XM Radio Quit Working

Discussion in 'Audio, Video & Gadget Tech' started by kevindsingleton, May 2, 2011.

  1. Enkeiavalanche

    Enkeiavalanche Loving the Outdoors Staff Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    Well if you are paid up Take the truck to a good open area and have Xm resend the signal...
  2. sstoner911

    sstoner911 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Is the subscription active?

    Have you left the radio on while refreshing it? On channel 0 you should see the radio id..write it down and go to the xm website to refresh the signal. Make sure the radio is on.
  3. Cwaynew

    Cwaynew New Member

    Thanks for repsonding. Yeah, I have done everything per XM's request. On top of a hill, nothing between my truck and the sky, with radio tuned to station1, using the xm radio id. refreshed 10 times probably over the last two days.

    My problem seems to be the exact one as a few previous posters, Just wondering what the eventual outcome was because they have had to have time to have fixed it since the posts are rather dated.

    Thanks again.

    ---------- Post added at 09:59 AM ---------- Previous post was at 09:47 AM ----------

    Tricia, I too am having this same issue as Kevin and I wondered if you have ever heard of the fix on this. I have an '09 Silverado and the the xm only receives stations 1 and 0. I will be contacting a dealership but would like an idea.
  4. Enkeiavalanche

    Enkeiavalanche Loving the Outdoors Staff Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    get a new tuner... Or do what I did switch to Sirius or HD radio..
  5. sstoner911

    sstoner911 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Tricia is just going to tell you to contact your dealer.

    Your XM brain is behind the lower glove box. There is tab on the back side of the glove box..push it forward til the glove box falls forward. You will see a silver box on the right side disconnect it for a few minutes and then try it again.

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  6. kevindsingleton

    kevindsingleton Rockstar

    I never did get my XM radio working. I just use my phone for Pandora, or listen to books on CD. Maybe I'll try disconnecting the device inside the glove box. It snowed, today, so that means winter is here, and I won't be spending much time fiddling with it out on the driveway. It appears to be a pretty common occurrence, which probably means it's a flawed device, but my warranty is long gone, and I don't need another entertainment expense, right now, anyway.
  7. Enkeiavalanche

    Enkeiavalanche Loving the Outdoors Staff Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    Get the Tuner changed then tell them XM is not worth the money I'm getting Sirius now for $25.00 for 6 months.. Thats all it's worth...Tell them you are sick of the repeat songs..
  8. skyline137

    skyline137 New Member

    I am having the same problem with my Audi. I have made 10 calls to XM, the techs tried everything thy could, I can get preview channel only. During the XM free two week promotion the radio worked fine, then stopped when promotion ended. I have lifetime subscription. I will take it to the Audi dealer for a "computer scan" at my expense.
  9. songkrai

    songkrai New Member

    It still amazes me folks who give credit card with automatic renewal at full price.
    I use paper billing. Costs $2.00 more and well worth it not to give any credit card or bank account automatic renewal.

    And as a footnote. I only use the portable XM receivers as none of my vehicles has built in.
    One portable receiver would not obtain a clear signal in vehicle. It works perfectly inside home (boombox) but not in vehicle.
    I switched receivers and all came in clear in vehicle. I have multiple portable receivers.

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