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      05-22-2009, 01:17 PM   #1
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Sat Prep, How do I know if I have it?

Title basically says it all, April 08 build, no premium, no nav, no sirius options. Is there anyway to check if I have it?
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Title basically says it all, April 08 build, no premium, no nav, no sirius options. Is there anyway to check if I have it?
Haven't seen an e92 without it yet. You should be fine.
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open the trunk, lift up the floor panel.
you should see 2 bundles wrapped in foam towards the seat back.
one is for the sat radio the other for the assist/tcu
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checked and its there..
went to best buy and bought the 50 ft extension and my signal is strong as hell!
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how does one use this if SAT didn't come with the car?
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I've seen 2 people on this forum use the antenna connector with their after market receiver.
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I thought sat prep was standard on 2007+ cars.
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I run an aftermarket XM unit through the prewired shark fin. I wouldnt suggest using longer than a 20' extension because it can lead to signal degradation.
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I run an aftermarket XM unit through the prewired shark fin. I wouldnt suggest using longer than a 20' extension because it can lead to signal degradation.
i have both 20 and 50 ft, i ended up braking the prong on the 20ft cable, signal is iddentical on both, So im just gunna keep the 50..
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If my car doesn't come with stock Sirius, is it just a matter of adding a fin to some prewiring or is having it installed a huge ordeal?
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If my car doesn't come with stock Sirius, is it just a matter of adding a fin to some prewiring or is having it installed a huge ordeal?
i dont know, you drive a g35 right?
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If my car doesn't come with stock Sirius, is it just a matter of adding a fin to some prewiring or is having it installed a huge ordeal?
I believe they all come with the shark fin. My E92 has the fin, but doesn't have the SAT radio.
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I believe they all come with the shark fin. My E92 has the fin, but doesn't have the SAT radio.
it has the pink connecter in the trunk right?
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i dont know, you drive a g35 right?
Yes, but I'm thinking about buying a 335i this week and none of the cars available in the US have the exact options I want. The dealer can't order a car in time to keep the 0.9 percent financing so I'm going to have to settle for a car without logic 7 and Sirius. I'm on the fence, hence my question
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Yes, but I'm thinking about buying a 335i this week and none of the cars available in the US have the exact options I want. The dealer can't order a car in time to keep the 0.9 percent financing so I'm going to have to settle for a car without logic 7 and Sirius. I'm on the fence, hence my question
I'd have the dealer add at least the sirius module and prgram it for you.
It can easily be done as a dealer installed option.
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it has the pink connecter in the trunk right?
I have a foam covered connector in the trunk, but I didn't unwrap it to look at the color. I presume that it would be for whatever module would go in the left side of that tray in the floor. I already have a connected module in the right side of the tray under the trunk floor.

I was referring to "adding a fin", which is unnecessary as I believe they all come with the fin.
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I'd have the dealer add at least the sirius module and prgram it for you.
It can easily be done as a dealer installed option.
i would have done this but i have a lifetime subscription on my plug and play, and from what i was told it cant be transferred. (well it can, only if my current unit becomes defective)
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I'd have the dealer add at least the sirius module and prgram it for you.
It can easily be done as a dealer installed option.
Unfortunately that's not the case with the '09s yet. They told me they won't get the '09 Sirius unit until October, but they'd be glad to install it then. I just wanted to make sure it would appear stock even though it was a dealer installed option.

I'm getting uneasy about not having Logic7 too...I think I'm going to make another thread asking about that later in the day. Essentially I have to pick between 19 inch wheels/tires and Logic7/Sirius. However, Sirius can be added later according to you guys, so it's just the Logic7.
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Are they selling 09s with SAT as a factory installed option currently? If so, why would they have to wait until October to get a retrofit? Wouldn't it be the same module as the factory version?
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Are they selling 09s with SAT as a factory installed option currently? If so, why would they have to wait until October to get a retrofit? Wouldn't it be the same module as the factory version?
Yeah, but I don't think BMW is sending them the module for the '09s just yet for whatever reason. I don't really have a good alternative, though, and Sirius *can* be installed later (though Logic7 can't). :-/
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It should also be indicated in the paperwork from the dealer.
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the 08's should fit, i heard that the 09's are dual band capable (XM, and Sirius)
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