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XM Account Info in Non-Volatile RAM?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by RZRob, Mar 27, 2011.

  1. Mar 27, 2011 at 4:11 PM
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    RZRob

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    Hi folks,

    When I bought my used '06 Tacoma it had XM radio. I've had the truck for over a year and the XM hasn't quit. I'm curious though. If I disconnect the battery and reconnect will I need account info to reactivate it? What if I change the Tacoma radio? Can I switch XM receivers or is that going too far and I'll need some special account info? Anyone know the ins & outs of these things?

    RZ Rob



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  2. Mar 27, 2011 at 4:15 PM
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    There's only one way to find out. Let us know if it stops once you disconnect the battery cables, so I know not to do it.
     
  3. Mar 27, 2011 at 4:22 PM
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    I think the XM subscription is based on the radio. I know I had to give them the serial number of the radio when it was activated. I don't think you would have a problem disconnecting the battery, but you might have a problem if you switched radios.
     
  4. Mar 27, 2011 at 8:58 PM
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    I had that XM set up, believe it's a commander. No you won't lose your account if you disconnect. if you switch receivers you'll have to call and tell them to switch serials. the way the commander works though you could switch radios and still plug it into your aftermarket. it has an aux plugin set up or a radio signal you can use.
     
  5. Mar 27, 2011 at 10:06 PM
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    Wow, good information. Thanks folks. I've been nervous about that since day 1. I probably won't switch head units then as I lack any authorization codes etc.

    RZ Rob
     
  6. Mar 27, 2011 at 10:23 PM
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    Listen to him 100% correct!
     
  7. Mar 28, 2011 at 5:51 AM
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    I sort of knew this, but got my point across - and got the answer I needed. As always, TacomaWorld quenched my thirst for information.

    Thanks,

    RZ Rob
     
  8. Mar 28, 2011 at 7:15 AM
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    wat?
    huh?

    Non-volatile memory, nonvolatile memory, NVM or non-volatile storage, in the most basic sense, is computer memory that can retain the stored information even when not powered. Examples of non-volatile memory include read-only memory, flash memory, most types of magnetic computer storage devices (e.g. hard disks, floppy disks, and magnetic tape), optical discs, and early computer storage methods such as paper tape and punched cards.
     
  9. Mar 28, 2011 at 9:09 AM
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    wat?
    but flash memory is also a form of NVRAM as my definition states, so there is such a thing as NVRAM. any RAM that maintains it's data when power is removed is NVRAM.

    Non-volatile random-access memory (NVRAM) is random-access memory that retains its information when power is turned off, which is described technically as being non-volatile.

    NVRAM is a subgroup of the more general class of non-volatile memory types, the difference being that NVRAM devices offer random access, unlike hard disks.
     
  10. Mar 28, 2011 at 9:34 AM
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    Your codes/serials are on channel 0 w/phone #
     
  11. Mar 28, 2011 at 12:19 PM
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    Wow, I had no idea I'd learn so much today.

    RZ Rob
     
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