RE: Can't get new Sirius radio to work
Enabling the satellite radio -R146-
When the satellite radio -R146- is first put into operation or is renewed, it must be enabled/activated by the provider (XM or Sirius).
The subscription and application for activation can coincide if the callcenter of the provider has already received all the required details (US postal address, credit card no., radio ID (XM) or SID (Sirius).
Only applies to Sirius:
Within the first hour after activation has been applied for Sirius will transmit the activation sequence 6 times. If activation is not successful within this time limit the Sirius callcenter must be applied to once more in order to re-transmit the activation sequence.
Customer has a subscription to XM or Sirius
Satellite radio -R146- is installed and connected
Radio -R- has been adapted/encoded accordingly
Ignition is switched on
Switch on the radio -R- and select the reception range for the satellite radio -R146-.
Try to receive “free-to-air” channels on the XM (e.g. Channel1) or Sirius band (only Channel184).
If necessary drive to a different location.
If the “free-to-air” channels have a good reception quality, you will also be able to receive the activation information sent by the provider (XM or Sirius) without difficulty.
Bad reception, however, may prevent you from receiving the activation signals sent by the provider. In this case, please drive to a different location (the activation signals can be received while the vehicle is moving). Avoid e.g. factory buildings, parking garages, filling stations with big roof surfaces and all other locations which could cause impaired reception.
In built-up areas with terrestrial broadcasting coverage (so-called terrestrial repeaters) and in urban areas it may be possible to carry out activation via a repeater instead of via satellite