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hockeynut
02-03-2004, 05:03 PM
Just finished installing the BMW Sirius receiver in my '04 330cic (no nav, no CD changer).
Took about an hour and sounds great. I was very relived that the car was prewired as
I am not a big fan of tearing up my interior!

First, the parts:

1. Terk antenna (SIR3) $49 from Ultimate Electronics
2. Terk splitter (SIR-SP) $19 from Ultimate Electronics
3. BMW install kit (84 11 0 302 904) $60 from Circle BMW
4. BMW Sirius receiver (84 11 0 141 981) $239 from Circle BMW
5. BMW extension cable (84 11 0 150 531) $12 from Circle BMW

<img src=http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=25693&stc=1>

All of the work was done in the trunk. Only had to go into the car to turn the
radio on for activation!
<img src=http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=25692&stc=1>

First, remove the cover over spare tire and then pop off the 2 clips shown (just a screwdriver
underneath will pry 'em up, then a pair of pliers pulls 'em off):

<img src=http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=25694&stc=1>

Locate the prewiring (it will be wrapped up in velcro):

<img src=http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=25695&stc=1>

Unwrap the prewiring (cut the black tape and unwrap the velcro). There are 2 connectors
inside. Plug the extension wire into these 2 connectors (they are different so you
won't use the wrong ones):

<img src=http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=25696&stc=1>

Continued...

hockeynut
02-03-2004, 05:07 PM
Here is everything plugged into the Sirius receiver. The 2 wires on the left are from the
extension cable and the two on the right are from the Terk splitter.

<img src=http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=25698&stc=1>

Now, go to the back of the trunk where the subwoofer door sits. Peel back the covering on
the left side and slide the 3 clip nuts from the install kit:

<img src=http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=25699&stc=1>

Next, return the covering to its original spot and locate (as best you can) the clip
nuts you just installed. Cut holes in the covering so that the clip nuts are now
visible

<img src=http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=25700&stc=1>

Attach the bracket that comes with the kit to the receiver and then attach the bracket
to the clip nuts you installed above. To be sure that the Terk splitter connections cleared
the convertible top, I installed the bracket UPSIDE DOWN. This way, the connections point
down rather than up.

<img src=http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=25701&stc=1>

Find a nice spot for the antenna I put mine in the center of the trunk lid, turn on
the radio, activate and you are all done. Enjoy!

ObD
02-03-2004, 06:24 PM
:thumbup:

Frank Rizzo
02-05-2004, 11:45 PM
I still have not gone back and installed my SIR3.....tired of dismantling the trunk.....me thinks....

Looks good.

jshod
02-27-2004, 09:00 PM
Here is everything plugged into the Sirius receiver. The 2 wires on the left are from the
extension cable and the two on the right are from the Terk splitter.

<img src=http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=25698&stc=1>

Now, go to the back of the trunk where the subwoofer door sits. Peel back the covering on
the left side and slide the 3 clip nuts from the install kit:

<img src=http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=25699&stc=1>

Next, return the covering to its original spot and locate (as best you can) the clip
nuts you just installed. Cut holes in the covering so that the clip nuts are now
visible

<img src=http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=25700&stc=1>

Attach the bracket that comes with the kit to the receiver and then attach the bracket
to the clip nuts you installed above. To be sure that the Terk splitter connections cleared
the convertible top, I installed the bracket UPSIDE DOWN. This way, the connections point
down rather than up.

<img src=http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=25701&stc=1>

Find a nice spot for the antenna I put mine in the center of the trunk lid, turn on
the radio, activate and you are all done. Enjoy!

Does your 2004cic have BMW assist? My dealer told me that sirius at the present time is not compatible with BMW Assist. I was just wondering if they were correct. I have gotten bad information from them before.

hockeynut
03-05-2004, 10:29 PM
Does your 2004cic have BMW assist? My dealer told me that sirius at the present time is not compatible with BMW Assist. I was just wondering if they were correct. I have gotten bad information from them before.

Nope, I do not have BMW Assist and I do not have Nav.

I believe they are correct, BMW assist and Sirius don't play well together.

Fingaz
03-22-2004, 12:14 PM
Circle's website says that you need the following part for the convertible. Is this true, and what does it do?
1.0m Power/Audio Cable 84 11 0 150 531 $15.50 $12.40

Also, do you have any pics of the antenna on the trunk. Is the Terk one smaller than the BMW trunk antenna?

MysticBlue
03-22-2004, 08:38 PM
Did you end up needing the extension cable? Is this something to do with convertible? I just ordered my sirius reciever from circle. Also the install kit, (probably a waste of money, but I don't want to run into any hangups). Ordered the Terk antenna and splitter from Crutchfield, but I didn't order an extension cable. Didn't know I needed one. Do I?

hockeynut
04-01-2004, 11:29 AM
Circle's website says that you need the following part for the convertible. Is this true, and what does it do?
1.0m Power/Audio Cable 84 11 0 150 531 $15.50 $12.40

Also, do you have any pics of the antenna on the trunk. Is the Terk one smaller than the BMW trunk antenna?

Yes you will need the cable (goes from the prewire connector to the reciever). And I believe the Terk antenna is smaller (that's the one I used).

hockeynut
04-01-2004, 11:36 AM
Did you end up needing the extension cable? Is this something to do with convertible? I just ordered my sirius reciever from circle. Also the install kit, (probably a waste of money, but I don't want to run into any hangups). Ordered the Terk antenna and splitter from Crutchfield, but I didn't order an extension cable. Didn't know I needed one. Do I?

Depending on where you mount the receiver you my need the extension cable. Since I mounted mine towards the back of the trunk, I needed it.

MysticBlue
04-02-2004, 12:32 AM
OK, things are not going well. Yes, I do need the extenstion cable. Doesn't seem to have anything to do with extending anything. It's actually an adapter, apparently, because there is no six pin connector to connect to the receiver. Is this what the extension cable does? I should have read this thread again before I tore appart my trunk, but I just got back from out of town for a week and want to get started. Now I'm going to have to put the trunk back together and wait for an extenstion cable from circle BMW. Other problem; The Terk antenna splitter has one white connector, which fits into the white connector on the receiver, and one olive green connector which DOES NOT fit the blue connection on the receiver. The ridge/slot pattern does not match. Did Crutchfield send me the wrong splitter. It looks like there is only one, but it does not fit. Am I missing something?

ObD
04-02-2004, 10:56 AM
OK, things are not going well. Yes, I do need the extenstion cable. Doesn't seem to have anything to do with extending anything. It's actually an adapter, apparently, because there is no six pin connector to connect to the receiver. Is this what the extension cable does? I should have read this thread again before I tore appart my trunk, but I just got back from out of town for a week and want to get started. Now I'm going to have to put the trunk back together and wait for an extenstion cable from circle BMW. Other problem; The Terk antenna splitter has one white connector, which fits into the white connector on the receiver, and one olive green connector which DOES NOT fit the blue connection on the receiver. The ridge/slot pattern does not match. Did Crutchfield send me the wrong splitter. It looks like there is only one, but it does not fit. Am I missing something?

A. You may have found the wrong cable. Keep checking on the left side.

B. You have the correct splitter. Need to remove the olive green cover.

Instructions here: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showpost.php?p=644696&postcount=6

MysticBlue
04-02-2004, 04:18 PM
Done. There was a smaller bundle hiding back there behind the amps. And the olive green connector came off no problem. Thanks for the help.

LordByron
04-09-2004, 01:31 PM
Just finished installing the BMW Sirius receiver in my '04 330cic (no nav, no CD changer).
Took about an hour and sounds great. I was very relived that the car was prewired as
I am not a big fan of tearing up my interior!

First, the parts:

1. Terk antenna (SIR3) $49 from Ultimate Electronics
2. Terk splitter (SIR-SP) $19 from Ultimate Electronics
3. BMW install kit (84 11 0 302 904) $60 from Circle BMW
4. BMW Sirius receiver (84 11 0 141 981) $239 from Circle BMW
5. BMW extension cable (84 11 0 150 531) $12 from Circle BMW


Continued...

AWESOME SETUP! :thumbup: I have the Audiovox PNP in my BMW less work but I'm looking to get the receiver!

JRahn
10-22-2004, 05:58 PM
Thats a beautiful thing!! This is EXACTLY the solution I have been after! :thumbup:
My question is will the same Sirius receiver (from Circle BMW) work out with my system? I have the factory Harmon Kardon system with the 6-Disc CD changer in the trunk (Tape player in the deck). if it comes down to a choice between the CD changer or Sirius, the CD player gets the axe! But it would be nice to keep them both. so you are saying that the BMW headunit will recognize the new Sirius receiver just like that?

Part 2: Can I paint the Sirius antenna to match (topaz blue) without fouling up the reception?

Thanks for any help!!

hockeynut
10-25-2004, 08:37 AM
Thats a beautiful thing!! This is EXACTLY the solution I have been after! :thumbup:
My question is will the same Sirius receiver (from Circle BMW) work out with my system? I have the factory Harmon Kardon system with the 6-Disc CD changer in the trunk (Tape player in the deck). if it comes down to a choice between the CD changer or Sirius, the CD player gets the axe! But it would be nice to keep them both. so you are saying that the BMW headunit will recognize the new Sirius receiver just like that?

Part 2: Can I paint the Sirius antenna to match (topaz blue) without fouling up the reception?

Thanks for any help!!

Not sure if the Sirius uses the same line as your changer or not...check w/Circle BMW before ordering.

I've heard that painting the antenna cuts down on reception, but I have no idea how much.

I agree, Sirius sure beats the CD changer.

PHXEd
02-19-2005, 04:00 PM
Followed the instructions in this post and install was done in less than an hour on my 2005 330 CiC. Thanks for the detailed instructions and photos! :thumbup:

One difference: Instead of BMW Sirius receiver (84 11 0 141 981), I used BMW Sirius receiver (65 12 0 398 140) which supercedes the previous receiver. One nice thing about this receiver is that you DO NOT need the Terk splitter. The mini Terk antenna plugs directly into the receiver.

Ozona
02-20-2005, 09:36 AM
Nice pictures!!

My Sirius kit is OTW from Pacific BMW.

Supposedly P/N: 51-47-8-236-561 is a new trim panel to cover the new Sirius box and wiring so it's not hanging out in the trunk where it could get snagged.

We'll know for certain when it shows up this week. :)

EricSteinman
02-20-2005, 07:23 PM
Not sure if the Sirius uses the same line as your changer or not...check w/Circle BMW before ordering.

I've heard that painting the antenna cuts down on reception, but I have no idea how much.

I agree, Sirius sure beats the CD changer.

The Sirius Radio Option DOES use the same line as your CD changer, however, no matter. If you want both devices in your car you will need BMW Part No. 84-11-0-150-526. Here's the deal. You unplug your factory CD changer, install the Sirius Radio Option as instructed, using the factory cable that you had the CD Changer plugged into. THEN, you plug the above mentioned Y-Cable (Part No. 84-11-0-150-526) into the Sirius Receiver and then the other end into the CD Changer - basically the cable allows for a "pass-thru" connection of the CD Changer. Make sense? I might add, depending on who you ask, they may tell you that you cannot have BOTH CD Changer and Sirius Radio Option - I know my dealer told me that - it was only through this forum that I discovered the dealer was wrong and totally clueless... :dunno:

Anyway, if you have more questions just ask. I have an '05 330i with the Alpine MP3 CD Changer, the factory Sirius Radio Option and the factory AUX input - all installed myself and working perfectly. :thumbup:

JRahn
02-22-2005, 03:47 PM
Do you have a picture of your finished installation? I am curious to see where it all ends up in a non-convertable.
thanks!

Ozona
02-23-2005, 09:15 PM
I installed my Sirius kit from Pacific BMW tonight in about an hour in my M3 Cabrio. I just received it after about a month wait on the back order for the tuner box.

Some slight differences:

1. The new BMW OEM part is the small antenna, it's no longer the mouse sized one, and it only has (1) plug. The box still ships with adapter to adapt the new single wire antenna to the old dual wire Sirius box. (yea, old Sirius box)

2. The current shipping BMW Sirius tuner has a single antenna input, not the dual one. It no longer carries the Alpine product logo.

3. I had to mount it in it's bracket upside down so the single feed antenna would clear.

4. The trunk panel p/n I mentioned above does in fact cover and hide the Sirius tuner so it is not hanging out in the trunk. It is hidden behind a formed section in the front trunk "cover"/carpet.

Super easy install. 2 minutes to activate and :banana:

http://www.ozonasgarage.com/newbmwantennasmall.JPG

And the trunk

http://www.ozonasgarage.com/trunkinstallsmall.JPG

PHXEd
02-24-2005, 07:55 PM
I installed my Sirius kit from Pacific BMW tonight in about an hour in my M3 Cabrio. I just received it after about a month wait on the back order for the tuner box.

Some slight differences:

1. The new BMW OEM part is the small antenna, it's no longer the mouse sized one, and it only has (1) plug. The box still ships with adapter to adapt the new single wire antenna to the old dual wire Sirius box. (yea, old Sirius box)

2. The current shipping BMW Sirius tuner has a single antenna input, not the dual one. It no longer carries the Alpine product logo.

3. I had to mount it in it's bracket upside down so the single feed antenna would clear.

4. The trunk panel p/n I mentioned above does in fact cover and hide the Sirius tuner so it is not hanging out in the trunk. It is hidden behind a formed section in the front trunk "cover"/carpet.

Super easy install. 2 minutes to activate and :banana:

http://www.ozonasgarage.com/newbmwantennasmall.JPG

And the trunk

http://www.ozonasgarage.com/trunkinstallsmall.JPG

Ozona,
1. How much was the trunk panel P/N: 51-47-8-236-561 ?
2. How did you hide and feed the antenna wire? Is your antenna mounted on the trunk lid or is it mounted on your 'package shelf'?

I've installed the same in my 2005 330CiC but will admit that that my wiring is a tad messy and am wondering how I can improve my installation...

Thx,
PHXEd

mccorma
07-21-2005, 07:33 PM
This thread is a lifesaver-- thanks to all. Armed with the parts list I contacted my sales guy and they matched the Circle BMW prices.

My car has Assist, so it has the larger trim panel to hide the Assist box. But, there appears to be enough fudge room there to attach the Sirius tuner right onto the Assist box with some zip ties or something, with perhaps a couple of those stick on felt pads to provide a small space in between. My Sirius box is the newer one and looks thinner than the one pictured here.

Any hints on how to route the antenna wire, I didn't really see much mention of that here. I'm gonna go camp out in the trunk this weekend, thanks again for this great info and taking the time to post the pix. :thumbup:

mccorma
07-24-2005, 02:19 PM
My car has Assist but no NAV or CD Changer. Due to having the Assist, I have the larger trim panel shown above already installed. I was able to attach the tuner right on top of the Assist using Velcro tape. Works great, the hardest part was routing the antenna wire but my salesman printed BMW's installation instuctions which was a great help. Total time was less than 2 hours.

The first pic shows the Assist box in the spot where the Sirius would normally go, with trim panel pulled back, note the Velcro tape attached.

The second one shows the Sirius box mounted to the Assist, note the connections are turned up to allow clearance.

And finally, with the trim panel reinstalled. No evidence the Sirius has been added. :thumbup:

If anyone wants the details of how to route the antenna wire, let me know and I will see if I can scan it in or get it to you somehow.

Thanks again for all the help and great pix in this thread. One of these days I will figure out how to imbed the pix without having to add links. :dunno:

Technic
07-24-2005, 05:43 PM
My car has Assist but no NAV or CD Changer. Due to having the Assist, I have the larger trim panel shown above already installed. I was able to attach the tuner right on top of the Assist using Velcro tape. Works great, the hardest part was routing the antenna wire but my salesman printed BMW's installation instuctions which was a great help. Total time was less than 2 hours.

The first pic shows the Assist box in the spot where the Sirius would normally go, with trim panel pulled back, note the Velcro tape attached.

The second one shows the Sirius box mounted to the Assist, note the connections are turned up to allow clearance.

And finally, with the trim panel reinstalled. No evidence the Sirius has been added. :thumbup:

If anyone wants the details of how to route the antenna wire, let me know and I will see if I can scan it in or get it to you somehow.

Thanks again for all the help and great pix in this thread. One of these days I will figure out how to imbed the pix without having to add links. :dunno:

:thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

Ci2Eye
07-25-2005, 12:03 PM
Mccorma,

You mentioned the receiver seems thinner than the one's pictured so which part number did you get for the receiver? Circle BMW's website now shows a part number different from the one cited in this thread. Instead of 84 11 0 153 365, they now list 65 12 0 398 140. I am wondering if the receiver has changed. I have tried e-mailing them but haven't heard back.

Thanks for your help.

mccorma
07-25-2005, 08:02 PM
Mccorma,

You mentioned the receiver seems thinner than the one's pictured so which part number did you get for the receiver? Circle BMW's website now shows a part number different from the one cited in this thread. Instead of 84 11 0 153 365, they now list 65 12 0 398 140. I am wondering if the receiver has changed. I have tried e-mailing them but haven't heard back.

Thanks for your help.

I used the tuner that ends in the 140. Check back in the thread again, there is a post on 2-19-05 from PhxEd (?) with updated part numbers. And also, you won't need the antenna splitter as the new tuner has one input. Here is the text of that post:

One difference: Instead of BMW Sirius receiver (84 11 0 141 981), I used BMW Sirius receiver (65 12 0 398 140) which supercedes the previous receiver. One nice thing about this receiver is that you DO NOT need the Terk splitter. The mini Terk antenna plugs directly into the receiver.

Also, don't bother with the Adapter Kit ($45) if you have Assist, this is just a metal bracket that you can't use if you have to attach the Sirius to the Assist like I did. Finally, you won't need the Antenna Adapter ($1.20) as PhxEd mentions. The lead from the BMW Sirius antenna plugs directly into the tuner with no adapter needed.

Let me know how things work out!! :thumbup:

Ci2Eye
07-26-2005, 10:06 PM
I used the tuner that ends in the 140. Check back in the thread again, there is a post on 2-19-05 from PhxEd (?) with updated part numbers. And also, you won't need the antenna splitter as the new tuner has one input. Here is the text of that post:

One difference: Instead of BMW Sirius receiver (84 11 0 141 981), I used BMW Sirius receiver (65 12 0 398 140) which supercedes the previous receiver. One nice thing about this receiver is that you DO NOT need the Terk splitter. The mini Terk antenna plugs directly into the receiver.

Also, don't bother with the Adapter Kit ($45) if you have Assist, this is just a metal bracket that you can't use if you have to attach the Sirius to the Assist like I did. Finally, you won't need the Antenna Adapter ($1.20) as PhxEd mentions. The lead from the BMW Sirius antenna plugs directly into the tuner with no adapter needed.

Let me know how things work out!! :thumbup:

Alright, thanks for the advice. I somehow missed that post and since some of the other dealers that sell parts online still have the old part number listed, I thought the new part might be for E90s.

As far as the bracket goes, my car is not a convertible so I think, based on the pictures, that the mounting location is different but still I think you are right that I don't need the bracket.

Is your reception okay in Atlanta? I've heard people here say that all the trees can block the signal at times.

mccorma
07-27-2005, 08:00 PM
I haven't been in the car that much since I installed the Sirius, but I have had only a couple of "mutes" (dropouts). So I am thinking the reception will be OK around the trees.

You will have to make the call on whether to spend $$ on the bracket, it is pricey for what you get, just a cheap metal bracket. I am not sure of the mounting location on a car other than the cabrio, but'd I'd think you could "McGyver" something with Velcro or zip ties that would work out fine. The tuner is also not very heavy so it does not require that much to secure it.

The hardest part will be routing the antenna wire. The instructions I got from my dealer had all the models shown, not just the cabrio. My salesman printed it from an internal BMW website; if you can't get the instructions let me know and I will try to put them out here somewhere as a link or whatever.

Good luck!

Ci2Eye
07-27-2005, 10:01 PM
I'm planning on putting the antenna on the back package shelf. I have "studied" it and I think I have a plan to route it that looks pretty simple and would keep the wire completely concealed. I'm planning on removing the center child seat hook as some people have done. I figure I can always put it back if I ever need it.

I do have one more question though, is the BMW antenna still like the first generation antennas or have they adopted the smaller design like the Terk antennas?



I haven't been in the car that much since I installed the Sirius, but I have had only a couple of "mutes" (dropouts). So I am thinking the reception will be OK around the trees.

You will have to make the call on whether to spend $$ on the bracket, it is pricey for what you get, just a cheap metal bracket. I am not sure of the mounting location on a car other than the cabrio, but'd I'd think you could "McGyver" something with Velcro or zip ties that would work out fine. The tuner is also not very heavy so it does not require that much to secure it.

The hardest part will be routing the antenna wire. The instructions I got from my dealer had all the models shown, not just the cabrio. My salesman printed it from an internal BMW website; if you can't get the instructions let me know and I will try to put them out here somewhere as a link or whatever.

Good luck!

mccorma
07-28-2005, 07:49 PM
It is the smaller one, I don't know what the first generation looked like, but mine looks like the one pictured earlier in the thread, shown next to the computer mouse on the red car.

Yep since your car is a hardtop, the rear shelf might be a good bet. And like you say you can always move it outside on the roof if you get dropouts.

The literature that my dealer printed that had the antenna wire routing instructions might be of some use to you if you mount it on the exterior. Also, it mentions that you can trim off the "tail" of the antenna depending on your install. It comes with about a 6" tail and a round piece of rubber at the end about the size of a quarter. I think that is used to anchor it under the weather strip or something, again depending on your body style. My salesman (who had done a few of these himself) had me trim the tail down to about 3" so that the antenna wasn't sitting way out in the middle of the trunk--- just looks better. It is easy to pull the magnetic strip back and trim it with a scissors, but be careful not to cut or kink the wire inside. You will see what I mean when you get it.

The instructions are also explicit that you should avoid kinks, sharp bends, or tight loops in the antenna wire, so keep that in mind when you plan the routing.

SOURCE1064
10-19-2005, 08:56 PM
I know this is an older post but your post helped me a lot. I just purchased a 2005 M3 CIC and was told with assist and nav I could do sirius but not with My CD Changer because that was the Sirius mounting spot. I showed my dealership your pics and they ran it the same way not I have Sirius, BT, Assist and my 6 disc changer. :thumbup:

My car has Assist but no NAV or CD Changer. Due to having the Assist, I have the larger trim panel shown above already installed. I was able to attach the tuner right on top of the Assist using Velcro tape. Works great, the hardest part was routing the antenna wire but my salesman printed BMW's installation instuctions which was a great help. Total time was less than 2 hours.

The first pic shows the Assist box in the spot where the Sirius would normally go, with trim panel pulled back, note the Velcro tape attached.

The second one shows the Sirius box mounted to the Assist, note the connections are turned up to allow clearance.

And finally, with the trim panel reinstalled. No evidence the Sirius has been added. :thumbup:

If anyone wants the details of how to route the antenna wire, let me know and I will see if I can scan it in or get it to you somehow.

Thanks again for all the help and great pix in this thread. One of these days I will figure out how to imbed the pix without having to add links. :dunno:

mccorma
10-29-2005, 01:34 PM
Always good to hear when we all help one another---- great news and enjoy! :thumbup:

spwriter
10-30-2005, 09:50 AM
Can we see a photo of the antenna install? I've got an 06 325ci convertible and want to see how bad it looks. Only one place to put it that I can think of - the right rear deck.

mhh14
11-20-2005, 12:19 PM
This thread may solve a problem I've been struggling with for a while. I've been looking for the 6-pin male audio connector for a while now. The prewired cables look like this:

<img src="http://home.earthlink.net/~frankie66/images/bmw_diy/audio/i-bus.jpg">

I'd like to plug something I'm building into those. Ideally, I could find something like this:

<img src="http://www.myphotodrive.com/uploads/710_B2-CONNECTOR.jpg">

I've actually got the connector on the right now, so I only need the connector on the left. However, if the 84 11 0 150 531 is the right kind of extension cable, I'd just buy one, cut it, and modify it as necessary. So, does it look like the above pics on either end, or is it an extension or adapter for some other connectors?

Thanks all!

SRFast
11-20-2005, 07:14 PM
Thats a beautiful thing!! This is EXACTLY the solution I have been after! :thumbup:
My question is will the same Sirius receiver (from Circle BMW) work out with my system? I have the factory Harmon Kardon system with the 6-Disc CD changer in the trunk (Tape player in the deck). if it comes down to a choice between the CD changer or Sirius, the CD player gets the axe! But it would be nice to keep them both. so you are saying that the BMW headunit will recognize the new Sirius receiver just like that?

Part 2: Can I paint the Sirius antenna to match (topaz blue) without fouling up the reception?

Thanks for any help!!

You'll need to check with BMW to see if the Sirius receiver is compatible with the in-dash tape player. The "Business CD" in-dash CD player is a requirement for the E39 Sirius install. I know of one 2003 E39 owner who had to replace the in-dash cassette player with the CD player before he could install the OEM Sirius receiver.

Hope this helps...JL

elbruce
12-05-2005, 06:13 PM
Hey!!

Don't know if this thread is still active - but hopefully someone can help.

Just bought a 2006 330ci (e90) - and had the delaer install the SAT radio. Was having some problems with reception, and some folks over at the BMWNAV yaho group had suggested I try the TERK sir-mini.

But the plug for the sir-mini does not seem to fit my sat radio. With the sir-mini I get NO reception at all. Several people have said you don't need the splitter with the newer sat radios - but is the plug diffferent on the sir-mini than on the OEM sat antenna???

Thanks!!

//eddie

Ci2Eye
12-05-2005, 09:02 PM
Hey!!

Don't know if this thread is still active - but hopefully someone can help.

Just bought a 2006 330ci (e90) - and had the delaer install the SAT radio. Was having some problems with reception, and some folks over at the BMWNAV yaho group had suggested I try the TERK sir-mini.

But the plug for the sir-mini does not seem to fit my sat radio. With the sir-mini I get NO reception at all. Several people have said you don't need the splitter with the newer sat radios - but is the plug diffferent on the sir-mini than on the OEM sat antenna???

Thanks!!

//eddie

I can't answer your question but I can tell you that you don't have an 2006 330Ci (E90) since that car isn't yet available and probably never will be. The 2006 330i sedan is available in E90 form but all 2006 330Ci coupe models are E46 cars. The E90 330Ci should be available in less than a year but it'll most likely be a 2007 model.

Good luck with finding an answer to your question. I'm sure someone here knows exactly what you need.

elbruce
12-06-2005, 09:11 AM
Ci2eye,

Thanks for the info. I am not real clear on the E designations - but someone on another forum had told me I had an E90, based on my model and year.

If you say I have an E46 - I'll have to take your word for it. That sure would answer why I not been able to find anything on E90 convertables.

Thanks for the info.

//eddie

fastdrivngrl
02-08-2006, 03:12 PM
Thanks sooo much for this post, once again the vehicle owners know more than the dealerships! I just bought my 330ci a few weeks ago and I'm really missing the Sirius I had in my STi. Can't wait to get started!

warddc
02-09-2006, 04:10 PM
Will i be able to install sirius radio in my 02 325Ci convertible? I just wanted to make sure that the car was prewired for this. I have the business CD and changer.

TIA,
dave.

ZeroG
08-25-2006, 08:29 AM
I installed my Sirius kit from Pacific BMW tonight in about an hour in my M3 Cabrio. I just received it after about a month wait on the back order for the tuner box.

Some slight differences:

1. The new BMW OEM part is the small antenna, it's no longer the mouse sized one, and it only has (1) plug. The box still ships with adapter to adapt the new single wire antenna to the old dual wire Sirius box. (yea, old Sirius box)

2. The current shipping BMW Sirius tuner has a single antenna input, not the dual one. It no longer carries the Alpine product logo.

3. I had to mount it in it's bracket upside down so the single feed antenna would clear.

4. The trunk panel p/n I mentioned above does in fact cover and hide the Sirius tuner so it is not hanging out in the trunk. It is hidden behind a formed section in the front trunk "cover"/carpet.

Super easy install. 2 minutes to activate and :banana:

http://www.ozonasgarage.com/newbmwantennasmall.JPG

And the trunk

http://www.ozonasgarage.com/trunkinstallsmall.JPG

I attempted this last night, and when pulling back the trunk liner referenced here:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=25699&stc=1

I found that there already is a metal rectangular box there. The box has a couple of wires coming out of the bottom. Does anyone have any ideas of what it is? I am thinking it might be BMW Assist or something.

Will this effect the install of my tuner?

Does someone have the instructions on how to install the brackets into a Vert?
It came with 1 'L' shaped bracket, and on e flat one. The flat one is labeled E46 Cover any ideas? The dealer kit did not come with instructions. :(

*Edit: I just read through the whole post. I guess that box is for Assist. Is guess the brackets are for vehicles without Assist. Does anyone know if the brackets are useful at all? Should I just return the install kit to BMW?

tom @ eas
08-28-2006, 10:52 AM
Does someone have the instructions on how to install the brackets into a Vert?
It came with 1 'L' shaped bracket, and on e flat one. The flat one is labeled E46 Cover any ideas? The dealer kit did not come with instructions. :(

*Edit: I just read through the whole post. I guess that box is for Assist. Is guess the brackets are for vehicles without Assist. Does anyone know if the brackets are useful at all? Should I just return the install kit to BMW?

Just as a follow-up, you should have instructions in you email. :thumbup: