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Old 07-01-2004, 07:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I did some work on the car today which took me a lot longer than expected. I moved my LED to its permanent home, but my WD lied and told me some wires were switched 12v when they werent. Got that sorted out though I'll post a DIY later.

So after that I decide to hook up the XM and actually subsribe, since my free one ran out last friday and I didn't install the power wires when I installed the box. I had hooked up twice ghetto-style to make sure it work by pluging bar wire into the pos and neg bat terms. Worked fine. Now I go actually install it properly and it won't work. The display goes back and forth between no signal, loading, and ch 0 or 1. There is no sound with the ch 0 or 1 though, but the radio ID lights up fine.

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so it powers up but no audio?

The sat radio boxes are finicky, and the antennas are even more so. You may just need to unplug the din plug, wait, and try it again.
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I was hoping it was that. Any ideas if it's not?

Also, should I fuse it? The install directions mention nothing of it, but I don't like the idea of an unfused-permanently installed device.
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Its not gonna hurt to fuse it... better safe than sorry.
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The display is pretty informative as to what is wrong. No signal general means that your antenna is not working properly. If you do as stated above, and you get the "no signal" message again, do the same aforementioned procedure with the antenna. The antenna lead is VERY fragile and you don't want it to get creased or you are f#$cked and have to go get another.

I would deffinately fuse it, but I have yet to see an Alpine XM box without an inline fuse on the constant lead (yellow, I believe). IF there isn't one for some reason, just trow one on dere!
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Damn, I bet I creased the wire moving the box into position.
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No probs after all. I assumed the terrestial repeaters would let me pick up a signal in the garage. Guess not. Backed out and it works fine.

That reminds me...its time to subscribe!
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HA HA HA HA HA! I thought surely you were outside! No worries, the first time I installed mine in my last car--> hooked it all up, no signal. Called Sirius, they couldn't figure it out. Took it all a part, reinstalled it...no signal. 2.5 hours of this lead me to the conclusion that I might have better luck if I backed out of the install bay!
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