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Old 11-22-2005, 09:01   #1 (permalink)
Thos19@gmail.com
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Sirius Radio option on 2004 Explorer XLT

Hi Guys,

I'm considering getting Sirius Satelite radio for my 2004 Exploder. It
has the "premium" sound system already installed. Has anyone with this
stereo gotten a Sirius ststem through the exisiting stereo? I know it
has a "satellite" button on the unit. Does it become a receiver with
some module in the dash, or is it a separate unit and the button just
defeats all other radio/CD functions when pressed.

Oh yeah....either way, what's the price of this option?

Thanks,

Thos.

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Old 11-22-2005, 12:01   #2 (permalink)
Ed White
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Re: Sirius Radio option on 2004 Explorer XLT

I added the Ford Sirius Radio Kit to my Thunderbird (also a 2004 with
the "Sat" button). It is a seperate receiver and antenna. It is
operated through your regular radio controls. When you press the "Sat"
button, it is like changing from AM to FM or CD. The controls now
operate the satelite recevier. Go to
http://www.radiosandmore.com/prod_detail.asp?pn=4047452 and take a look
at the Sirus reciever that works with your head unit (it is a Visteon
product). The Visteon product description pdf can be downloaded from
http://tinyurl.com/byr3r (this is for Sirius Radio). Go to
http://tinyurl.com/ey9rz and look at the bottom of the page for
additional information on the Visteon unit (including the operators and
installation guides). Radiosandmore also sells XM solutions that will
work with your Ford head unit.

You could just go aftermarket and repalce everthing. I have done this
on one vehcile. And on a third I have an add on unit that goes through
an RF modulator. Of the three, I like the Ford radio with the add-on
kit the best.

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Old 11-22-2005, 12:01   #3 (permalink)
Jim Warman
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Re: Sirius Radio option on 2004 Explorer XLT

This is a very spendy option (here in Canada, anyway). It's very intrusive
to install, also. The only benefit is that the satellite info and controls
are all in the radio with no extra visible additions.

I've installed two on new vehicles.


<Thos19@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> Hi Guys,
>
> I'm considering getting Sirius Satelite radio for my 2004 Exploder. It
> has the "premium" sound system already installed. Has anyone with this
> stereo gotten a Sirius ststem through the exisiting stereo? I know it
> has a "satellite" button on the unit. Does it become a receiver with
> some module in the dash, or is it a separate unit and the button just
> defeats all other radio/CD functions when pressed.
>
> Oh yeah....either way, what's the price of this option?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Thos.
>



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Old 11-23-2005, 08:01   #4 (permalink)
Bob
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Re: Sirius Radio option on 2004 Explorer XLT

I had one installed yesterday, cost $99. works great, the satellite
controls are on the existing unit if it's "satellite ready".


Thos19@gmail.com wrote:
> Hi Guys,
>
> I'm considering getting Sirius Satelite radio for my 2004 Exploder. It
> has the "premium" sound system already installed. Has anyone with this
> stereo gotten a Sirius ststem through the exisiting stereo? I know it
> has a "satellite" button on the unit. Does it become a receiver with
> some module in the dash, or is it a separate unit and the button just
> defeats all other radio/CD functions when pressed.
>
> Oh yeah....either way, what's the price of this option?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Thos.
>

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Old 03-10-2008, 22:23   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Sirius Radio option on 2004 Explorer XLT

Where did you buy the system?

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