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Old 13th May 2002, 09:13   #1
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in dash cassett deck

I love everything about my new M5 except the fact that they put a cassett deck in the dash. Please, a cassett deck? What year is this? I know that they are limited in space but why a cassett deck? Anyways, I am thinking about replacing it with a minidisc player (size seems to fit). Just wondering if anyone has done this or are thinking about it. Any suggestion is gladly accepted. Thanx in advance.
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I think....

I think MiniDisc is also an old technology and doesn't sound that good. I would just stay on CDs.....
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Re: in dash cassett deck

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I love everything about my new M5 except the fact that they put a cassett deck in the dash. Please, a cassett deck? What year is this? I know that they are limited in space but why a cassett deck? Anyways, I am thinking about replacing it with a minidisc player (size seems to fit). Just wondering if anyone has done this or are thinking about it. Any suggestion is gladly accepted. Thanx in advance.

Yepp I have the same ideŠ - ive got the impression there is a MD version for IN.Dash mounting . just swap the unit and swap the wood part. but ??? anyone knows?
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i think the cassette deck is the most over-engineered and least used feature on the car. my seven year old son does like to see the nav screen move out of the way however!!
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There is a nice tip for using the TAPE input for a dash mounted MP3 player at bmwtips.com
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I believe that you could only get the minidisc player in place of the CD player without the navigation system. I don't believe that a mini disc player can replace the tape unit behind the nav screen.
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I you want to be truly modern, install a MP3 player.
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HI Kiwi, i changed my original in dash cassett deck for Cd in dash original form BMW and i'm loving. Now i have 6 disc in back more 1 in front and very easy to change.It's not so expensive.

P.S. I dont' have Nav system maybe this CD in dash don't work with Nav system.

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thank you

thanks for the tips guys. I like the MP3 player idea, but not the fact that it has to hang outside in the dash. (this is why I prefer the MD).
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