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m3buzz 04-08-2020 04:11 PM

Sirius radio help
 
I have searched this forum, and google more generally, to try to determine where the satellite radio module would be located in my 2011 X5d (build 10/26/10). I found pics of the module in 2009's and some info on E53's, but my trunk space does not look like either of those, and in the rear left compartment, I don't have any 'spare' fiber or wiring.

I did a VIN decode, and I do have $693 option for sat radio prep, so I was assuming that there would be some unconnected wires/fiber somewhere around there, but I can't find anything. Has anyone encountered this?

smassey321 04-08-2020 08:32 PM

2010 and up all have a satellite tuner built into the i-drive head unit. Since yours has the prep option, the tuner is disabled and needs to be enabled. You need to purchase/obtain an FSC code and have a coder add it to your i-drive. The dealer can do it, or there are other online options. There are ways to do this for free (cic patcher) however you need to be able to code and have the appropriate coding cable.

m3buzz 04-08-2020 09:25 PM

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Originally Posted by smassey321 (Post 1181088)
2010 and up all have a satellite tuner built into the i-drive head unit. Since yours has the prep option, the tuner is disabled and needs to be enabled. You need to purchase/obtain an FSC code and have a coder add it to your i-drive. The dealer can do it, or there are other online options. There are ways to do this for free (cic patcher) however you need to be able to code and have the appropriate coding cable.

Thatís awesome news, I was almost going to buy a module. When I couldnít find any connectors in the trunk, I got kind of suspicious that something was different here. Thank you for educating me!!
So - I have done several things on the X5 via coding, and if itís just a matter of changing a setting from Ďnicht aktiví to Ďaktiví that should be easy. But, I have heard of CIC changes that can only be applied by editing files (nettodata) and for that, Iím not as comfortable. Iíll check it out! Thanks again

smassey321 04-09-2020 09:33 AM

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Originally Posted by m3buzz (Post 1181098)
Thatís awesome news, I was almost going to buy a module. When I couldnít find any connectors in the trunk, I got kind of suspicious that something was different here. Thank you for educating me!!
So - I have done several things on the X5 via coding, and if itís just a matter of changing a setting from Ďnicht aktiví to Ďaktiví that should be easy. But, I have heard of CIC changes that can only be applied by editing files (nettodata) and for that, Iím not as comfortable. Iíll check it out! Thanks again

Since you have a coding cable, that opens up the option for remote coding. Several vendors add the fsc code that way. You can also buy the fsc code from them and add it yourself. Or finally, use script activation to create your own fsc code with fsc patcher.

Research adding fsc codes to your CIC. It is not the same as basic coding. Ignore the map fsc posts which are not the same process.

m3buzz 04-09-2020 01:51 PM

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Originally Posted by smassey321 (Post 1181109)
Since you have a coding cable, that opens up the option for remote coding. Several vendors add the fsc code that way. You can also buy the fsc code from them and add it yourself. Or finally, use script activation to create your own fsc code with fsc patcher.

Research adding fsc codes to your CIC. It is not the same as basic coding. Ignore the map fsc posts which are not the same process.

After hitting just a couple of sites and reading about FSC codes, it seems daunting with potential for issues. I am going to also look into the vendors you mentioned to see if that makes more sense than me making a bigger problem. Still more research to be done though. Thanks again for all the information!


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