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Old 12-09-2006, 03:20 PM   #1
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Default Dual (Sirius & XM) OEM tuner setup?

Does anyone know of a way that I can setup a switch or relay(s) to toggle between my OEM XM tuner and my Sirius SIR-GM1 unit. I have a sub on both tuners and often plug & unplug as desired in the back of the car. I'd love to be able to toggle them without having to stop and physically connect and disconnect radios. If I could switch on the fly, that would be most cool.

I'm not worried about the antenna. I can live with a second antenna if necessary, but it would be awesome to use both tuners with one head unit without all the manual cable switching involved right now. Not changing out the factory head unit is also key.

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Old 12-19-2006, 07:10 PM   #2
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I can live with a second antenna if necessary, but it would be awesome to use both tuners with one head unit without all the manual cable switching involved right now. Not changing out the factory head unit is also key.
I would highly recommend not doing this and instead getting the least offensive aftermarket unit you can find and mount it using a Pro-Fit VSM mount. If your head unit doesn' t have an AUX input do a hardwired FM installation.

You might find that XM via AUX sounds almost the same as via FM, and Sirius is seriously degraded on FM.

I did this and I'm very happy with it. The aftermarket receivers are so much better than the in-dash units, too.
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Old 12-19-2006, 07:16 PM   #3
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The other option is to get a aftermaket HU that can take both XM and Sirius.

I use a Pioneer HU that can do this (but have never hooked it up to do so)

I'm sure any good HU can do this.
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