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: Help Installing my Sirius

Bmr boy
01-11-2006, 01:10 PM
Hello- my first report but have been lurking for months now. I have the business cd radio on my 2002 bmw 325 ci- I know that an aux input is needed for better sound then if it is installed with the modulator. The guy at Best Buy told me that the dealer would have a "aux cable to RCA" that I can buy and he can install for a nominal price. Is that the case? If so do you know how much it costs or if I can get it anywhere else? Thanks!

01-11-2006, 06:53 PM
BMW AUX won't work with 2002. Need to replace the head unit with one from 2003+ to get AUX. You can get an aftermarket AUX interface that plugs into the CD changer wiring. The dopes at BB should know this.

01-11-2006, 06:57 PM

Bmr boy
01-12-2006, 10:53 AM
hey thanks i think that is pretty bad news if im reading that right- that i will not be able to do this with the 2002 head in there now- that link you gave me doesnt really address that - did i read that right? yikes no way around this eh?

Bmr boy
01-12-2006, 11:33 AM
got it- called dealership and no aux going to happen unless car made after 8-02- but he could not tell me if a 2003 2004 or a 2005 radio could even be installed in my 02 325ci which would have the aux input or not- told me that if i bought it and it didnt wk it cannot be returned- really??
can i put a newer bmw radio in my 02 and hook up sirius?
on a side note- interesting how they dont advertise at sirius that your modulator hook up sounds like s t! small detail!

01-12-2006, 06:40 PM
can i put a newer bmw radio in my 02 and hook up sirius?!

Yes, plug and play. I did this for my 02.