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Old 03-03-2014, 08:16 PM   #1
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Hi everyone.

I'm new to the forum so I wanted to introduce myself. I've always driven North American cars and trucks but have always loved the look and style of BMW. I just picked up my first BMW a few days ago and I'm still finding out things about the car. It's a low km 2001 325I. Runs very smooth and feels nice and tight. Unfortunately someone removed the cd player from the car. So now I have to listen to the radio or dig out my old tapes from the 80's. LOL I'd like to put a blue tooth stereo in there if its possible. Any thoughts.

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Old 03-03-2014, 10:26 PM   #2
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Old 03-03-2014, 10:57 PM   #3
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There are tons of options for bluetooth from really cheap DIY wiring jobs to plug in play adapters or swap the whole head unit. Do your web research for sure! A missing CD changer would suggest that the previous owner may have installed an aux input cable. Maybe for a MP3 player? It's quite common to swap the CD changer's wiring for the aux.
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Old 03-03-2014, 11:09 PM   #4
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Congrats on your purchase its a beauty! Stereo upgrade would be a good idea, I got mine done and couldn't be happier. Before that though please get the car checked out properly by a specialist to see if there are any common problems that needs to be appointed and/or taken care of, because regular maintenance will be the key to a healthy and a happy relationship with your new bmw. :beer:

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Old 03-04-2014, 06:42 AM   #5
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Thanks for the welcome and the advice. Discovered the lighter doesn't work and the drivers seat doesn't move forward. Not a big deal for me but it could be a problem when a mechanic takes it out for a test drive. Hopefully they are both easy fixes.
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Old 03-04-2014, 07:21 AM   #6
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Is it power seats? Those might be a common electrical circuit. Google for a wiring diagram and bust out the meter. Check fuses first.
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Old 03-06-2014, 10:39 PM   #7
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Replace the fuse for the lighter. That works now. As for the seat... tapped it with a wrench and it started to move. Then it stopped again. Mechanic suggested changing the motor.
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Old 03-07-2014, 07:22 AM   #8
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Maybe nail it with some WD-40 first.... The fact that it works is a good sign. Seats are pathetically easy to remove. I'm sure some of the sponsors of this forum will have used motors or even complete seats for sale.
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