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Old 10-28-2006, 12:32 PM   #1
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Got the car dock. Hooked it up. Doesn't work. I put the stiletto in the dock and it powers it up but nothing on the dock works. The stupid FM button doesn't work, the stupid remote doesn't work, nothing works. Thinking maybe my 5v power cord was bad, I ran and grabbed the one that worked for my s50 and nope, that doesn't work either. I have unconnected and reconnected ALL the stupid f'ing cords and the thing doesn't work.

I now know how all of you S50 people felt when it would break. Also, when the stiletto powers up in the car dock, none of the buttons work on the STILETTO itself. Does the stupid car dock disable the controls on the stiletto.

HELP!!!!!
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Old 10-28-2006, 12:49 PM   #2
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weird, the buttons on the stiletto still work fine when it is in the car dock. are you sure the power cord is in the right connect on the bottom of the car dock (sorry, i had to ask)? maybe you just have a defective car dock?

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Old 10-28-2006, 12:50 PM   #3
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YEah, the power cord is in the right spot, so is the antenna and the fm mod. I am ready to kill.
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You've got a defect car dock, just call whomever you ordered from and get them to send out you another one for free.
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Kind of obvious and probably not the case, but I noticed when I installed mine this morning that if you have the power button pushed all the way up that it locks the keys on the car dock. But I think if I am reading your post right, you simply aren't getting any power to the dock. The lights on it aren't coming on at all?
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NO, there are no lights coming on in the dock. I didn't even know it had lights.
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NO, there are no lights coming on in the dock. I didn't even know it had lights.
Well damn... I hate to say it Var... but you got a dead dock!
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ON the phone with Crutchfield tech support and they're saying there is an issue with some of the docks and this is NOT the first call he's gotten about them.

SIrius is so f'ing lucky they have Howard Stern because if not, they'd be losing two subs right now. $400+ for a useless item. Ready to kill, ready to kill.

"done deal pal, done deal." hahah
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god dammit what's the F'n deal? who designs this crap and why can't we get a company with some experience in making electronics making this stuff?`The people that are responsible for the breakfast cereal prizes shouldn't be the people designing satellite radios as I'm sure that's who is in charge.

Maybe China found a cheaper 5th world country to outsource the design of these things?
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god dammit what's the F'n deal? who designs this crap and why can't we get a company with some experience in making electronics making this stuff?`The people that are responsible for the breakfast cereal prizes shouldn't be the people designing satellite radios as I'm sure that's who is in charge.

Maybe China found a cheaper 5th world country to outsource the design of these things?
Yeah, because ONE defective dock means all of them are defective.

Get real.
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Look you, I'm usually the one to DEFEND all this nonsense. IMO, the guy didn't even hook it up right BUT, THIS IS 2006. Why these devices have so many problems is (IMO) the reason Sat radio isn't taken seriously.

If I can't buy my father one out of fear of becoming a part time Sirius tech support then it's not ready for prime time.

I have 4 radios that ALL had to be replaced. So for the price of 4 I've gotten 8.

Doesn't seem to be a good way to make money to me.
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i assume this is the reason why they were delayed for so long?

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i assume this is the reason why they were delayed for so long?
I think that would be speculation. To start off with one person saying this from Crutchfield at this point, does exactly lend a lot of credibility to it after this recent fiasco. They told multiple stories and one guy was even told the relays were defective and this is why they didn't have them in stock. We found out that was not true.

Thus far of all those that got car kits this is the first one that we've seen that has been dead. I am holding judgement at this point without speculating.

Rusty, I've had probably a dozen SIRIUS Sat Radios and I only had one replaced and it was defective out of the box (Audiovox PNP3). I get concerned when someone tells me every single tuner they have had has had to be replaced. Not saying that isn't the case, but I don't think your poor track record would be considered the norm.

I fully understand Vargas's frustration as he was caught up in this Crutchfield fiasco, finally got the thing and now its bad. That would make anyone angry. I hope Crutchfield can replace it soon.
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I agree w/ DAB. After the S50 fiasco I think everybody is nervous about new Sirius product. The next couple of weeks will let us know if there is a serious (no pun intended) problem with the new equipment. With the first few weeks of Stiletto reviews being very positive, I'm not quite ready to start a lynch mob.

If Vargas got hosed after waiting all of that time to get his kit, we shouldn't assume the rest of us are going to get hosed too. Hopefully we'll find out sooner that later.

Good luck Vargas.
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I went crazy for a couple of minutes but then realized I accidentially moved the lock button.

I went back to using the sportster 4 dock in the car anyway. The car dock will not let the Stilleto stay on when you leave the car. It will give you an option to press the select button to stay on but will turn off after a minute.
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