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

Item # 607FMDA25

This FM direct adapter lets you send the signal from your Dock & Play satellite radio directly to your...

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About the FM Direct Adapter

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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.

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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
  • MFR # FMDA25

What's in the box:

  • FM direct adapter
  • Installation Guide

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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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17 questions already asked

Q
I have everything for XM except a way to connect it to a Sony XR-CA330. Roady set up with external antenna and power. Is there a cord to connect it to tuner? radio is "XM Ready "
ron  May 08, 2023
1 answer
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Thank you for your question, Ron. Since that radio is discontinued, I don't have a way of seeing if the new Sirius XM tuner/antenna that's on the market will work with that Sony you have. I recommend giving the manufacturer a call, or if you purchased from us, you can give our technical support team a call as well-everything purchased from us comes with lifetime tech support.
andrea  May 08, 2023 (Staff)
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is there any difference in sound quality to having this adapter and running an aux cable into the headunit and using the aux channel to play sirius?
michael  Mar 28, 2023
1 answer
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Greetings Michael, and thank you for your question. These FM direct adapters have been around longer than factory radios that had an Aux input. For the most part, they were much more reliable than wireless FM transmission. We are not going to do an A/B between this and the Aux input. I would think it would be similar, not better than the Aux in. If you have that, continue to use it.
hogan  Mar 28, 2023 (Staff)
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I can't tune radio to dock and play. I have a 2019 F150. I have installed the adapter, I have tried multiple low frequency stations. I have had the dock & play in numerous vehicles without issues. I did move it to my motorhome and it works. Has anyone else experienced this Issue? Thanks In advance
bryan  Jun 06, 2020
2 answers
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I did not experience the same problem. Sorry I can't offer any solutions
david  Jun 07, 2020
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And a new vehicle I wouldn't be surprised they haven't been able to jam it somehow so you're forced to pay for a new subscription to use the factory radio I would check with Ford next good luckEnter an answer to this question.
ken  Jun 06, 2020
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I need something like this that will work with a standard mini headphone jack. Do you have something like that available?
mike  Apr 19, 2019
1 answer
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The SiriusXM car kit includes a 3.5mm adapter to connect to your vehicles existing 3.5mm AUX input https://bit.ly/2J7kqFH
casey  Apr 28, 2019 (Staff)
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Can this be used with the sxv300v1?
joshua  Mar 31, 2019
1 answer
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I believe this is the one I used. I had to buy s small adapter specific to my existing car radio to fit the the adapter that comes with this unit. Hope this makes sense.
charles d  Apr 01, 2019
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What kind of power connection does this use?
smithimitron  Feb 20, 2019
3 answers
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It doesn't hook directly to power. It pulls from radio.
michael d  Feb 20, 2019
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The mini c connector connection to the XM satellite radio dock should drive the unit. The audio output goes to a energized car radio, and the splitter to the vehicle antenna is passive, but external antenna connection goes to an open when xm radio is off
sean  Feb 20, 2019
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None it hooks directly into your antenna inputs words really wonderful
gregory  Feb 20, 2019
Q
Will this item work on a 1999 Acura RL factory radio and will i still have access to FM stations?
stanci  Apr 27, 2017
1 answer
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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.
kenneth  Apr 28, 2017 (Staff)
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Will this work with an Onyx XM radio?
robert  Feb 16, 2016
2 answers
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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
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Yes, that's what I have. It works great!
charles  Feb 16, 2016
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Will I need an antenna adapter for my 01 Chevy S10 or my 05 Buick Century?
ericapoe  Feb 05, 2016
1 answer
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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.
kristina  Feb 05, 2016 (Staff)
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how much power does this use?
jim  Dec 07, 2015
3 answers
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HI Jim, hardly any, the apps on your phone use more power .
johnnie  Dec 07, 2015
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I will check... if we used this with our car satellite radio system?
daniel  Dec 07, 2015
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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
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I am going to be using this product in a 2006 freightliner Classic XL road tractor. I shouldn't have problems with this installation should I?
mike  Nov 21, 2015
1 answer
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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.
kristina  Nov 23, 2015 (Staff)
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Will I need an adapter for a 2002 GMC Sierra with the pre-installed radio?
joeab  Oct 18, 2015
1 answer
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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.
kristina  Oct 19, 2015 (Staff)
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Will I need and antenna adapter for my 2004 Honda Odyssey?
matt  Jun 04, 2015
2 answers
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Yes
bradley  Jun 04, 2015
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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
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Will this item work with an iPod?
alexander  Jul 16, 2014
3 answers
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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
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No. I don't think so.
edward  Jul 17, 2014
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Yes, it will work with any device with a 3.5 mm headphone jack, which is the standard size
tanner  Jul 17, 2014
Q
Could this device be used as an iPod aux plug?
alexander  Jul 16, 2014
8 answers
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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
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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
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No only works with Sirius xm docking station
mike  Jul 18, 2014
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I've never tried that
patrick p  Jul 18, 2014
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Getting differing answers here lol so which is it 2 say yes, 2 say no....:(
alexander  Jul 17, 2014
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No, it cannot. It will only work with sirius xm plug & play radios with a power connect vehicle dock.
michael  Jul 17, 2014
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No I don't believe so. It is expecting FM input not standard audio.
william  Jul 17, 2014
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Yes, in fact I have used it as such before in several set ups.
jarret  Jul 17, 2014
Q
Will this Kit fit my 2012 Nissan Frontier Pick Up "out of the Box" or will you need any other parts?
ricko  Feb 20, 2014
1 answer
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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.
kristina  Feb 21, 2014 (Staff)
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