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      09-01-2012, 04:02 PM   #2
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Contributor SunnyUK dug out this interesting press release suggesting this integrated DAB unit is a commercially available product called AutoDAB from Connect2.

While advertised as 299 fully fitted by BMW dealers, it is available online from Halfords for 149 plus 30 for fitting in select Halford Centres. This takes one hour

This is for an AutoDAB unit with vehicle specific wiring harness with required connector for the I drive as well.

Customer review is positive: good quality sound and operation, seamless integration, use through existing steering controls and voice prompt, but the window patch antenna on passenger side not invisible.

I specked my Retired F12 and F20 with DAB and thoroughly recommend it. But if you are a radio/music enthusiast and miss it, or have a HK/hifi upgrade, you may wish to consider this.