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Unread 06-16-2009, 12:48 PM   #1
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Sirus Sat radio issue

I recently purchased an '07 and it came with sat radio, however the signal sucks and fades in and out easily. I was wondering if there is an antenna upgrade or any other options to make the signal stronger...

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Unread 06-16-2009, 12:53 PM   #2
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Also, is there anyway to turn off the annoying seat belt warning? besides clipping the seat belt behind you...
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Unread 06-16-2009, 12:58 PM   #3
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Not sure about the antenna upgrade, but itís a common occurrence with the signal. It should only happen once in a while when you pass a tree or something similar. Mine does it, but only occasionally. Never with a clear sky though.
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Unread 06-16-2009, 04:02 PM   #4
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You can make the seat belt warning go off. Look in the manual. Its on page 45.


1. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position, and
buckle the driver or front passenger seat belt.
2. Turn the ignition key to the ACCESSORY/RUN position
(engine does not need to be running), and wait for
the Seat Belt Warning Light to turn off.
3. Within 60 seconds of starting the vehicle, unbuckle
and then re-buckle the driver or front passenger seat belt
at least three times within 10 seconds, ending with the
seat belt buckled.
4. Turn the ignition key to the OFF position. A single
chime will sound to signify that you have successfully
completed the programming.
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Sweet! Thanks, I just turned my seat belt chimer off. My satellite radio only cuts out when going under bridges/overpasses. I believe the antenna is in the roll bar so it might be pretty hard to upgrade...
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It's satelite. It needs direct access to the bird, so when you are under an overpass you will not get a signal.

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Unread 06-16-2009, 09:05 PM   #7
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There are certain times of the day when fade will be worse than others. The 3 sats that Sirius uses are not stationary and therefore can have parts of the day when fade is worse than others. Sometimes an overpass will not even cause a problem, others a tree will cause a drop out.
XM on the other hand uses stationary sats. Your reception will be the same or close to it, all day.
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Unread 06-16-2009, 11:04 PM   #8
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There are certain times of the day when fade will be worse than others. The 3 sats that Sirius uses are not stationary and therefore can have parts of the day when fade is worse than others. Sometimes an overpass will not even cause a problem, others a tree will cause a drop out.
XM on the other hand uses stationary sats. Your reception will be the same or close to it, all day.
Thanks for that bit of info.
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Unread 06-17-2009, 01:19 AM   #9
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My free access to sat radio recently ran out. The signal sucked so bad, I cant see paying for it monthly. lol
Sometimes it was pretty good. it NEVER picked up in drive thrus. If I went under anything from a bridge to telephone pole wires I would lose the signal for a second or two. Even if there were alot of trees around the road, I couldnt get a signal until I was away fron the trees. Sometimes there could be perfect weather, nothing above me or around me but the ground and clear skies and it would still go in and out like crazy to the point where I couldnt listen to it.

I think its an issue with Sirius's sat. Until the bug is worked out or something I wont pay monthly for it.
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Unread 06-17-2009, 06:52 AM   #10
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thanks for the info, looks like when it comes time to renew the sat radio ill find something else to spend the 50 bucks on. toyota4x405, seriously, thank you. i could not stand that warning.
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Unread 06-17-2009, 08:55 AM   #11
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My free access to sat radio recently ran out. The signal sucked so bad, I cant see paying for it monthly.
If your free access ended, I'd get something from Sirius in writing that it is ended. There are a bunch of horror stories about Sirius continuing to bill the account after the free trial period.

The merger resulted in reduced terrestrial reception and increased prices. Reception got worse since they were forced to give up some terrestrial repeaters as condition of the merger. I dumped one receiver due to the rate increases.
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Unread 06-17-2009, 04:23 PM   #12
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I recently let my 1 year "free subscription" lapse. I can't see spending what they want for the 2-3 stations I listen to, not to mention the sometimes crappy reception. Also, it seemed that the DJs started flapping their gums a lot more since the merger. If I want to listen to gum flapping, I'll listen to FM or AM and save my money for something worthwhile.

Besides, I use and much prefer my i pod and get to listen to exactly what I prefer.
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