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Old 09-17-2007, 01:31 PM   #1
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I just purchased (yesterday) the 2008 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL which comes XM ready. While they told me I have 1 free year of XM I said no way I want my serious in there.

I have an old Starmate. Is there any way to convert the in dash XM radio to sirius? It is the navigation system unit so I dont know if that changes things.

i would love sirius built-in and not to have a radio hanging from my window anymore....
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Old 09-23-2007, 07:01 PM   #2
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Sirius was an option on the '07 Altima but not the '08. Nissan is exclusively XM starting in the '08 model year.
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Directed is working on kits for the following an in this basic order. New GMs, Honda/Acura, Toyota/Lexus, Nissan/Infiniti, Hyundai. I think in the next year this will be out. It's just not going to be soon.
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Guess I am stuck with the radio hanging on the windshield than.... Oh well....
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I've found the box in the trunk of my 2008 Altima that controls the XM part of the in dash radio. My question is: the 2006 and 2007 altimas had the option of xm or sirius, can't I take a Sirius tuner from that model year and replace my XM tuner with the Sirius one? Any thoughts?
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I've found the box in the trunk of my 2008 Altima that controls the XM part of the in dash radio. My question is: the 2006 and 2007 altimas had the option of xm or sirius, can't I take a Sirius tuner from that model year and replace my XM tuner with the Sirius one? Any thoughts?

That would be great. Would the same antenna work? Anyone know if this is feasible? Where in the truck was it?
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In the trunk, mounted on the back side of the rear deck, with the radio's amp. You can easily trace the XM antenna wire back to it. I am trying to get a credit for the XM receiver as it is brand new, just like the rest of the car. The radio is the same as the one in my 2005 Altima, so I have to think it would work. Let me know how you make out.
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In the trunk, mounted on the back side of the rear deck, with the radio's amp. You can easily trace the XM antenna wire back to it. I am trying to get a credit for the XM receiver as it is brand new, just like the rest of the car. The radio is the same as the one in my 2005 Altima, so I have to think it would work. Let me know how you make out.
I actually do not have an old radio so nothing I can do with it. Not unless there is a way to connect my actual portable starmate which cant be done.

Sounds like I might be stuck. Let me know how it works out for you...
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Can you get the part number off the unit in the trunk??
This way help us find a Sirius replacement unit !
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