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Subaru Legacy, Subaru Outback, Audio, Car Buying, Wagon
Sep 23, 2008 (5:19 pm)
Thanks for the info, re: capable vs ready. Yea, it was pretty much as I figured, and I called the dealer to ask what I needed. I was told I need an XM kit, and it costs around $450. Now, I know I can get an aftermarket, dash/windshield mountable receiver, but I prefer not to have something like that since the car has built-in capabilities. I would rather have it all built-in and have the XM info scroll across the in-car stereo screen rather than something suctionable to the windshield. Are there any alternatives to the dealer's $450 kit that would utilize the car's built-in feature? Is the price for the dealer's $450 kit negotiable? I don't even know if that includes the labor to put it in! And I would presume that doesn't include any subscription to XM, too.
#22 of 40 Re: XM Radio [altimate]
Sep 24, 2008 (4:25 pm)
It's just $6.95 per month for additional receivers up to 4 I believe.
#23 of 40 Re: Listen at home
Sep 28, 2008 (11:14 am)
If you have a high-speed Internet connection, you can listen thru your computer sound system by logging into their website. You won't get every channel, but you will get most. And they are included in your car subscription at no charge.
#24 of 40 'Sat' button on radio
Nov 20, 2008 (6:55 am)
I just bought a 2007 Subaru used, and there is a 'sat' button on the radio. How do I go about activating this? And will I need to have an antena installed?
Sorry if this is somewhere else on the fourm, but I couldn't seem to find the answer to this exact question. Thanks!
#25 of 40 Re: 'Sat' button on radio [mourghan]
Nov 24, 2008 (12:29 pm)
This is to access the Sirius channels. You need to upgrade the entire radio to (and buy a subscription to ) Sirius. It will include the antenna attached to the upper right inside of windshield.
#26 of 40 need help using sat radio in my legacy ltd 08
Jan 07, 2009 (6:01 pm)
I've been using a sirius sportster model, my wife bought me an installable kit for my legacy
the dealer installed it, but I'm looking for some of the features the sportster had...where's the 'memo' key or the 'band' key? are they not included in this kit? are they hidden somewhere in the radio features?
any help is appreciated.
#27 of 40 Re: 'Sat' button on radio [mourghan]
Mar 16, 2009 (11:00 am)
I'm trying to figure this out too. The dealer told me that I had to have the radio switched out, but there's a SAT button right on the radio of my 2009 "satellite ready" outback? It doesn't make sense?
#28 of 40 Re: 'Sat' button on radio [m287668]
Mar 16, 2009 (2:42 pm)
"Satellite Ready" means the wiring harness is in the back of the dashboard. You still need the satellite radio "tuner" and windshield-mounted antenna to complete the process. After 18 months, my Sirius satellite is used 4 hours every day.
#30 of 40 Installing XM satellite radio kit
Dec 02, 2009 (9:58 am)
I'd like to install the XM satellite radio tuner into my 08' Outback 2.5i. To save money, I plan on doing it myself. If there is anybody that has done the install themselves (rather than dealer), can you share your experience?
Two questions in particular:
1) Where is the best place to by the XM reciever? It appears that you can buy a Outback specific version: link title or a generic one from XM link title (which I assume you would need an adapter to connect to the head). Can anybody explain the difference?
2) Any unexpected SNAFU's I should worry about while doing the install?
Thanks for any comments and suggestions.