SiriusXM Satellite radio can be activated in cars with the BMW satellite radio preparation option through a remote coding session or with a USB stick. The type of activation depends on the vehicle’s specs and can be determined only after you type in your VIN.
BMW SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Bring over 175 satellite radio channels into your BMW to enjoy wherever you want to go., One of the coolest things about SiriusXM Radio is how you have access to more than 150 satellite radio stations. With this system, you will have access to a variety of genres from pop, rock, R&B, country, Christian, jazz, dance and electronic, classical, and so much more. You will also have access to some of the best programmings like Howard Stern, Nascar, NBA, NHL, NFL, and MLB. BMW continues to exceed expectations by offering immense conveniences. SiriusXM is one of those bonus amenities. For HU Head Unit BMW firmware iLevel version older than 2018-11 will be supported.
BMW owners often ask: “How to get Sirius radio in my car for free for a year?”, and the answer is that with BimmerTech it’s pretty simple. We use a genuine BMW activation code to add satellite radio to your vehicle, meaning you can benefit from the Sirius XM free trial period. If you’re the original owner of the car, you may receive the All Access SiriusXM subscription free of charge for up to 12 months (or 2 months in case the BMW/MINI is Certified Pre-Owned).
Please note that all free trials are offered by SiriusXM and governed by their own terms and conditions. BimmerTech cannot guarantee eligibility for any trial or offer any alternative trial or refund if SiriusXM refuses to offer a free trial.
What XM radio stations are available for your car depends on its hardware, as you’ll be using the factory radio included as part of the SiriusXM satellite radio preparation package. Visit the SiriusXM official website to check the lineup for your car. Also, have a look at the Sirius XM channels list 2020.
How do you install Sirius Satellite radio in your car? Identify your BMW/MINI at the top and you will get a full description of Sirius car radio activation in your specific vehicle together with the details on what comes in a Sirius XM car kit.
We will send you a file in 1 hour – 1 day (the lead time may be variable because of the time difference). Download the file to your PC and copy it to an empty FAT32 formatted USB Flash Drive. Go to the car, plug it in the USB port in the armrest for 30 seconds and you are done.
What We Need
Your VIN Vehicle Identification Number (if you have retrofitted navigation we need the VIN for the donor unit, Please leave a note for the seller or during checkout in PayPal note)
More details and FAQs about BMW Coding Service
- Enet Cable If you wish to do some BMW F10 coding, F30 coding, or any other model upgrading, an Enet cable or the SmartBimmer Enet WiFi adapter and laptop with an Ethernet port or external USB-RJ45 adapter can work their magic. Of course, special coding software for BMW and, preferably, relevant skills are needed to unlock the hidden functionalities like activating full-screen CarPlay after flashing programming the firmware iLevel.
The BMW Enet cable coding is for any module – the whole car can be coded.
- USB Self-Coding Scripts Another BMW coding tool, which is much easier, faster, and less cumbersome than the previous method, is a USB stick with a specially coded file. You just insert it into the port in the center armrest or glove compartment (depending on the type of the head unit – BMW NBT, NBT Evo, or CIC), and complete a series of actions (like turning off the car, locking the doors, etc.) that finish the coding process.
BMW USB coding is just for the iDrive (the Head Unit)
Which BMWs support USB coding?
Whether your vehicle will be coded via Enet cable or USB depends on your BMW’s iDrive version, as well as which coding options you’re having activated. Cars with CIC or NBT or EVO ID5 ID6 or MGU ID7 iDrive can generally be coded with our easy USB process, as can most NBT Evo vehicles, depending on what software version they’re running.
Most other vehicles will be coded via cable by our technician. Then again, a few options can only be activated via cable, in which case even a car that supports USB coding will need a remote coding session with us.
What is the difference between BMW programming and coding?
For some, that is the difference between coding and programming on BMW. Coding usually refers to making minor changes to your vehicle’s software configuration, generally unlocking features that BMW itself makes available in some of its vehicles. Programming, on the other hand, is often used to refer to more drastic changes that fundamentally change the way your vehicle works through new software. For example, a tuner might program your vehicle to alter the engine management systems. These processes carry a far more significant risk.
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