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Moderator - Buying questions? Please include city or zip code and trim you are shopping, FWD or AWD, etc.
It is basically satellite radio. By default, most stereos won't pick it up. To get it you have two options:
1. Get an aftermarket stereo that has XM capability built in. You will need an external XM tuner.2. Get a RF modulation system (Sony, Alpine, Pioneer, and others) that basically hook into your factory stereo head unit and you listen via a radio frequency. You will still need the external XM tuner.
I wanted to avoid the RF if I could, though I have it in my BMW and it sounds GREAT. I just like the idea of having the xm unit with the head unit. My wife and I love the stock look and would like to keep that without having to go to a DIN size stereo like an Alpine. GM and DC like using the big fat stereos and I was hoping there would be a 1.5 DIN that has XM ready to go.
I have pics of the RF unit (at least the display of it) at: http://community.webshots.com/user/skimblz_ if you want to get a better idea of what it looks like.
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