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Old 02-08-2014, 09:28 PM
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Sirius Limitations?

I have Sirius in my '07 750 and I initially subscribed to Sirius Select which works fine. At least I think it does. I upgraded my subscription to Premier a few months ago but was never able to get the extra stations. Several calls to Sirius and several different types of refreshes later I still can't get it. I even tried upgrading to All Access to no avail. I finally tried calling their abysmal customer care again today only to have the rep tell me this time that my radio is not compatible with the premier channels. Is that for real? If so, is there a firmware update that would make it compatible?
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Old 02-08-2014, 09:38 PM
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I have the same car, same problem. They upgraded me to all access because I cannot get all the stations as I do in my Cadillac Escalade. I went to the dealer and they told me that the newer models had the same channels as my car, no update available. I went though what you did with several signal "refresh" from Sirus Radio. Make sure you get the 5 months of "Premiere" for $29. Just tell them you want to cancel and they will give it to you every time. Then they have to upgrade you to All Access since the car isn't compatible with the Premiere package, listen on smart phone & work through internet.


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Old 02-09-2014, 08:04 AM
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Ok, thanks for the info. Not what I'd hoped was going to be the fix, but if it works, it's at least an alternative.


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Old 02-09-2014, 08:07 AM
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You can use your phone with Sirus All Access app and connect to aux if there is a channel you really want to listen to.

I know still sucks, I would like EVERYTHING working as intended.
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Old 02-09-2014, 09:30 AM
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I know still sucks, I would like EVERYTHING working as intended.
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Old 02-13-2014, 05:52 PM
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Does anyone else have similar input? Not that I don't trust mybmw408 but I'm hoping someone may have better news that could benefit both of us.
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Old 02-13-2014, 09:29 PM
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What is the part number on your SDARS unit? There might be a newer part with better compatibility. 65122232296 seems to be the latest part for MY07.
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Old 02-13-2014, 09:42 PM
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What is the part number on your SDARS unit? There might be a newer part with better compatibility. 65122232296 seems to be the latest part for MY07.
If you get Z100 and KIIS FM on then I will hear you out. If not then you don't have premium service. Dealer said the new cars weren't compatible either. I hope you have good news
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Old 02-13-2014, 11:34 PM
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If you get Z100 and KIIS FM on then I will hear you out. If not then you don't have premium service. Dealer said the new cars weren't compatible either. I hope you have good news
I do get Z100 and KIIS FM...on my Acura!!

I'm just trying to point out that there was a change in hardware at some point. I have a 2005 with part 65126948064. This is a Gen2.0 unit and doesn't have those channels. I know at some point BMW switched to the Gen2.5 units and I was just asking if it is possible that these newer units support those channels? For example 65129162994, 65129192273 and 65129192274 were all released after they stopped making the E66 but are compatible....just a thought...
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Old 02-14-2014, 06:31 AM
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Damn you are right!!!! Thank you dvanlare!!!The Dealer lied to me!!!!!!! You just need to get your hands on one of those and you get all Premium channels.

I would get one of these then tell them to refresh the signal.

When it is time to renew subscription put old one back so they see it is not compatible and give you the upgrade, then switch it to new one again.

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Old 02-14-2014, 06:50 AM
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Old 02-14-2014, 11:17 AM
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So you guys are sure of that one? If so I'll probably buy that.


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Old 02-14-2014, 11:20 AM
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You can go ahead and buy that one on eBay if you like I found a lot more
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Old 02-14-2014, 05:11 PM
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So if I buy one of these I assume it will change the ESN?
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Old 02-14-2014, 05:27 PM
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All you need to do is before you install it write down your ESN number, if it changes de-activate the old number and activate the new one.
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Old 03-08-2014, 03:23 PM
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What is the part number on your SDARS unit? There might be a newer part with better compatibility. 65122232296 seems to be the latest part for MY07.
I finally got a chance to drop my satellite module today and found it is already a gen 2.5...

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So should that work with all of the channels or is it more than just the gen that matters? Is it possible to upgrade software on these like I did with the navi?
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Old 03-08-2014, 04:29 PM
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Location of Sat Receiver device

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Where is the device located? The build sheet for my 2004 760i show code: S693A, Preparation BWA satellite radio.
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Location of Sat Receiver device

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Where is the device located? The build sheet for my 2004 760i shows code: S693A, Preparation BMW satellite radio.
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Old 02-20-2015, 10:17 AM
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It's located in the trunk on your left side on the top
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Thanks. My 760i is in service getting the infamous weep hole repair performed. I will take a look as soon as I get the car back.
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