The sirius kits are out! they are in short supply for 220, 215 and 211 cars, but all others should be easier to get. All '04 models except for the 203 coupes and the 170 cars are pre-wired, this being immediately evident by the presence of the "SAT" button. 163's manufactured before 10/11/03 are also not satellite ready.MSRP is just shy of $700.00 not including installation. I've got a couple so I imagine any other dealer with some pull would have them as well. Any other questions contact me...
I've got an '02 C32. What would it take to get one of these installed? Would I have to upgrade my COMAND (my COMAND does not have a SAT button, only an empty space where one should be)? Thanks for any info you can provide!
have been trying to nail down when it will be availible from local dealer. some of them say may. some say they don't know. are these the same exact units. will they be able to install them, since they haven't seen them.
the installation is much less complicated than most of the work the dealer techs do every day. on the new cars everything is already pre-wired so there really isn't much to it. even a full on retrofit would not be that complicated. if you don't trust your dealer, wait a little while so they can get one or two under their belts. more likely than not, the owner's car will get the upgrade as soon as the parts are available, so there shouldn't be much cause for concern.
Have you seen the antenna? Where is it mounted & what does it look like? Is drilling involved? Does it look "aftermarket" or like a "factory" installation?
From what I understand the installation requires drilling through the trunk lid and the antenna is installed on the trunk. It looks like the same flat, somewhat thick antenna used for all satellite installs. How it looks will most likely depend on who does it.
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