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      04-20-2013, 01:16 PM   #1
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Exclamation Scammed for HD Radio Retrofit?

Hey guys,

I saw an HD radio "reftrofit" kit for sale and I jumped on it since the seller said it was plug and play with coding. After spending weeks researching and searching on how to get it to work and trying to get info from the seller I find out that it was plug and play for his E60 and he had no idea that it wouldn't be for the E92 with iDrive.

I know a little modification to the power and MOST connector needs to be made for it to plug in, but I'm stuck with the antenna cables and the splitter connections.

Anyone have an idea on how to get the antenna to connect to it?

So far I'm thinking my only option is to convert the SAT cable to a FAKRA-A connection on both ends and then place the splitter near the diversity module. I just don't know what to do with the curry colored FAKRA-K?

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      04-20-2013, 01:59 PM   #2
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There are only a few basic entertainment systems

There are only a few basic entertainment systems shared across almost all BMW models. The basic systems without Nav are the Business and Pro Radio.
The older head units did not come with Bluetooth , ipod and usb or HD radio built in. The way you got them was with expensive large electronic modules
that were integrated through the most bus. Since about 2011 (I think ) the
Pro Radio came with HD, Bluetooth phone and USB/iphone I pod built in to the Head Unit.
But they need to be enabled with the proper coding and I am not sure if this
only apply s to Euro car are or not.
Some here have been successful at buying the new radio and getting these options to work. I suspect this is true of the Nav Units to but don't really know.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=687463

There was a guy on here that made a new non most radio work in a most car but he had no pdc or BMW sos to worry about.

This is the thread be sure to read the whole thing

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...ighlight=Radio

Something in here might help

BMW stereo types
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=352586
http://www.e90post.com/forums/attach...2&d=1266451970
http://www.e90post.com/forums/attach...2&d=1260829447
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=343673
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http://www.e90post.com/forums/attach...1&d=1209780865
http://www.bawarec.ru/manuals/3er/e9...3er-e90-12.pdf
http://www.musicarnw.com/page-2/
http://www.e90post.com/forums/attach...4&d=1278871872

Is the kit and actual new pro radio?

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      04-20-2013, 02:16 PM   #3
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I forgot to add this is with iDrive
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      04-25-2013, 07:30 PM   #4
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I had some custom cables made to utilize the already routed SAT cable. I hope it works!
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