Bimmerfest - BMW Forums

Bimmerfest - BMW Forums (
-   X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) (
-   -   Sirius radio activation when I-pod interface present (

RichardF X3 01-22-2013 11:10 AM

Sirius radio activation when I-pod interface present
I have a 2007 X3. I have purchased from another BMW Car Club member, the BMW OEM Sirius radio module. I have followed the instructions for installation, of which the car is pre-wired and the plugs and mounting bracket are already in the back of the car. I have mounted the unit and also performed the exchange of the plug in the back of the radio, which is also already there and pre-wired. After these installations, I have been unable to activate the sirius and was wondering if because I have a BavSound I-pod integration unit, if I should unplug the I-pod while trying to activate the Sirius or not. Anybody done any aftermarket installation like this? From all that I read, there is no additional steps to perform to install the Sirius module, so this is the only thing I can think of that might interfere.

Sonoman707 01-28-2013 11:34 AM

I think you have to choose between Sirius or the iPod integration... the options I researched didn't allow for both.

RichardF X3 01-28-2013 12:41 PM

Sirius radio module activation and I pod integration
I am learning more after my post of last week. Apparently, if you add Sirius radio to your Bimmer and already have i-pod integration, then there is a different cable you have to buy (which is a BMW OEM part). The new cable replaces the existing cable that goes to your I-pod.

The BMW part number is 84-11-0-141-978. My local dealer wanted $39.95 for the cable, but it is available through Bavarian Auto for $16.95 and IS an OEM part. They have access to both aftermarket BMW parts (which they handle exclusively parts for BMW's) and they have access to obtaining OEM parts as well.

So, I have ordered the cable and hope that it will solve my problem as outlined.

Now, my next task is getting the Sirius module functioning. I have the BMW installation instructions and have followed them completely. So, far the radio is not going to the default channel, only continuing to blink the message "acquiring".

There is another part mentioned entitled the "installation kit" under part number 84-11-0-390-240, which the dealer is pricing at $50. However, a few firms have stated that the installation kit is only the printed instructions, which I have, but can hardly believe that printed instructions would cost $50. So, I am trying to find someone that can tell me what is in the installation kit?

Thanks for any information!

John320 01-28-2013 04:06 PM

If things haven't changed in 4 years, the installation kit had -Mounting bracket, bolts & one electrical adapter

RichardF X3 01-29-2013 09:00 AM

Sirius radio OEM module
From what I can learn, the installation kit contains a screw,clip nut,bolt and antenna connector. It is the attenna connector that makes it a required part of the installtion. Wow, pretty expensive for what is in the kit.

Thanks for writing back!

John320 01-29-2013 10:58 AM

Regarding the connector, I remember a discussion a few years back about it (unfortunately, although its on the forum, I canít find it) one member hot wired it, but one other who didnít need the mounting bracket just went to his dealer, and they sold him a connector - so may be worth a shot

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:24 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2015 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms