Originally Posted by bizjettech
Thanks for reply - when I hit the SAT - AM button, it goes to AM but when hit it again, it never changes from AM. Never had any SAT 1 or alpha numeric code come up. Also, no shark fin antenna installed. Truck is a 2011 Prerunner SR5.
Ok since nothing happens when you hit the sat button, combined with the fact that you don't have an antenna, I am going to assume that this unit does not have a built in satellite tuner in the head unit. (I also assume it is not the JBL
premium unit w/ 6 disk changer, where I *believe* the built in sat tuner option is part of..) That being said and like MI4x4Toy indicated, the 300.00 option is likely a factory "piggy back" Satellite tuner that plugs into the back of the head unit.
There are other aftermarket kits that you can purchase at a lesser price that will give you all the hardware needed for satellite radio, but will require some installation and time similar to the kit below:
In any case, you will also need to subscribe to the satellite radio service through XM or Sirius. (I believe they are the same now.)
Hope that helps.