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Sirius Stratus 7

Dock & Play satellite radio with vehicle kit (subscription sold separately by SiriusXM)

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Overview

Our take on the Sirius Stratus 7

The Sirius Stratus 7 satellite radio is easy to use, and that means a lot when you're looking for your favorite channel while you're driving down the highway. Push-button operation makes channel surfing easy and intuitive, and you can store 10 favorite channels as presets. The easy-to-read display gives you the artist's name, the song or program title, and channel information. The One-Touch Jump™ button allows you to go straight to your last channel, or check out the traffic and weather for 20 cities.

Sirius Stratus 7

The Sirius Stratus 7 makes a great travel companion.

Intuitive push-button operation

The Sirius Stratus 7 satellite radio is easy to use, and that means a lot when you're looking for your favorite channel while you're driving down the highway. Push-button operation makes channel surfing easy and intuitive, and you can store 10 favorite channels as presets. The easy-to-read display gives you the artist's name, the song or program title, and channel information. The One-Touch Jump™ button allows you to go straight to your last channel, or check out the traffic and weather for 20 cities.

Car accessories included

You'll get the accessories you need to use the Stratus 7 in your vehicle, including a cable that connects to your stereo's auxiliary input for the best possible sound. If your car's radio doesn't have an aux input, you can also use the included SiriusXM PowerConnect™ system to deliver clear sound through your vehicle's FM radio. The Sirius Stratus 7 kit also includes a magnetic mount antenna, a vent mount and extended vent clamps, a dash mount, alcohol preparation pads, and a Quick Start Guide. With optional accessory kits, you can also listen at home, at the office, outdoors or in additional vehicles.

Note: A subscription is required and sold separately by SiriusXM. Some channels not available in all packages. Satellite radio service is available only within Canada and the lower 48 states — not available in Hawaii. Limited availability in Puerto Rico.

Works well easy to use. Reception isn't great unless I'm on the highway

Anonymous, Fall River, MA

What's in the Box:

  • Portable Sirius Satellite Radio receiver
  • Vehicle cradle dock
  • Magnetic vehicle antenna (w/ attached 21' cord terminated by single SMB connector)
  • PowerConnect FM transmitter/cigarette lighter adapter (w/ attached 55" DC cord)
  • 4' Stereo minijack cable (w/ a right-angle male 3.5mm connector on each end)
  • Self-adhesive mount
  • Vent mount
  • 2 Extended vent clamps
  • Rubber antenna cable wedge
  • 2 Alcohol Prep Pads
  • 4 Machine screws
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Limited Warranty Information
  • "Additional User Documents/Warning" note
  • Accessory Guide brochure

Scratch & Dent items may be missing non-essential accessories. In some cases the manufacturer's accessories have been replaced with generic equivalents.

Product Highlights:

  • Dock & Play Sirius satellite radio
  • blue display shows artist, song or program, and channel information
  • 10 channel presets
  • PowerConnect system includes auxiliary output cable and power adapter/FM transmitter
  • includes car accessories: docking station and roof-mount antenna
  • includes an adhesive dash mount and vent mount
  • dimensions: 4-1/2" W x 1-9/10" H x 7/10" D
  • warranty: 90 days
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Reviews

Sirius Stratus 7

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(33 Reviews)

Sirius Stratus 7

Anonymous from Fall River, MA on 10/23/2016

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Works well easy to use. Reception isn't great unless I'm on the highway

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Sirius Stratus 7

Anonymous from Brookfield, WI on 10/16/2016

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The radio is great! The only thing I would change is to make the power cord a little longer. I wanted a clean look and did not want the power cord sticking out of the cigarette power port so I routed the wire through the center counsel and in to the center counsel box. It fit but was close. A little tighter than I like. Looks really clean without all the wires on top of the dash!

Pros: Ease of use, program.

Cons: Longer power cord please. Needs and auto power off.

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John S from Lancaster, CA on 6/6/2016

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Good, simple sat radio. Easy to use and just the right size to fit in the mustang.

Pros: small , bright, easy to use.

Cons: no bells and whistles such as pause, rewind etc.

Sirius Stratus 7

Anonymous from Guayanilla, PR on 5/9/2016

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Easy to install and works fine

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Anonymous from Wisconsin on 12/22/2015

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better than i expected

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Steve from New Jersey on 12/22/2015

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Very good for the money

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Must have for NFL fans!

Mike P. from Danville Va. on 9/27/2015

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With Sirius you get ALL NFL games live!! This can go anywhere & is a great product! We take it to the beach, pool, work, car, etc.

Pros: Portable, small, lightweight.

Cons: None

Its a winner

Traveler from Virginia on 8/2/2015

Good unit for the money. Small, easy to mount in car and great signal compared to my XM factory radio.

Pros: Great signal, very clear sound

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Just what I wanted

Debbie from California on 6/12/2015

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Haven't bought a new stereo in a couple of decades, and am pleased with the quality and sound.

Pros: Looks, sound, ease of controls

Cons: None at this time

Sirius Receiver Small to fit small Areas Great!

Gatorman from Texas on 6/11/2015

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Nice little unit - powers up great seems to keep good signal. Love the size fits in a small area not to take up too much room / I can't stand commercials on Radio hence Sirius and the price of this unit makes it a winner!

Pros: Small - fits in tight spots Good Display even in sun

Cons: Needs more preset buttons - maybe another row

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ted from New York on 6/8/2015

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it needs a clock. otherwise works very well

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Cons: non clock

Too Expensive

KenRob805 from California on 4/5/2015

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The receiver is perfect for what I purchased it for...to replace a SIRIUS Protable that was 10 years old. However, the Mail-In Rebate/Coupon does me no good as I had to have unit to transfer a Lifetime subscription. So, the unit was this price, and SIRIUS charged me to transfer, and the rebate only applies to NEW subscriptions.

Pros: Unit is fine

Cons: None

Perfect for what I needed.

Anonymous from tulsa ok on 3/24/2015

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It installs easy, gets good reception, and is small enough not to get in the way. I hard wired it into the power supply for the 12 volt outlet in the dash of a 2014 Jeep Wrangler so the wires didn't get in the way. You ca also remove the device from its dock and lock it in the glove box when parked in a shady part of town. I mounted the antenna on the dash and the reception has been decent so far. Overall, I'm happy with it.

Pros: Small, inexpensive, works well.

Cons: None as of now.

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Phelps from Norfolk ny on 2/26/2015

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Was a good investment. Plays music everyone likes.

Pros: Clear signal with no static, easy to set up.

Cons: Screen is too bright at night. Needs a dimmer option

You get what you pay for

Mike from Oregon on 11/17/2014

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If it wasn't for the rebate this would be a zero star review. This unit gets terrible reception and is very cheaply made. I don't think I'll renew my service when it expires.

Pros: Low cost

Cons: Poor reception

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Ylekyot from Independence, KS on 8/30/2014

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My adviser, PAUL, knew exactly what I needed with the stereo equipment I had already purchased through Crutchfield.....and this works perfect with my unit!! THANKS!! I couldn't be happier!!

Pros: Price was reasonable. Very easy to install myself.....didn't even break a sweat.

Cons: None.

Status 7 sirius radio

Anonymous from Turner, montana on 7/24/2014

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Excellent product

Pros: Small unit!

Cons: Cannot pause radio like other sirius docks.

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Norm from Milwaukee, WI on 6/21/2014

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Everything you need for a standard set up is included. Instructions were clear and easy to understand. Took less than 30 minutes to be receiving Sirius radio and that included setting up an account with Sirius.

Pros: Price especially with the rebate that was offered.

Cons: I found that to work best in one older vehicle it was best to order the cassette adapter verses using the supplied FM transmitter. My other vehicles are newer and the FM transmitter works flawlessly.

Great little receiver. Easy to hide in RV

LarryB from Michigan on 5/23/2014

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Picked up Stratus 7 receiver and SC-VDOC1 dock kit since SCC1 no longer offered and installed it on a Jensen JRV212T Unit. The Jensen fully controls the receiver so I could just hide the unit under the dash. Works great out of the box.

Pros: Easy to install. Unit bolted easily under the dash and out of the way,

Cons: Cable with dock could be a little shorter since I have 90% of it coiled up and tied down.

Just what I need

Steve O from Malta NY on 5/12/2014

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I was looking for a satellite radio with basic features that wouldn't break the bank, yet still deliver the experience that only SiriusXM can provide. The Crutchfield advisor recommended the Stratus 7, and as usual they steered me in the right direction. Delivery was prompt, and the unit arrived in perfect shape. After a few weeks of listening, all I can say is "WOW!" Installation was easy, the mount & radio are unobtrusive, and operation is a cinch. Stratus 7... the essence of satellite radio, plain and simple.

Pros: Small/light weight, large buttons, easy to read display

Cons: No remote

bad & good

TimS. from Fruitland Md. on 5/7/2014

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After some technical problems with the equipment, finally got it working and so far love the commercial free music. Great selection of genre also.

Pros: great music selection!

Cons: Power adapter cable had a short in it right out of the box; ended up ordering a hardwire kit from another retailer which solved the issue and made for a much more professional looking install (no cables dangling around).

Great & easy to install

EllenB from Washington, DC on 4/27/2014

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I had an old Sirius radio (which I did LOVE) but this one was just too hard to resist. It is small and easy to install and operate...couldn't be happier!!

Pros: Very small; easy to install; easy to operate

Cons: No remote control

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mike from colorado on 4/21/2014

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works great and is easy to use

Pros: compact takes up very little room easy to read display and operate

Cons: none

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john from michigan on 4/14/2014

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Very nice light and compact. Keeps signal extemely well. Would highly recommend

Pros: Small, light, great reception

Cons: Clips can be a pain to get out of vents

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Radio On!! from South Dakota on 3/29/2014

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Bought to be used in boat, pickup, camper, house. With the use of separate docking stations, this thing is convenient and works great. Awesome product and service.

Pros: Great service, easy install and sounds great.

Cons: None yet

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Richard B. from Oakhurst, Ca on 3/11/2014

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Stratus 7 was easy to install and once I found a good station on my radio in the car, it works great. My wife even loves it. Great price and a great receiver

Pros: They give you plenty of ant. wire for any type of Vehicle, several ways to attach inside.

Cons: Was hard to find a station on my radio, as I live up in the mountains.

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Chano from West Wendover, NV on 3/2/2014

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I have been using the stratus 7 for a little over a week and so far it has been excellent! I installed in a excavator that I operate at work. It is so much better with all the stations and the different genres of music to choose from. I recommend this product. Ordering from Crutchfield was great. ( They are the best) With the promotion I got the radio for free and a fifty dollar rebate from Sirius after you subscribe for two months.

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first time user from san antonio TX on 1/31/2014

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Sounds grainy at times, don't know why!

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Great Product

Dan K from Phoenix, AZ on 1/30/2014

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Purchased as a gift for my parents, installation was a breeze and it functions extremely well.

Pros: Size is just right for limited space SUV, display and buttons are of good size visibility.

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Finally!! Satellite radio for my truck.

mikeL from Rosamond,Ca on 1/24/2014

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found this by chance when I received an ad from crutchfield over the holidays. been trying to adapt satellite to my kenwood receiver but could not obtain one cable then this appears. easy installation, easy to operate and was worth the money. in the end it comes out free.

Pros: easy install, ease of operation and docks in the house to my receiver for a nominal price.

Cons: hiding the wiring

Great Product!!

MMK from Sutherland, VA on 1/21/2014

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My husband & I purchased one for each of our cars and so far they are great! Good product for the value! The customer service by Crutchfield is by far the best ever!

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sirius and car kit

Anonymous from dudley, ma on 1/15/2014

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Great product and great service. I loved the quick delivery in time for the holidays. This was to replace my husband's older sirius radio.

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Gift for my wife

AaronL from Simi Valley, CA on 1/4/2014

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My wifes radio never worked well. Installed this unit on her car Christmas day and was quite simple to do. Wiring it directly into her factory radio made it come in almost crystal clear. Almost because you have to tune it to an FM station but much better than any wireless types I have used years ago.

Pros: Clear, Easy to Install, Easy to Operate

Cons: N/A

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Sirius Radio

Dock & Play Satellite Radio: The Stratus 7 Dock & Play Radio + PowerConnect Vehicle Kit provides SiriusXM Satellite Radio programming in your vehicle. And with optional accessories you can listen to the Stratus 7 at home, at the office, in multiple vehicles, or even outdoors (optional accessories sold separately); all with just one Sirius subscription.

Note: Requires a SiriusXM subscription.

SiriusXM Satellite Radio Programming: The Stratus 7 Dock & Play Radio supports limited SiriusXM programming only (some SiriusXM channels not available). This Satellite Radio operates on the Sirius Network. You can easily add this Sirius tuner to an existing SiriusXM account for a Multi-Radio Discount Plan.

3-Line Graphic Display: The Stratus 7 features a 3-line blue display which lets you view artist name, song title, and channel information. You can adjust the brightness and contrast of the unit's display.

Tuning Functions: The Stratus 7 offers a variety of tuning functions:

  • Categories w/ My Channel: Channels are organized into categories to make it easier for you to find the ones that suit your taste. My Channels is a special category that displays only the channels contained in your subscription plan.
  • Favorite Presets: You can save and enjoy fast access to up to 10 of your favorite SiriusXM Satellite Radioi channels.
  • Direct Tune: The Direct button allows you directly tune in a SiriusXM Satellite Radioi station, using the keypad (0-9) on the front-panel.
  • One-Touch Jump: The One-Touch Jump function allows you to directly access traffic or weather of the 20 most congested cities, or go back to the previous channel to which you were listening.
  • Parental Controls: You can easily lock and unlock channels or an entire category with mature content. The Parent Control feature is protect by a 4-digit code.
Note: Whenever you power the Stratus 7 On, it will automatically tune to the last channel you were listening to before it was powered Off.

Vehicle Kit

Vehicle Dock: This package includes a vehicle dock which allows you to listen to SiriusXM Satellite Radioi in your vehicle. The vehicle dock has color-coded connectors to assist you in connecting the cables to the correct connector. The vehicle dock also has a rear-panel wire-guide that can help you organize the cables and wires connected to the dock. The vehicle dock provides three connection options to transfer SiriusXM Satellite Radioi audio to your vehicle's audio system:

  • PowerConnect: A PowerConnect FM transmitter and cigarette lighter adapter are included which allow the Stratus 7 receiver to wirelessly transmit audio to your vehicle's in-dash head unit over an FM frequency. You can choose from any FM frequency between: 88.1 and 107.9 MHz. You can store up to 5 FM stations so you can quickly access the station that gives you the best reception when traveling. The PowerConnect FM transmitter and cigarette lighter adapter plug into the power port of the included vehicle dock and the cigarette lighter or 12-volt accessory port of your vehicle.
  • Auxiliary: The vehicle dock has a mini-jack audio output (3.5mm) to connect the unit directly to your in-dash head unit's auxiliary input (if available), using the supplied stereo mini-jack cable. When using the line output jack, you can adjust the audio level to match your head unit's other sources.
  • FM Direct (optional): The FM Direct Adaptor (item number 607FMDA25, sold separately) connects directly in-line with your vehicle's existing AM/FM antenna input (motorola) and the vehicle dock FM output (2.5mm). This optimizes the Stratus 7 receiver's built-in FM modulator to your vehicle's radio, especially in regions with a high density of FM radio stations and few open FM channels.

Magnetic Antenna: The unit comes supplied with a magnetic antenna, designed to be mounted outside the vehicle on the roof. The magnetic base will adhere to your vehicle's sheet metal.

Mounting: The mounting location of the Stratus 7 should be easily accessible for controlling the unit and provide good visibility of the unit's display. It should not be located in direct sunlight, which will affect the visibility of the display screen. The receiver includes provisions for two mounting options:

  • Self-Adhesive Dash Mount: A self-adhesive plastic mount is included which allows you to place the unit on your vehicle's dash. The self-adhesive dash-mount allows you to swivel and adjust the unit for best visibility.
  • Vent-Mount: The Stratus 7 also includes a plastic mount which allows to you to clip the unit onto one of your vehicle's dash vents.
Note: When mounting the Stratus 7 in your vehicle, choose a location where it will not block your vision, interfere with the controls, or obstruct the air bag.

Optional Pro-Fit VSM: The Stratus 7 can be mounted using an optional Pro.Fit Vehicle Specific Mount (item number 042VSM, sold separately) and the TS-01 adapter (item number 042TS01, sold separately). Please consult the Crutchfield Vehicle Selector to see if there is a Pro.Fit VSM to fit your vehicle.

Second Vehicle Kit (optional): An addition vehicle kit (item number 220SADV2, sold separately) can be purchased to install the Stratus 7 in a second vehicle.

Home Kit (optional): An optional home kit (item number 220SXDH3, sold separately) allows you to listen to the Stratus 7 in your home.

Boombox (optional): The optional Portable Speaker Dock (item number 220SXABB2, sold separately) lets you enjoy SiriusXM Satellite Radioi programming in your home, at the office, or on the deck.

Dimensions

Dock & Play Radio:

  • Width = 4.515"
  • Height = 1.895"
  • Depth = 0.765"

Vehicle Kit:

  • Width = 4.005"
  • Height = 2.065"
  • Depth = 1.125"

Dock & Play Radio in Vehicle Kit:

  • Width = 4.515"
  • Height = 2.485"
  • Depth =1.165"

Magnetic Antenna:

  • Width = 2.205"
  • Height = 0.455"
  • Depth = 2.325"
  • Cable Length = 21'

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Why did you buy this?

I've had Sirius service before. I have ordered from Crutchfield before. On both counts,I got good service [ Ronald  Jun 15, 2016 ]
It is said that this radio works on Puerto Rico. [ Andres  Apr 26, 2016 ]

11 questions already asked

No you don't. It will play with either the antenna provided or through an open FM station through your sound system. BTW we use ours in the house as well. Hope this helps. [ KENNETH  Mar 12, 2016 ]
No you do not need a fm module, it will be tune from your FM radio, just go to Sirius website they will give you the best FM stations in your local area for tuning [ Joseph  Mar 12, 2016 ]
Both the Starmate4 and Stratus7 use the same dock connector, yes. I hope that helps. My Bio; http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=5 [ Ryan  Feb 24, 2016 ]  Staff
Yes, there is a Sirius hardware adapter kit you tie into your fuse box. [ MIKE  Oct 21, 2015 ]
One radio per subscription. I move mine to my house so I don't have to buy another scrip. [ Mike  Oct 09, 2015 ]
You only need another subscription if you use a different radio. The Sirius 7 is dockable for both auto and home. Just move your sat radio to the house with the same subscription. Hope this helps. [ Mike  Oct 09, 2015 ]
Each radio must have it's own account.Easy to change with Sirius help will walk you right through the process. [ ARNOLD  Sep 26, 2015 ]
I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: If you have an aux input on your stock radio that will be the best way to connect it and would be superior to using the FM Direct. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy  Apr 17, 2014 ]  Staff
You can find a list of what the boomboxes are compatible with, meaning Stratus 7 in this case. In my experience using the old school Sportster, the newer models were not compatible and I could no longer purchase a car unit to replace the ones that had stopped working. So I ended up buying a whole new boombox which is designed to be compatible with several different models and a car unit. Hope this helps and good luck! [ PARI  Jan 06, 2014 ]
We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question. [ Jeff  Jan 04, 2014 ]  Staff
You will want to contact an Advisor by phone or online chat to discuss compatibility with your current system. They will be able to pull up your receiver and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you. [ Jeff  Dec 18, 2013 ]  Staff
You will want to contact an Advisor by phone or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you. [ Jeff  Dec 16, 2013 ]  Staff
Thanks for your question Richard. Unfortunately, the OnStar antenna and the Sirius Antenna are not compatible with each other. You will need to have a separate antenna for Sirius reception. [ Jeff  Dec 14, 2013 ]  Staff
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