20 Most Recent Sirius Satellite Radio Receiver - Page 6 Questions & Answers




If your antenna cable has been cut or severed, it can be repaired without the need for a replacement.

You will need the following things:


Small 600 degree soldering iron and solder.
Liquid flux for soldering the braid.
Small sizes of heat shrink tubing.
Small heat gun.
Small pliers, cutter, and Xacto knife.




1) The first step is to use the Xacto knife to cut both ends of the antenna cable so you have a clean end.

2) Using the Xacto knife roll the cable on a board and gently cut all around the cable to cut the outer insulation. Remove about 1/2 inch of the insulation from each end.

3) Push the braid back to expose the center wire and gently roll the cable and cut the center insulation to expose about 1/10 inch of the center wire. With your small long nose pliers, bend the center wire into a small hook shape.

4) Repeat all the above steps on the other end of the wire.

5) Put a 1 inch piece of heat shrink tubing on one end ( the black piece), and a 1/4 inch piece of heat shrink (the white piece) on the center conductor. Look at the picture to see this.

5) Hook the two ends together. Gently squeeze the hooks closed and solder them together. Be very careful when soldering this. Be quick so you do not apply to much heat and cause the heat shrink tubing to shrink on the side where you do not want it to be.

6) Slide the small white heat shrink to cover the cooled solder joint you just made and use the heat gun to shrink the tubing in place.


7) Now push the braids back together to cover over the connection you just made. Try make the braid smooth together by GENTLY rolling the cable between your fingers. Carefully solder the braid. A little liquid flux on the braid prior to soldering helps the solder flow and makes it look better.

8) Slide the final piece of heat shrink tubing over the braid and shrink it with the heat gun.

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Sirius Satellite... | Answered on Jun 12, 2009




If your antenna cable has been cut or severed, it can be repaired without the need for a replacement.

You will need the following things:


Small 600 degree soldering iron and solder.
Liquid flux for soldering the braid.
Small sizes of heat shrink tubing.
Small heat gun.
Small pliers, cutter, and Xacto knife.




1) The first step is to use the Xacto knife to cut both ends of the antenna cable so you have a clean end.

2) Using the Xacto knife roll the cable on a board and gently cut all around the cable to cut the outer insulation. Remove about 1/2 inch of the insulation from each end.

3) Push the braid back to expose the center wire and gently roll the cable and cut the center insulation to expose about 1/10 inch of the center wire. With your small long nose pliers, bend the center wire into a small hook shape.

4) Repeat all the above steps on the other end of the wire.

5) Put a 1 inch piece of heat shrink tubing on one end ( the black piece), and a 1/4 inch piece of heat shrink (the white piece) on the center conductor. Look at the picture to see this.

5) Hook the two ends together. Gently squeeze the hooks closed and solder them together. Be very careful when soldering this. Be quick so you do not apply to much heat and cause the heat shrink tubing to shrink on the side where you do not want it to be.

6) Slide the small white heat shrink to cover the cooled solder joint you just made and use the heat gun to shrink the tubing in place.


7) Now push the braids back together to cover over the connection you just made. Try make the braid smooth together by GENTLY rolling the cable between your fingers. Carefully solder the braid. A little liquid flux on the braid prior to soldering helps the solder flow and makes it look better.

8) Slide the final piece of heat shrink tubing over the braid and shrink it with the heat gun.

Sirius Satellite... | Answered on Jun 12, 2009


You may have to go to your nearest electronics store or Sirius vendor to see if they have an extension cord...as a Sirius customer i never seen one though......Your best bet is to remount the antenna to the forward part of the roof, towards the windshield.

Sirius Satellite... | Answered on Apr 03, 2009


hello there,

this can only be a bad contact or a faulty contacts on the unit, better to check for any loose or worn wire connection on the unit.. it is better to check it with a tester unit, this you can identify if there was no problem on all of your connections.

Hope this initial idea / info helps..

micro

Sirius Satellite... | Answered on Mar 28, 2009


Do you have a thicker audio cable you can use? It might cut down on the interference that way.

Sirius Satellite... | Answered on Mar 19, 2009


could it be a bad earth

Sirius Satellite... | Answered on Mar 19, 2009


The antenna should plug into the Stilleto car kit if your Audi is equipped with Sirius already. Otherwise you will have to use another Sirius antenna.

Sirius Satellite... | Answered on Mar 18, 2009


go to channel 0 and that will give you the id number

Sirius Satellite... | Answered on Feb 21, 2009


Try rewiring the system matey, you proberly need to daisy chain them together

Sirius Satellite... | Answered on Feb 16, 2009


either the antenna is broken, or your service was cancelled. Contact SIRIUS for your account info. Did you pay to have the new radio turned on? I believe they have a $75.00 "activation fee".

Sirius Satellite... | Answered on Jan 23, 2009


Go through the Settings Menu on the Reciever until you see Frequency Select It and then turn the dial until it matches the same frequency that you are using on the Radio.

Sirius Satellite... | Answered on Jan 01, 2009


You can get a Windshield Mounting kit and Sirius Unit and use the FM Frequency Modualator that is Built in and just not use the XM.

Sirius Satellite... | Answered on Jan 01, 2009


A couple of possibilities all based on the assumption that the unit actually turns on.

1. Broken or disconnected antenna wire.
2. Broken antenna (The antenna is powered from the unit)
3. Broken unit.

Sirius Satellite... | Answered on Jan 01, 2009


Most of the Xact models use the standard Sirius antenna. Unfortunately Xact no longer supports satellite radios. You can get a replacement antenna from any Sirius dealer and see if that works. Sounds like the antenna wiring might be broken or shorted out.

Sirius Satellite... | Answered on Dec 26, 2008


THE CORD IS THE PROBLEM ,CALL THEM&DEMAND ANOTHER ONE.

Sirius Satellite... | Answered on Dec 17, 2008


I would take it to radio shack. Reason is that you can beat your self up over no signal and sit there and waste time on trying to think I fixed it ALMOST! In fact that is not the solution. Is your antenna catching as it is incerting into the femle connection...slightly snapping in or not? Is it falling out? Either way you may have radio shack test this part for you.

Sirius Satellite... | Answered on Nov 24, 2008


Make sure the antenna has a good line of sight. Sirus works best when pointed in an Easterly direction. By default you should get channel 184 if there is no service activated on the radio.

All Sirius radios can be used for service only in the United States and Canada.

If you feel that the line of sight is ok and there are no obstructions from pointing your antenna either out of a window, on top of the car, or outside if it is used in a house, then try a different antenna. If you are using the smaller guage antenna wire, the connections can break inside during installation in a car from time to time.

If the radio is factory installed contact sirius at 1-888-539-7474 to see if they can see the radio on their end.

Sirius Satellite... | Answered on Oct 19, 2008


Yes it should be very easy with use of the ear phone jack - depending on the model of course but generally all you need is an ac/dc power supply, the antenna connection, and for connection to receiver you can connect via FM or hard wire.
FM: as in your car pick an FM station frequency that is clear (no station on it) lets say 88.1 then set your home receiver on 88.1 and there you have it.
DIRECT: purchase a stereo 3.5mm headphone cable with two RCA male plugs at the other end. A faily common cable found in dollar stores or for five times the price at Walmart/Radio Shack etc.. Plug the 3.5mm plug into the 'headpone' jack of the satellite radio and the RCA plugs into the rear of your home receiver - usually a 'aux/line in plug" or "tape in" plug then turn the knob on the receiver to "aux or tape" selector. Bingo you should hear satellite radio all over the house....if the volume is UP! Take care Frank

Sirius Satellite... | Answered on Sep 19, 2008

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