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I have a garmin 4212, a 4210, and the Garmin gxm 51 xm receiver with a subscription. How do I get audio XM. I can tune the xm receiver but don't know how to hook speakers to the garmin network. I have been through the manuals but can't find how to connect speakers or an audio system to the garmin network.

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