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  1. mpete2150 is offline
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    08-25-2017, 01:41 PM #1

    Broken or no?

    Hi all, the satellite radio in my '09 GMC Acadia just stopped working a few weeks ago with no bumps or damage to the antenna, just one day I could only get Ch0 and Ch1. They tried to refresh probably 7-8 times but couldn't get it to work. They suggested the dealership which I hate but I have become addicted to sirius.xm. $120 later, they told me that the satellite radio module had just stopped working and it would be $400 to replace. Well, I'm not that addicted. Anyway, suddenly the Free Summer event or whatever starts up and I can get the free channels no problem, dialing back and forth between them easily and clearly. So, pardon my ignorance, I'm not an electrical engineer or even an audiophile, but does that make sense? How could I get the free channels through the antenna and processed through the software and playing on my XM button if the radio is broken? Why would these signals be different this week than the ones I usually pay for? Thanks in advance.

  2. SiriusBuzz is offline
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    08-25-2017, 08:49 PM #2
    If you can hear the free preview, you should be able to hear the paid for service.
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  3. Ikecc is offline
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    09-19-2017, 06:32 PM #3
    I just renewed my subscription to Sirius after dropping it several months ago. I had dropped it because every time I turned ignition of my Sirius went away. Guess what, I still lose signal every time I turn ignition off. I will drop again when my 6 months are up.

  4. Sirius Tom is offline
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    01-25-2018, 06:13 PM #4
    You have the radio powered by a switched power source. Most foreign cars are like this and most American cars have un-switched accessory power sources. Hope this helps if you didn't already discover the fix.