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Roady xt and car kit under warranty but part is obsolete

My roady xt works in the car but not  the way it is supposed to.  I have it put to the cat kit dock and it frequently says antenna. and goes in and out.  I need to squeeze it to the dock to get it to work properly sometimes. It will work sporadically  with the  cassette adopter  but not with the fm modulator.  the frequency is set to 90.5 where it has worked quite well up until recently.  I can not change the frequency because that option will not come up on the menu for me to do that.  I recently took the unit to a best buy store and  the service rep and I had the consensus that the dock had become defective  needed to be replaced and that returning it would not be a problem since the unit was still under warranty  however  that part was no longer sold and due to technological advances (8 months since purchase?) the part is no longer sold and is probably obsolete.  I called the xm people and was told that they could send me a new radio, but would have to pay for a new car dock ( at half price tough)  can I to get a replacement for the original part from the manufacturer with the warranty (delphi ). better yet can I wire it directly into the radio itself.

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Wow, sounds like a tough break, Personally I would take the XM offer, or perhaps look at Ebay for a new dock. YOu can go throught the warranty process with delphi they usually are simple enough to deal with, but that will be a long process. Wiring it into the radio is still going to require a working dock, and most stock car radios dont have an input. Some will say AUX input or XM ready on them. Now if your car has a tape deck you might try one of those handy tape adaptors that plugs from your dock to your tape deck. You can pick those up at your local electronics store for 10-20 dollars, and they work pretty well. Hope that helps Let me know there is anything else I can do

Posted on Apr 14, 2008

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