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The BMW 6 Series builds on BMW's sporty heritage with aggressive lines and an incredible motor to back the design up. Available in coupe and convertible trims with a standard 4.8 liter engine producing 360 horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque, the 6-series is a popular choice that exceeds expectations.

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Old 05-21-2014, 10:10 AM
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Satelllite radio

My Satellite Radio is giving me fits (not getting all the stations), I had some coding done recently and all of them came back but now its back to only 2 thru 26. I should have about 200 channels.

What I'm wondering is... Does it really matter what module I get to replace it. Like for instance one from an e60
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Old 05-21-2014, 10:55 AM
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Have you checked with Sirius, to see if they can refresh your info? You can get any model, that is compatible with your model. It will have to be coded to the car after installation.
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Old 05-21-2014, 12:08 PM
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Since he is replacing the existing module I don't believe any coding is necessary. Just buy and install. Some had great luck and bought sirius module that had lifetime service already

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Old 05-21-2014, 03:11 PM
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So it doesn't necessarily have to be a e63/64 module. I realize it might not bolt in like a e63/64 module but it will still work.... say if I got a e60 module......right?
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Old 05-21-2014, 06:29 PM
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I would get the part number off of your module, then cross reference it be sure?
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Old 05-22-2014, 06:29 AM
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I just found out that i can actually use any Sat Module (E60,E70, E90...) between 2006 on 2009 as long as the connectors are the same.
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Old 05-26-2014, 05:27 AM
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Check RealOEM or similar to find the exploded diagram and parts list for your car. By checking your box, you can compare numbers and find out the generation of your box by part number, as one supercedes the next. At some point in the past 5 years or so they stopped producing these boxes for awhile making them hard to get. I faced that then when trying to add sat radio to my 2007 550i. Then they came out with an updated box, model 2.5 or something like that? If you deduce that yours is bad, then you might as well get a replacement made after the update.

The convertible folks can give you better details, but for a coupe, the "SDARS" (satellite) tuner module is in a metal cradle that you will find bolted in the car behind the left trunk trim. My car has an HD radio module in the stack, and the Logic 7 amp is nearby. Whatever the arrangement, it is fairly simple to unbolt the cradle,then the box. It has a plug to go in your fiber optic MOST loop and there are antenna and wire harness connections to make as well.

Before you do this though, be sure to go online to your Sirius account and click to send a refresh signal to your radio. Even easier, sit in the car with the radio on, then use your iPad, laptop, whatever, to get the refresh signal sent. Sirius had some promotion going where inactive radios could be switched back on for free, but only a limited number of channels were given, and it was for just 5 or 10 days. May have just ended.
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