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Old 10-22-2007, 11:31 AM
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DIY Sirius installation questions

I have a 2007 MC that I would like to add Sirius to. I purchased the SIR-PNR2 after research told me it was compatible. I am looking for DIY instructions to install this. From what I've found on-line, my car should be pre-wired and everything including the lead for the built in antenna is under the passenger seat. What I'm looking for is the basic info of what gets plugged into where. All of the DIY instructions I've found on-line are for 2006 and earlier models.
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Old 10-22-2007, 12:45 PM
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I have a 2007 MC that I would like to add Sirius to. I purchased the SIR-PNR2 after research told me it was compatible. I am looking for DIY instructions to install this. From what I've found on-line, my car should be pre-wired and everything including the lead for the built in antenna is under the passenger seat. What I'm looking for is the basic info of what gets plugged into where. All of the DIY instructions I've found on-line are for 2006 and earlier models.
It is compatible, however limited in features as you will not have text display or factory presets. Is there a reason you didn't use the OEM solution?
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Old 10-22-2007, 01:02 PM
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It is compatible, however limited in features as you will not have text display or factory presets. Is there a reason you didn't use the OEM solution?
It was unreasonably expensive. It was more than twice what I paid to put Sirius in my 2005 325i.

I was under the impression the text display and presets would work with this.
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Old 10-22-2007, 01:07 PM
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If my solution is not going to work properly, I'm open to other suggestions.
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Old 10-22-2007, 01:12 PM
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It was unreasonably expensive. It was more than twice what I paid to put Sirius in my 2005 325i.

I was under the impression the text display and presets would work with this.
No sir - the BMW kit is the only Sirius kit to offer these features. Here's the one you need:

Sirius Satellite Radio - e85 Z4 & Z4M
http://www.europeanautosource.com/pr...roducts_id=445

Keep in mind there is 1 year of programming included with the package.
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Old 10-22-2007, 01:34 PM
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I've seen that. I just haven't been able to find a dealer who will charge less than $400 to install it.
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Old 10-22-2007, 01:39 PM
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I've seen that. I just haven't been able to find a dealer who will charge less than $400 to install it.
No reason for a dealer to install it - this is a simple DIY job, full instructions are included.
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Old 10-22-2007, 03:12 PM
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No sir - the BMW kit is the only Sirius kit to offer these features. Here's the one you need:

Sirius Satellite Radio - e85 Z4 & Z4M
http://www.europeanautosource.com/pr...roducts_id=445

Keep in mind there is 1 year of programming included with the package.
If that's the case then it looks like I'm going to have to go with an aftermarket add-on. I had wanted to avoid sticking something to my dash, but that receiver is just too expensive.
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Old 10-24-2007, 12:42 PM
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I just got back from Circuit City. It looks like I'll be going with a Stratus installed by Circuit City. The guy has already done a bunch of Sirius installs. Obviously I would prefer the integrated tuner, but it's just too expensive. If I could find it for half the price I would go that route.
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