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      01-06-2012, 07:06 PM   #1
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adding sat radio??

Can sat radio be added to a car without nav or sat radio? Considering an '11car with ipod/aux connection and nothing else.

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      01-06-2012, 08:08 PM   #2
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Can sat radio be added to a car without nav or sat radio? Considering an '11car with ipod/aux connection and nothing else.

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No iDrive = replacing your OEM Professional Radio with another with built-in Sat tuner.
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      01-06-2012, 08:47 PM   #3
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Isn't there a sirius app for the iPhone?
Cheaper than messing with the head unit
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      01-06-2012, 10:00 PM   #4
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patryk @ bimmertech can do it for you.

I'm their installer in Georgia
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patryk @ bimmertech can do it for you.

I'm their installer in Georgia
Is this a difficult / expensive retro-fit? I'd also be interested.
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      01-09-2012, 11:57 AM   #6
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Is this a difficult / expensive retro-fit? I'd also be interested.
Again, you need a new radio (if no iDrive), the activation codes and then coding. If your M3 is an E93 then you will need the antenna ($145 or so, plus install).
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Sorry I am new here and this seemed the closest to what I was looking for...

I just purchased a used 2011 M3 that is pretty much fully loaded. One of the few options I noticed it was missing is the satellite radio.

I DO have iDrive, so will it only require a software update to enable the satellite radio or will I need the antenna installed? How much do you think that this will this cost? I assume the dealer is the only one who can do it.

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      09-29-2012, 02:41 PM   #8
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Sorry I am new here and this seemed the closest to what I was looking for...

I just purchased a used 2011 M3 that is pretty much fully loaded. One of the few options I noticed it was missing is the satellite radio.

I DO have iDrive, so will it only require a software update to enable the satellite radio or will I need the antenna installed? How much do you think that this will this cost? I assume the dealer is the only one who can do it.

Thanks again...
If your M3 is not a convertible then you do not need any additional hardware.
Your dealer is definitely not the only one who can do it - http://www.bimmer-tech.net/index.php...ive-retrofits/
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      09-29-2012, 06:41 PM   #9
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The satellite radio sounds like crap in my 08 E92 and sounded just as bad in my 10 335i. I have sat radio in my Infiniti SUV and it sounds great but for whatever reason, BMWs implementation is less than stellar...so much so that I won't even pay the subscription to keep it on in my M when the 3 month trial runs out. If you have HD radio, go with that or download something like MOG, Spotify, or Pandora via the iPhone integration. If you remotely care about audio quality, the sat radio will greatly dissapoint you.
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I have 2008 E93 M3 + iDrive. What should i do to have SAT radio? Thank you!
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I have 2008 E93 M3 + iDrive. What should i do to have SAT radio? Thank you!
Easiest way for you would be to purchase the external tuner and install it using the trunk prewiring, and then have your Idrive programmed. You may also need the antenna since it's an E93.

The other solution would be to purchase the newer navigation system and retro-fit it, and then add the satellite antenna wiring- this will be much more pricey.
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Would you happen to know where a write up is about this pre wiring? Or possibly a diagram? I've got a e90 M3 08 and this sounds like the easiest fix.
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no problems with sar radio retro fit on my 2008 with Navigarion. receiver in trunk, 1 year free subscription, very easy at dealer.

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