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Old 01-28-2013, 01:41 PM
RichardF X3 RichardF X3 is offline
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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!
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