Anybody with actual Toyota 2008 Prius XM radio instructions?

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Audio and Electronics' started by exbauer, Apr 20, 2008.

  1. TheDrGene

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    hofechr...........have you had any resolution with your XM problem? I am trying to get the same problem resolved on my Super White 09 Prius with factory XM. They have moved the antenna about an inch to the center of the dash and that didn't help. I have suggested a shark fin or external antenna. I am getting that "deer in the headlights" look right now from them. It seems as though I must be the only one in the world with this problem...he-he. So please update me and let me know if and how your problem was resolved. I need some ammunition here!!! Thanks..........





     
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    We just bought a 2009 Prius with Package V. It's Sat ready but doesn't have Sat radio. How much is the OEM sat radio and how easy would it to be installed?
     
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    DFW....I think I paid $450 for the receiver and installation at the dealer. There are links on the website for installation of the XM yourself. I seem to remember the posts mentioned about 1 1/2 hrs for the install. Just please.....don't put the antenna on the dash....bad move!! Both Sirius and XM recommend outside antennas even though Toyota recommends an interior dash mount. Let me know what you decide to do. I'll keep you posted with my discussions with my Toyota dealer, service manager, and sales guy. I haven't had any problems with the car but this and have had nothing but a positive experience with these people. So I hope to be able to say the same thing when this is all over.....
     
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    SAT ready means? vs.... ? I have an 09 pkg 6. The radio has SAT button, but nothing else. Is this "ready"? or ?? I would hope i simply need a subscription, but i have a feeling "Ready" simply means capable, but NEEDS stuff :eek: LOL

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    Our package V said XM Sat Ready, but when you hit the button it does nothing but go to AM. So that tells me I need to install the XM module. I'd like to get it for the TrafficNav since we have the Nav too.
     
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    You can get everything for Sirius installation for under $200. Get a low-end "dock & play" Sirius radio like a Stratus 4 or InV2 and the SVCDOC1 dock and TOYSC1 adapter. Not sure whether there's a similar low-cost route for XM (but the programming's about 95% the same).
     
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    Virtual.............you got my car there!!! She's a beauty!!

    The car comes wired for it from the factory. You have to have someone install the receiver and "fit kit" (not sure what that is...) and then sign up with XM for a subscription. There are posts on this website about how to install yourself if you are interested in that. Post back here as what you decide to do. Knowledge is an empowering thing!! I will continue to update what goes on with my personal saga....I will not rest until I have an exterior antenna.....that's for sure!!
     
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    yap. LOL

    Ready SHOULD mean "hey, just subscribe, pay the bill, and listen". But I guess "ready" really means buy the receiver, antenna, and get the subscription, then enjoy. :eek:

    Not so "ready" i guess :rolleyes:

    ugh. LOL
     
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    I really wanted Black, Gray, then white first. So silver was my 4th option. But, since it looks really, really good, in 95% of lighting, I am not complaining :D

    BTW when it is direct sun I swear the paint almost glows. :cool:
     
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    Virtual..........she was lookin' white in the picture, so I thought she was Super White like mine. The silve is awesome, though, too. She probably does glow.....because of the "love" she feels from you....Enjoy this awesome techno-marvel car. Be sure to post what you decide to do!!!



     
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