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Old 05-30-2013, 01:53 PM   #1
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Added Xm/Sirius to my factory radio

Couldn't find much posted on this so I figured I would share my experiences. I ordered a module and install kit from xmfanstore, you need to have the Sirius button on your dash for it to be compatible. Got it yesterday and installed it last night.

Installation was pretty much plug and play, they do however need to be plugged in and a certain sequence. The xm module needs to be plugged into the converter before connecting it all to the radio. This is stated in the directions, but I usually don't read the directions until after the fact..lol

Once I finally gave in and read the directions it was fairly simple install and now my car has satellite radio, with all the controls for the factory radio working to control it. It all tucks up in under the radio fairly neat for a factory look. Once the trim is all put back in place you can't tell it is even there. With the exception of the antenna of course. I routed this along the door trim into the truck and placed the antenna on the deck lid. I could not bring myself to drill the hole in the deck lid for the factory install look there, but there is a strip of plastic to cover the wire with 3m tape on it to conceal the wire. Probably took two hours to install, fairly simple.

I am very happy with the end results.
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Couldn't find much posted on this so I figured I would share my experiences. I ordered a module and install kit from xmfanstore, you need to have the Sirius button on your dash for it to be compatible. Got it yesterday and installed it last night.

Installation was pretty much plug and play, they do however need to be plugged in and a certain sequence. The xm module needs to be plugged into the converter before connecting it all to the radio. This is stated in the directions, but I usually don't read the directions until after the fact..lol

Once I finally gave in and read the directions it was fairly simple install and now my car has satellite radio, with all the controls for the factory radio working to control it. It all tucks up in under the radio fairly neat for a factory look. Once the trim is all put back in place you can't tell it is even there. With the exception of the antenna of course. I routed this along the door trim into the truck and placed the antenna on the deck lid. I could not bring myself to drill the hole in the deck lid for the factory install look there, but there is a strip of plastic to cover the wire with 3m tape on it to conceal the wire. Probably took two hours to install, fairly simple.

I am very happy with the end results.
Could you post a link to exactly what you purchased? I am in the same boat and would like to add this soon.
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I know this is from a while ago, but any word on what the OP used??

A link or part number would be great. I'm really missing sat radio.
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Sorry it took me a while to respond. This is the what I used.

Complete Sirius Install Kit for Factory Ford, Lincoln, Mercury Vehicles
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Sorry it took me a while to respond. This is the what I used. Complete Sirius Install Kit for Factory Ford, Lincoln, Mercury Vehicles
Awesome. Thanks!

When you use the radio do you press the Sirius button or do you use the aux button?
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The Sirius button, once installed it functions just like a factory install.
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With the exception that for some reason you only have the ability to have 5 preset channels.
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The Sirius button, once installed it functions just like a factory install.
Perfect. Thanks
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No problem, if you run into any problems with the install or any other questions feel free to ask.
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I'd be wary of spending too much money on satellite radio, they've been losing money for years now mainly due to internet radio like Slacker/Pandora or the fact that you can put like 10,000 songs on your smartphone and just plug it in/go when you are in the car.
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I'd be wary of spending too much money on satellite radio, they've been losing money for years now mainly due to internet radio like Slacker/Pandora or the fact that you can put like 10,000 songs on your smartphone and just plug it in/go when you are in the car.

Good point, I tried the smart phone and CDs. Just missed having the sat radio. For me It was worth it, but it was defiantly a expensive upgrade. It is one that I use every time I start the car though.
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I just throw my phone in the dock and its immediately connected to the radio. Fire up slacker or iheartradio or whatever and g2g. Or just pull up something out of the 20 gigs of songs I have on the thing. MicroSD card slot ftw!
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