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Old 02-07-2006, 12:07 AM   #1
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Hi All,

I have been with Sirius for about a year now. When I joined, the lifetime plan was ending soon (as I look now, I see it is still ending soon), and I enjoyed the programming, so I signed up. 6 months later, my first receiver went dead, and I had to pay the $75 to transfer to a new receiver as the one I received was a gift and I could prove it was under warranty. Now, I have another unit in my car (a Sirius Connect unit) and that has just gone dead as well! It displays the channel number, but no audio, and I cannot change from channel 184. If I unplug the antenna, it doesn't display looking for signal or antenna not connected.
The dealership from which I purchased the unit is not cooperating in terms of replacing it under warranty, as the unit is specified for a Toyota Solara, yet they install it in a Prius.
The lifetime plan is starting so seem like a REALLY bad deal, as you have to swap out tuners every 6 months or so, and pay $75 to do so, I'm on track for a 18 month subscription plan that cost $650. So here is my question, does anyone have any pin out information for the sirius connect units?
Is this common for these receivers to have such sort lifespans. I really wish I could have foreseen the poor life expectancy of these things before I forked over my cash.
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Old 02-07-2006, 12:19 PM   #2
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This is the exact reason why I'd never pay for the lifetime Sirius. I like to swap/upgrade receivers as often as I'd like. Especially with the poor quality of the sportster replays (screen and button problems).

Now if Sirius made it unlimited receivers you can swap, that'd be different.
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Old 02-07-2006, 07:17 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by tuttle5
Hi All,

I have been with Sirius for about a year now. When I joined, the lifetime plan was ending soon (as I look now, I see it is still ending soon), and I enjoyed the programming, so I signed up. 6 months later, my first receiver went dead, and I had to pay the $75 to transfer to a new receiver as the one I received was a gift and I could prove it was under warranty. Now, I have another unit in my car (a Sirius Connect unit) and that has just gone dead as well! It displays the channel number, but no audio, and I cannot change from channel 184. If I unplug the antenna, it doesn't display looking for signal or antenna not connected.
The dealership from which I purchased the unit is not cooperating in terms of replacing it under warranty, as the unit is specified for a Toyota Solara, yet they install it in a Prius.
The lifetime plan is starting so seem like a REALLY bad deal, as you have to swap out tuners every 6 months or so, and pay $75 to do so, I'm on track for a 18 month subscription plan that cost $650. So here is my question, does anyone have any pin out information for the sirius connect units?
Is this common for these receivers to have such sort lifespans. I really wish I could have foreseen the poor life expectancy of these things before I forked over my cash.
Sounds like the unit needs to be reactivated. Call Sirius with the ESN and they can reset it.
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Old 07-10-2006, 09:00 PM   #4
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The Lifetime plan is the way to go. Just make sure you get a long term warranty (4-5yr.) about $50. The average unit will last at least 3 1/2 years with daily plugging and unplugging, and careful use. You can then renew the warranty after 5 years.
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Old 07-11-2006, 11:49 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tuttle5
Hi All,

I have been with Sirius for about a year now. When I joined, the lifetime plan was ending soon (as I look now, I see it is still ending soon), and I enjoyed the programming, so I signed up. 6 months later, my first receiver went dead, and I had to pay the $75 to transfer to a new receiver as the one I received was a gift and I could prove it was under warranty. Now, I have another unit in my car (a Sirius Connect unit) and that has just gone dead as well! It displays the channel number, but no audio, and I cannot change from channel 184. If I unplug the antenna, it doesn't display looking for signal or antenna not connected.
The dealership from which I purchased the unit is not cooperating in terms of replacing it under warranty, as the unit is specified for a Toyota Solara, yet they install it in a Prius.
The lifetime plan is starting so seem like a REALLY bad deal, as you have to swap out tuners every 6 months or so, and pay $75 to do so, I'm on track for a 18 month subscription plan that cost $650. So here is my question, does anyone have any pin out information for the sirius connect units?
Is this common for these receivers to have such sort lifespans. I really wish I could have foreseen the poor life expectancy of these things before I forked over my cash.
Try this:

1. go to sirius.com and choose manage my account from the bottom of page.
2. log into your account user name and password.
3. click on the esn number of your radio that is having difficulty.
4. choose the option that says resend activation signal (your radio must be turned on and receiving channel 184 in order to receive the reactivation signal)

hope that works for you.
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Old 07-11-2006, 12:03 PM   #6
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I had a good experience with my radio, lasted 3 1/2 years, and the pins wore out and it would not hold a constant connection. The dealer sent it back to Audiovox and they sent me a new one, free under warranty. It was a plug & play unit, Audiovox PNP2. All the units are warrantied at least 12 months by the factory. You should have contacted the manufacturer directly for a replacement. You would need proof of purchase however.(original reciept)
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