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Sirius sportster 5 is now taking 45 minutes to power on after starting the car. It is taking longer and longer to come on. Any suggestions?

This radio is rarely removed from it's docking station. It's a little over 4 years old. I had no problems until last fall. The unit would initially take 20 minutes to come on after the car is started. It's wired to come on when the car starts. It now takes 45 minutes. Any suggestions on what the problem is.

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I am running into the same exact issue. I have had my Sportster about 14 months now and this is the first problem I've encountered. We had a cold night in the low 20s and the next morning the Sportster started in with these issues. It's been two weeks now and I have the same exact issues (have power, all connections in tact, no "no signal" message, etc.). Sirius recommended a factory reset through the menu option. I was able to do that, but the problem was not corrected. If anyone has any advice here, please let us know..... Thank you. -Peter

Posted on Mar 02, 2007

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It may be that the dock isn't working, I would return it for a new one to the place that you bought it from to make sure that you have a dock that works.

Posted on Apr 18, 2008

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Sirius S50 sucks...and Sirius customer service sucks! I bought this radio less then a year and a half ago to never hear music now! I've spent hours on the phone with them...it would work somewhat for a day then nothing! They finally...after another hour and some change on the phone again this evening decide they will send me a new radio with a complimentary installation card. Great I thought...until I see the radio they are sending to replace what I have. Like they are doing me a favor...they are getting rid of their own trash, reconditioned out dated radio! Wonderful service...damn I can get any more sarcastic then I am at the moment! Let me tell you my plan...because I was going to cancel my service right then and there! I'm using that damn card towards installing the new radio the **** way but to also 'un hard wire' the S50 so my ****'s back in place...then I'll come home, take the half *** **** out, put it back in the box...ship the **** back and cancel my damn service. If they cared about this client...they sure didn't show it! If I treated all the customers I service daily this way...hell I'd be out of a job!

Posted on Jun 04, 2008

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SOURCE: SIRIUS Sportster "Acquiring Signal"

Let me save you $30.00. A new antenna will not help, nor will cleaning the contacts. I just did both of those and it did not help. I have mine in the freezer right now cooling it down. Sirius told me that I should not leave it in the car because it gets to hot. They told me to buy another unit....

Posted on Aug 12, 2008

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Sirius does not stand behind their products, There is no out of warranty repair for their radios,  and they do not offer sites for repair. Seems  like this is a definite problem with this model. Their solution is to buy a new radio,(with all the new-docking,boombox etc) accessories. also they charge $75.00 to change to the new radio.I liked my sportster 1 because of the FM modulator. It just had to be centrally located and all the radios in my home picked it up(no docking) the new radios require $50.00 docking stations for each stereo location and radio location, unless you bring a boombox everywhere, and the sound isn't the same.    I feel there should be a class action lawsuit against Sirius for these reasons and I might look into it. What do all you think?

Posted on Aug 31, 2008

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