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Old 01-04-2005, 01:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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If so, where did you mount the antenna? I think I'm going to put mine on the trunk lid in the middle but I'm not sure of there is a better spot. Let me know. Also did you have to buy any special adapters to connect to the head unit?
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Yes I have XM. I have a convertible, so roof mount was out. I placed the antenna in a little "corner" on the dash to the left of the steering wheel. It is not very noticeable there and gets good reception. It was also fairly easy to run the antenna wire underneath the instrument panel (a little black tape to make sure it stays out of view.) [attachmentid=17082]

I have a Roady2 which broadcasts to FM and works fine. I plug it into the lighter and the wires run under the plastic covering between the passenger and driver foot space. Didn't need any tools, and it works great. [attachmentid=17083]

Also, if you change the display color to orange it blends well with the orange instrumentation in your BMW. :wink I've also found that the remote is useful for changing channels without having to lean forward.

I'm pretty pleased with this setup - if anyone has a better solution please post.

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It would be truly sweet if xmradio could all be integrated into the existing system and controlled through the steering wheel. If anyone ever hears of such a thing please post. Thanks.
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Yes I have XM. I have a convertible, so roof mount was out. I placed the antenna in a little "corner" on the dash to the left of the steering wheel. It is not very noticeable there and gets good reception. It was also fairly easy to run the antenna wire underneath the instrument panel (a little black tape to make sure it stays out of view.) [attachmentid=17082]

I have a Roady2 which broadcasts to FM and works fine. I plug it into the lighter and the wires run under the plastic covering between the passenger and driver foot space. Didn't need any tools, and it works great. [attachmentid=17083]

Also, if you change the display color to orange it blends well with the orange instrumentation in your BMW. :wink I've also found that the remote is useful for changing channels without having to lean forward.

I'm pretty pleased with this setup - if anyone has a better solution please post.

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Thanks for the feedback. I'm surprised the reception is fine with the antenna in the car. One piece of advice, if you have the money, the XM Commander model actuallt fits perfectly in the ashtray compartment without any wires showing. I'll post pics once mine is completely in.
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