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Old 01-03-2007, 08:13 PM   #1
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Default SIR-GM1 Thums Down for poor info - Go with AUX 2 CAR

2004 Chevy Venture
Sportster Replay

I own a 2004 chevy venture without factory XM. With the sound quality(or lack thereof ) of the FM modulated included antenna for the Sportster replay, i was excited to rear that I could connect directly to my factory stereo. My vehicle is listed and meets the parameters listed on the package of the SIR GM1 (2003-2005 Venture must have BAND button). After diassembling my dashboard and wiring the unit per specs, NO DICE! My stereo did not recognize the SIRGM1. I checked with Circuit City to see if their installer may be able to help, and he said that they hadn't installed one at their store. I called DIRECTED. The pleasant(not!) customer service said and i quote, " It either works or it doesn't. Your vehicle must not be satellite ready." But the pakcage listed it, Crutchfield and Circuit City vehicle fit check said it should work. After browsing this fine forum, i realized it is not going to WORK!

At least they returned my money at Circuit City.

Moral of the story. Unless you have a factory XM hook up in GM cars, GO WITH AUX2CAR by peripheral electronics. I installed this nifty little device under the dash and now i can listen to my SIRIUS RADIO, MY Mp3 player or anyhting else that hooks up through a headphone jack or RCA plugs.
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Old 01-04-2007, 07:34 AM   #2
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Moral of the story, do your research.
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Old 01-04-2007, 09:31 AM   #3
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So without an XM ready GM radio, the SIR-GM1 is useless? If that's the case I'm sending the unit back. I got one for my 06 Grand Prix in hopes of using the factory display.
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