Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Crescent, Iowa (near Omaha, NE)
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I installed a XM Delphi SkiFi to my OEM Radio. Your options are a cassette adapter, an RF modulator, or a direct connection using a 3rd party AUX adapter (it convinces the head unit that your XM is actually your CD changer. You can then toggle back and forth from changer to XM). I had been using the RF modulator in another vehicle, but decided on the Blitzsafe adapter for this install. The sound quality if FAR superior than using the RF modulator. The only problem is that the Blitzsafe adapter will not work with the OEM CD changer. An aftermarket CD changer (or no changer at all) is needed. I luckily had an unused Alpine changer so I swapped them out.
The XM is mounted on a Pro-Fit bracket and Easy Swivel. I also installed a "micro" antenna, which is about 1.5" square by .5" high, and mounts magnetically just above the rear window. It sounds great!
I can send additional pics if you are interested.
1997 328I Sport Package