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Grello
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CD Changer removal

Post by Grello » Mon 27 Mar, 2017 16:41

Hi All

I want to remove the changer and I think I can live with the hump. I found a great article on here about going humpless but in that article the changer had already been removed. I've searched and searched but not found the right answer.

Is it simply a case of removing the two black plastic rivet things that face you on the hump and then poking about to get access to a bracket or is there more to it? I've yanked hard on the rivets and I think they will break off if I pull any harder and I don't want to do that if I'm heading in the wrong direction.

Thanks in advance. :)
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Re: CD Changer removal

Post by BladeRunner919 » Mon 27 Mar, 2017 17:11

From memory the black plastic things just secure the carpet trim to the mounting bracket. You need to remove the whole of that upper carpet, then you'll see the bolts that hold the mounting bracket to the top of the boot.

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Re: CD Changer removal

Post by bertiejaffa » Mon 27 Mar, 2017 22:29

The black plastic rivets simply hold the carpet in place and pull out (sometimes with force) and then back in. behind the carpet is a cradle that holds the changer and, depending on the system, an amp. the cradle can be removed very easily. To remove the hump fully you need a different piece of carpet - they come up for sale sometimes but not often - andy AKA spursfaninacoupe might have one.
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Grello
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Re: CD Changer removal

Post by Grello » Tue 28 Mar, 2017 14:30

Thanks Folks. I'll have a go at it soon.

Cheers.
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Re: CD Changer removal

Post by 4wheels » Tue 28 Mar, 2017 20:26

this is on my to do list as well!

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lightning
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Re: CD Changer removal

Post by lightning » Tue 28 Mar, 2017 23:09

The carpet trim is still available new from BMW for £65.

As the CD changer was an option on all versions of the Z3, you can just order the "non CD changer" trim piece from your friendly BMW dealer's spares counter.

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Re: CD Changer removal

Post by mickdev » Wed 29 Mar, 2017 13:20

if you wedge a fork behind the plastic covers they just lift out

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Re: CD Changer removal

Post by Grello » Wed 29 Mar, 2017 13:44

lightning wrote:The carpet trim is still available new from BMW for £65.

As the CD changer was an option on all versions of the Z3, you can just order the "non CD changer" trim piece from your friendly BMW dealer's spares counter.

Thank you very much for that, most helpful!
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Re: CD Changer removal

Post by Grello » Wed 29 Mar, 2017 13:44

mickdev wrote:if you wedge a fork behind the plastic covers they just lift out
Thank you for that also - I shall give it a try!
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lightning
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Re: CD Changer removal

Post by lightning » Wed 29 Mar, 2017 17:52

As already noted, if you fit a new rear trim piece and your Z3 has the electric roof motor in the boot, it leaves a small gap in the boot carpet on the left side.

I cut a square out of the carpet l took out, and fitted it behind the side trim piece to fill the gap, and it looks pretty much perfect.

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Re: CD Changer removal

Post by Grello » Sun 02 Apr, 2017 16:24

So, thanks to articles and advice here, I'm now bump-free and waiting for the new top carpet to come in from Germany. Lightning - I'll do what you did and I'll fill the gap with a cut-off from the old bit.

Grateful to all for the help, thanks! :)

I now have a changer going begging for free if anyone wants it, collect or pay cost of delivery; no guarantees that it works although I know it ejects the cassette ok so a good chance it will. Let me know if interested.

Cruise control retrofit next :o - parts on the same order from Germany.
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Re: CD Changer removal

Post by 4wheels » Sun 02 Apr, 2017 18:07

I got rid of mine today. Easy job
Boot seems massive now!

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Re: CD Changer removal

Post by Grello » Sun 02 Apr, 2017 19:23

4wheels wrote:I got rid of mine today. Easy job
Boot seems massive now!
:D :D

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Re: CD Changer removal

Post by lightning » Mon 03 Apr, 2017 14:39

If anybody wants a piece of carpet to fill the gap left, and doesn't want to cut up their old carpet, PM me and l'll send you a square cut from my old one, as l have already cut a piece out of it.

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Re: CD Changer removal

Post by Fender2004 » Mon 03 Apr, 2017 15:42

Grello wrote:
Cruise control retrofit next :o - parts on the same order from Germany.

Are you buying the parts for the cruise control new?
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Re: CD Changer removal

Post by Grello » Mon 03 Apr, 2017 15:48

Yes, from new Fender - they're on their way from Deutschland as we speak.
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Re: CD Changer removal

Post by Fender2004 » Mon 03 Apr, 2017 15:50

That must be quite expensive?
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Re: CD Changer removal

Post by Grello » Mon 03 Apr, 2017 16:35

Fender2004 wrote:That must be quite expensive?
Not cheap: Interface £53.34 + VAT; switch £97.53 + VAT; knob (I guess it goes in the switch) £7.84 + VAT. So that's £158.71 + VAT.
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Re: CD Changer removal

Post by Grello » Mon 03 Apr, 2017 16:35

lightning wrote:If anybody wants a piece of carpet to fill the gap left, and doesn't want to cut up their old carpet, PM me and l'll send you a square cut from my old one, as l have already cut a piece out of it.
Nice offer, thanks Lightning - PM sent!
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Re: CD Changer removal

Post by Fender2004 » Mon 03 Apr, 2017 16:39

Grello wrote:
Fender2004 wrote:That must be quite expensive?
Not cheap: Interface £53.34 + VAT; switch £97.53 + VAT; knob (I guess it goes in the switch) £7.84 + VAT. So that's £158.71 + VAT.
Not as bad as I thought
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