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X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 01-17-2007, 02:19 PM
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Thumbs down 2007 X5 3.0

This might be a little early to ask but....I ordered an X5 3.0. It's due to arrive at the dealer this Friday. I ordered Premium Pkg, Comfort Seats, Cold Weather Pkg, and Running Boards. Did not order the Tech pkg as I've been reading about some of the initial problems with Nav and the display. I also did not order Sirius as I'm hoping XM will become available. Anyway my question: If XM is not an option, can Sirius be retrofitted? If so, will this require a dealer install or can it be done DIY? It's prewired in all 07 X5's and is located in an easy to access area in the cargo area.
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Old 01-17-2007, 03:15 PM
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Im sure you could fit the module yourself, but you would need the dealer for the programing.
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Old 01-18-2007, 06:25 AM
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You should have gotten the Sirius when ordering. Even though its 'only' $595, it saves a lot of cash down the road when you want to retrofit. All the wiring harnesses will need to be installed which means getting behind the dash and wiring back to the trunk under the floorboard. As mentioned before, the dealer is still gonna need to program it. I'm guessing it'll be a couple of grand.

Since you like XM better, you'll probably have to go aftermarket.
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Old 01-18-2007, 08:49 AM
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You should have gotten the Sirius when ordering. Even though its 'only' $595, it saves a lot of cash down the road when you want to retrofit. All the wiring harnesses will need to be installed which means getting behind the dash and wiring back to the trunk under the floorboard. As mentioned before, the dealer is still gonna need to program it. I'm guessing it'll be a couple of grand.

Since you like XM better, you'll probably have to go aftermarket.
This is incorrect. X5's are pre-wired for Sirius.

The dealer, if they're nice, will do the programming for free if you install the receiver yourself.
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Old 10-22-2015, 09:11 AM
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Reviving an old thread.
My wife has a 2007 X5 4.8 sport without Sirius/XM. She has had it on other cars, and I just got it on my new 328i. She would like to add it to her car if possible.

Parts guy at the dealer said we can't add it. Is it possible (affordable)? Has anyone here done it?

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Old 10-22-2015, 11:13 AM
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You need to add a Sirius/XM module to the 2007 X5. I don't believe BMW has them anymore so you would have to buy it somewhere else. Yes it can be done.

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Old 10-22-2015, 11:44 AM
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^ AGree.

Did the parts guy say "impossible" or 'part no longer available"?

You should search around to understand what part numnbers will work for you, then search. Seems $99 to $300+ is the range

Plus the sirius activation fees.

(People still pay for sirius? )
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Old 10-22-2015, 01:03 PM
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Search for a Sirius module on eBay or recycler specializing on BMW's. I think you just need the module and possibly coding. If you happen on a used module that had the lifetime subscription this could be a total score...
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