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E46 cd player models

Here is complete list of all original BMW E46 CD radios and their front panel details. Read this section and learn how to recognize brand of device by first eyesight.

There were two lines of BMW E46 CD players: Business CD and Professional (in Harman/Kardon soundsystem). Business CD was standard and rather basic line working with regular speakers set. On the other hand the Professional line was totally different approach using external amplifiers, additional subwoofer and Harman/Kardon loudspeakers.

In addition, there was also 2din 16:9 Alpine CD with navigation.

Here is short video describing how to recognise three most popular E46 CD players: Blaupunkt, Siemens/VDO and of course Alpine:

Easy, right?

Click links below to read more about every of E46 CD players and their built-in functions like AUX and MP3 playback.

|  Blaupunkt Business CD (more details >>)

|  Siemens/VDO Business CD (aux, mp3) (more details >>)

|  Alpine Business CD (aux, mp3) (more details >>)

|  Harman/Kardon Professional CD (more details >>)

|  Alpine 16:9 2DIN Navigation CD

 

5 Comments

    • e46

      Radio connections are the same in business and professional CD, so everything should work fine

  1. mr a ward

    unit i am thinking of buying dose not need coding .i was told i would have to have the right unit and be coded to the ecu at bmw and to make sure the part no which i do not have is right for the car . thanks for the reply

  2. mr a ward

    unit i am thinking of buying dose not need coding .i was told i would have to have the right unit and be coded to the ecu at bmw and to make sure the part no which i do not have is right for the car

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