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      01-21-2019, 02:40 PM   #1
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2018 320i no satellite radio

I recently purchased a new 2018 320i. I was told its wired for sattelite but doesnt have the module. I was under the impression all newer bmw's are equipt with satellite radio? Am i wrong?
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      01-21-2019, 04:17 PM   #2
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I recently purchased a new 2018 320i. I was told its wired for sattelite but doesnt have the module. I was under the impression all newer bmw's are equipt with satellite radio? Am i wrong?
The iDrive unit has the Sat tuner built-in -contact Bimmer-Tech.net for remote activation.
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The iDrive unit has the Sat tuner built-in -contact Bimmer-Tech.net for remote activation.
The thing is I just bought this car and it's supposed to come with 1-year free of Satellite Radio subscription. Now they're telling me that I'm missing a module but it's pre-wired for it.
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The thing is I just bought this car and it's supposed to come with 1-year free of Satellite Radio subscription. Now they're telling me that I'm missing a module but it's pre-wired for it.
Ezcustoms, you are eligible for the 1-year trial. However, you must actually have the activation from either BMW or Bimmertech in order to use it. Activating SatRadio is an option, so by contacting your local dealership (or more cheaply, Bimmertech), you can unlock the option for the free year.

So you will have to pay for the SatRadio option to be "unlocked" to claim and use that free year and to pay for it in the future.

I hope this makes sense.
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The thing is I just bought this car and it's supposed to come with 1-year free of Satellite Radio subscription. Now they're telling me that I'm missing a module but it's pre-wired for it.
Ezcustoms, you are eligible for the 1-year trial. However, you must actually have the activation from either BMW or Bimmertech in order to use it. Activating SatRadio is an option, so by contacting your local dealership (or more cheaply, Bimmertech), you can unlock the option for the free year.

So you will have to pay for the SatRadio option to be "unlocked" to claim and use that free year and to pay for it in the future.

I hope this makes sense.
U need the fsc code is what they trying to tell u.
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Ok. Thank you
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The thing is I just bought this car and it's supposed to come with 1-year free of Satellite Radio subscription. Now they're telling me that I'm missing a module but it's pre-wired for it.
Dealer must activate Sat Radio in your car if correct.

Sat module was eliminated almost 10 years ago.
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All BMWs manufactured after 2011 have the SDARS tuner built into the head unit and have the antenna pre-wired.

If you go to any VIN decoding website like mdecoder or decoder.bvzine.com, check for option 693. If you have that option on the option list, you can have this retrofitted no problem.
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All BMWs manufactured after 2011 have the SDARS tuner built into the head unit and have the antenna pre-wired.

If you go to any VIN decoding website like mdecoder or decoder.bvzine.com, check for option 693. If you have that option on the option list, you can have this retrofitted no problem.
693 is on there. Thank you
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693 is on there. Thank you
Suggest you use steve@codemybimmer for coding.
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