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Toyota Prius, Audio, Hybrid Cars, Hatchback, Sedan
#26 of 57 Re: XM Radio [jeffreyboy]
Sep 28, 2006 (6:20 pm)
I took my '06 Prius to a non-Toyota audio dealer, he was unable to determine how the Toyota dealer had connected the Integrated XM unit to the windshield antenna, so he wasn't able to connect my "Roady" roof antenna to the Integrated.
Instead he suggested a simple modification which was done within fifteen minutes. On my windshield antenna the silver metallic strip was attached to the front lower right windshield and positioned between the windshield and the black plastic rectangular antenna unit(also attached to the windshield). The technician's opinion was that this was likely to impede reception of the satellite signal.
The set up was repositioned: the silver metallic strip is now flat on the dashboard instead of attached to the windshield and the black unit is directly on top of it with nothing between it and the windshield. No antenna part is attached directly to the windshield.
So far the preliminary reception results appear promising, but i'll have to do more driving to form a definite opinion.
#28 of 57 Bluetooth Cell Phone Compatibility
Oct 08, 2006 (3:29 pm)
Does anybody know if any of the following work well in the Prius: Samsung D807, LGcu500 or Motorola SLVR? Thanks.
#29 of 57 Re: Bluetooth Cell Phone Compatibility [hotflashy]
Oct 08, 2006 (3:44 pm)
The better Moto, the RAZR does. I believe I have read here the SLVR does as well. Toyota can tell you for sure.
#30 of 57 Re: XM Radio [cheryl06prius]
Oct 09, 2006 (10:10 pm)
I think your reception should improve considerably with the new location of the antenna since it appears that it is in the same position as the one I have. Let me know how it works out for you.
#31 of 57 Re: Bluetooth Cell Phone Compatibility [terry92270]
Oct 09, 2006 (10:13 pm)
I have a Motorola RAZR phone that integrated perfectly. The set-up was quick and simple. I also know that the Motorola Z600 should work as well but the RAZR is much more user friendly.
#32 of 57 Re: Bluetooth Cell Phone Compatibility [jeffreyboy]
Oct 09, 2006 (11:10 pm)
The guy who asked was in message #28.
#33 of 57 Re: Bluetooth Cell Phone Compatibility [terry92270]
Oct 10, 2006 (8:35 pm)
Oops... sorry terry.
#34 of 57 XM Radio Kits
Dec 02, 2006 (9:35 pm)
I am the new owner of a red 2007 Prius with package 2 (single CD, no satellit radio) and need help to decide how to upgrade for at least XM radio, maybe with a new 6-CD changer if that's available. I asked the dealer when I bought the car, but they don't seem to know about the options.
One source I found is Factory Interactive, offering an XM kit that integrates directly with the existing radio and Multi-Function Display (MFD). That sounds like a tuner and software solution that might be a good compromise.
Does anyone have experience and advice to share please? Does Toyota sell any replacement hardware for upgrades like this?
#35 of 57 Re: Some dealers are installing them
Dec 07, 2006 (6:24 pm)
Classic Toyota in Round Rock, TX installed XM satellite radio into several non-touring 2007 models on their lots. They skinned a few with leather seats, pinstripes, woodgrain trim plus other high margin dealer add-ons. I can't imagine them (or any other metropolitan area Toyota dealer) not being able to switch out the unit for a 6-cd changer unit for a small fee plus parts.