Posted by Gregg on February 15, 1999 at 00:38:30:
In Reply to: In Dash CD Changer retrofit? posted by Brad Hopper on February 15, 1999 at 00:21:03:
: Put a deposit on a completely loaded 328 this afternoon
: and picking it up "mid-week"... I'm pretty excited but
: the car did not come with an in dash CD. The dealer said
: he didn't reccommend installing it. Said it would run
: $1400. C'est possible? How hard is it to install the
: factory unit if I buy the part?
: Was the previous post regarding "side mount" changer implying an interior mount of the factory changer?
Sounds like he's bullshitting you (for some reason). Even though it's true that buying the in dash unit over the BMW counter will likely run you considerably more $ than had you ordered it with the car, there's no way it should cost $1400, even at inflated BMW parts-dept. prices!! I thought Honda/Acura was out of control with a $500+ (also Alpina) quote over the counter for an OEM style in dash CD (only, no FM--already with the cassette) that was purpose-built for dealer-install a year or so ago on an Integra. Install should be a slam dunk, since they are providing OEM in-dash units now (finally!#?!)...take out the cassette and replace in kind with CD. Right, BMW?