Sirius - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
BMW Forum BMW Forum

Auto Insurance

» Featured Product
Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > General Category > Audio and Electronics
Register Home Forum Active Topics Gallery / Showroom Auto Loans Garage Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowInsurance

Audio and Electronics The place to go to discuss sound systems and show off your I.C.E. along with security systems and radar detectors too!

BimmerWerkz.com is the premier BMW Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-07-2004, 08:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
n00b
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Car:
Posts: 1
Photos:
skverskk is an unknown quantity at this point
I own a 99 528i with a trunk mount Pioneer 6cd changer. How do I add Sirius directly to the BMW Sound Systems. Seems to be a little cofusing. Anyone have any idea? Thanks.
skverskk is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-07-2004, 09:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
Defector
 
El Presidente's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Long Island
Car:
Posts: 5,973
Photos:
El Presidente is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to El Presidente
You can't with that year. You need a separate tuner, such as XM roadie. Don't know what the sirius equivelent is. You also need an antenna.

Then you have to mount an FM modulator and run a cable to control the tuner.
__________________
<span style='color:gray'><span style='font-family:Courier'>1995 e36 3 Series RIP
1999 e46 3 Series BURN IN HELL
2000 MR-S Roadster= Current</span></span>
El Presidente is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2004, 11:39 AM   #3 (permalink)
n00b
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Car:
Posts: 1
Photos:
540Sean is an unknown quantity at this point
I have a 99 540i and I installed a 2003 MY headunit. It is not the cheapest way to get Sirius but it is the only way to have steering wheel control and proper display. It does require changing the headunit and antenna amplifier/module. To use the later headunit adapters are required, I have BMW part #'s if anybody is interested.
540Sean is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2004, 12:37 AM   #4 (permalink)
WOT in Reverse
 
jllphan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Cashville, TN
Car:
Posts: 3,441
Photos:
jllphan has a reputation beyond reputejllphan has a reputation beyond reputejllphan has a reputation beyond reputejllphan has a reputation beyond reputejllphan has a reputation beyond reputejllphan has a reputation beyond reputejllphan has a reputation beyond reputejllphan has a reputation beyond reputejllphan has a reputation beyond reputejllphan has a reputation beyond reputejllphan has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to jllphan
You can very cheaply add one of the Kenwood, JVC, or Audiovox Sirius tuners to your exisiting head unit. I have an old Clarion unit. If they still make a Sirus add on piece, buy it, as Clarion is by far the best of the aforementioned 12volt audio companies.

Pick out the tuner that looks best to you (they differ greatly) and then buy one of the three varying kits available:

Tape Cassete Kit: Uses a wired cassete that pumps the audio through the oem system and sound pretty good, but leaves wires laying around.


RF Modulator Kit: Doesn't sound quite as good as the cassette adaptor, but is a much cleaner install.

Wireless RF blaster: Is the cleanest and easiest install, but exhibits the poorest sound quality of the three.


Adding Sirius to your existing system can be done a few different ways, and all don't involve the loss of your steering wheel controls.

BTW, sirius is very cool, and worth the investment. I enjoy mine everday.
__________________
jllphan is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > General Category > Audio and Electronics


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sirius Installation Help On 2005 Green17 3-Series (E46, E90) 5 03-25-2005 11:16 AM
2001 325ci Sirius Upgrade andregab 3-Series (E46, E90) 0 12-21-2004 03:06 PM
FS: Sirius jkuper Classifieds Sell & Buy 0 05-09-2004 05:12 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:25 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.