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My Starmate 5 constantly has to acquire signal in my car at home it works perfectly.Any suggestions?

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The connections on the dock have likely gone bad. Get a replacement dock and you should be all set: http://www.tss-radio.com/t/sirius-car-cradles/

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Check the antenna's connector for your car based antenna. Sometimes the little finger tabs need to be gently pushed back towards the center to make a better connection. Be careful not to move them more than a precision screwdrive blade's width or you might snap it off.

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