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      03-23-2010, 12:43 PM   #23
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I cannot find the Sharkfin connector ANYWHERE in the trunk!?!?

I even took out the existing module and looked all around it thinking maybe it got tucked underneath it or something, and nothing. I looked on the left side of the trunk too where the CD Changer would go, unwrapped a couple bundles and nothing. Am I missing something?
It's possible your car is not "sirius prepped." I'm assuming you have an '06 330i. Some cars were not Sirius ready which means the car is prewired with an antenna. Check your window sticker (if you still have it) or call a dealership and have them run your VIN. They'll be able to tell you what options you have installed.

Otherwise, look for a pink connector! Many said their connection was pink but mine was actually gray.
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I just wanted to post that I used the information here it install my Stiletto 2. I used the bracketron mount and ordered the extension cable mentioned in the thread. The install turned out pretty good. Only issue I have is the mount is directly under the cup holder so I have to tilt the radio a bit. I do worry about it getting in the way of the passenger's leg but it has worked out good so far. I might try and bend the bracket just a little to get the cup holder to clear the top of the radio. This would not be an issue on most of the other plug and play radios.

Thanks for all the great help!
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      08-25-2010, 01:03 PM   #25
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I cannot find the Sharkfin connector ANYWHERE in the trunk!?!?

I even took out the existing module and looked all around it thinking maybe it got tucked underneath it or something, and nothing. I looked on the left side of the trunk too where the CD Changer would go, unwrapped a couple bundles and nothing. Am I missing something?

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any luck finding the sirius connector??? im in the same boat.
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      08-25-2010, 03:27 PM   #26
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No, I never figured it out...I wound up just throwing the stock sirius antenna on the far left (drivers side) of the dashboard and concealed the wires pretty good. You can barely notice it's there and I actually get a good signal.
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I believe after 2010, cars stopped coming pre-wired for sirius. So if you've got a 2011, without the prewire option, you wont have it.
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I believe after 2010, cars stopped coming pre-wired for sirius. So if you've got a 2011, without the prewire option, you wont have it.
so the only i option i have for using a sirius dock and play radio is to use the standard antenna the radio comes with?
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so the only i option i have for using a sirius dock and play radio is to use the standard antenna the radio comes with?
Yeah. If you were pre-wired you could use the shark fin or get an actual module. Without the pre-wire you're stuck with the docks original antenna.
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No, I never figured it out...I wound up just throwing the stock sirius antenna on the far left (drivers side) of the dashboard and concealed the wires pretty good. You can barely notice it's there and I actually get a good signal.
where did you dock your radio? did you conceal the wires by taking off the interior console?
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I actually just have it in my middle console. I bought the sunglass holder to replace the the ashtray but just haven't had the time to do the integration. Kind of waiting on Howard to make his decision b/c if he doesn't resign I'm cancelling my membership and will just take the sirius out of the car altogether.

But if you plan on keeping it I would suggest doing the sunglass holder option, with a small orange display and you can conceal it by shutting the lid.

Let us know what you decide!
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I actually just have it in my middle console. I bought the sunglass holder to replace the the ashtray but just haven't had the time to do the integration. Kind of waiting on Howard to make his decision b/c if he doesn't resign I'm cancelling my membership and will just take the sirius out of the car altogether.

But if you plan on keeping it I would suggest doing the sunglass holder option, with a small orange display and you can conceal it by shutting the lid.

Let us know what you decide!
Yea. I was thinking the same thing. I will wait to drill holes into my sunglass holder till Howard decides what hes going to do. But sounds like he might be done over at Sirius.
Things I'll to do to my car to listen to Howard!
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Starmate 8 and Sharkfin on 2009 328i Convertible

I purchased the recommended antenna cable from cdint.com, found the pink connector on the left side of the trunk, connected, and got an antenna connection error "check antenna connection" on the Starmate 8. Am i missing something? Fuse? Or does it sound like there is a problem with the pre-wiring?Any other ideas?
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