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InstallCard: Satellite Radio

Prepaid professional satellite radio installation

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Our take on the InstallCard: Satellite Radio

by Zak Billmeier

Not into "do it yourself" car stereo installations? No problem. With a prepaid InstallCard, you can have your new satellite radio installed by any professional who's a member of the InstallCard network — there are more than 1,500 locations all across the country. You'll get all the benefits of buying your satellite radio tuner from Crutchfield, plus the time savings and peace of mind that come with professional installation.

How does it work?
Simple. First, enter your zip code to see if there's an InstallCard installer in your area (if you don't see an installer listed, you may wish to call InstallerNet at the number listed below the zip code field. New installers are added to the network frequently, so there may be options available for you that aren't yet listed online). Then, just add this card to your online shopping cart, and proceed through checkout as usual. When you receive the card from us, visit www.installcard.com, enter the unique InstallCard number on the back of the card, and schedule your installation with the local shop.

Installation
When you arrive for your appointment at your local stereo shop, just hand over the InstallCard, along with the satellite radio tuner or Dock & Play radio you've purchased and your Crutchfield invoice (it will be included in the box with your order), and your installation begins. And you can feel confident about the quality of work — every installer on the InstallerNet Network has at least two years' experience and is MECP (Mobile Electronics Certified Professional) certified. InstallerNet feels so strongly about the expertise of their installers that they will warranty the labor of your installation for the life of your vehicle.

What does this card cover?
With this InstallCard a professional will install a satellite radio into your factory or brand-name car stereo system. Installation includes mounting the mobile docking cradle, hardwiring the FM modulator/relay, and installing the satellite radio antenna to the vehicle. Some stereos have an aux input that allows a direct audio connection for better sound quality. If your stereo doesn't have an aux input, an FM modulator allows you to connect the satellite radio to your system, and requires that a second component be mounted near the dash and wired to your factory antenna. Be sure to read the Details below to see what's covered. Please call an Advisor at 1-888-955-6000 if you have any questions.

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Highlights:

  • prepaid installation of an FM-modulated, direct-connect satellite radio, or Dock & Play satellite radio at your choice of more than 1,500 professional stereo shops
  • to find out if an installer is available in your area, click here to enter your zip code
  • InstallCard services are currently available in all 50 states and Puerto Rico; we cannot ship InstallCards outside these areas.
  • installation labor is warranted for the life of your vehicle
  • Some vehicles will require antenna adapters which are not included with this InstallCard. Please enter your vehicle information or call an Advisor at 1-888-955-6000 to see if you'll need any antenna adapters to install your FM modulator.
  • Important note: This installation does not cover modifications to your vehicle. If modifications are required, you may be charged extra for parts and labor at the time of installation. Your installer will inform you of any additional charges before performing the work, so you can approve the charges. Some possible extra charges (parts, labor, or both) may result if:
    • your vehicle requires an antenna adapter, and you haven't purchased it before the installation;
    • you choose to have the antenna cable routed through a third brake light or behind a convertible top (standard installation is either on the dashboard or on the front of the vehicle roof);
    • you choose to mount the display/controller of your FM modulated satellite radio on a vehicle-specific mount (sold separately).

Important Note: Install Cards are not eligible for refunds once they are activated. If equipment is determined to be defective during the process of the installation or immediately after while still at the install shop the installer will remove and reinstall the equipment at no charge. If equipment is determined to be defective after leaving the install shop or within a period of no longer than one year and within the manufacturer's warranty, Installer Net will cover 50% of the charge to remove and reinstall replacement equipment. If the customer chooses to remove non-defective equipment (swapping for a different brand, for example), Installer Net will charge for a completely new installation.

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Features

Overview: With this InstallCard (120-1102) a professional installer will install your Sirius or XM Radio or radio dock and connect it to your factory or aftermarket car stereo system. Installation includes mounting the mobile docking cradle, hardwiring the FM modulator/relay, and installing the Satellite Radio antenna to the vehicle. Some stereo systems will allow for direct audio connection for better sound quality.

Disclaimers: This InstallCard (120-1102) cover labor only and does not include the following installation costs.

  • Some vehicle may require additional adapter cables (sold separately) for connection to your vehicle's audio system. Antenna cable connectors are additional items and maybe purchased from installers, if not purchased at time of equipment sale.
  • If your unit is equipped with a display and you would like a more factory look you may choose to have it mounted on a vehicle specific bracket. This will allow easy access to your controller and give you that best appearance in your vehicle.
  • On some vehicles you may choose to have the roof antenna mounted through a third brake light or behind a convertible top. The standard installation for most satellite antenna mounts is either on the dashboard or on the front of the vehicle roof.
  • European cars (BMW, Mercedes, Audi etc.) and some exotic vehicles may need additional labor due to the complexity of their wiring.

Installation Warranty: Each installation performed using an InstallCard comes with a nationwide limited lifetime labor warranty. If at any time, the installed product becomes inoperable due to a faulty installation the installer will correct the problem at no charge.

Defective Equipment: If the equipment is found to be defective at the time of installation, the installer will remove the defective unit and reinstall a replacement unit (supplied by the customer) at no additional charge. If the installed equipment fails later, after leaving the installation shop, and it is determined that the malfunction is not caused by the installation, the installer will remove and replace the defective unit with a new unit supplied by the customer, and the customer will be responsible for a removal and reinstallation charge which will not exceed 50% of the original installation charge.

 
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5 out of 5

what you see is what you get

Written By spudrunner01, Mountain Home, ID on Wednesday, January 15, 2014
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Its the same for all install cards
Pros:
No extra charges.
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Great!

Written By Katie, Charlottesville, VA on Thursday, June 27, 2013
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Easy to set up appt.... would recommend
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2 out of 5

Find your own installer!

Written By Find your own installer, Laurel,MD on Tuesday, August 28, 2012
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Installer was unable to install steering wheel adapter, he installed both the car stereo and satellite radio and was very professional. He went way beyond trying to accommodate. I don't fault the installer, I fault the company representive! Before Installation I checked with InstallerCard representative to verify the installer would be able to install everything. I was told by the representative that They were sending the installer all the information needed to install what I purchased, sorry to say He was not able. I had to find another installer to complete what I wanted done. Installer great company rep terrible!
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1 out of 5

How not to get your new radio installed

Written By Joyce, Punta Gorda , FL on Monday, January 23, 2012
 
Purchased my 2nd radio from Crutchfield. this time decided on getting it installed for me. Sales person sold me the installcard and assured me how easy it would be to have my radio installed. the only part that worked, was setting up the appointment. from then on, it was a mess, after radio was installed, battery dies because radio was hooked up wrong. Install shop fault me at every turn on fixing install of radio. and replacing my battery. and to top it off. i left CD in the radio, and the repair shop... didnt check nor would they help get it out.... not a big deal by it self... but still sucks.

Crutchfield was of no help... washed their hands of the whole install process.

needless to say, last time i will be using crutchfield

be warned....dont use install cards from crutchfield
Pros:
not many......
Cons:
whole install process
Crutchfield response on Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Our Customer Support team reached out to the customer on 01/25/2012 to help facilitate a conversation with InstallerNet.
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5 out of 5

Couldn't have been easier!

Written By Dan, Hull, MA on Thursday, May 05, 2011
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This InstallCard was for installation of a satellite radio. Thought I could
originally do it myself, but I was afraid I'd scratch the dashboard taking it apart.
The installers provided were local and professional. They did a fantastic job
and you could never tell they took the dashboard apart. Will have to think twice
about doing it myself next time.
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