About the Vais Technology GSR-FD01 Adapter
Add SiriusXM satellite radio to your Ford
Add SiriusXM satellite radio to your Ford
This clever adapter from Vais Technology lets you enjoy SiriusXM satellite radio directly through your vehicle's factory receiver. All you need is a subscription, a SiriusXM SXV300 tuner (not included), and a few minutes of installation time — you'll be ready to hit the road with all your favorite music, sports, news, and entertainment programming at your fingertips.
Installation is surprisingly simple, thanks to easy-to-use locking connectors. You won't need to dig into your dashboard and plug into your factory radio, and you won't have to worry about a clunky cassette adapter or FM transmitter. The GSR connects to your vehicle's USB port and a constant power source, then connects to your SiriusXM tuner. (Note: This adapter is not compatible with the Ford SYNC firmware CCPU version that starts with EE309.)
More functionality, same factory features
You won't lose any of your vehicle's factory functionality, either. You'll be able to control your satellite radio tuner through the factory receiver and steering wheel audio controls, plus retain use of any iPod/iPhone add-ons, the CD/DVD changer, the rear seat entertainment system, or most anything else that's part of your system.
You'll also be able to see channel and song information on your receiver, whether it's a single-DIN receiver with a multi-line display or a double-DIN receiver with a touchscreen. Use your touchscreen, radio controls, steering wheel controls, or tuning knob to browse through channels and search by category. You'll enjoy faster speed and user interface enhancements that'll make finding songs and stations a breeze. To make things even easier, you can preset up to 36 of your favorite channels.
- add SiriusXM satellite radio to select Ford models
- works with SiriusXM SXV300 tuner (required, not included)
- installs without radio removal
- works with steering wheel audio controls
- preset up to 36 of your favorite channels
- channel and song info displays on your factory radio
- 3-1/2"W x 7/8"H x 3-5/16"D
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # GSR-FD01
What's in the box:
- Add-on SiriusXM Satellite Radio interface module
- 62" Power harness
- 38" USB harness
- Owner's Manual
Vais Technology GSR-FD01 Adapter reviews
If I had it to do all over again, I would not have gone this route. This system is not plug and play. You need to hard wire to a power source, but the connection to the stereo is via USB and the connection from the XM antenna is a plug. Although you can control the volume and select channels via your factory radio, you cannot use your factory radio presets. The preset channel option does not allow you to see your preset channels on your screen and select one by touchscreen, but you have to long press your "next" button and can only cycle through the presets. Also, the hardware from Crutchfield was not installed with the most recent software update. This required a separate purchase of a micro USB to USB adapter to be able to download an update. You will not find this adapter at any local store as nobody carries anything micro USB anymore. I think next time I would have rather gone with a programmable XM radio from XM which would have had a better interface and would have been cheaper. Sure, you will have to deal with an external XM module and cords, but it's not like this interface is all tucked away. The adapter plugs into your USB, which you will see. Save the hassle and the $ and just get your vehicle with factory XM radio.
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More details on the Vais Technology GSR-FD01 Adapter
Add-On SiriusXM Satellite Radio Adapter: The Vais Technology GSR-FD01 allows you to add the SiriusXM SXV300 Tuner (sold separately) to the factory audio system in select Ford vehicles equipped with a factory USB port.
Note: A SiriusXM subscription is also required to receive satellite radio programming from SiriusXM.
Vehicle Compatibility: The Vais Technology GSR-FD01 is compatible with the following 2014-2019 Ford vehicles equipped with factory Sync & factory USB port.
Controls: You can conveniently browse all of your satellite radio channels using the vehicle's factory radio and steering wheel controls. You can conveniently browse by channel, category, or presets to find your favorite channels. You can store up to 36 SiriusXM Satellite Radio stations as presets.
Text Display: Channel and Song information will be displayed on your vehicle's factory radio screen.
Factory Retained Features: The VAIS Technology GSR-FD01 lets you to keep all factory installed components such as iPod/iPhone add-on, 6-disc CD changer, CD/DVD changer, Rear Seat Entertainment System or any other equipment you may have installed in your vehicle.
Wiring Connections: The VAIS Technology GSR-FD01 interface requires connection to your vehicle's factory USB port, a constant power source, and ground. The Pink & Yellow wires of the included harness will both need to be connected +12V constant power (do not connect to accessory power), while the Blue & Green wires of the harness will both need to be connected to your vehicle's metal chassis.
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