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2001 745i and XM satellite. Can it be done?

06-19-2005, 03:00 PM
Hey all,
I was wondering how to install XM with a 2001 745i. I am looking for something a little nicer and better sounding than an XM to go and the cassette player. Does anyone know if XM direct would work with this model and this year or is it too old? (was wondering if the navigation system would allow it to work because I know for the 5 series for example needs MY 2003or newer). I previously had a Lexus RX 300 and had the original ski-fy but again was hoping to do something that looked better than this setup and actually sounded digital rather than average FM radio. Thanks to anyone who responds.


06-19-2005, 07:08 PM
There were no 745s in the year 2001. Are you talking about a 2001 740i or a 2002 745i? Big difference between the two, especially in the audio/electronics department.

06-19-2005, 07:23 PM

I'm sorry. I was careless. Yes, 740i 2001. Thanks for the edit. :)