Both in my car and in my home docking station, the satellite radio has intermittent audio and displays the "acquiring signal" message. The signal strength constantly fluctuates for no appearent reason between 3 and 1 and sometimes X. The problem has gotten worse over time. The antenna and all other connections are properly connected. I have the background of being a former electronics technician and I would like to open up the receiver for a visual inspection without breaking the unit. Does anyone know how to open the unit? I tried removing the two small Phillips screws but could not open the unit.It is out of warranty so I have little to lose by trying. Could you help me?
Sorry I can't help. I'm having the same problem. Seems to be a common problem with these units. I posted the same problem. If you get an answer before me could you please forward it to me and I will do the same for you.
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http://parts.pioneerelectronics.com/part.asp?productNum=XMTSE-XMPIH-01 $53.50 retail from pioneer. Any XM2GO dock should work, there are a few home docks on ebay now. You may need to modify it so it can fit your radio, but the pins are all the same.
it could be the connection on the back of the reciever that could be bad. I would call sirius and see if your reciever is under warranty still, if not i can almost garauntee that your tuner antenna input is bad, if your antenna is brand new.
My experience with the XM2Go is that it never really works well on the portable antenna -- in my case not a complete failure, but that might be because I am in an urban area there are ground transmitters in addition to satellite reception. But any movement disrupts the signal Here's the solution - record some music on myxm (up to 5 hours) while docked, and play that music when not docked to an antenna.
You cannot adjust the volume when the stereo cord is plugged into the back of the dock. Instead, plug the stereo cord into the front headphone jack of the dock. You will be able to adjust the volume then.
Sirius does not stand behind their products, There is no out of warranty repair for their radios, and they do not offer sites for repair. Seems like this is a definite problem with this model. Their solution is to buy a new radio,(with all the new-docking,boombox etc) accessories. also they charge $75.00 to change to the new radio.I liked my sportster 1 because of the FM modulator. It just had to be centrally located and all the radios in my home picked it up(no docking) the new radios require $50.00 docking stations for each stereo location and radio location, unless you bring a boombox everywhere, and the sound isn't the same. I feel there should be a class action lawsuit against Sirius for these reasons and I might look into it. What do all you think?