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Graxall
07-24-2012, 09:43 PM
Hey all,

I just bought a 2008 BMW 528xi, and I was told it had XM, but it doesnt...I will have to complain to the dealer, but to anyones knowledge, is this something that can be updated into the car easily? Was Xm an option in the 2008's?

Thanks in advance

Munich77
07-25-2012, 04:30 AM
Hey all,

I just bought a 2008 BMW 528xi, and I was told it had XM, but it doesnt...I will have to complain to the dealer, but to anyones knowledge, is this something that can be updated into the car easily? Was Xm an option in the 2008's?

Thanks in advance

It was a stand-alone option. It is not an easy update. You need to get the XM module installed in the trunk and then get a reprogram done. I looked into it for my car and I think the total at the time was about $1000 installed.

GeorgeT
07-25-2012, 10:20 AM
BMW offered Sirius not XM; now they are the same but not so in '08.

estrov
07-25-2012, 12:24 PM
Also an issue with our "Sirius" radios is the fact that it does not receive the higher numbered channels in the currrent Sirius/XM lineup. I don't know if there is an update, but the radio is lacking given the Sirius/XM merger and channel reorganization.