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Old 11-07-2016, 10:01 AM   #1
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BMW Sirius Installation Bracket - How?

Anyone figure out how this thing is supposed to go in?

Basically your typical e46 - Non-nav, no CD changer. Plenty of room in the trunk but that bracket just doesn't seem to line up with any install points, not to mention it's way bigger than the Sirius unit - almost like it's meant for the CD changer not the Sirius unit.

It's part #84110141976

https://www.ecstuning.com/Search/Sit...1976/ES200587/
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Old 11-07-2016, 08:12 PM   #2
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After looking at it for a while it's apparant that the bracket is designed to properly house the sirius receiver. Unfortunately, if you have a plain-vanilla trunk like mine the storage tray and side panel leave no room to install any additional electronics. You could fit the sirius receiver into the bracket that holds the amp - there is space. However, this raises questions about heat buildup and ventilation and is probably not advisable. Only other option without buying a new cd-changer compatible left-side storage tray and side panel (looks like around $200 in parts) is jury-rig an installation between the inside of the fender and the frame inside the trunk. Which is what I'll probaby end up doing.
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Old 11-27-2016, 05:22 PM   #3
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After looking at it for a while it's apparant that the bracket is designed to properly house the sirius receiver. Unfortunately, if you have a plain-vanilla trunk like mine the storage tray and side panel leave no room to install any additional electronics. You could fit the sirius receiver into the bracket that holds the amp - there is space. However, this raises questions about heat buildup and ventilation and is probably not advisable. Only other option without buying a new cd-changer compatible left-side storage tray and side panel (looks like around $200 in parts) is jury-rig an installation between the inside of the fender and the frame inside the trunk. Which is what I'll probably end up doing.
Correct - if you look at realoem.com, it will show an optional trunk liner for the sedans with / without a nav / CD changer systems installed. When I installed a Sirius tuner in my touring model many years ago, I did purchase the oversized side cover meant for the models with a nav / or CD changer. This provided extra room for a bracket and the tuner (I did not have a cd changer or nav system)

I recently had to build a bracket to mount a Sirius tuner in my E46 convertible - since the factory brackets for the convertible are NLA.
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