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adding satellite radio to factory system

Postby dynoray [OP] » Apr 11 2012, 9:02pm

i have a new 2012 2500 Hd. i would like to add satellite to it and use the factory parts. the radio is the US8 and has the cat button. its the one thats for xm/sirius. does anybody know what i need to install it? i have asked some gm parts guys and they said that there is no kit. i'm wondering if i can get all the pieces and get them together to install. thanks,Ray
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Re: adding satellite radio to factory system

Postby deathphoenix99 » Apr 12 2012, 1:22pm

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Someone told me that to do this, I'd need the antenna, and wiring, but the wiring above the headliner is glued to the headliner and has to be purchased with the headliner. I cannot confirm/deny this and this is only what a mechanic had mentioned. I still need to ask a dealership about buying the antenna separately, but haven't been in a big rush with lack of funds.
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Postby WingNut » Apr 12 2012, 1:30pm

Another option is to go get a portable XM/Sirius radio. I'm sure your stock head unit has an AUX jack and you can just plug and play. The great thing about a portable is that you can use it in more places than just your truck. Just a thought...
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Re: adding satellite radio to factory system

Postby dynoray [OP] » Apr 12 2012, 3:33pm

yes,i have a portable unit that i take with me to work Etc. the only thing is it doesnt really have a mount to put in the truck and with all the wires all over the place i wanted to put the permanent unit in. there has to be something from GM,maybe not yet for the 12's. they show for the 11's though.
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Postby dynoray [OP] » Apr 25 2012, 3:57am

ok,i figured it out,mostly. i bought this GM xm upgrade kit # 20940402 on a chance. i plugged everything in and i have xm radio! very straight foward. only problem now i have to figure out where to drill the holes for the sharkfin antenna. does anybody know what size holes? the kit doesnt show that because they figure you already have the antenna for onstar.
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Postby Broz » Apr 25 2012, 4:09am

a friend of mine has an 07 new body style silverado and his satelite antenna piled up. dealership quoted him 890$ CAD to have it replaced. so i would assume that price is including the headliner maybe? something to go off of anyways.
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Postby dynoray [OP] » Apr 25 2012, 4:16am

what do you mean antenna piled up?
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Postby m297 » Dec 15 2012, 2:50am

dynoray wrote:ok,i figured it out,mostly. i bought this GM xm upgrade kit # 20940402 on a chance. i plugged everything in and i have xm radio! very straight foward. only problem now i have to figure out where to drill the holes for the sharkfin antenna. does anybody know what size holes? the kit doesnt show that because they figure you already have the antenna for onstar.


Did the kit include the cable that goes between the module and the radio? Or is the cable tucked under the dash?

Did you have any issues with the radio needing additional programing or was it plug and play?

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Postby m297 » Dec 24 2012, 6:52pm

m297 wrote:
dynoray wrote:ok,i figured it out,mostly. i bought this GM xm upgrade kit # 20940402 on a chance. i plugged everything in and i have xm radio! very straight foward. only problem now i have to figure out where to drill the holes for the sharkfin antenna. does anybody know what size holes? the kit doesnt show that because they figure you already have the antenna for onstar.


Did the kit include the cable that goes between the module and the radio? Or is the cable tucked under the dash?

Did you have any issues with the radio needing additional programing or was it plug and play?

Thanks


Is anyone familar with this kit? 20940402. Looking for contents before I order it... Thanks!!
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Postby bowtieguy12 » Apr 22 2013, 5:55pm

Was there ever a resolution to this? I have the shark din antenna for OnStar and when I press the CAT button it says something about being an XM feature. Tried the search feature on this forum but not having any luck...
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