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      05-25-2005, 04:50 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by batmanwagon
The satellite prep. option allows for BMW Center installation of the BMW OEM Sirius satellite receiver. It will interoperate seamlessly with the existing head-unit in the car just like the factory installed satellite radio. If I recall the price correctly, the dealer-installed (i.e., BMW Center installation) price is $495, so it will wind up being roughly the same price as the factory installed option.
So does that mean the OEM receiver will be an external device and your current radio unit will remain as is?

Originally Posted by batmanwagon
One downside that my dealer tells me is that the BMW Center installation will require another antenna that will be mounted on the trunk.
That would be unfortunate as Silverado said. Could the salesperson possibly be mistaken? Because isn't the whole point of the pre-wiring to be able to avoid this and use the fin antenna for the satellite receiver? It doesn't make sense to me.