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Antenna not detected

My Stiletto is updated, but when I put it into the car dock, it says Antenna not detected. I know it isnt the car cradle because I have two of them for two seperate vehicles and the same thing happens.

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  • Anonymous Mar 10, 2009

    Stiletto says "antenna not detected" when plugged into two separate car docks with or without the battery installed. When the unit is disconneted but on, it says "acquiring signal" and switches immediately to "antenna not detected" when plugged into the dock. This does not happen on the home dock.

  • clubchuck1 Apr 14, 2009

    My styletto 100 works great on the boombox, but once I plug it into the car cradle it signals "no attenna detected". I have bought TWO new cradles, 2 brand new antenna's with the same frustrating results.. I ended buying a second styletto as well, and guess what... same problem. HELP

  • Anonymous May 02, 2009

    I cannot recommend the Stiletto to anyone. I have had mine a year, with nothing but problems. I repeatedly get the antenna connection problem, but also my unit does not charge in the car dock, but if you take the power cord out of the dock and plug it into the bottom of the unit itself, it does charge. So dock right? No, I've been through three. I've had it with Sirius and their **** tech support, and plan to simply file a small claim.

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I had this problem also. I received a replacement unit but the problem persisted. I would have to reset it to get it to work, loosing all data. I was also using the FM transmitter but it would disable that function (greyed out). After I connected the radio direct through an aux. audio port, I haven't had any issues.

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One thing I suggest you try is using a second docks power cable in a different power source.

I had every problem you could imagine with my dock: antenna not detected, FM direct failing, picking up the satellite signal but not charging, then charging but failing to get the signal, the remote behaving badly, etc. For a year I tried to figure out what was wrong, testing every cable, the unit, three docks. The guy who professionally installed my system tested the power cable with a multimeter to make sure power was going to the dock. We could not figure it out.

Then it occurred to me that the dock may just not be getting ENOUGH power. The guy who put my dock and FM direct in with my car install kit certificate wired my power cable directly into my car power, under the driver's dash, so that I would not have to plug into my cigarette lighter.

While this may not happen with every car, it happened with my 2005 Altima. Whatever he had spliced into was not giving the dock enough juice to run everything. As soon as I plugged a second power cable into the cigarette lighter jack and put that in the dock, full powering of everything with no failures. If you find that to be the case, bring the car back to your installer and have him fix the connection, or just live with the cigarette lighter connection.

I also have two connections for power outlets, so you may want to even try different ports in your vehicle if one does not give you success.

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If its not the recivers its the antenna connection.Try turning it slow.If you get to work or get a new 1 keep a loose bend in wire near plug an afix it somehow (behind bracket,rubberband,something),The optional antenna extesion house wire is even heavyier and puts to much force on end/plug.Good Luck, union kk

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  • oldcycles Apr 13, 2009

    2 other thoughts,first swap antenna from home to car at least to see if it's the antenna.Like i mentioned you might have to turn wire end (plug) slowly and afix it and turn untill it's good.Other idea is you can download agin this time with your sl radio docked when downloading,you know you'll lose recorded music,etc.,union k

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Try docking the unit without the battery attached. The unit will recycle and that may solve the problem. You will, however, need to continue to dock the unit without the battery...

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