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      01-20-2013, 11:21 PM   #1
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External Satellite Radio Ideas?

Anyone have any pictures of their crafty satellite radio rigs? Getting my 335i with no sat but have the mobile kit an was trying to come up with ideas on how to have a nice clean install. Any info would b appreciated thanx!
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      01-21-2013, 01:09 AM   #2
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I'm using the app on my phone so I can't link you to it, but see my recent thread with pics of my car. Setup works well. Let me know if you want details.
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Looks sweet! I have the even smaller one maybe it will fit right in there...how was running the wires and where/how did you mount the antenna?
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Yeah the smaller one will be fine then. I used the mount that came with it and used its adhesive to stick it to the ashtray or whatever you want to call that. Bundled up all the extra power, antenna and audio in wire behind the radio. The power obviously just goes to the power outlet right there, and the audio in runs along the center console and in up under the lid. The antenna wire runs along the separation between the center console and where the head unit and a/c controls sit. From there it runs back down under the seat, up under the door sill, over the rubber door seal and out to the very bottom of the A-pillar. There's not a good way that I saw to run the wire up along the windshield and mount it on the roof like they say to do. By the way, in the pics in the other thread I had moved the antenna so you won't see it in those.
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Oh ok I see wut your talking about. I think I may take it head on and hard wire it into the radio harness with wire taps and see if I can pick up some space in the shark fin antenna for the sat antenna.
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That would be a great set up, good luck!
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Any idea how much it would be to get the factory satellite radio added to a non satellite unit?
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Any idea how much it would be to get the factory satellite radio added to a non satellite unit?
No clue to be honest...I'm gonna research it and see if I can come down with a decision based on price of having it added vs. time and aggravation for me to fab it up lol
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Any idea how much it would be to get the factory satellite radio added to a non satellite unit?
No clue to be honest...I'm gonna research it and see if I can come down with a decision based on price of having it added vs. time and aggravation for me to fab it up lol
Be sure to post your findings, my subscription is still activated but no where to play it from!
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Will do! If I go through with it ill b making a DIY.
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