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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 07-21-2014, 11:47 AM
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Sirius Sat Radio

I have a 2008 550i. It has a satellite radio. It receives Sirius stations. It does not receive XM stations. It seems that the two are broadcasted from entirely different satellites.
My GMC and Chevy vehicles both receive both.
Funny how the expensive car doesn't!
Anybody know how to get a BMW to receive XM radio?
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Old Yesterday, 05:30 AM
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Install an aftermarket XM radio.
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Your hardware was built pre-merger, when Sirius and XM were separate companies. Even after they merged folks had to wait some time for hardware that received both signals. If you're thinking about upgrading and you have a pre-merger Sirius lifetime subscription, those subscriptions are tied to hardware and not a user's account.
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Its not about a matter of a subscription but rather of having the ability to receive all Sirius and XM stations.

Can you tell me if this is possible? Will it require a new radio?

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It will require a new radio unfortunately.
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