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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 02-09-2005, 06:09 AM
EricSteinman EricSteinman is offline
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Question 2005 E46 Sirius Radio Option Install Guide

Anyone have the installation guide for the factory Sirius Radio option for the E46 in PDF or some other downloadable format? I am installing a CD Changer with the special factory Sirius Y-Cable adapter and I want to make sure I don't mess up my already installed Sirius Radio.

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Old 02-09-2005, 06:52 AM
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I did the install last night

I have the "official" pdf file at home if you need it. I honestly didn't need it. I used other board members "how to's" and it was really easy. The black plastic clips that secure the interior carpet pieces can be difficult to remove but they weren't too bad.
I installed my antenna on the interior rear deck by removing the middle anchor bolt and fishing the antenna lead through the exposed hole. There is a rubber "flap" on the antenna lead that perfectly covered the hole. I'll take some pix tonight. It looks great.
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Old 02-09-2005, 07:15 AM
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Maybe you could email me the guide just in in case? What did you find was the best way to remove the trim parts, like the black plastic clips, etc? I am starting this weekend on the project so wish me luck!
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Old 02-09-2005, 07:49 AM
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use small crow bar like tools or flat head

There are (4) total. (2) popped right out, (1) was a bitch and the other one was mangled. Luckily, the dealership gave me some ones for free even though I only needed (1). There are (2) for the black plastic tray and (2) for the carpet piece. The tray actually does not have to be removed. I followed the various write-ups and they all seem to include the removal of that peice. Toolwise, you can pry these thump-tack like pieces out w/ a flathead. Here a couple pix of the antenna.
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