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: XM retrofit in '04 545i

Milt Reeder
03-11-2007, 09:40 PM
I just bought a used 545i. I love it but I want my XM. I had the dealer install the iPod adapter (which works great) and bluetooth (which also works fine). However the dealer said that the car was not wire for satelite and they can't install it.

I installed a separate xm radio but the fm modulation sucks - is there any way to directly wire the input into the stereo? Would buying the Alpine VPA-B211A (vehicle hub) give me another input that I could use for the XM?

Thanks for any help you can be.

Also, who is the best bay area audio shop for BMW?


03-12-2007, 09:17 AM
Check out www.myradiostore.com. If it can be done in a 545, they can do it. I bought a kit from them and installed XM in my prior 2003 325i -- took 15 minutes to install, plugged in to the CD changer plug in the trunk, and was fully integrated into the factory stereo.

good luck!:thumbup: