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SiriusXM Lynx™ Car Kit

Play your SiriusXM Lynx portable satellite radio through your car stereo

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Our take on the SiriusXM Lynx™ Car Kit

by Zak Billmeier
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This SiriusXM kit includes a car cradle with dash and vent mounts, a PowerConnect adapter with built-in FM transmitter, an audio cable, a wireless remote, and a magnetic roof-mount antenna — everything you'll need to listen to the Lynx satellite radio in your vehicle.

Use either the adhesive dash mount or clip-on vent mount to install the car dock in a convenient spot in your car. The included cable connects the dock to any car stereo with an auxiliary input. If you can't plug into your radio, the handy car dock includes the SiriusXM PowerConnect system that delivers your satellite radio programming through any FM radio.

You can twist the large rotary knob to quickly browse and tune channels, or pass your passengers the remote. Your Lynx will stay charged in this dock, whether you're connected via FM transmitter, through the included audio cable, or using the Lynx's Bluetooth® audio streaming capability.

The antenna attaches to your roof with its magnetic base, while the PowerConnect adapter plugs right into your car's power port to provide power to the radio. Color-coded connectors on the dock make installation a breeze. The Lynx radio is sold separately.

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Highlights:

  • car accessory kit for SiriusXM Lynx
  • TuneMix™ lets you enjoy up to five favorites as one custom channel
  • car cradle with adhesive dash mount and vent mount
  • audio cable (stereo minijack to minijack)
  • rotary knob for changing and browsing channels
  • PowerConnect adapter with built-in FM transmitter
  • magnetic roof-mount antenna
  • wireless remote
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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  • Lynx SiriusXM vehicle dock
  • PowerConnect FM transmitter/cigarette lighter adapter (with attached 55" DC cord)
  • Magnetic vehicle antenna (with attached 22.75' cord terminated by a single SMB connector)
  • IR remote control
  • CR2025 3V lithium battery
  • Dash mount
  • Vent mount (with 2 extended vent clamps)
  • 51" Stereo minijack cable (with a right-angle male 3.5mm connector on each end)
  • 4 Large machine screws
  • 1 Small machine screw
  • Rubber wedge
  • 2 Alcohol prep pads
  • Quick Start Guide (Eng)
  • Quick Start Guide (Spa)
  • Accessory Guide (Eng/Spa)
  • FCC and SAR Statements
  • "Welcome to Lynx" note
  • Warranty Information
  • InstallCard

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Features

Overview: The Vehicle Kit (LV1) allows you to connect the Lynx SiriusXM Portable Radio (220LYNX, sold separately) to your vehicle's in-dash head unit using Aux In, Bluetooth stereo streaming (A2DP), or the built-in PowerConnect FM transmitter. The Vehicle Kit (LV1) also includes a magnetic mount Satellite Radio antenna, IR remote control, and mounting hardware.

SiriusXM Subscription/Activation: The SiriusXM Lynx Portable Radio supports SiriusXM programming with access to XM & Sirius Satellite Radio stations. You can receive more than 150 channels of exclusive programming directly from SiriusXM. The Lynx allows you to connect to SiriusXM Satellite Radio, SiriusXM Internet Radio, or both. Connecting to both services provides you with the complete experience, giving you access to all of the features Lynx has to offer.

Note: Most of the channels are the same on the SiriusXM Satellite Radio and Internet Radio channel lineups, however, there are exclusive channels found on both the Satellite and Internet Radio services. The SiriusXM All Access package (subscription required) provides access to SiriusXM Satellite and Internet Radio. Other SiriusXM Packages also available.

SiriusXM Dock Connector: The Vehicle Kit (LV1) is fitted with a proprietary SiriusXM Dock connector and is designed specifically for the Lynx SiriusXM Portable Radio for playback of SiriusXM Satellite and Internet Radio in your car, truck, or SUV.

Rotary Knob: The vehicle dock features an integrated rotary knob that lets you browse and quickly tune to SiriusXM channels.

Audio Connections: The vehicle dock has color-coded connectors to assist you in connecting the cables to the correct connector. The vehicle dock provides three connection options to transfer XM Satellite Radio audio to your vehicle's audio system

  • PowerConnect FM Transmitter: The Vehicle Kit (LV1) comes supplied with a PowerConnect FM transmitter/cigarette lighter adapter which allows your Lynx Portable Radio to wirelessly transmit audio to your vehicle's in-dash head unit over and 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 stations which give you the best audio reception when using the PowerConnect. The PowerConnect FM transmitter/cigarette lighter adapter simply plugs into the power port of the included vehicle dock and the cigarette lighter or 12-volt accessory port of your vehicle. The PowerConnect FM Transmitter also provides power to your docked Lynx Portable Radio.
  • Auxiliary input: The vehicle dock has a minijack audio output (3.5mm) to connect the unit directly to your in-dash head unit's auxiliary input (if applicable), using the supplied stereo minijack cable. When using the line output jack, you can adjust the level to match your head unit's other sources.
  • FM Direct (optional): The FM Direct Adaptor (607FMDA25, sold separately) connects directly in-line with your vehicle's existing AM/FM antenna input (motorola) and the vehicle dock's FM output (2.5mm). This optimizes the signal of the PowerConnect FM transmitter/cigarette lighter adapter'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.

Bluetooth Audio Streaming: If your vehicle's in-dash head unit has Bluetooth stereo audio streaming (A2DP Profile) capability, you can connect the Lynx to your factory radio via Bluetooth (without the need for audio cables). You will still need to connect the Lynx to the vehicle dock, plug in the included SiriusXM antenna, and insert the PowerConnect FM transmitter to your vehicle's 12-volt accessory/cigarette lighter port.

Note: The Lynx is not compatible with the Hands Free Profile (HFP).

Magnetic Antenna: The Vehicle Kit (LV1) comes supplied with a magnetic antenna that is designed to be mount outside of the vehicle and placed on the roof of your vehicle. The magnetic antenna will adhere to your vehicle's sheet metal. The antenna features a 22.75' cable terminated by a SMB connector.

Mounting Options: The mounting location of the vehicle dock should be easily accessible for controlling your docked Lynx Portable Radio and provide good visibility of the unit's display, and should not be located where it will be in direct sunlight, which will affect the visibility of the display screen. The Vehicle Kit (LV1) comes with two mounting options.

  • Self-Adhesive Dash Mount: The Vehicle Kit (LV1) includes a self-adhesive plastic mount 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 better visibility.
  • Vent-Mount: The Vehicle Kit (LV1) 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 vehicle dock 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 Vehicle Kit (LV1) can also be mounted using an optional Pro.Fit Vehicle Specific Mount (item 042VSM) and the TS-01 adapter (item 042TS01). Please consult the Crutchfield Vehicle Selector to see if there is a Pro.Fit VSM to fit your vehicle.

Remote Control: The Vehicle Kit (LV1) comes with an IR remote control for wireless operation of your docked SiriusXM Lynx Portable Radio. The remote operates off of a single CR2025 3V lithium 'coin-type' battery.

Dimensions

Vehicle Dock:

  • Width = 4.4375"
  • Height = 3.4375"
  • Depth = 1.625"

SiriusXM Antenna:

  • Width = 1.375"
  • Height = 0.5625"
  • Depth = 1.75"
  • Cable Length = 22.75'

Remote Control:

  • Width = 2.1875"
  • Height = 0.4375"
  • Depth = 4.1875"
 
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5 out of 5

AMAZING PRODUCT!!!!

Written By Stephen G, Daly City, CA on Monday, October 14, 2013
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This product is wayyy beyond awesome! The antenna is a whole lot smaller than some of the earlier versions of SiriusXm radio's, it was WAYYY easier to install by myself, and the twisting knob and remote make your driving experience a whole lot more convenient and a whole lot SAFER! I have absolutely NOTHING bad to say about this AMAZING product and will RECOMMEND it to EVERYONE!
Pros:
Safe, Convenient, Easy to use, Easy to install
Cons:
NOTHING IS WRONG WITH THIS DEVICE!! 5 STARS! :-D
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Car Dock Rocks

Written By Bill, Indiana on Wednesday, October 02, 2013
 
Mainly bought the Lynx to use in the dock and have bought additional docks for other vehicles. This dock is easy in/out for the radio and features a control dial with a pretty cool blue led accent light!
Pros:
Great remote control. Easy to remove radio. All the connections you need for different installs.
Cons:
None
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4 out of 5

Great accessory for a great product . . .

Written By jwz, SoFla on Tuesday, September 24, 2013
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Great stuff, works well - don't care for the AC vent attachments. Antenne works very well and the magnet is powerful !
Pros:
Quality build, Antenna and cable length, base is sturdy with BIG selector dial. Has a remote! Drove from West Palm to Key West and back, never lost signal.
Cons:
AC vent attachment
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5 out of 5

Works Great!

Written By Jordan, Eau Claire, WI on Tuesday, September 24, 2013
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Very easy to install, worked right away. Can't go wrong if you want to stream SiriusXM in your vehicle! In fact, I'm buying a second for my other vehicle!
Pros:
Easy install, Plug and Play, Includes everything you need.
Cons:
None.
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5 out of 5

Sirius Car Kit

Written By Calltiger, Hoover, AL on Wednesday, September 11, 2013
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Great price
Pros:
All good
Cons:
None
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2 out of 5

Limited use for other XM radios

Written By Bill, Wyoming on Saturday, July 13, 2013
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Everything in box was new and as described.
Pros:
Antenna maybe universal for most older XM radios. Crutchfield has great service and very good prices.
Cons:
As I now know with most accessory items sold to use on XM radios, very few kit parts can be used with other XM models. I have a Roady xt and Skyfi3 and the antenna was the only piece from this kit that will interchange. I will most likely throw the other parts in the trash.
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5 out of 5

Gnarley farley

Written By Gnarley farley, Michigan on Wednesday, July 10, 2013
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Super great
Pros:
Good
Cons:
None
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4 out of 5

Working great

Written By TDB, Ohio on Saturday, May 25, 2013
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Worked great once I ran the antenna from the roof. I initially just had it sitting on the dashboard but it lost the signal too much. It took me about a half an hour to run the cable through the panels. I only wish I had a better mounting then the air vent. It's a little flimsy but it's working.
Pros:
Works well once I ran the antenna out of the car
Cons:
Can't be lazy and just have the antenna on the dash.
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5 out of 5

Lynx Car Kit

Written By MR, San Diego, CA on Saturday, May 25, 2013
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great design, easy to install, works terrific
Pros:
it's all good
Cons:
none
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Easy installation kit

Written By KenS, Arizona on Saturday, May 25, 2013
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Simple easy setup. Great to use.
Pros:
Easy setup.
Cons:
Still have wires hanging everywhere but that was expected.
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1 out of 5

Unbelievable mickey-mouse mess

Written By JA, Minneapolis on Saturday, May 11, 2013
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Too bad the receiver won't work without this badly designed mess. They supply one of those huge 12V plugs to go into your cigarette lighter. NO USB option for those of us with lots of equipment to plug in and a need to use the much smaller, more convenient multiple-USB adapters in those outlets. At least you can get a non-OEM USB power cord for $8 extra. The mounting system is bizarre. I bought this unit because I want to carry my satellite radio subscription with me in the many cars I drive each year (I drive rentals over long distances). I am not going to use the support pod that they supply that glues permanently to your dash (and destroys it if you ever want to remove it). The mickey mouse vent-louver hooks could work on some louvers, I suppose, but on my own vehicle the louvers are of a size that Sirius's louver clips simply fall off - one bump on the road, and your unit crashes to the floor. Which means the unit with its forest of wires just has to ride on the seat. Worst of all is the antenna - 30 feet of kinky wire that inevitably snarls. They want you to run it through the weatherstripping and otherwise damage the car to locate the antenna outside (once trip through the car wash, that's done for). And you aren't going to take the time to do this with a rental, even if you don't care about damaging it. The antenna works just fine inside the car, thank you. Right on the dash. But what am I supposed to do with this 30 feet of bulky kinky wire that can't be shortened?
Pros:
None. The receiver unit will * not * work in your car without this. So you * have * to buy it.
Cons:
Mounting system options are unworkable for many users. Antenna is 30' of kinky wire; you are expected to mount the antenna permanently to the outside of your car. Bulky 12V electrical connector monopolizes power outlet in your car.
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3 out of 5

Car Kit

Written By 8Wlr, Omaha,Ne on Sunday, April 07, 2013
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had to get it professionally installed and it still took them 2 hr - tool one look at instructions and knew it was not for me to do on my won
Pros:
ti works for what I wanted
Cons:
re-engineer the concept -- too complex given today's technical capabilities
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5 out of 5

Love

Written By David K, wooster Ohio on Tuesday, March 26, 2013
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easy to set up
Pros:
works great
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Lynx car kit

Written By foleym, Gypsum,Co on Monday, March 25, 2013
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As with everything all the cables and mounting hardwear is included for an easy setup.
Pros:
Everything you need is in this kit.
Cons:
None
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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3 out of 5

Neat and cheap!

Written By Chro, Chicago, il on Friday, March 08, 2013
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Glad it's cheaper!
Pros:
Love the extras!
Cons:
Output is very sensitive!
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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1 out of 5

Flimsy

Written By janu, missoula, mt on Friday, January 11, 2013
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Ridiculously flimsy if using the air vents. Totally need to revamp the set up and make it STABLE.
Cons:
See above. Cheesy.
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5 out of 5

SiriusXM Lynx Car Kit

Written By Les, Lancaster, SC on Monday, September 24, 2012
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I ordered the Pro.Fit VSM Mount System along with the car kit that was made for my vehicle. My Lynx radio dock is now mounted securely beside the vehicle's radio. The screws of the Pro.Fit are hidden behind the faceplate of the car radio. It sure makes for a professional installation. I am well pleased with the results.
Pros:
The dock is a great mount for the Lynx.
Cons:
I did not consider the dash mount or the vent mount very professional looking. They looked like something just to get you going until you found a better mount like I did with the Pro.Fit.
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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2 out of 5

SiriusXM Lynx™ Car Kit

Written By JoeB, Sacramento, CA on Saturday, June 09, 2012
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The mounting options are limited. Vent mount pretty flimsy. Adhesive mount even worse. Hot weather and Lynx is on the floor. Need to hard mount with screws to keep in place or use suction mount like portable gps. Remote was a joke. Worked for about 1 minute. Still trying to find replacement.
Pros:
docking station design
Cons:
mounting options are limited.
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

SiriusXM Lynx™ Car Kit

Written By roboc, waldorf,MD on Thursday, February 02, 2012
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Great hardware enables LYNX to perform ! easy set up...THANKS CRUTCHFIELD
Pros:
REMOTE CONTROL provides, ease of use.
Cons:
NONE
3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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