The XM Direct universal tuner makes it easy to get XM Satellite Radio in your car. In conjunction with a brand-specific XM Direct Smart Digital Adapter, it's designed to be compatible with several receiver brands, including Sony, Kenwood, Alpine, Pioneer, and Panasonic.

To connect the XM Direct tuner to your compatible receiver, you'll also need to buy the adapter that matches your brand of receiver. Install the super-compact tuner and the adapter, and you're ready to receive the XM signal. XM Direct even includes the required XM antenna right in the box.

Once the XM Direct universal tuner is connected, you can use your in-dash receiver to select channels (by category or station number) and view station information (artist, album title, track title, channel number, or channel name) on its readout. (The information on your display may vary, depending on the receiver.)

You must have a subscription to XM in order to tune in the digital satellite radio signal. (Satellite radio service is available only within the lower 48 states — not available in Alaska, Hawaii, or U.S. territories.)

Product Highlights:

  • XM-certified universal XM tuner module
  • roof-mount XM antenna with 19.75-ft. cable
  • single-cable antenna connection
  • connects to compatible receiver with a brand-specific adapter (not included)
  • select channel name, channel number, artist, song title, or category name to appear on receiver's display
  • channel scan/search
  • channel presets
  • dimensions: 4-1/2"W x 1-5/16"H x 5-1/8"D (tuner); 1-13/16"W x 11/16"H x 2-3/8"D (antenna)
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

XM Direct™ XMD1000 Reviews

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installed in a Toyota Solara 05

Written By Christopher, Georgia on Monday, November 24, 2008

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The installation of this unit was a breeze. ran the antenna wire around the windshield gasket took me all of 20 minutes. Plugged into a SLX box and then into my stock JBL system. Works perfect. Very happy with this setup. Entire installation was about an hour. Simply and easy. Pretty much plug and play.

XM Terk Satellite Radio Tuner

Written By Ryan, Saint Paris, Ohio on Saturday, June 30, 2007

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The XM Tuner Came With Everything I Needed, Plenty of Antenna Wire, Plenty of Headunit To Tuner Communication Wire. Crutchfield Directions Were Great and Very Useful!! I would recommend this unit to anyone who has an indash dvd player thats ready to recieve xm radio. Very Happy would buy again!

Great Service

Written By Michael, Oklahoma City on Wednesday, June 27, 2007

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Fantastic service the unit was a plug in and play. They even included a $30 prepaid service card.

F-150 Installation tip

Written By Tom, Disputanta, Va on Sunday, June 03, 2007

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Unit worked great.

In my 2003 F-150, there is a small pocket right behind the glove box. You have to push the plastic stop aside to let the glove box door pivot down out of the way (which will also dump the entire contents of your glove box onto the floor of the truck). Under the dash, on the right hand side near the passenger door, there is a plastic pocket sized perfectly for this unit. Mount the unit in that pocket with double stick tape (from the auto parts store). Run your wires and then close the glove box.

Also, for the antenna, the F-150s windshield has a long slope on it. Mount the antenna as far forward on the dash as possible so that it is under the windshield and behind the gap between the windshield wipers. Set it there temporarily at first to see if the reception is acceptable to you. Tree leaves appear to affect the reception so if you live in an area covered by forest make sure to test during the summer.

If the reception is fine, mount the antenna using double stick tape trimmed just a little smaller than the antenna.

I can't take credit for the antenna idea, several guys around here have done it. We've found that this trick works fine for XM radio but doesn't work well at all for Sirius. Probabaly because of the ground based repeaters utilized by Sirius.

Great Addition for the car

Written By Brendan, Long Island, NY on Thursday, May 24, 2007

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I added this unit to my Panasonic satellite ready radio and I am very pleased with it. Add a great product like this with a great seller like crutchfield and you are doing great. It was easy to install and works great. It replaced a my-fi and the reception is much better

Great Product!

Written By Joseph, Cooperstown, NY on Monday, March 26, 2007

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I put this in my Chrysler Cirrus, I've had it for about five weeks now. It's a great addition to my CDX-M8815X.
It only cuts out in about two or three different places on my way to work, and for only a second or two even then. I highly recommend that anyone looking for XM go this route, It's nice to have the XM show up on the headunit instead of having something more to adjust while driving.

Super easy to install

Written By quills, Erie Pa on Thursday, March 22, 2007

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I bought this unit to go along with the Panasonic MXE CQ-C9801U HU i purchased. This set up went into my Dodge Durango. I was a little worried that the antenna wire wouldn't be long enough. This is a pretty good sized SUV. I ran it through the tailgate and under the weatherstripping. Then underneath the trim panels along the passenger side all the way to the passenger seat footwell. Long story short the antenna cable is plenty long. Unit is a super easy install. The hardest part for me was getting the control wires and RCA cables down behind the dash.

Great Satellite Tuner

Written By Steven, Alexandria, LA on Tuesday, January 23, 2007

This was a breeze to install and it makes everthing so seemless. The kit came with everthing you need for a professional install. I would recommend this easy to install tuner to anyone.

It works.

Written By MidnightCE, California on Friday, January 19, 2007

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The device worked perfectly, right out of the box. Its size is convenient, and a long cable for the xm antenna is provided, which is appreciated.

A word to the wise, though: XM sound quality is very bad. Please consider this when deciding. For reference, it is worse than FM. Somewhat between a 96 and 128 Mp3. If you can't tell the difference between a 128kbps Mp3 and a CD on your system, then you will be fine.

XM that works!

Written By Albert, Atlanta, GA on Saturday, August 19, 2006

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When I bought my Panasonic 7303U radio, I bought it as XM Ready. It took a while for the connecting cable to become available to plug this unit in, but a reminder from Crutchfield came and I ordered it and this the same day. I had just purchased a new truck and was going to move the radio over to it so it came at an oppertune time.

The most difficult part of any satelite radio is how to run the antenna. I did a little searching online and there were suggestions of running the cable around the rear window and down between the bed and the body of the truck. I pulled panels out of my new 2006 truck and found a hole between the bed and body with a rubber plug in it. Then it was a trip up the floor jams to the dash. The cable was long enough and this ended up not being too big of a deal.

Installing the radio into head unit was easy and I spliced the power wires into the radio's power. There was a LOT of cable to hide under the dash, but I eventually got it all installed.

It works great and it gets and keeps a signal much better than my original XM with the car kit ever did. The head unit's controls are a little confusing, but that's not the fault of this radio. It works great.

XM Direct™ XMD1000

Written By Arron, Lusby, MD on Sunday, June 18, 2006

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The XM setup was a great complement to my Alpine head unit. This is a must if you have a XM ready head unit. Just remember that its capabilities are limited to what your head unit is capable of.

XM Installed in Dodge Ram (2005)

Written By Michael, Maricopa, Arizona on Thursday, March 09, 2006

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Crutchfield sent this right out. I got it in no time. Went in faster! I installed my XM in a 2005 Dodge Ram Quad Cab. I removed the third brake light, ran the antenna wire down the opening, pulled it through from the inside, and ran the wire inside the weather stripping on the inside of the head liner. I had it ran in 2 mins. NO KIDDING. Installed to an Alpine HU which was XM ready. Installed and listening in less then 20 mins! GREAT EASY and ANYONE CAN DO THIS


Written By Harris, Orlando, FL on Monday, January 16, 2006

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super simple to hook up, run wire and plug in...

Simple Install

Written By steven, Missouri on Wednesday, January 11, 2006

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This may be the easiest unit to install I have ever dealt with, I have it going through an alpine head unit all the wires and hardware needed are included.
Hides easily in the dash or there is plenty of cable to hide under a seat or elsewhere.
If you can tie your shoes I think you will have no problem installing this unit.

Could we not just pay more for a head unit to have this built in?

Written By 2005f250diesel, Cincy, Ohio on Monday, November 21, 2005

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Okay folks I have an Alpine CDA-9851 and I have to have this unit along with the XMDALP100 which I was less then happy about having to install in a limited space.
I would much rather spent an extra $100.00 for a head unit with this built in as Alpine used to do. I know they do this because of Sirius Radio but if you read my review about the XMDALP100 you will see why I am a bit bitter about this piece of gear. On the good side I get my XM-Radio in the truck!

No more radio stations!

Written By David Wied, Northern CA on Saturday, October 08, 2005

Easy installation, crystal clear reception, radio stations beware!

XM Direct™ XMD1000

Written By Tony, Kirkland, AZ on Sunday, September 18, 2005

I installed this unit with a Pioneer DEH-6700MP head unit in my 1986 Acura Legend. The installation was super easy, audio quality is exceptional, lots of text info displayed on the headunit, and best of all no static or bad reception and no commercials! This is an excellent investment and I would recommend it to anyone.

Very good product

Written By Phil, Hanover, PA on Thursday, July 07, 2005

Sounds awesome, much better than the units that hook up to stock stereos. Easy install. Could have come with longer RCA cables, and the I recommend buying a smalled antenna. Still a 5 out of 5!

Sony Headunit

Written By Mike, Atlanta, GA on Monday, May 09, 2005

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I bought this to replace a SkyFi2. It hooks up real easy. There are only 4 connections on the unit. Left, Right, Control and Antenna. I have it connected to a Sony CDX-F7000 head unit. It works well but I prefer the features of the SkyFi2. I bought this to clean up the wires and get rid of the whine in the audio. It does sounds good. If you want a nice clean lokking install and don't have any other XM equipment this is great. If you have a SkyFi2 or Roady2 I would not replace it.


Written By jason, Beatrice, NE on Thursday, April 07, 2005

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no more listening to dumb ads.........

XM Direct™ XMD1000

Written By Jon, Dallas, TX on Monday, April 04, 2005

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Unit was super easy to install, no locating and running of power, trigger, and ground wires. Just plug in the connectors, mount unit, run the antenna, and boom your done.

easy to install

Written By luis, coral springs,fl on Friday, April 01, 2005

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extremly easy to install, the hardest part of the installation process was removing my Alpine head unit from the dash. Just plug and play.

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What's in the box?

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  • Universal XM Satellite Radio tuner (for satellite-ready car stereos)
  • Magnetic antenna with attached 19.75' cable (terminating into an SMB connector)
  • 4 Plastic wire ties
  • Installation Guide
  • XM101 Channel Guide

Product Research


Overview: The Terk XMD1000 is a universal XM Satellite Radio tuner box that, along with an adapter, can be easily added to many brands of compatible "satellite-ready" aftermarket car stereo receivers. The tuner requires the installation of an "XMDirect" Smart digital adapter for the brand of stereo you own. Adapters are currently available for compatible Alpine, Sony, Kenwood, Pioneer, and Panasonic satellite-ready receivers. Note: Please check the compatibility list for each adapter to find out if your particular receiver is compatible.

Antenna: The XMD1000 includes an ultra-thin Micro Antenna with a 19-3/4' cable. The strong magnetic base securely attaches the antenna to the vehicle. Best reception is achieved with the antenna mounted on a metal surface of the vehicle roof in the center of an area with at least 12" x 12" of surface area, and a minimum of 6" from a window or sunroof. Antenna Dimensions: Width=1.769", Height=0.654", Depth=2.323".

Inputs and Outputs: The XMD1000 has only 3 connections:

  • Antenna: SMB connector
  • Controller/Head Unit: P13 connector (an 8-pin DIN connector), 12V DC, 500mA maximum
  • Audio Output: gold-plated stereo RCA jacks (manual incorrectly states this is a 3.5mm mini-jack)

XM Satellite Radio: XM Satellite Radio programming offers 170 digital radio channels including 69 channels of commercial free music, plus news, sports, talk, comedy, and other entertainment programming from coast to coast. XM also offers instant traffic and weather alerts for 21 major US cities, as well as live sports broadcasts from Major League Baseball, NHL, the PGA tour, Indy car racing and several major college conferences. A subscription to XM Satellite Radio is required in order to receive programming.


  • Frequency: 2320 to 2332.5 MHz
  • Bandwidth: 12.5 MHz

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