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The sixth generation 3 series, chassis code F30. 2013 model year 328i and 335i sedans now in production. Read the F30 frequently asked question thread for all your basic question and dive into all the details in the ultimate F30 information thread.

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Old 11-28-2012, 07:09 AM
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Help with satellite radio activation

I baught new 2013 BMW 328i, I checked with service and parts and it looks like I have satellite radio hardware but not activated. According to service it will be $275 for the activation code download from BMW which will include one year subscription and $225 install charge and they will need the car for atleast half a day. This seems like a ripoff that just to activate they will charge this much. I am wondering if I can do this my self or another cheaper solution??? If anyone has DIY guide it will be helpful. I live in Orange County CA.

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Old 11-28-2012, 07:54 AM
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Did you call Sirius XM upon activating

cause they are supposed to give you the first year trial free
If you did say that what'd they tell you?
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:06 AM
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the hardware is there, but needs to be recoded, and then activated. if you do a search, there are instructions on how to code the car for this, but you will also need an FSC code to enable it. its relatively straightforward; you'll be able to save on the programming fee, but you need to buy/make the cable to do it. be aware that if you do make a mistake coding, you could in theory render the car unusuable (highly unlikely, but possible if you recode the wrong module)
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I baught new 2013 BMW 328i, I checked with service and parts and it looks like I have satellite radio hardware but not activated. According to service it will be $275 for the activation code download from BMW which will include one year subscription and $225 install charge and they will need the car for atleast half a day. This seems like a ripoff that just to activate they will charge this much. I am wondering if I can do this my self or another cheaper solution??? If anyone has DIY guide it will be helpful. I live in Orange County CA.

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Contact forum vendor BimmerTech... they can do the activation remotely for less, 100% OEM...
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Old 11-29-2012, 12:39 PM
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no response yet

I sent a message to mbimmertech no response yet??
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Old 11-29-2012, 02:34 PM
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Hang in there; they'll get back to you. I'm thinking of using them myself. Good deal and they're very responsive from the interaction I've had with them so far.
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Old 11-29-2012, 02:39 PM
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Hang in there; they'll get back to you. I'm thinking of using them myself. Good deal and they're very responsive from the interaction I've had with them so far.
yeah im about to buy from them too. i've heard its pretty easy to do. plus you get a cable , which i'm assuming you can code other things with.
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