Thread: DAB+ Module
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      03-31-2012, 08:01 AM   #6

Drives: e90, e88
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Sydney AU, NJ US, TST HK

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Originally Posted by GesterOz View Post
luster - did you find out if we just connect the DAB+ module if it "magically" will start working on the CIC? I'm hoping it can use the existing sharkfin aerial too as a few aftermarket RDS DAB addons (such as AutoDAB) require an additional aerial to be attached.

How would we even order this seperately on its own?
The DAB module will start working once the car has been coded as having the DAB module present. (Vehicle Option 654).

I'm yet to ascertain wether or not we need an additional antenna in Australia. It would be great to be able to use our existing sharkfin, but just not so sure it will be the case.

I have ordered an AutoDAB in the meantime to have a play.

BMW NA cannot order the DAB+ Part number

BMW DE tell me it cannot be ordered on its own as it is not a retrofit item

BMW AU tell me its not on their system yet, but if DE say its not a retrofit item, we will need to order it with an appropriate VIN (the F-series cars are supposedly the first to have DAB+ downunder).

I would love to get this going natively. If we don't get anywhere, I might make a guide once I install the AutoDAB