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Old 10-04-2007, 06:25 PM
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Planning to do this mod this coming Winter keeping the CD changer.
Will also be doing the front and rear cameras and another to move around.

Pricing on the right is dealer net.

Sirius parts:

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Old 10-05-2007, 11:31 AM
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What is wrong with getting a portable unit and using an Aux jack to get the sound?
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Old 10-05-2007, 11:59 AM
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What is wrong with getting a portable unit and using an Aux jack to get the sound?
Want it intergrated with the car controls etc.
Don't like cables showing.
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Old 10-05-2007, 01:30 PM
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I thought the Aux Jack delivers less superior sound too. Integrated is the way to go.
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Old 10-05-2007, 01:35 PM
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I am with you. I actually tried to have them throw it in while I was negotiating on the car, but was not successful. How much are they charging for the install? What dees the antenna look like? Another member here was saying that the antenna is not going to look like the factory shark fin antenna. This is why I am trying to decide on a portable unit.

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Old 10-05-2007, 03:37 PM
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I am with you. I actually tried to have them throw it in while I was negotiating on the car, but was not successful. How much are they charging for the install? What dees the antenna look like? Another member here was saying that the antenna is not going to look like the factory shark fin antenna. This is why I am trying to decide on a portable unit.

Thanks.
Shows 1.5 hour installation. I will be installing mine.
I'm told that the shark has the sirius antenna.
Alan Alfano put me on to the mini shark on the E93 3 series convertible.
If that works out, I will be putting it on the roof.

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Old 10-05-2007, 03:54 PM
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Cool. Would you please post some pics when you are done?
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Old 10-06-2007, 11:27 AM
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It's on the trunk lid for the E93.
Will take a pic of it next time I'm at the dealer.


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Old 10-10-2007, 08:59 PM
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Old 10-18-2007, 06:12 PM
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Parts ordered

Ordered the following:

Receiver 377 $495r
Antenna 887 (in case shark antenna doesn't work) $39.99r

Shark antenna 908 $149r
Shark housing 674 $91.10r plus paint
6 Nuts 048 $0.62r
$778.75r total

All you need if installing the EAS way.

http://www.europeanautosource.com/su...&root=23&id=41

Also ordered the EAS cable which lets it exist with the CD changer. $20 plus $9.75 shipping.

http://www.europeanautosource.com/pr...roducts_id=235

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Old 10-22-2007, 07:29 PM
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E93 mini sirius antenna

E90 regular one is 7 inches long.


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Old 10-25-2007, 05:39 PM
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EAS cable (Sirius with CD changer)

Actually a BMW part 84 11 0 150 526 $15.10r / $9.82n
Mentioned in the X3 sirius instructions.


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Old 10-25-2007, 09:16 PM
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Old 10-26-2007, 10:58 AM
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Can anyone confirm if the Sirius reciever works without Nav?
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Old 10-26-2007, 02:26 PM
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Can anyone confirm if the Sirius reciever works without Nav?
See post #1.
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Old 10-26-2007, 03:42 PM
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How does one access satellite mode without the Nav screen?
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Old 10-26-2007, 06:09 PM
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How does one access satellite mode without the Nav screen?
Same as with the NAV.
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Old 10-28-2007, 10:40 PM
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Sirius receiver and recommended antenna

Received the Sirius receiver and recommended antenna.





Shark antenna should be here Wednesday.
Looks like the bottom part of the antenna requires a ~ 2 inch x 4 inch oval hole.
Not going to happen. Gave up on that idea.
Thought about it and may be able to use the cover part #2 of the shark antenna with the recommended antenna.
Will know for sure when it shows up.




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Old 10-30-2007, 06:28 PM
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Shark Antenna plus

As mentioned, the antenna part of the shark antenna won't work.

The housing part with some mods will.
The recommended antenna is magnetic and has a .040" double sided tape over it.
Rather than usings the housing studs, I cut them off and will mount it with double sided tape.
The recommended antenna fits the housing minus .020" on one side.
Will mill the top off of the antenna cover until it hits the metal piece in the top of the antenna cover.
Will drill one hole for the wire.










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Old 10-31-2007, 06:18 PM
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Shark housing with no studs

Used ~.050" 3M VHB in dark gray to see how it fits with the contour.

Will modify the antenna tomorrow. Will install the system.
If it works, will have the housing painted in white.




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Old 11-02-2007, 08:57 AM
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Old 11-03-2007, 11:32 PM
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Trunks apart

Trunk will be apart for awhile.
Will probably velcro the Sirius receiver in place and ground it to the bracket.
Have to finish the started insulation along with some other things this Winter.


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Old 11-04-2007, 09:34 PM
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Install

Removed the amp bracket to add the velcro for the Sirius receiver.
CD changer wiring was available wiithout taking the front apart.
Works fine with the CD changer (Just another input).
Activated.
Antenna temporary on roof. Shark cover makes no difference.
Will drop off the Shark housing for paint.
Hardest part of this will be locating the antenna dead nuts.

Thanks to Tom of EAS for the how to and daisy chain cable which lets the CD changer exist with Sirius.
Thanks to Alan Alfano for putting me on to the E93 mini shark antenna.

Next.








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Old 11-06-2007, 07:08 PM
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Antenna housing installed

I kind of like the antenna in black. Will be doing some body mods early next year and can change it to white if I change my mind.




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I kind of like the antenna in black. Will be doing some body mods early next year and can change it to white if I change my mind.



Went around the black one with a Auto Writer green water erase marker pen.
Mirror helped a lot positioning it.


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