the Radio module in the
2003-2004 Range Rover
radio module is
the "hub of
the wheel" in the Rover audio system. Upgrading the radio
module to the latest version BMW X5 navigation radio brings your Range Rover
audio system into the 21st century. Upgrading the Rover radio module in the trunk provides SUPPORT for other upgrades such as BMW Auxiliary input, BMW Sirius Satellite
Radio and BMW MP3 Cd changer. In order to view these audio upgrades correctly on the navigation display, you will also need to upgrade the navigation computer to the BMW
MKIV navigation DVD system. You can still use these
upgrades with the original CD based navigation computer but you will not have
channel, song or artist data displayed on the navigation monitor.
Open the Storage
compartment on the rear left side of the car where the
navigation computer is located,
the plastic trim piece at the bottom of
the access panel, by removing the 3 plastic screws and left side trim
single 10mm nut holding the radio in place and
remove/replace with new navigation radio
you are replacing with a brand new Radio, once installed, Turn on Rover
ignition, and program the radio to
your correct AREA.
ignition on, turn on
radio, turn off
radio with left knob. Then turn on radio and immediately
hold SELECT for 12 seconds. After 12 seconds the radio serial
number will display. Using the < > buttons on
the navigation display locate AREA, and use the 1 and 2 keys to locate
your area (Such as US for USA)
radio to save
changes. Finished. Now do the upgrades to make it
radio wiring harness, remove the small BLACK plug from the radio
in image below, but you want to connect to the small BLACK plug
the cover off the BLACK plug and connect the three pins into positions
4 & 10. White/blue pin 3 (left audio), white/red pin
4 (right audio) and white/brown pin 10 (ground) image below
is simple illustration and for something else. Image is just
to show concept of inserting pins.
the three pins in the correct location on the radio harness, plug the
radio back in and enjoy your Axillary input.
radio wiring harness, remove the small WHITE plug from the radio
in image below
the cover off the White plug and REMOVE the pins from location 2 8
& 9. Pin location 2 is white/brown, 8 is white/red
and 9 is white blue. Unwrap the radio wiring harness slightly
so that you can get some slack on those three wires. You will
be connecting these three wires DIRECTLY to the Sirius receiver later
in the following steps. To remove the pins, press lightly on
the metal tab for each wire and gently pull the wire out. The
tab will most likely get stuck on the next hole where you will have to
press down again to full remove
the cloth tape on the BMW Sirius adapter cable. BMW P/N 84 11
0 150 526 to expose the wires. You will be completely
modifying this harness.
cover of the
12 pin connector on the 0 150 526 harness. Note the location
on the white/red 1, white/blue 7, and white/brown 2 wires.
REMOVE these three pins and REPLACE with the same colored wires from
the Radio wiring harness pins
with the pins
that you removed from the 0 150 526 harness replace those three pins in
the radio wiring harness location as before 2, 8 & 9 into the
small white plug on the navigation radio. Basically what you
have just done is to move the CD changer audio wires from one harness
connector to another. You are also replacing the wires with
the BMW Sirius satellite wiring pins
the other side of the 0 150 526 harness is a 6 pin plug.
You will be plugging that connector plug directly into the
BMW Sirius receiver in addition to the 12 pin plug that you moved the
CD audio wires to.
Next step is to REMOVE the white red and black wires from the
0 150 526
12 pin plug. Connect these three wires to power, ground and i
bus as found in the wiring of the trunk area. One option for
these three wires are on the telephone wiring harness plug.
connect red to red/yellow, black to brown/black and white to
ALL THREE plugs of the modified harness to the Sirius receiver
and mount in a suitable location
Mount the Sirius radio antenna as desired.
To operate use the MODE button on
the navigation screen to select the new options labled SAT
to Sirius Channel 71
to a new channel
with live stock quotes
mounted my Sirius antenna under the rear spoiler in the factory
location for the telephone antenna. It was a pretty easy install to run
the wire, and is completely stealth.
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