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Old 04-23-2017, 06:58 PM   #1
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Sirius XM Radio Connection

I have a Pioneer radio in my new 2017 Melbourne. There is a label on the front of the unit that saids, "SiriusXM ready". I assumed that meant all I had to do is call SiriusXM and provide the radio ID. WRONG...I went out today to transfer a current SiriusXM subscription to the motorhome. I was unable to activate the SiriusXM icon from the touch screen. Does this radio come with a radio satellite antenna installed? If not what does SiriusXM ready mean? Is there a setting that I'm missing..Any help or information on setting up a Sirius XM subscription on a new Melbourne would be appreciated..
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Old 04-23-2017, 07:19 PM   #2
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Frequently when aftermarket radios are "SiriusXM ready" you still need a separate Sirius XM tuner module and the antenna. The module plugs into a dedicated port on the back of the in-dash radio receiving power from the radio. Then the antenna plugs into the tuner module. Once connected, the satellite radio menu will become active in your Pioneer and you can then get the ESN you will need to transfer your subscription.

If you have the manual for your Pioneer you should be able to find out what tuner module you need. The modules usually come with an antenna. Many opinions on the best place to install the antenna on an RV, some put it on top of the dash and do pretty well. Ideally, the higher the better where it can see as much of the sky as possible to prevent signal dropouts.
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Old 04-23-2017, 08:53 PM   #3
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Go to best buy and get the satellite tuner, then have it installed by an audio shop. Total cost around 100.

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Old 04-24-2017, 03:58 AM   #4
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Thanks guys for the advice. I'll pull out the owners manual and check on the tuner. Very misleading labeling to say the least...
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Old 04-24-2017, 04:05 AM   #5
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Sirius XM ready just means that the stereo can control and display the needed info for the satellite tuner. As the other poster mentioned you still need a tuner modual and antenna installed. Stereos that are not sat ready would require a secondary display for the satellite tuner.
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