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SiriusXM SXV300V1

The SiriusXM SXV300V1 tuner works with your satellite radio-ready in-dash stereo.

If you're thinking about adding SiriusXM satellite radio to your car and you have an aftermarket car stereo, consider going with a dedicated car satellite radio tuner, like the SiriusXM SXV300V1. This compact "black box" receives the satellite signal from an antenna that you mount on your vehicle's roof, and then sends it to your car stereo. The big benefit in adding a dedicated car satellite radio tuner is that all the controls for satellite radio are on your aftermarket car stereo. You can see the artist, song title, and other station information on the display of the stereo, and you'll be able to save your stations on presets, just like AM and FM stations.

Car stereo model-specific

To use a dedicated car satellite radio, you have to use a car stereo that is compatible with the satellite tuner. You’ll want to confirm that your car stereo has the "SiriusXM Ready™" logo.

Connecting the radio

A single cable connects the satellite radio to your stereo. This cable provides power to the radio, and sends the satellite radio signal to the in-dash stereo. Because it's a direct, high-grade connection, you'll get the best sound quality out of all the options you have for satellite radio.

Mounting the satellite radio

The satellite radio tuner can be mounted out of sight, such as under a seat, in the glove box, or even behind the car stereo. Once you've hooked everything up, you have no need to access it. You have to connect the cable that goes to the stereo and the wire from the antenna you've mounted on the roof.

Learn more about SiriusXM satellite radio

To learn more about your SiriusXM options, check out our entire collection of satellite radio articles and videos.

Last updated 5/24/2019
  • Gary from Lillington

    Posted on 5/23/2019

    I have a 2006 Chrysler 300c with nav and sattelite radio. Looking to replace with multimedia reciever w/o nav but with sattelite radio. Is there anyway to adapt my existing antenna system? Or, will this require fonding some way to mount a new antenna?

    Jon Paul from Crutchfield on 5/24/2019
    Gary, With questions like that, it's always better to have a conversation with a real live human. Give us a call and talk to one of our advisors. We can help you choose the right gear and give you the right advice on how to install it.
  • Robert Kent from Brooklyn

    Posted on 3/12/2019

    I leased a 2019 Hyundai Sonata. Much to my surprise SiriusXM was not. Included. I am getting a runaround form the dealer. They are telling me that's they way it comes, no satellite. Yes I know about apple play, but I want SiriusXM built in to the head unit. It there any souution.

  • Andrew from Springdale, AR

    Posted on 8/25/2017

    Hi Jon, I have a 2011 Subaru Outback with the stock Panasonic 96201AJ64A stereo/head unit. The radio face has a 'SAT' button next to the AM/FM options but is not 'siriusxm ready'. I am struggling to find the correct tuner and adapter cable needed to get satellite radio up and running - If my only option is to go with the dock and play, I will probably just forego altogether but I assume there must be a way to install satellite radio into the existing unit 'behind the dash' since it has the 'SAT' option on the radio face. Any thoughts?

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 8/14/2017

    Charles, Yes, you have some options. I've sent your question to our sales team, and they'll be contacting you via email soon. For immediate help, you can contact them via phone or chat.

  • Charles Goetz from Arlington TX

    Posted on 8/11/2017

    I have a 2012 Ford Escape with factory installed Sirius satellite radio. Sirius reception in this area is spotty compared to the Sirius XM radio in my daughter's car and the add on XM unit that I had in my last car. Is there any way short of replacing the whole radio that I can convert to XM?

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 8/10/2017

    Jerry, I've sent your question to our sales team, and they'll be contacting you via email soon. For immediate help, you can contact them via phone or chat.

  • Jerry Zimmermann from Encino, CA

    Posted on 8/9/2017

    Hi Friend, I have a motorcyle that I had a Delphi XM Roady2, I sold it and bought a 06 Suzuki Boulevard. Wanting to know if this Roady2 can still be used? Also I know I need speakers, do you have those available? I also have the XM cassette adapter, do you have something that replaces this? I MISS MY MUSIC!!!

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 7/10/2017

    Tom, There are several options, but it depends on whether you're planning to keep the stock stereo or swap it out for an aftermarket model. Give us a call and talk to one of our advisors. We can help you choose the right SiriusXM gear and give you the right advice on how to install it.

  • Tom from Detroit

    Posted on 7/9/2017

    i HAVE A 2015 FORD EDGE without sirius radio or the ford sync system, basic bare bones edge. what would I need to get Sirius radio in the vehicle/

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 2/22/2017

    Les, Depending on the radio in your truck, you might be able to enjoy SiriusXM through their smartphone app. It'll use the device's data plan, though, so check on that before you stream hours of music. The advantage of the app is that it's totally portable and you won't need a separate antenna. Hope that helps. If you have questions, give us a call and talk to one of our advisors.

  • les from bloomfield

    Posted on 2/22/2017

    all i need is the antenna .i have an xm radio in my tyruck and one in my office ,so i want to switch one of them to my car because i cannot afford to pay for a third radio service right now.

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 2/20/2017

    Jesse, The SXV300 is not compatible with most factory satellite radio antennas. You'll need to use the antenna that comes with the SXV300. Give us a call and we'll help you find a receiver that'll work in your car, too.

  • Jesse from Menasha

    Posted on 2/19/2017

    I have a 2008 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg that currently has satellite radio. I'd like to upgrade the radio, for Apple Carplay, and still keep the satellite. Can I use the vehicle's existing satellite antenna if I were to purchase an aftermarket radio and then add a Sirius SXV300V1 tuner module?

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 7/12/2016

    Ryan, The SXV300V1 works exclusively with aftermarket in-dash receivers that have a "SiriusXM-Ready" logo. A "dock and play" SiriusXM satellite radio would be the best choice if you're planning to keep the stock radio.

  • Ryan from Lexington

    Posted on 7/11/2016

    I have a 2008 Chevy HHR with the upgraded Pioneer factory system. Will the sxv300 work with it?

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 4/25/2016

    Paul, You will need to find a Sirius tuner for that radio.

  • Paul R from New York

    Posted on 4/22/2016

    My dedicated radio says "SIRIUS READY" and I have a Sirius subscription but all the tuners say Sirius/Xm. Can I use these tuners or do I have to find a Sirius tuner?

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 9/28/2015

    Jackie, If the device is still under warranty, that might be the better place to start. If you bought the gear from Crutchfield, you can call Tech Support for free troubleshooting help. If you purchased your equipment elsewhere, you can still get expert Crutchfield Tech Support - 90 days-worth for only $30. Check out our tech support page for details. Good luck!

  • jackie from taylors sc

    Posted on 9/26/2015

    If the wire to the magnet part breaks can it be spliced back together ??!??

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