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I need to reverse the installation of an after-factory satellite radio. The antennae installation by Best Buy disabled my FM and AM capabilities. The car has factory installed XM but at the time, I was a Sirius subscriber. Thanks.

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You need to open up your cd / factory sat in dash unit. there is a big input kinda looks like a cig ligher input on the back the and you will find a loose cord back in the dash thasts your antenta cable just plug it back in *you may need to buy and adapter thats why best buy just left it as it is) i would be furious and go back to best buy asap (i worked at best buy its so common that the installers do that) this will be your solution

Posted on Mar 17, 2011

  • jimmy679 Mar 17, 2011

    THANKS!

    I sort of knew that part. I did have to buy the adapter that is what disabled my AM/FM capabilities. How do I get the faceplate off without marking the dash? It's polished wood.

    Thanks again.

  • brian shevack Mar 17, 2011

    its not just the faceplate you need to remove its the unit on the side of the unite are two little slide like bars you need to go to best buy and get the removal kit (it came with the unit when you bought it so if you lost it then you have to do that) Glad i can help! please if you like my solution give me a rating or w/e they do here lol

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