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Am I just stupid or what....I activated my sirius radio yesterday when I got my truck...when I turn it on all I get is the weather station (184)...how in the heck do I change that to a music station or any station for that fact??? Have hit the scan button and tuning button but nothing happens. Please help if you can....thanks. By the way, so I dont sound too stupid I have never had sirius radio before so this is a learning process for me.
 

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Re: Sirius trouble

If all you are getting is the info/weather channel (184), then your receiver did not pick up the signal that was sent to it when you tried to activate the system. You will need to call the 800 number again to try and reactivate the system.
 

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kmag51 said:
Am I just stupid or what....I activated my sirius radio yesterday when I got my truck...when I turn it on all I get is the weather station (184)...how in the heck do I change that to a music station or any station for that fact??? Have hit the scan button and tuning button but nothing happens. Please help if you can....thanks. By the way, so I dont sound too stupid I have never had sirius radio before so this is a learning process for me.
Sounds like a very "Sirius" problem.....hahahahahahahahahaha :D
 

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I had them activate it this afternoon and I still only had 184, They gave me a user name and password to get on my account on the internet and I was able to send myself another activation signal and it worked. I moved my vehicle further away from my house the second time.
 

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Thanks orucco I was thinking that may have been my problem when I initially activated it that it was too close to my house or something which prevented a good signal or something...will try again tomorrow.
 

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If you were listening to 184, then you didn't have a bad signal. :) You do need to have the radio on for a period of time, however. Best bet is to do it right before taking a 10-15 min drive somewhere, which isn't hard to arrange in a new Commander. :D
 

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So you wait a period of time and then try to tune in other stations? You are right a so called "few" minutes in the Commander ends up being much longer...haha.
 

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Re: Sirius trouble

Sounds like the city you live in has terrestrial based signal repeators. Basically if you live in a bigger city (like here in Denver) we have ground based antennas that give us the sirius fed in case we drive too close to a building or under a bridge. I had the same problem and the Sirius rep told me to make sure the car has a clear view of the sky, regardless if I could hear 184 or not.. Once I got it out were it would see line of sight to the moon, and then activated it, the unit downloaded all the channels. The trick is the ground based repeators don't work for activating, only the satellite is capable of activating the unit. So if you are going to be activating your unit, make sure it can see all the way up.

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Mine took a few days to activate after I called Sirius. I was actually on hold with them, calling to ask why it wasn't working, when it started receiving the signal.
 

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Free Sirius Satellite Radio for a Year!

Free Sirius for a year with your new purchase. I just set mine up the other day, what a great way to check out the service. I have always wanted Sirius radio but didn't want to add a unit on my dash. Now it is all integrated into the radio and you get one year free! You can't beat that deal!
 

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I never had sirius before in any car so was skeptical about having it in the jeep but now that I have it I wish every one of my cars did. There are too many channels to choose from which is great except it is hard to pick which to listen to....what a problem huh? haha. Anyway, enjoy it because I know I am. Great choice for color on your jeep too reedjohnson!!!
 

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Yeah, my question is between the XM in the ZJ and the Sirius in the XK, which do I like more? :D So far, there are things to like about each.
 

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i wasn't thrilled

i'm a die hard XM guy, mostly b/c of their comedy channel and Opie and Anthony. I despise Howard Stern.

Activated my Sirius...only to find that the rock stations are a million times better than XMs and there are some other cool talk stations (MAXIM Radio, NFL Channel) that I don't have on XM

For now, my wifes car will be my XM car and the Commander my Sirus-mobile...I just can't give up O&A. I might end up installing a portable XM unit in the commander and have both...just wish the NAV unit had an aux in :(

ah well...FM modulation will work.
 

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Re: Free Sirius Satellite Radio for a Year!

If you didn't know you can also get the playboy channel as well. FREE. You have to request it though. Obviously for purposes you should know.
 

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Re: Free Sirius Satellite Radio for a Year!

I got Sirius radio when I bought my Commander but I had to pay for it. When ordered from the factory it is a $195 option that gives you the satellite set up and a years subscribtion. Hardly free.
 

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Re: Free Sirius Satellite Radio for a Year!

I think the one year comes free with any preinstalled Sirius radio. If you had Sirius in your car when you bought the Jeep it is worth a try to call them to see if you qualify. When I called all they needed was my VIN number and my home address. Hope this helps!
 
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