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No signal after working just fine for 2years now it says no signal I asked xm they say something is blocking it it has never happened before what is going on and help I do have the magnetic and car antenna attachment and it does work once in a great while Im baffled there are no cracks in the line could it be the magnetic end?

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There saying that something is blocking the antenna. If it is saying no signal then check the connection at the unit where the antenna plugs into. If thats good then it either could be a bad antenna or a bad dock where your unit sits into.

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