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FM Direct Adapter

Provides a direct connection for a Dock & Play satellite radio to your FM radio

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Overview

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This FM direct adapter lets you send the signal from your Dock & Play satellite radio directly to your vehicle's stereo. The direct connection eliminates the static and interference that can occur when using a wireless FM transmitter.

This FM direct adapter lets you send the signal from your Dock & Play satellite radio directly to your vehicle's stereo. The direct connection eliminates the static and interference that can occur when using a wireless FM transmitter.

You won't have to find an unused station or switch between stations when traveling to different areas. Just tune to your favorite SIRIUS or XM channel, and enjoy excellent sound quality.

Installation of the FM direct adapter requires removal of your factory or aftermarket stereo. Then simply plug your factory radio antenna into the adapter and plug the adapter into the antenna plug on the rear of your stereo. Then plug the 2.5mm miniplug connector to the FM Out on your Dock & Play radio's car kit.

Please call an Advisor at 1-888-955-6000 or enter your vehicle information to see if any antenna adapters or tools are needed to install this FM modulator.

all products worked as said and my sirius radio is great, thank you

Anonymous, Springfield, MA

What's in the Box:

  • FM direct adapter
  • Installation Guide

Product Highlights:

  • FM direct connection adapter for select Dock & Play satellite radios
  • connects to FM output of your satellite radio
  • plugs directly into the rear of your factory or aftermarket stereo
  • includes plugs and wires for most installations (antenna adapters may be required)
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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Overview: The FM Direct Adapter is a hardwired FM adapter that allows you to feed the signal from the FM output jack on your satellite radio receiver into your car radio via the antenna connection, eliminating the outside static and interference you sometimes experience when using a wireless FM modulator. You also get to keep your local AM and FM stations when your device radio is turned off.

Note: This FM Direct Adapter is not a stand-alone FM modulator and cannot connect to the headphone or audio output of other external audio sources; it must connect to the 2.5mm FM output on a compatible satellite radio receiver.

Connections: The FM adapter box features the following connections:

  • To Radio: Male Motorola antenna plug on a 18" cable, plugs into the vehicle's AM/FM radio antenna input
  • To FM Antenna: Female Motorola jack on the side of the switch box, accepts the vehicle's antenna cable
  • Antenna: Male 2.5mm mini-jack on a 21' cable, plugs into the FM Out modulated output on the car kit

Dimensions of FM adapter box: Height = 1.25", Width = 1.875", Depth = 1.8125"

Installation: The FM adapter box is typically mounted behind the dash, near the radio. In this case it's likely that no antenna extension cable will be needed.

Antenna Adapters: Some vehicles (such as select GM vehicles, Volkswagens, Nissans, etc.) may require antenna adapters in order to connect the FM adapter Box to your vehicle's OEM antenna connectors. Please consult the Outfit My Car section of the Crutchfield website to see if OEM antenna adapters are needed.

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Why did you buy this?

I choose this item to help get better audio from my sirius xm Onyx Plus. [ JACOB  Apr 19, 2017 ]
Installs in the antenna [ NORMAN  Oct 16, 2016 ]
No one carrys this item anymore [ Joseph  Sep 05, 2016 ]
I want better reception for my XM radio. [ Andrew  May 20, 2016 ]
Suggested for better reception. [ Andres  Apr 26, 2016 ]
The Technician I "Chatted" with understood clearly what my purpose and need was regarding this unit. Crutchfield Customer Service - ROCKS! [ Lisa  Mar 11, 2016 ]
My husband was advised that this would be best for his purposes. [ Maurine  Feb 06, 2016 ]
Wanted static free reception and this delivered perfectly! [ Brent  Dec 11, 2015 ]

10 questions already asked

You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you. [ Kenny  Apr 28, 2017 ]  Staff
Yes. According to the Sirius website, it will work with Onyx, Onyx EZ and Onyx Plus. The adapter uses the "FM out" port. [ KARL  Feb 16, 2016 ]
Yes, that's what I have. It works great! [ CHARLES  Feb 16, 2016 ]
You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: http://www.crutchfield.com/car/carselector.aspx For additional details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy  Feb 05, 2016 ]  Staff
HI Jim, hardly any, the apps on your phone use more power . [ JOHNNIE  Dec 07, 2015 ]
I will check... if we used this with our car satellite radio system? [ Daniel  Dec 07, 2015 ]
I purchased a Terk Indoor FM Antenna... it does not use any power... It's purpose is to "find" a weak FM radio signal... there is no power connection. [ Daniel  Dec 07, 2015 ]
For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy  Nov 23, 2015 ]  Staff
For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy  Oct 19, 2015 ]  Staff
Yes [ BRADLEY  Jun 04, 2015 ]
If you are using a dock & play radio and don't want to hassle with the wireless transmitter, then the direct adapter works great. [ WILLIAM  Jun 04, 2015 ]
No.....only for use with satillite radio kit in automobiles. I tried and it didnt work on my ipod as I had hoped. [ JOEL  Jul 17, 2014 ]
No. I don't think so. [ ED  Jul 17, 2014 ]
Yes, it will work with any device with a 3.5 mm headphone jack, which is the standard size [ TANNER  Jul 17, 2014 ]
This device's function is to provide a direct, hard-wired, clear signal from the satellite radio to the automobile's built-in radio system, instead of the wireless function option within the satellite radio. It works very well and is worth the time to pull your car's radio and install it in-line with the antenna coax to the radio. If you are trying to use this to feed your iPod music to your radio's speaker output, I don't think it would work, because in order for it to work, you still have to use the satellite radio's options to select an FM frequency for output. I don't know how you would do that from an iPod. Perhaps you could query manufacturers of this type of adapter. Hope this helps! [ GERALD L  Jul 23, 2014 ]
yes it actually can. just get yourself the correct antenna adapters for both ends,do not cut and splice ,it will kill the reception [ JAMES  Jul 22, 2014 ]
No only works with Sirius xm docking station [ MIKE  Jul 18, 2014 ]
I've never tried that [ PATRICK P  Jul 18, 2014 ]
Getting differing answers here lol so which is it 2 say yes, 2 say no....:( [ Alexander  Jul 17, 2014 ]
No, it cannot. It will only work with sirius xm plug & play radios with a power connect vehicle dock. [ MICHAEL  Jul 17, 2014 ]
No I don't believe so. It is expecting FM input not standard audio. [ WILLIAM  Jul 17, 2014 ]
Yes, in fact I have used it as such before in several set ups. [ JARRET  Jul 17, 2014 ]
For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy  Feb 21, 2014 ]  Staff
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