If you're removing your stock headunit....your also removing the xm receiver.
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
ohh didnt know that. I thought there's a separate xm unit connected to the factory hu..
talk to xm, they might let you switch to a reciever that works with the new deck
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.
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...
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
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.
After a 2 year break, I'm back! There are so many new and familiar faces here!
New vehicle, new ideas!
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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.
Car PC parts Purchased [90%]
Car PC software Setup [80%]
Car Audio setup [60%]
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!!