I just purchased the SIRIUS unit to replace the factory XM unit to work with the Factory radio and controls, however, I cannot locate where the XM unit is to switch it out. I read somewhere that it is under the rear shelf, but how do you get to it? Does anyone know?
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Re: Factory XM Unit Location
Hi Xit.....The factory XM module is in fact located under the rear shelf trim panel. You will have to remove the rear seat cushion, just pull up on the front of the cushion about 12 inches in from left and right corners. Remove the cushion from the car. Open the trunk and remove nuts located on the seat back just under rear shelf metal. Back inside the rear seat area, remove the seat belt buckle bolts located inboard of right and left lower corners of the seat back. Remove the seat back. You will now be able to see the (2) plastic fir tree pins that hold the shelf panel trim in place. Remove the pins.
Now comes the hard part, remove the right and left quarter sail interior trim panels ( Caution: roof rail air bag located behind right and left panels) the fasteners are located behind the "SIR" plastic buttons in the sail panel trim.
All in all, unless you have the proper tools and take the proper precautions, you might want to take your Cadillac to your local dealer.
Buy the way, is there something wrong with your factory XM module?
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I believe the USB socket your Subaru is only a charging port and does not really hook to the radio. This would require more than I know how to do, unless you can enable bluetooth on the car and your XM will work that way.
Depends on year, make and model. I changed mine in my 03 Tahoe but had to rewrite the Sirius, nav, xm, and voice control box. Took me a bit but real happy with how it turned out. Changing radios is not like it used to be so I advise you go to a decent radio shop
May be worth while to uninstall and reinstall tuner to allow it to reinitialize. You can also see if there is a reset button on radio face. If that doesn't work, one of the satellite components may need to be replaced.
If you have swapped out your old factory radio with another factory radio from a different unit, it will not work. It is coded to the VIN#, Just to replace a radio at the dealer you must link up and download the current configuration from the old unit using the GM TECH-II, then remove the old unit and install the new one, upload the old config files to the new unit and hope it works. Sometimes it doesn't and you have to keep swapping units back and forth to download and upload and eventually maybe getting a successful upload. If all your doing is replacing the factory unit with another factory unit, it will work if you take it to a dealer and they do the process explained above. Just don't throw out your old radio, they will need it because all of your old config files are still in it! I hope this info helps!~subyguru~
I have disabled factory xm/onstar units from many cars with no issue. i believe the onstar/xm units are both located in the trunk of you car behind the carpet (usually labeled accordingly). If you can find the fuse dedicated to the unit you can pull that. I have found the fuse is sometimes located on the unit. If you cant find the units then you can pull out the radio and unplug them from the back (more often than not it will be the smallest harness coming out the back). A quick way to test... have your car on and pull one plug at a time... make sure, once you have located it, test you audio (some harnesses are for amplified audio systems). The only neg. effect i have seen (rarely) has been the loss of the door chime.
atxhonda is right. Your going to have to replace the stereo and an aft mkt stereo will be the cheapest by far, however you should know that 96-00 Civics keyless entry control unit is inside the factory unit and by replacing it with an aftermarket deck you will lose you factory keyless entry system. If you don't have or use honda factory keyless entry or maybe you have an aft mkt keyless entry installed than I would go with the aft mkt deck.
I am not sure about repairing the unit. Do you have a CD cleaner? You might check with a reputable auto electronics shop, one that specializes in car audio. They may have an adapter that will allow an aftermarket radio to be controlled from the steering wheel. Rosen makes a nice am/fm/cd/dvd navigation unit that also has XM and iPod inputs. The hard part will be to find supporting interfaces and wiring harnesses to fit a 99.
If you are looking to convert your radio from XM to Sirius, there are a number of kits available by typing 'convert radio from XM to Sirius' into your favorite search engine. But why bother? XM and Sirius have merged and you can now get Sirius programming on the XM band.
Most of the New Aftermarket Stereo's now have the Connections for Sirius and XM Built in so you just need the Sat. Install Box. Really Simple. If you want to go a Cheaper Route Just Purchase the XM or Sirius Reciever and Mounting kit for the Dash or Windshield and It will play through an Empty FM Station on the Radio Via the FM Transmitter. Got one in all of my Vehicles and they work Great!