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The major problem with Sirius or Sirius/XM is that its signal is not 100 percent reliable for the aftermarket car receivers. All the parties involved know this and play the "must be a loose wire" game for the do-it -yourselfer install problems. The do-it-yourselfers installing these extra electrical components to their receivers for satellite radio need to realize they are behind the eight ball before they tear open their dashboard. Please research Sirius/XM customer complaints to prepare yourself for a rocky journey. Also, identify and list all the parties involved in making satellite radio connect to your car receiver. First, there are you, the customer or end user and possible installer. The manufacture of the car receiver is second in my case JVC. The satellite signal supplier, Sirius/XM is third. Lastly, the makers of Universal Vehicle tuner and the Satellite Radio Interface listed on this page are forth. Both are made by Sirius. I understand and accepted all of this and continued to set up my old JVC head for Sirius/XM radio. Thinking" I'll cross that nightmare bridge when I come to it" My JVC receiver KD-HDR20 was purchased in October 2010 as a special Crutchfield package deal. Crutchfield was selling the KD-HDR20 and two new JVC CS-HX6957X speakers. Both JVC components are now discontinued. I knew buying this old stock was okay at the time and I don't blame Crutchfield for cleaning off there shelves to make room new stock. Happy days, the installed economy receiver may not be the top of the line but it put new blood in a fifteen year old Toyota Camry. November 2012 I purchased from Crutchfield the JVC kit SIRIUS SC-C1 SIRIUS Connect Universal Vehicle tuner and the JVC KS-SRA100 SIRIUS Satellite Radio Interface with a rebate which I may see in 30 weeks if I'm lucky. No worries. RESET 8 error starts a few days after the install. RESET 8 on the receivers' display window means many things. It could mean reconnect the CD changer, IPod or the Sirius radio. JVC and Crutchfield's standard answer is a loose wire. I would hate to have a Crutchfield Tech support's job. I would say loose wire also. I told the tech support I solder all connections. With that said, I would think 100 percent of the people reading this and buying product from Crutchfield would triple check their wire connections also before a closing up their dashboard. OK it's not a loose wire then what? There is a pattern to when it does RESET 8; it's just why the RESET 8 displays that I can't figure out. I'm thinking power serge may cause it to default to a RESET 8 . I only time it happens is when the car is started up. One morning started the car and Sirius radio works. Start car again at noon get the RESET 8 display. Start car again seconds later and get RESET 8 again. Start car again seconds later and Sirius radio works. The signal is strong and no dropping out. Drive for hours no loose wires-- perfect. Stop
Pros: Crutchfield tech support is happy to solve any problem and stand behind their products by sending you a second kit to see if that works. Customer Comment and star rating system on products is for the customer use only.
Cons: Crutchfield seems to avoid reading customer low rated comments and feed back.