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I bought a 2007 Silverado with an XM capable radio setup but it does not have an XM receiver. The shark fin antenna is present on the roof.

My question is...do I need to buy the $450+ "kit" or just find a receiver to plug into the back of my radio?
 

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IF you have the factory XM deck in your truck then the reciever should be built into the deck. Also that shark fin is for the Onstar as well. But the if the truck came with XM capable then it means that the all you need to do is get the Radio ID (im not sure how to get it from the nnbs radios) and call XM to activate your account.
 

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I do not have the factory Xm deck, no ID either. The whole thing is capable of taking XM components. I believe they did not standardize the components until late 2008, and it was an option for the 2007 when the new body/interior rolled out. My truck did not get the option. When I push the "cat" button on the radio it says "XM feature only".


My fear is that I need the whole kit and at the same time I pray I can just buy a receiver and have it installed.
 

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I bought a 2007 Silverado with an XM capable radio setup but it does not have an XM receiver. The shark fin antenna is present on the roof.

My question is...do I need to buy the $450+ "kit" or just find a receiver to plug into the back of my radio?

You may call your local dealer "parts department" they will know for sure. Be sure to have your last 8 digits of the VIN ready.
 

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I called them and they quoted me @ $520 installed, that is part of the reason I am trying to find an alternative. Thanks for the reply though!
 

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I called them and they quoted me @ $520 installed, that is part of the reason I am trying to find an alternative. Thanks for the reply though!
There are several options, some fairly cheap, some just as or even more expensive than the 520 quoted by your dealer.

If your not to concerned about a seperate XM unit mounted in your truck:

http://www.walmart.com/ip/XM-Onyx-Dock-and-Play-Satellite-Radio-with-Car-Kit-XDNX1V1/12790152

If you want a cleaner look:( aftermarket head unit)

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_33457_Kenwood-KDC-BT848U.html

plus the XM kit here:

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_12320_Kenwood-XM-Satellite-Radio-Solution-Package.html

Just depends on how far you want to take it with the aftermarket deck. If you want to all out with Navigation and XM you are going to spend upwards of $500 + depending on the brand and quality you choose.
 

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If you want XM with the factory radio you can add a Pac audio / iSimple gateway to your existing radio . Adding the iSimple ISGM571 will give you two inputs on the XM channel on your radio , giving you any combination of these but only 2 , HD Radio, aux input, XM radio, Bluetooth, or Ipod control all through the XM portion of the radio . The steering wheel controls , On Star and Factory Bluetooth work with this adapter .
http://www.isimplesolutions.com/iphone-ipod-integration-GateWay.aspx
http://www.hdradio.com/what-is-hd-radio
 

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I called them and they quoted me @ $520 installed, that is part of the reason I am trying to find an alternative. Thanks for the reply though!

You know after dropping down my glove box a seeing where the XM brain is, I bet you could look and see if you have all the wires for it. This is what it looks like.

The brown plug is the antenna and looks like one other connection. The brace that it mounts to should be there also. The flap at the back(top) of the glove box that it hits against to stop it when it opens can be pushed up to allow the glove box fully open to the floor.

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