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E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013)
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Old 07-13-2012, 05:09 AM
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128i sat radio install

I have a 2009 128i base model coupe, no additional options.

I DO have the aux cable that plugs in under the armrest that you can hook up to an Ipod (aux on oem radio).

I am looking for a satellite radio solution that I can simply plug in to this aux/ipod cable. I want to be able to use that cable to connect to my oem radio and to supply power to the sat radio. Basically, I only want to deal with the 1 cable (plus an antenna, if necessary). I do not care about a clean install, as I plan to just leave it in the cupholder anway.

What do you all reccommend, please?
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:32 AM
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There are a buch of options that are on the sisrus and XM sites that use a aux adapter. Just look
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:38 AM
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Just looking for some personal opinions of what is available.

The different units are listed but it doesnt specify if they require the use of a seperate power cable versus using only the 1 aux cable.
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Old 07-13-2012, 02:35 PM
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You could have a BMW dealer install it just like if you ordered it. It's just some programming and a code. It costs about $350 and you get 1 year free.
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Old 07-13-2012, 04:11 PM
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I thought you had to have the sport package to get dealer installed sat radio, no?
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Old 07-14-2012, 06:45 PM
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Old 07-14-2012, 06:49 PM
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So it looks like I can use my aux in cable and order one of these:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...A27HD3G8S261JR
and use the USB port instead of the cig lighter for power.

Then I can use an Onyx or Edge radio and it should work out great.
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Old 07-16-2012, 08:59 AM
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Yeah that could work.
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Old 08-06-2012, 07:34 AM
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Which cable allows me to use the factory shark fin antenna?

SMB 90 degree plug to SMB jack RG174? Which length?
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