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      02-21-2006, 01:53 PM   #23
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Just checked BM USA site

You have "Pre-wiring for BMW center installation of mobile phone" as standard


Hence the fin
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      02-21-2006, 01:55 PM   #24
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Hmm...would that technically mean we (US) should be able to add Bluetooth later?
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Hmm...would that technically mean we (US) should be able to add Bluetooth later?
Yes, there is a retrofit kit for it
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Yes, there is a retrofit kit for it

There is? The boneheads locally told me "No."

Have any part #'s there Major General? Doesn't a TCU have to be installed?


BTW, I could careless about BMW Assist, I just want the BT.


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I do not have any of the above mentioned options and still have the Sharkfin.

As espro90 stated, All US E90s have the sharkfin.


Fleet, the Sat Prep is still an option in the US. Not std. yet.
If you are in the U.S., you do have one of the options: phone prep.

All U.S. BMWs come with Option 640.
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All E90's in the US have the sharkfin.
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I could've sworn I saw an e90 in the lot without a sharkfin but maybe I was looking at an outgoing e46.
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There is? The boneheads locally told me "No."

Have any part #'s there Major General? Doesn't a TCU have to be installed?


BTW, I could careless about BMW Assist, I just want the BT.


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I can only check tomorrow

Im shure the USA one should be out

Do you have premium package ?
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My dealer told me that they all (domestics) have 'em, phone or no phone, prep or satellite, etc. I like mine, though I don't know why.
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My dealer told me that they all (domestics) have 'em, phone or no phone, prep or satellite, etc. I like mine, though I don't know why.
Not sure what you mean re domestics (x5 is the only domestic bmw) but all BMWs destined for the U.S. have option 640 so they have a sharkfin or equivalent.
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I can only check tomorrow

Im shure the USA one should be out

Do you have premium package ?

I do not.
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Sorry SCA

Seems the only one that is currently out is the retrofit kit for cars with Business radio, But the USA has the professional radio standard.


ill check the march system when it comes out to see if they have made the version for professional yet
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I asked for a car without satellite prep, that would have been a long long wait and the dealer had no interest in ordering me one. Every car on his sheet had the 'shark fin' option. What if XM and Sirius go belly up, as they are destined to do if they maintain their current performance.
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Not sure what you mean re domestics (x5 is the only domestic bmw) but all BMWs destined for the U.S. have option 640 so they have a sharkfin or equivalent.
I meant bound for USA. Poor choice of words.
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Sorry SCA

Seems the only one that is currently out is the retrofit kit for cars with Business radio, But the USA has the professional radio standard.


ill check the march system when it comes out to see if they have made the version for professional yet


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I believe all USA cars have Satelite radio preparation, thus the fin
Hmmmm....that would explain why my dealer threw in Sat Prep on my car at no charge, even after I said I didn't want it.
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Hi,

In the UK Sharkfin is not standard.
I have it on my car because I have Bluetooth and Sat Nav Pro.
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I have a US spec, aka left-hand drive, 330i in the UK. It has the BMW Assist, Bluetooth, and SatNav. The shark fin (I prefer dorsal fin) is there. UK versions won't have the fin without the Bluetooth option. Retrofitting the Bluetooth here in the UK costs £575 or approximately $1000. There are two electronic modules that are involved within the car plus the aerial (fin). Don't know the cost of installation.

Satellite Radio is an extra that requires pre-preparation at the factory if you intend to add it later. It cost $75 on the US model.
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If you do not have a sharfin antenna, you can buy a pre-painted faux fin for your vehicle via this link ...

http://www.bimmian.com/SHF/90/1
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Why is the sharkfin needed for bluetooth?
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Why is the sharkfin needed for bluetooth?
It's not absolutely necessary, but if you have the cradle and a phone with an external aerial socket then it will route the aerial to the fin.
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