Question about Delphi Roady XT XM Radio Receiver

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It turns on, but that is it

Turn the power on and all it says is xm satellite radio. Cannot turn it off after that. Do I need to send it back?

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  • Anonymous Apr 28, 2008

    Same problem..any answers?

  • Anonymous Apr 29, 2008

    Same exact problem.

  • madmumbler May 12, 2008

    Same problem. Turns on and says XM Radio and that's all, no other options. It's in my dh's car, and was working when he shut the car off one time and then when he turned the car back on next time, it wasn't working.

  • dancers96 May 18, 2008

    Says XM Satellite Radio can not shut off or change

  • Hyde716 May 22, 2008

    I also have the same exact problem. I called XM and they said "Sorry it sounds like a hardware problem" I have not seen any other solutions or Delphi contacts posted.

  • XMRoger Aug 26, 2008

    Same issue here. Was able to undock overnight and have the backlight work, but that was all.

  • Anonymous Aug 29, 2008

    my roady xt is only 3 months and dose the same thing ...

  • Anonymous Sep 05, 2008

    I have the same issue, comes on and says XM Sattelite Radio, will then show "Loading 1" but does not do anything.

  • Anonymous Oct 06, 2008

    I have the same problem. I had my unit for over a year and then all of a sudden it would just show xm satelite radio.It worked fine just a couple of hours earlier. My son has the same unit so i deactivated mine and then reactivated his as he was not using his anymore, since he was at army basic training. It worked for a month and now its doing the same thing. I liked the features of the ski fi 3 but after reading the reviews for it I have decided that delphi is junk and am going to switch to sirius since they are basicly one in the same now due to the merger. It seems people are happier with their sirius equipment. Now I am scared my delphi fuel injection system on my harley vrod will go out!....Bob K. in Kansas

  • Anthony Perez
    Anthony Perez Oct 16, 2008

    Does anyone from Delphi have a solution. I've been with XM for the last 2 years and mine is now doing the same thing. I also have a Roady xt.

  • desireebrick Nov 03, 2008

    I have the XT and have now for a couple of years. One day I come out to the car and all it says is XM Radio (like it does when its starting up) but theres no back light and I cant turn it off or change the channel. I dont even get the "Loading...."

    Does anyone have a solution?

  • Patrisox Dec 11, 2008

    My XT is doing the same after 3 years. No backlight, frozen lcd and gets very hot! Anybody figured this one out yet????

  • Anonymous Jan 17, 2009

    My Roady XT froze up on me back in Oct '08. It's not doing a thing, just showing XM Satellite Radio.

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2009

    I have the same problem. My screen is frozen with "Xm Satellite Radio", no backlight, and the unit won't do anything. I've tried unplugging, checked the metal pins on the radio and home dock. Nothing helps. This thing is a piece of junk.



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I had the same problem immediately after a main power outage to our house. I am using the home kit with the RoadyXT. When the power came back on, the Roady XT would show XM Satellite Radio on the display with no backlight. None of the buttons worked. I unplugged the power adapter numerous times with no change. Several times I had to use the remote to get the XM Satellite Radio message to show up as the on button would not work on the Roady. Other times the message appeared without pressing any buttons.
I had a second Roady XT that was bundled with the home kit that I never used, so decided to retire the bad unit and switch to the new one. I plugged the new one into the home adapter cradle and it worked fine, so the power supply was O.K. I then tried the bad unit once more, and it immediately worked as if nothing had ever happened.
So... my advice, keep trying to plug and unplug the bad unit to the cradle. Maybe wait 5 minutes between tries as that is about how long I had the replacement unit on the cradle before re trying the bad unit that now works.

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Won't turn on just flashes, tried a sister unit from truck and it works fine.

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I had the same problem, the screen would only show XM Satellite Radio on it. Sometimes it would scroll across the bottom, sometimes the backlight would turn on but it never seemed to connect and it did this in the car and in the house so it wasn't the power source. I remembered a fix from an old modem that used to freeze on its logo screen and basically do the same thing.
Here's what I did: Plug it in and let it freeze. Unplug the power from the wall/lighter and then plug it back in quickly. Repeat this until it decides to start working. It's not exactly a great solution but it seems to work. Showing my age, but anyone else remember quickly turning on and off the power to your atari 2600 to get crazy results? Fun with solid state.

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