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Old 05-01-2003, 09:32 AM   #31
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I have a sirius-ready kenwood tuner, model Z828. I don't want to add another controller to my dash. Can I use any of the available kits and use my Z828 to control satellite radio?
No, you will only be able to control a native Kenwood tuner. You can however hook up one of the tuners using AUX out, but that would leave you using the external controller to change channels.

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Does the Audiovox Kit include the FM modulator? I have a 2003 Pontiac Grand Prix with the Bose radio --- I'm pretty sure that means I can't use the aux input.

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Yes, the Audiovox kit does include an FM modulator. I'm not aware if the Bose supports AUX, there may be adapters available to hook up via the CD changer port. But if not you can always use the included FM-mod.

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Just ordered the Audiovox unit (only one left)! Anyone have any coments about this unit, good or bad?? I will be installing it in a 2003 Chevy s-10, and of course they dont have any adapters for aux in on my radio :\ !! If anyone knows of another option for hooking up to the stock radio on this truck please let me know, thanks!
how did you order the last one on the 30th when the promo doesn't start until today (the 1st) ?
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how did you order the last one on the 30th when the promo doesn't start until today (the 1st) ?
Don't worry, there are plenty Audiovox kits left! Go ahead and get one.

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Newbie here - how hard are these to install? Do they replace the existing radio or work with it?
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Newbie here - how hard are these to install? Do they replace the existing radio or work with it?
It will work with your existing radio. I did my own install and it took me about 3 and a half hours but I took my time. If you are not comfortable doing it, you could always take it someplace to install it.

Either way, it is well worth it!
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It isn't too complex. The most difficult part is placing the antenna on the roof and routing the wires into the car. You may want to have it professionally installed if you aren't too familiar with car audio. You can get that done for $60-$80.

This kit allows you to keep your existing radio. It includes an FM-modulator which converts the Sirius signal to play over one of your FM frequencies on the factory radio.

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When I stated in my post it was the only unit left, I was refering to the only Brand (Audiovox) left for the F& F deal, not the last unit in stock!! Sorry for the confusion! I was only stating that I wanted the Panasonic unit not the Audiovox!!
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Thanks sprinter for clarifying that. Amazing how you say stuff can cause confusion isn't it? So, did you get the Panasonic? I think you'll be happy with either one. All these new folks are going to have to let us know how their installations go and how they like the service once they get it.
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When I stated in my post it was the only unit left, I was refering to the only Brand (Audiovox) left for the F& F deal, not the last unit in stock!! Sorry for the confusion! I was only stating that I wanted the Panasonic unit not the Audiovox!!
When I did the promo back in March, I had a choise of Audiovox, Panasonic, or Jensen. Someone told me to stay as far away from the Jensen as possible which left the Audiovox and Panasonic. Both being good units, it came down to the functionality of the controllers. I liked the idea of having the dial on the Panasonic to change streams so I chose that one. The Audiovox is still a good unit and you will enjoy it!
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This maybe the same question asked before, but I really didn't understand the reply. I also have a kenwood with is sirius ready. Can I use the audiovox antenna and receiver with my kenwood. Are they compatible? Or do I have to use the FM modulator? Thanks
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Newbie here - how hard are these to install? Do they replace the existing radio or work with it?
It will work with your existing radio. I did my own install and it took me about 3 and a half hours but I took my time. If you are not comfortable doing it, you could always take it someplace to install it.

Either way, it is well worth it!
I've got a Pontiac Grand Prix - any idea how difficult it would be to install there? I'm not a "car guy", and don't really have any exerience working on cars. Is this something I should have a pro do?

What is the AUX connector that some have mentioned?
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sxc245, In order to use the Kenwood Head Unit you have to display the Sirius Satellte Info, you'd have to have the Kenwood KTC-SR901 SIRIUS tuner. If your Kenwood Head Unit has Aux In then you can use the Audiovox, the only the difference will be that Sirius Sat Radio is controlled by the Audiovox controller rather than your Kenwood. So, you just put your Kenwood on Aux In and the music from the Audiovox would be heard.

If your Kenwood does not have the Aux In, but has the CD Changer plugin, then you can order the Aux In Adaptor for $19.99 and that will then give you the Aux In you need to use the Audiovox.

Click HERE to see the Kenwood CA-C1AUX Adaptor for your Kenwood if it has CD Changer plugin
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I've got a Pontiac Grand Prix - any idea how difficult it would be to install there? I'm not a "car guy", and don't really have any exerience working on cars. Is this something I should have a pro do?

What is the AUX connector that some have mentioned?
If the factory radio you have has an aux in, then you just need to be able to get to the back of the radio to plug in the Sat Radio Unit, whichever you choose, along with tapping into some power. If your radio does not have the Aux In, but does have the CD Changer plug in, you can generally find an adaptor that will convert the CD Changer into an Aux In so that you can plug your Sat Radio directly into it. If your radio has neither Aux In or CD Changer Plugin, then your only alternative would be to use the FM Modulator. Again you'd have to get to the back of your radio. We can give you step by step, but you have to figure out which route you need to take given your particular radio setup.

I tell people all the time. If you don't feel comfortable removing screws from your dash and pulling stuff out, then its probably best that you get it professionally installed. Generally between $50 and 80$ to do this type of install. Good Luck, whichever way you go... I think you would really love Sat Radio its well worth the time and effort to get it.
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