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Need to crank the volume to hear XM Radio

I just bought a new audio system for my son's car (a surprise) and have an XMXpressR unit on my dash, wired somehow into the back of my CD player. To play the CD, a volume of 20 is fairly loud. To play the XM, we have to crank it up to 50 for it to sound good. Do I need to take it back to get fixed or is this how they usually work? Maybe I should have had them put the XM directly into the CD player.

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Re: Need to crank the volume to hear XM Radio

This sound level problem is caused by oxidation forming in the electric connectors of the XM radio. I have tried several deoxidizers. Only one works really great. It is called, Caig DeoxIT. Here is a link to a good place to buy Caig and in the proper size too! [link].

Spray Caig DeoxIT into and over the connector and allow the deoxidizer to work for a few minutes.

Good luck,

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Re: Need to crank the volume to hear XM Radio

Defently take it back to get fixed it shouldn't work that way. it should be the same or louder when your deck is set to 20 for the volume

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You need to find a "XM ready" or "With XM controls" radio and install a separate XM receiver box. For example this would be the in dash deck: And this is the XM receiver:
I would suggest finding an in dash receiver that also does HD radio as well as XM. 

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