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Hogie
10-13-2007, 05:19 AM
Hey, just finished installing the chrome gauge rings in my '05 X5. Looks sharp and the install went well. I spent about an hour. Took patience when working with the rear VDO locking mechanisms. I purchased the rings from EAS and used the following link to assist.:thumbup:

http://www.x5world.com/articles/x5/interior/9586-installing-chrome-rings-instrument-cluster.html

I ordered the XM receiver kit as well. That has not arrived yet. I am not sure that it will work as advertised. It comes with a BMW cable to plug in the AUX jack I believe that is somewhere in the back. I am told it is suppose to recognize the XM when conntected and actually display the XM information on the radio head unit, just like a factory install. Has anyone done this? I know I'll find out next week when it arrives.

tom @ eas
10-23-2007, 03:21 PM
Just saw your XM post, seems you are up and running!

Hogie
10-23-2007, 06:55 PM
Yes, I did post that the XM install went well. Even included a pic. I'm impressed and what a joy to have the OEM head unit and steering wheel function just like OEM.

Thanks for your help!

Hogie