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Old 03-09-2007, 01:36 PM
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Satellite radio for 2004 745Li

Looking for a little advice. Going to pick up my car this afternoon. The car came with the satellite radio preparation package, but my salesman tells me I still have to purchase a "kit "which the dealer will have to install before I can actually receive satellite radio. The kit is around $600.00 (YIKES!!!) so I'm thinking there must be some more options, possibly more cost effective solutions.

Anybody else been in this situation? What did you do?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 03-09-2007, 01:47 PM
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Its too late for you but I made a bargain for mine as part of the purchase. It was installed before I picked her up.
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Old 03-13-2007, 08:19 AM
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Have Satellite For Sale

I am giving my 745Li back to BMW (LeaseEnd). The Sirius Radio that I paid extra will be taken out. Make an offer for this one.

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Old 03-14-2007, 07:33 PM
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drklion,

Seems I read somewhere that the satellite radio has to be installed by the dealer. I think from some other thread I read that the I-Drive has to be programmed to recognize the new receiver. That would definately impact what the radio would be worth to me. Can you confirm one way or the other?

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Old 03-20-2007, 01:30 PM
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I have an 03', 525. I was at the dealer yesterday and they want $650 for the satellite radio hardware and another $350 for installation. This is not a project I want to do, so looking for a local, reputable place that can provide equipment and install at a cheaper price. Anyone in the so-cal area have any ideas? Regards.
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Old 08-21-2012, 05:43 PM
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Does the 2004 745li have satellite radio or capabilites?
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