This Vehicle Installation section can help you achieve the best in-vehicle performance with your XM Dock & Play, SkyDock, Snap 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 XM Radio in your vehicle. The SiriusXM FM Channel Finder can help you find the most suitable FM frequency for listening to your XM Radio.
Installing the XM standard or XM SkyDock Magnetic Mount Antenna
Proper installation of your XM Radio's Magnetic Mount Antenna is important to ensure your XM Radio performs at its best. The majority of reception problems experienced with Satellite Radio are caused by a poorly installed antenna. Improper antenna installation may result in the antenna not receiving a consistent XM signal, which may cause your XM Radio to display messages like: "Acquiring Signal" or "No Signal".
Installing the Magnetic Mount Antenna on your vehicle involves two general steps:
1. Properly mounting the antenna in the correct location.
2. Routing the antenna cable from the antenna to the XM 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.