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pauliec
05-28-2007, 02:10 PM
I just put a deposit down on a 2000 540i yesterday, and while I wait for my car (picking it up next week), I'm faced with the problem of what I can do with my XM radio.

I've had a Roady2 in my Passat for 2 years and I love it. I used a mounting bracket from Pro-Fit which worked pretty well, and utilized just a simple tape adapter. It wasn't the cleanest thing in the world, but it was easy and it worked.

Now that I have my first bimmer, I want something a lot cleaner but I don't want to give up my XM radio. I suppose I could get another bracket from Pro-fit and look into hardwiring the radio to the car, but I really don't want a bracket sticking out of the sleek dashboard.

Does anyone have any ideas for a really clean install? It could be DIY or something I'd have to have professionally installed, I don't care. I'm just looking for some different ideas. Grazie.

el_duderino
05-28-2007, 07:43 PM
Doesn't Tom at EAS have some solutions for you? europeanautosource.com ...

tom @ eas
05-29-2007, 10:36 AM
You'll have to do a bit of updating to get XM integrated in the vehicle since the kit is inply compatible with 9/02+ models:

e39/e53 BMW Business CD Upgrade - iPod/AUX/Sirius compatible
http://www.europeanautosource.com/product_info.php?cPath=67_69_140_142&products_id=289

BMW Radio Tuner "PlugPak"
http://www.europeanautosource.com/product_info.php?cPath=67_69_140_142&products_id=291

XM Direct Satellite Radio Package for BMW & Mini
http://www.europeanautosource.com/product_info.php?manufacturers_id=20&products_id=267

This will update your cassette to CD in the dash and get XM integrated within the vehicle with text display and steering wheel control as if it were offered from factory.

pauliec
05-30-2007, 01:27 PM
You'll have to do a bit of updating to get XM integrated in the vehicle since the kit is inply compatible with 9/02+ models:

e39/e53 BMW Business CD Upgrade - iPod/AUX/Sirius compatible
http://www.europeanautosource.com/product_info.php?cPath=67_69_140_142&products_id=289

BMW Radio Tuner "PlugPak"
http://www.europeanautosource.com/product_info.php?cPath=67_69_140_142&products_id=291

XM Direct Satellite Radio Package for BMW & Mini
http://www.europeanautosource.com/product_info.php?manufacturers_id=20&products_id=267

This will update your cassette to CD in the dash and get XM integrated within the vehicle with text display and steering wheel control as if it were offered from factory.

Thank you, Tom :thumbup: