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Sirius Radio Car Charger Issue
I recently purchased Sirius radio for my 2002 M5. I have discovered that apparently the power charger that comes with the radio does not fit the car's cigarette lighter receptacle. In comparing my phone car charger to the Sirius radio power charger it appears that the Sirius power charger is too long and that the metal "wings" on the Sirius charger stick out of the cigarette lighter receptacle to such a degree as to not have the Sirius charger work. The charger did work fine on a friend's old Chevy Tahoe interesting enough.
Has anyone else experienced this? Sirius tell me that I will have to hard wire the radio into the car as they do not have a power charger that will fit my car. Pretty astonishing if that is the case, but before I talk to Sirius authorized installers I wanted to hear from members of the board who have Sirius radio (that is not built in).
BTW, the customer service folks at Sirius are generally inept and if you are routed to an overseas call center it can take a long, long time to get to someone who understands English well. Very frustrating.