My receiver just started to cut out on me. I get an audio pop and then loose my audio. If I jar the unit it will come back and sometimes will continue to play for hours. It's when I first turn in on that I experience the problem and remains intermittent until it finally makes a connection. I think It's a break in the wiring or on the pcb. I want to give it a visual inspection on the inside but can't figure out how to open the unit. Can you help.
Check your copper pin cylinder on the back of the receiver that goes into the cradle. The metal cylinder surrounding the copper pin can shave off or crack, causing these problems. If you can put your hands on another unit, you can replace this area with the parts unit. Unscrew the two screws holding the unit together and then slowly pry the unit apart, inserting a very thin blade and moving it slowly around the frame. Once inside, you will see screws holding down the area with the copper pins. You can remove this and put it in your receiver.
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Several possiblities: one: antenna really is bad - borrow a friends Sirius or XM antenna and plug it into the base and see if the message goes away -if it does, replace antenna; if not, then your 'dock' or base could be bad - try removing and reinstalling the radio or try another base. If another base and antenna don't solve it, then the radio is shot and it's time for a new one. Customer service will ususally give you a great deal on a new XM radio IF you agree to keep it for 1 year. Let me know how it goes.
IT COULD BE ONE OF UR SPEAKER WIRE A TOUCHING AND GROUNDING OUT LOOK AT UR SPEAKER. AND IT COULD BE ONE OF UR SPEAKERS IS CONNECTED WRONG WITH THE POSITIVE ON THE NEGATIVE CHECK THAT OUT TOO ALL SPEAKERS NEED TO BE POITIVE WITH POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE WITH NEGATIVE
A couple of things to try. First, try pulling out the anntenna from the back just slightly. My SIRPNP2 gets a better connection that way. Also, check to make sure that your annenna isn't bad. If you have a friend that has Sirius, connect their anntenna to your unit. If it works, replace your anntenna.
I had the exact same problem with Sirius radios. I bought two Kenwood DTS-7000S receivers and both were sent back for warranty. Of the two, they only fixed one but by the time I figured out the other was bad, it was out of warranty. Kenwood, along with the repair community state they do fix such units, they toss them out. The thing that gets hot hot hot is the part that receives the Sirius antenna inside your unit. If you're like me and have nothing to lose then I recommend doing some cutting with a dremel and adding a small computer fan. It just takes a light breeze to keep that part cool enough (but it does take some sort of breeze, convection is out). For a home unit, find an old A/C power supply and match it to an old computer fan of equal or less voltage. For car, find a fan that uses 12 volts or less. It's an easy fix, really!