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      01-03-2013, 07:12 PM   #1
Dr. D
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Drives: '10 135i
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Question Satellite radio questions

I bought my '09 135i a few days ago. My previous car had Sirius and I have a subscription which lasts for some time; I want to get it connected with my 135i. The car has the package S639A, which is satellite radio prep. However, I can't get the satellite radio ID from the vehicle which Sirius says they need to activate the radio. The VIN isn't in their database. The car does have Bluetooth and I can call up the BMW Concierge service (though they couldn't help me).

OK, is the car equipped for satellite radio, or not?

In the trunk, directly behind the rear seats is a cable bundle running to a metal box on the right side. There appears to be space for another box in the center, or to the left.

Does the box to the right contain the satellite radio electronics?

Do I need another box which does next to it?

Am I going to pay a dealership ~$500 just for them to look up a number in a database?