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Old 01-25-2004, 02:09 PM   #1
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ok i have a 00 and it didn't come with xm in that year. I was woundering if i just found a xm head unit and the xm reciever if that would work. and does anyone know of a place to find a xm reciever
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you mean a youre looking for a factory radio with xm or aftermarket?
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I think you have three, maybe more options.

Option one: go all aftermarket. Get an aftermarket headunit with an XM tuner.
Option two: get a pontiac radio with XM ($$$$!!!!????)
Option three: get a delphi skifi unit (or similar) that will send the XM signal it receives to your factory head unit via a FM modulator. Probably the simpliest and cheapest.

In my opinion, I would replace the radio with an aftermarket head unit that has XM capabllitiy. Next to that, the Delphi option. I just think finding an OEM radio with XM is going to cost way more than it is worth, but if thats your cup of tea go for it.

XM rulz!
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I'm looking at putting XM in my 01but I am getting noise in my system from the RF Modulator. Havent found anything to fix the RF problem. Any help out there! :(
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there is a guide of steps to take to eliminate engine noise somewhere on this forum...
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You'll need a funky antenna too!
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If you'd rather have SIRIUS Satellite Radio, you don't need a new headunit at all.

SIRIUS is releasing a SoundGate adapter that uses the factory headunit.

So all you would need is:
Antenna
Separate Tuner
SoundGate Adapter

Of course, each of those items need installed, but you'd still have the factory headunit. ...just another option.

I believe you can find more information about this on the www.siriusbackstage.com forums.

Oh, and I'm in NO WAY affiliated with SIRIUS Satellite Radio. But I do love it to death! Long live the Dog-Star.
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XM has the same deal with a Delphi unit (option 3 on my list)

The Delphi unit is its own XM tuner, display, with remote. It has a cradle that gets affixed to your dash, or whereever you choose to mount it. It comes with either a cassette adapter (if you don't want to get behind your radio for wiring) or the FM modulator (for a "cleaner" look). Sirius has always had the upper hand on the commercial free channels, but it is more expensvie ($12.95 vs XM'* $9.95). Starting February 1, 2004 all of XM'* music channels (not talk, comedy, etc.) will be 100% commercial free and they are adding 20 channels. Right now they are also offering a $30 rebate on the Delphi SkiFi unit. (this is the one that you can use in your car, in your house, etc..)
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XM all the way baby! You can check out my car domain site for pictures of my "funky" antenna and my Delphi unit(still have my factory HU).

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I don't wannay pay $12 to listen to commercials. XM would definetly be my choice. It'* more widespread, and i've seen more products. The skyfi thing has red lights to match the bonneville
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