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Could you explain how to get the satellite antenna into the trunk to the Sirius receiver? I know how to run the antenna across the back windshield and then down the side.

I don't see any potential openings from the bottom of the windshield (where the antenna comes out of the windshield's rubber gasket) to the inside of the trunk.

Am I supposed to remove the wiring gasket on the right on inside of the trunk lid, and run the antenna through the back seat somehow?

P.S. I won't put the antenna on the rear parcel shelf because it interferes with my Valentine One.
 

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tomorrow i will take some pics of how i ran my cable... not elegant by any means but it does the job... concealed from the outside and almost invisible except for the wires that plug into the receiver which i place in front of the cupholders...

basically i ran it thru the back seat and underneath the drivers side door trim right where the rug starts... then pulled it out and ran it under the carpet mat....
 

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If I recall, the BMW antenna has instructions that specifically describe this. From memory, it just flops up over the trunk rubebr gasket- A tie wrap to hold it roughly in place. I thought it pretty sloppy when I read it.


How does the antenna interfere with the VI?! I have a V1 as well as the sirius antenna on top of the middle brake light and it doesn't seem to interfere... besides the antenna should be passive.


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I have attached the antenna install document. Check out the instructions for E46 Sedan/Coupes. Basically, you have have to drill a hole into the trunk compartment. The antenna comes with a grommet to seal it.

Cheers!
Dave
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ard,

On my '05 M3 coupe, I first installed the Sirius antenna in the center tether. My V1 constantly (read: non-stop) picked up a low K-band signal. As an experiment, I kept the V1 on, and unplugged the Sirius antenna from the Sirius receiver. The V1 no longer went off.

As I was watching through the back windshield, I plugged the antenna back in, V1 immediately starts picking up a K-band signal. I decided to move the antenna to the roof.

(I have the single antenna plug-in (yellow)).

Dave,

Thanks for the instructions. I already have these because, as noted above, I already installed Sirius into my M3.

While I was looking over the M5 trunk situation, I thought some drilling might be required.

Me...with a power drill...to the trunk of my M5...means uh-oh.
 

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Yup,
At step 10 where it says to remove the rubber plug is where you need to drill through the trunk for an e39 since there would not be a hole there already.

Dave
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"...my V1 in All Bogeys doesn't pick up the antenna... I assumed you put it on the roof or trunk and the V1 ignores it now?"

Yes. The roof mount is false-bogey free. I didn't want a trunk install because I thought it would be too tempting for passers-by on foot to take a swipe at, or outright steal it.
 
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