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      02-25-2013, 12:10 PM   #1
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Sat Radio.

the car im looking at, it says it has SATELLITE TUNER PREPARATION.

i called the dealer, but he doesnt know how to find it. where is the sat radio on a 2012 3 series?... cause i know even if your not subscribe to it, in other cars you should be able to access it, and the preview sound comes on and give you a # to subscibe to sirius or xm
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      02-25-2013, 12:28 PM   #2
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Prep is not the same as having sat radio.

You need to buy an fsc code to activate the function. You can do it at your dealer for about $375 or do it for less with bimmertech.
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      02-25-2013, 12:35 PM   #3
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so its just a code i have to input?
no wiring needs to be done?
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so its just a code i have to input?
no wiring needs to be done?
Nope, no wiring, that's what sat prep is which your car has.

I just went through the process.

I bought the fsc code for under $200, a cable to connect to the car for $40 for coding, and uploaded the software to a laptop. The steps for how to do it are posted in the coding thread in the DIY section.
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      02-25-2013, 12:45 PM   #5
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Nope, no wiring, that's what sat prep is which your car has.

I just went through the process.

I bought the fsc code for under $200, a cable to connect to the car for $40 for coding, and uploaded the software to a laptop. The steps for how to do it are posted in the coding thread in the DIY section.
thanks for help
do you mind checking this thread i posted
http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=808139
and tell me which car is better.
both pretty much same price.
both black outside.
red inside, only thing i noticed different in color was that one had big red bar under the nav, the other one had a black
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do you mind checking this thread i posted
http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=808139
and tell me which car is better.
both pretty much same price.
both black outside.
red inside, only thing i noticed different in color was that one had big red bar under the nav, the other one had a black
I can't tell you which is better, its your personal preference as both cars look almost identical equipment wise and differ only by color and finishes.
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I can't tell you which is better, its your personal preference as both cars look almost identical equipment wise and differ only by color and finishes.
car #1 has the following that car 2 doesn't
248 STEERING WHEEL HEATING
4DN HIGH.TRIM FIN. CORAL RED MATT
6NH HANDS-FREE FACILITY W. USB INTERFAC

car 2 has following car 1 hasnt
4DL HIGH.TRIM FIN. BLACK HIGH-GLOSS


these bottom stuff are they important?
6AA BMW TELESERVICES
6AB CONTROL TELESERVICES
6NF EXT.CON.OF THE MUSIC PLAY.I.MOBILPH
6NL CONNECT. BLUETOOTH A.USB DEVICES IN
6NR APPS
840 HIGH SPEED SYNCHRONISATION

forgot to add that car 2 has 704 M SPORT SUSPENSION
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Again, it's a personal preference.

I would not own one without the sports suspension.
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car #1 has the following that car 2 doesn't
248 STEERING WHEEL HEATING
4DN HIGH.TRIM FIN. CORAL RED MATT
6NH HANDS-FREE FACILITY W. USB INTERFAC

car 2 has following car 1 hasnt
4DL HIGH.TRIM FIN. BLACK HIGH-GLOSS


these bottom stuff are they important?
6AA BMW TELESERVICES
6AB CONTROL TELESERVICES
6NF EXT.CON.OF THE MUSIC PLAY.I.MOBILPH
6NL CONNECT. BLUETOOTH A.USB DEVICES IN
6NR APPS
840 HIGH SPEED SYNCHRONISATION

forgot to add that car 2 has 704 M SPORT SUSPENSION
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Again, it's a personal preference.

I would not own one without the sports suspension.
do they both have sports suspension?
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do they both have sports suspension?
You said, you forgot to add that car number two has Sports suspension.

I stated, if one of them does or does not, that would be an issue for ME.
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You said, you forgot to add that car number two has Sports suspension.

I stated, if one of them does or does not, that would be an issue for ME.
whats advantage of sports suspension
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whats advantage of sports suspension
Umm, drive one.

It is lower, handles better.

Drive a car with and without if you are unsure if it's something you want.
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