Question about 2006 Pontiac Solstice
I believe that you need to contact your Dealer's service department for assistance with your XM Digital Radio Receiver. Check this TBS from GM
Subject: Dealers Seeking Technical Support or Replacement XM Digital Radio Receivers
Models: 2002-2006 All XM Equipped Light Duty Trucks and Passenger Cars
Some customers may report their XM radio is inoperative. Dealers seeking technical support and/or replacement of XM Digital radio receivers must ensure the XM system is factory installed (U2K) or an OEM GM approved kit, currently available on the GMT360/370 and 800 trucks only.
A check of GM VIS should be preformed to determine if the vehicle is equipped with factory installed XM Radio RPO (U2K). If a GM approved kit is installed it will not list the RPO in VIS but the XM antenna will be the same type and installed in the same location as the factory installed system. GM TAC is only able to assist with the diagnostics, repair and part restriction for OEM installed or approved kits. All other GM non-approved after market kits in need of technical support, sales, warranty and/or installation questions, etc. should contact Satellite Radio Direct (SRD).
Note: Dealer installed XM Radio kits are compatible with all GMT800 radios except base radio (UM7). All GM OEM XM systems and approved kits use the same antenna used with the U2K option. Any other mounting location/technique should be a clue for a Technician that they are working on an after market system.
Please follow this diagnostic or repair process thoroughly and complete each step. If the condition exhibited is resolved without completing every step, the remaining steps do not need to be performed.
GM TBS 9
Originally Posted by GM TSB9edited by Small Dealer) Subject: Parts Restriction on Ordering XM Digital Radio Receiver
Models: 2002-2007 GM Passenger Cars and Trucks (Including Saturn)
This bulletin is being revised to add model years and models.
The XM Digital Radio Receiver is part of the S-band satellite radio system. GM has partnered with S-band service provider, XM Satellite Radio, to offer this service to U.S. customers. The XM Digital Radio Receiver (DRR) is a restricted part. By working closely with our dealers and technicians, through the parts restriction process, the GM team will gain a better understanding of any field concerns that may develop.
Important: Only modules and components involved in a parts restriction program require a call to the GM Technical Assistance Center (TAC) in order to obtain the necessary part. Parts such as antennas, cables, etc., are available through the normal GMSPO channels.
If a customer comes to the dealership with S-band (XM Radio) concerns, please follow the repair information and diagnostics found in the Entertainment sub-section of Service Information (SI). If your diagnosis points to a fault with the XM Digital Radio Receiver, please call the GM Technical Assistance Center (TAC). The GM TAC consultant will verify your diagnosis and, if appropriate, order a replacement part. GM TAC Consultants will no longer provide a part number back to the dealership when an XM DRR is to be ordered. The replacement XM DRR that the dealership will receive may have a different part number from the one currently installed in the vehicle. If there are no physical or dimensional differences between the original XM DRR and the replacement XM DRR, then install the new XM DRR, and refer to SI for the proper setup procedures.
Replacement parts are usually shipped out within 24 hours, and a pre-paid return package label will be included for returning the original XM DRR. If the replacement XM DRR ordered by the GM TAC is not received within seven business days, contact the GM TAC.
Important: By returning the original XM DRR, you and your parts department will avoid a significant non-return core charge.
When contacting TAC with an XM Radio concern, the availability of certain information from the vehicle will streamline the process for the dealership technician as well as minimize the time necessary for TAC to provide the correct diagnosis.
If your diagnosis leads you to call TAC, you will need to provide the following information:
• Radio ID (from channel zero)
• Part Number
• Antenna Reading (from Tech 2®)
• Any Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) that are stored in the XM digital radio receiver (DRR)
• Any Advisory Messages that may appear on the radio head.
The radio ID and part number are found by selecting Module Information under Digital Radio Receiver on the Tech 2®.
To obtain the Antenna Reading, go to Data Display, Parameter Digital Radio Antenna on the Tech 2®.
The radio head itself may display an Advisory Message, which should also be documented before calling TAC. For example, the radio may display "Loading XM," "Check XM Receiver," "No XM Signal," etc.
If you require further technical assistance related to this bulletin, please contact the GM TAC.
AFTER MARKET ADAPTER TO MAKE XM WORK.
Well here is what I found out from one of the big box web sites. You need two parts a Uninveral Tuner and a digital adapter. The adapters have two different price points and I wish I knew which one was which
Terk XM™ Universal Tuner (XMDirect™) Part Number TRK XMD1000
Quick, easy upgrade: Connect this hideaway tuner to your XM™ Radio-ready in-dash cassette or CD player with the brand-specific XMDirect™ Smart Digital adapter (sold separately) to experience over 150 channels of digital-quality music, news, sports and entertainment.
Ultra-thin antenna: Includes an micro antenna that mounts on the roof of your vehicle.
Note: The brand-specific XMDirect™ Smart Digital adapter for your in-dash cassette or CD player is required.
Terk XMDirect™ Smart Digital Adapter (XMDSON110)
Add XM to your car: The XMDirect Smart Digital adapter allows users to receive digital XM satellite radio directly through a satellite radio ready head unit.
Hidden from view: The small system allows customers to install the entire system behind the dashboard maintaining its uncluttered appearance.
System requirements: To complete the installation of an XMDirect Smart Digital adapter, a universal tuner box must also be installed.
Terk XMDirect™ Smart Digital Adapter (XMDPAN100)
Quick, easy upgrade: With the Panasonic XMDirect™ Smart Digital adapter, you can connect the XMDirect™ universal tuner (sold separately) to your XM™-ready in-dash cassette or CD player to enjoy over 150 channels of digital-quality music, news, sports, entertainment and more.
Simple installation: The included cables make the installation quick, and easy--one set plugs into your in-dash player, and the other set plugs into the tuner. The small, compact size makes it easy to place it behind the dash or under the front seat of your car.
Note: The XMDirect™ universal tuner is required for installation (sold separately). __________________
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Posted on Oct 02, 2010
You require PONTIAC SOLSTICE DIRECT XM PACKAGE-DISP KIT which will allow you to add XM to factory radio.
Posted on Oct 01, 2010
Chances are that being it is an 07 the free 3 month trial has ended and the original owner did not extend the service and/or cancelled before they traded it in or sold it to the dealership. Try haggling the dealership to give/pay for your 3 month trial. Normally when you do have the XM service, all you do is hit the source button until it reaches the XM mode and it should play the last XM that you were previously at. Pushing the CAT button would bring up the different categories of music available for XM such as 70's, 80's, 90's or whatever you programmed your "favorites" to be. You should however be able to pick up 1 or 2 channels despite not having the XM service. I think I get like 2 or 3 channels...some news channel and some preview channel.
Posted on Oct 01, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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