Question about Sirius Satellite Radio Receiver
My sportster 5 starting turning off when on periodically. It would happen pretty frequently until it no longer will turn on... I assume it is a short of some kind.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: power supply to Sirius Radio
yes, some sirius radios work on 5 volts, and some work on 12 volts. Your sportster replay is a 5 volt unit. If you trace that wire back, you will find a cigarette lighter plug with a transformer built into it, with either wires soldered to the terminals, or a female cig plug wired up behind the dash. Whatever sirius unit you plan on hooking up, I strongly reccommend using the transformer that it came with......however if you're willing to take a chance, it's most likely 5 volts.
Posted on Aug 19, 2007
Same problem in RI too. Acquiring signal stays on the screen 24/7. My husband has the same Sportster. When I plug his into my car docking station, it works fine. When I plug mine in, it says "Acquiring signal". Does this mean my radio is dead?
Posted on Jan 06, 2008
SOURCE: Sportster randomly turns off.
I too started experiencing drop-out/unit lock-ups after two months. After resetting to factory defaults,per Sirius phone support, without results, only pulling out power adapter would reset the unit. I suspected a design problem with heat. I wrapped the unit with a medical cold pack and got stable operation. Given all the complaints I see on this web site, I suspect Sirius is well aware of the issue, and not addressing it appropriately.
Posted on Apr 04, 2008
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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I had the same issue. This is what Sirius calls a "Frozen Unit". There is no bypass, unfortunately, and it must be returned.
I had mine for 3 days and it froze on the Sirius Logo screen when booting up. If you bought the unit from Sirius, you must contact their E-Commerce department. If bought from a retailer, take it back to the store.
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