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Sirius sportster replay 2 audio

I do not receive any audio on channel 184. I have a signal but the audio is not playing on my car radio. I installed a direct adapter to the radio antenna & still no audio. I can hear the the Sirius radio transmitting the signal to the car radio when the sirius is turned on & tuned to the same channel as the car radio which indicated that the sirius radio is transmitting the signal to the car radio but still no audio. I have another sirius radio & it works & transmits the audio without any problem. Any suggestions. JVY

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  • jonas_me Dec 03, 2008

    I have an XACT XTR8 Replay, and I believe its basically the same model as the old Sportster. I have a lifetime sub since 11/04 and it has worked untill 11/08 which when I called they had an account error. They tried to delete and recreate my account, but it will still not receive any new activation signals now for a week. I've called every day. I too have the same problem, 184 shows up fine but I get no audio. They're trying to tell me my radio is broke, coincidentally when they screw up my account??? I call bull$h!t. I plan on calling XACT then trying to call the Sirius corporate office.

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