.

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Re: 99 CD player died, best solutions? Work around?

You can buy another CD player up on eBay - however do not pay the high prices people are asking for in
on the motorcycle forums under K1200LT. Some great money makers are asking $500 for a CD unit !!!
There are others who are more reasonable and only asking $170 but the want you to pay up to $25 for
shipping - WOW. You can just type in BMW CD Changer and look for the unit that looks likes yours - here
are a few Buy It Now auctions on eBay with units that are selling for about $100.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BMW-F...#ht_1798wt_939

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BMW-E...#ht_499wt_1183

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BMW-8...#ht_512wt_1165

Most come with magazines and you can sell the magazines for about $25 or just keep yours so you will
have twice the storage capacity.

These will plug and play right into the plugs on the bike and the mounting brackets will work just fine.
The only trick is you must identify if the unit you are buying was mounted vertically or horizontally.
On the bikes they are mounted horizontally. If you look at the sides of the CD Changer you will notice
a metal tab, a 90 degree arc of metal cut out and the letters H and V. If the unit you buy has the screw
near the V you must slide the screw to the H - both sides. The reason for this is to set up the suspension
of the unit for the orientation of the CD changer. In BMW cars many times the CD Changers are mounted
vertically.

Good Luck!!

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Re: 99 CD player died, best solutions? Work around?

I just pulled my working 6 disc changer out of my '02. If you're interested, make an offer. It is worthless to me, I just want to cover shipping costs and my time to the post office.
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Re: 99 CD player died, best solutions? Work around?

Your 99 has a cassette player, right?
Low tech solutions:
I've used a cassette adaptor to input a satellite radio what was mounted in the map case of my tank bag. I was able to push the control buttons of the radio right though the vinyl of the map pouch.
I've also put a MP3 player in the map pouch the same way.
The cassette adaptor will have better sound quality than the FM transmitter method of getting the audio into the bike's sound system.
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Re: 99 CD player died, best solutions? Work around?

We use a cassette adaptor to input from our Lowrance I-Way 500C GPS .http://www.lowrance.com/Products/Leg...ive/iWAY-500C/ . The I-Way has a MP3 player built in .

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Re: 99 CD player died, best solutions? Work around?

Hi Bill,

One option for you is that you come to buy "new" CD-changer from Flower Mound for decent $20 price. I took working CD-changer out when I installed I-pod adapter.
If you are interested, send me PM.

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