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Old 01-22-2006, 09:38 AM   #1
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Touring: Mount your Sirius Receiver

As many Touring owners know, the Sirius receiver option is not available for them. Although the appropriate cables are there and the post-2003 head units recognized the Sirius receiver, BMW did not market an installation kit for sport wagons. Perhaps they didnt think there was enough demand; I dont know. Anyway, installing the Sirius is fairly easy for the do-it-yourselfer. Mounting the receiver is easy if you dont have the CD Changer installed. I described one method for mounting a Sirius antenna here: http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=330259

I mounted my receiver where (I think) the CD Changer goes. The receiver uses the same cables as the CD Changer. If you want to use both, you will require another cable to piggy-back off of the Sirius receiver (BMW PN: 84 11 0 150 526) and another place to mount the receiver. Here is a picture of the Sirius receiver installed:

As you can see, all I did was use two L brackets to hold it fast to the CD Changer mount. Because the holes for the receiver and the CD Changer bracket are offset relative to each other, I wanted a wide bracket. While I could have fashioned brackets from tin, I opted to purchase a cheap connecter used with heater ducts that already had brackets. I used tin snips to cut off the brackets from the connector.

I used my eyeballs and a felt tip pen to determine what to cut and drill. I used the hole that was already in the bracket to mount it to the receiver. I then put the receiver where it was supposed to go and mark where holes needed to be drilled and any excess length of the tin bracket. I drilled a hole in each bracket and used tin snips to cut the tin brackets to length.

I used M4 x .7 screws between the L bracket and receiver and some nuts n bolts between the L bracket and CD Changer bracket. I could have spent more time making it look better, but I didn't want to.
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