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      05-15-2012, 10:01 PM   #81
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Originally Posted by verbs View Post
It could also mean the head unit is ready for satellite radio, but it doesn't include the satellite radio modules that go inside your car to get the signal. My fiancee's car (a Mazda CX9) was like this, she ordered it without satellite radio, but the car was satellite ready, in that all we had to do was install the satellite radio modules and the head unit was able to handle satellite radio like it was an OEM feature. I ordered the modules for roughly $250 and paid $125 for the install. Retail was $300 on the modules, so I would expect to pay $400-$500 so to buy and have installed the Sirius modules on our cars if they don't come with it.
When my wife (separated) totalled her '10 128i, she found a 2012 replacement with 350 miles on it for a steal out of state (someone won it a casino and couldn't afford to pay income tax on it) but it was missing Sirius. Before she bought it she gave the VIN to a CA at one of the local BMW dealers and he looked it up and confirmed that it was "Sirius ready" and he told her it would be $400 for them to set it up for her. Not sure if this required any hardware or just a software update. I'll ask her for details tomorrow, but I'm guessing they will be able to do that same thing with the '13 F30s.

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