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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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