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Does XM Antenna work on HUs with Sirius?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by davelac, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. Feb 4, 2012 at 2:02 PM
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    davelac

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    Looking for a new head unit to replace the factory stock. The double-dins I like mostly have Sirius adapters/modules and not XMs. Can I use my existing XM antenna wire and hook it to a Sirius modeule?
     
  2. Feb 4, 2012 at 8:21 PM
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    Typically, the Head Unit is going to have a proprietary cable or additional box/adapter for XM and Sirius. Normally, the two are not interchangeable.
     
  3. Feb 4, 2012 at 9:43 PM
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    I don't think so. A better place would be the Audio section of the forum, someone who doesn't frequent this section might have an answer.
     
  4. Feb 4, 2012 at 9:47 PM
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    Hey im like 90% sure that Sirius bought out xm, so it might work still.
     
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    My wife and I had XM before we bought her Highlander. The Highlander had a sirius adapter in it, so we had to switch over to sirius. We called XM to see if it would work and they said no, which really sucks cause I like the XM programing better.
     
  6. Feb 4, 2012 at 9:52 PM
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    They did buy them out but they don't go together. Our monthly bill comes seprate. I get my XM bill, and she gets her Sirius bill.
     
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    okay good to know.:)
     
  8. Feb 5, 2012 at 4:37 AM
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    I'll repost this in the AV section. My question was to whether or not there is a difference in the XM and Sirius satellite signal so that one one antenna couldn't pick up the other. I'm sure there are connector adapters and I think I'm allowed to switch my subscription over from one to the other if necessary.

    Thanks to all for your thoughts.
     
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