This Vehicle Installation section can help you achieve the best in-vehicle performance with your Sirius Dock & Play or Portable radio. Choose the Antenna Installation section to see step-by-step instructions for properly installing the magnetic mount antenna for your specific vehicle type. Choose the Optimize Audio Options section to learn how to get the best audio performance from your Sirius Radio in your vehicle. The SiriusXM FM Channel Finder can help you find the most suitable FM frequency for listening to your Sirius Radio. You can also choose to watch our step-by-step vehicle installation videos for more detailed instruction. If you have a SiriusConnect™ in-dash radio, or BackseatTV™, we recommend getting a pro to help.
Installing the SIRIUS Magnetic Mount Antenna
Proper installation of the SIRIUS antenna on your vehicle will help your SIRIUS radio perform its best. A poorly-installed antenna will not consistently receive the SIRIUS signal from the satellites in the sky, causing drop-outs. These signal drop-outs can cause your SIRIUS radio to occasionally mute. When this happens, your SIRIUS radio's display will show "Acquiring Signal". If this happens often, the likely cause is a SIRIUS car antenna that has not been properly installed.
Installing the SIRIUS antenna on your vehicle involves two general steps:
1. Properly mounting the antenna on the correct location.
2. Routing the antenna cable from the antenna to the SIRIUS radio.
The following antenna installation directions and tips will help you correctly install your Magnetic Mount Antenna so you get the optimal XM Radio listening experience.
Click the particular type of vehicle you have:
Optimize Audio Options
In order to listen to you XM Radio (such as Dock & Play, SkyDock, etc.) in your vehicle, you need to connect its audio to your vehicle's audio system. There are two primary ways to connect the audio of your XM radio to your vehicle's audio system.
Click the type of connection you have:
Watch and Learn: Step-by-Step Installation Video
Select a specific chapter below to properly install your Dock & Play or Portable radio in your vehicle. WATCH NOW! (Adobe Flash Player Required)