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    Hey there I know my Honda already has the XM but I really like Sirius radio a lot better was wondering what is the best way to add that as not to void any of the car warranty , I see that have plug and play units, but I really don't know much about them what is a good what is better what is the best thanks for you help in advance

    yea had a Sirius radio before and they are willing to give me a free plug and play radio and Install just not to cancel my account just have to find one that will work out nice in the V

    I am sure Honda does not have a Sirius tuner the I can have installed and still use the Factory radio just like I do now ?

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    you can buy this and it will work just like your xm does. it plugs in at the xm tuner plug and replaces it. im some cases you can use the xm antenna too. i know you cant in an acura tl. the sirius kit is a honda adapter harness (part # HON-SC1) and a universal sirius tuner box (part # SCC1). if the antenna doesnt connect, they make an adapter for that too (part # HONXM1SIRIUS). it displays the info just like the xm does. we install these at work and havent had any issues yet.

    sirius tuner kit
    http://www.tss-radio.com/honda-and-a...ge-p-5608.html

    antenna adapter
    http://www.tss-radio.com/honda-and-a...er-p-5705.html

    maybe i should list my oem accessories so i'll be cool like everyone else.....

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    hey there it says it will work on the 07 does not say anything about the 08 are there any reason why this would not work on a 08 ? Did you install this on a 08 ?

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    installed it on an 08 acura TL. not a crv yet but it should be all the same.

    maybe i should list my oem accessories so i'll be cool like everyone else.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ta421 View Post
    hey there it says it will work on the 07 does not say anything about the 08 are there any reason why this would not work on a 08 ? Did you install this on a 08 ?

    only difference between the 08 EX/EX-L and the 07 EX/EX-L radio is the additional subwoofer & amplifier. the main harnesses are slightly different, but the XM harness is the same.
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    kwel deal , so I guess you know about the subwoofer as well yea my CR-V has the subwoofer system I still would like more bass , I know they sell a subwoofer system do I already have that same system in my V ? if not Am I better off having that system installed or a separate bass system was thinking of something like Infinity Basslink
    Infinity Basslink Powered Subwoofer at Crutchfield.com or Maybe a MTX self powered sub

    I really would like to try to keep everything OEM and not have to many people in the car playing around if and when something happens I don't wont to be in the blame game , You know sorry we cant cover that because you did this

    I was thinking of maybe adding a ham radio someday as well but I am sure the Alternator has to be on the small side so I really don't want to add that much I look at it this way I always have the radio on and just have the Ham radio on late at night or RD trips

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    Quote Originally Posted by cderalow View Post
    only difference between the 08 EX/EX-L and the 07 EX/EX-L radio is the additional subwoofer & amplifier. the main harnesses are slightly different, but the XM harness is the same.

    I called up the company that makes that little box (Crutchfield gave me the phone number, because they weren't sure), and they told me it would not work on the EX radio, as its not satellite ready. You need the L package for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scotths View Post
    I called up the company that makes that little box (Crutchfield gave me the phone number, because they weren't sure), and they told me it would not work on the EX radio, as its not satellite ready. You need the L package for that.

    The EX simply does not have the XM attachment or additional harness.

    The radio should be physically the same, easiest way to double check would be pulling the audio unit and looking at the back.

    XM capable units should have 4 plugs on the back.

    see below:

    http://www.hondasuv.com/members/show...54&postcount=6

    either way, the XM uses the BUS cable to connect, and all units should have the capacity for the BUS cable to support the Honda MusicLink.

    Again, you'd have to get the appropriate cables & harnesses to make use of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cderalow View Post
    The EX simply does not have the XM attachment or additional harness.

    The radio should be physically the same, easiest way to double check would be pulling the audio unit and looking at the back.

    XM capable units should have 4 plugs on the back.

    see below:

    http://www.hondasuv.com/members/show...54&postcount=6

    either way, the XM uses the BUS cable to connect, and all units should have the capacity for the BUS cable to support the Honda MusicLink.

    Again, you'd have to get the appropriate cables & harnesses to make use of it.
    All I can do is repeat what the makers of the device told me. In fact, the harnesses between the EX and EXL radios are the same.

    It was confusing. When I started looking into in, the Sirius pod was listed as compatible with the EX on Crutchfield, then all of a sudden, it was listed as non-compatible (if you enter a 2008 EX as your vehicle at Crutchfield, you'll see the same). I called Crutchfield, and they gave me the phone number for the manufacturer. I got in touch with one of their engineers, and asked him about it. He told me that if there was no "XM" button on the front panel of the radio, than the radio has no way to access what's coming into the harness. I'm an electrical engineer who's installed a radio or two, and I just believed him rather than spend the $150 bucks and a few hours to install it, then another hour to try to get the stuff returned when it didn't work. I ended up installing a plug-and-play radio through the auxiliary jack. I'd prefer one radio, but there are some advantages to doing it this way.

    By all means, if somebody wants to try the Sirius pod in an EX radio, and it works, let me know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scotths View Post
    I ended up installing a plug-and-play radio through the auxiliary jack. I'd prefer one radio, but there are some advantages to doing it this way.
    By plug and play, I assume you mean a little portable Sirius unit that will fit into either a car-kit cradle, a home-kit, or a Sirius boombox?

    Does the Sirius unit have an FM transmitter? If so, you can tune your car's radio to match the FM transmitter frequency of the Sirius unit. The frequency of the Sirius unit should be selectable by you. This way, you can do away with the cable connecting the Sirius unit to the aux jack of your car's radio. At least it's one less cable in the way.

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