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    xm hack?

    no it's not one of those how can I get xm for free threads lol..

    I own a 09 pontiac vibe and from factory radio it has xm (which i prepaid for a year)
    my coworker selling jvc nx7000 that im thinking of putting into the car
    im just wondering has anyone hacked gm xm to work with their new hu?

    I just started doing some research before I buy the radio
    so far I know I can buy a xm direct and hook it up like that but I was just wondering if what I have in the car (factory XM)will also do the job..

    Thanks for your time

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    If you're removing your stock headunit....your also removing the xm receiver.

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    ohh didnt know that. I thought there's a separate xm unit connected to the factory hu..

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    talk to xm, they might let you switch to a reciever that works with the new deck

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    only the aftermarket units separate components....

    if you do get a new xm unit just contact xm and they should be able to transfer your account free of charge. If you truly pre-paid it then which device you use shouldn't matter (they de-activate the stock one and activate the new one). If it was a package deal with a new car then sorry your outta luck. Like soundman98 said, call xm they can tell you what your options are.

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    its been about 3-4years since i had xm(back before the xm/serius merger, and just as they came up with pre-paid, yearly plans) at the time, i remember looking into the year prepay options, and i think that part of the fine print was that they allowed you to switch recievers 1-2 times during the period without getting penalized.

    but it has been a while, and there is some changes that could have happened since the merger, so it is still possible that it was changed though...

    but with what i have heard of possible demise of sat. radio, i think they want to do whatever they can to get, and keep paying customers...

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    first thank you for everyone input!

    I called up xm I can transfer my radio id to any other device (15 bux to change)
    but I would need to buy a new unit/receiver (like justchat_1 mentioned)
    but i might just go for a portable unit

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    They charged me $15 when I switched from my broken XMPCR to my new one and I have it prepaid for a year. So I would say $15 to switch it at the most.
    I have bad luck with vehicles...

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    I used to work for SIRIUS (Now SIRIUS/XM) and we were supposed to charge a $15 fee to transfer a subscription. However, if someone called and was polite we usually waived the fee.
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    Quote Originally Posted by travis1581 View Post
    I used to work for SIRIUS (Now SIRIUS/XM) and we were supposed to charge a $15 fee to transfer a subscription. However, if someone called and was polite we usually waived the fee.

    well it never hurts to be nice.. thanks for the tip!!

    well I bought the navi (jvc nx7000) (200)
    purchased a indash radio kit for the double din(25)
    and bought a (ebay) portable xm radio(38)

    last thing I have to buy/figure out is the gmos lan wire harness (for onstar)
    Thank you for everyones help!!

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