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Old 06-15-2005, 10:44 PM   #16
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I tried this same setup and it did not work, be carefull if you have rear seat dvd and audio controls this is not compatable.. If anyone knows how I could make this work I would be very gratefull I have a 2005 Yukon Denali with the Nav Touchscreen Bose with external cd changer and rear seat entertainment and yes of course built in XM which is making me ill PLEASE HELP!

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Old 07-21-2005, 09:46 PM   #17
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If anyone else is using the soundgate kenwood adapter to hookup their sirius tuner, you can add a kenwood auxillary input/splitter from PIE and hookup your ipod, or any other mp3 player etc... using rca jacks. Its pretty cool, as soon as you play your ipod or device through the input, it will cut off the sat audio and pipe in the ipod audio instead. As soon as you turn it off it goes back to satellite after a few seconds, no switch to press automatically detects the input signal.
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Old 08-02-2005, 09:23 PM   #18
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Default XM Antenna on GM

Looking at the pictures for the install on the Tahoe, it appears that the connector for the antenna (blue?) has 2 cables (sat/terr). I wonder if they can be taken out of the blue housing and seperated and just use the SAT wire? I guess you would have to use trial and error to figure out which one is which. I just got a Yukon XL with XM/Bose/CD Changer (no rear entertainment) and as soon as the 3 month trial is up, I want to install Sirius. I have the DOG in my boat (Kenwood HU & tuner) and in my Wife's Rendezvous (Starmate).
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Old 08-04-2005, 04:09 PM   #19
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My setup is similar to what you are asking. I have bose/onstar/(had xm factory installed option) and I had to buy two adapters from soundgate to get sirius, and add an aux input for my Ipod. The adapters I bought were the SDSGM2, and the KNGM1v7 from soundgate. You also have to buy the tuner seperately(sir-ken1) that hooks into the soundgate KNGM1v7 adapter. Basically the way it works is, the aux input adapter(SDSGM2) splits the port on the back of the factory radio, to allow you to hook up any devices with rca cables, and allows you to connect the sirius adapter(KNGM1v7), and you can switch back and forth by flipping a switch. The sirius adapter is pretty cool, it displays the sirius stations/song/etc.. and functions just like the XM factory radio, except its Sirius!! The sound quality is good, except for my issue i posted above with the slight electronic humming type noise. I did the install myself, not professionally which is probably why I am having that issue. Other than that I am happy with the setup, and like being able to listen to Sirius, and switch over to my ipod whenever i like. You mentioned you had an escalade, you may want to check with soundgate tech support to see if those adapters work with cadillac, because I kind of recall reading somewhere that cadillac has some other computer issues that you may need to know??
I have a 2005 Envoy with factory XM. Do I need both Soundgate adapters (SDSGM2 & KNGM1v7), as well as the Kenwood SIR-KEN1?

Edit: maybe not the SIR-KEN1, since I don't have a Kenwood tuner?
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Old 08-04-2005, 06:33 PM   #20
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I have a 2005 Envoy with factory XM. Do I need both Soundgate adapters (SDSGM2 & KNGM1v7), as well as the Kenwood SIR-KEN1?

Edit: maybe not the SIR-KEN1, since I don't have a Kenwood tuner?
Yes you need a kenwood tuner, sir-ken1 is the latest one that you can find at the store. The older ones you can find on ebay. You dont need the SDSGM2 from soundgate if you just want sirius satellite, its for an aux input so you can use ipod/mp3 player, etc. I tried it, but was happier with the PIE aux input adapter instead of the SDSGM2, see my post earlier.
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Old 08-22-2005, 07:39 AM   #21
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Default Help with factory GM antenna

Can anyone tell me how to unplug the factory GM XM antenna? I have an '05 Yukon XL and want to install sirius using the factory xm antenna. My antenna has a single lead but I can't seem to get it to unplug. Thanks.
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Old 08-22-2005, 10:08 AM   #22
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Can anyone tell me how to unplug the factory GM XM antenna? I have an '05 Yukon XL and want to install sirius using the factory xm antenna. My antenna has a single lead but I can't seem to get it to unplug. Thanks.
Look at the first post of this thread. It tells you exactly what to do.

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Old 08-28-2005, 08:29 PM   #23
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Default Re: Help with factory GM antenna

I did the XM to Sirius conversion over the weekend. It went amazingly quick. I appreciate the great instructions on this website. One question -- When I turn on the truck, the Sirius channel comes on, audio for a second and then the audio quits. Then, if I turn off the power to the radio and immediately back on, it works great. Any suggestions?
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Old 09-01-2005, 07:37 PM   #24
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Default XM to Sirius conversion in H3 HUMMER

This thread rocks! I pulled my Kenwood reciever and head unit out of my Nissan Xterra and have been spanning the globe for installation info for my new H3. This gives me an entirely different angle! Soundgate verifies the KNGM1 as the appropriate unit and it sounds like I can get all the streaming info on the factory unit. Just out of curiosity, where would you guys recommend I ground the Kenwood unit?

Also, I bought a PnP for my wife's BMW 325 and she broke the antenna wire. I picked up a spare XM antenna and it has a plastic clip adapter for Sirius included. Just FYI...

Thanks in advance for the info. Glad to know that I wont need a Hacksaw to get back the Buzzsaw!!!
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Old 09-02-2005, 08:56 PM   #25
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I found a website that says there will be a Sirius GM directconnect tuner available in the fall. Check out this link http://www.orbitcast.com/archives/si...usconnect.html . Maybe this will allow preset scanning and I guess it eliminates the soundgate adapter.
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