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      09-23-2009, 06:39 PM   #1
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OEM Sirius not working after brief cancellation

Hi, I recently purchased an '08 E90 with OEM Sirius installed. I was listening to Sirius during the test drive so I know the receiver works. Three weeks after purchasing the car I have tried to re-activate the service without success. I have had the signal sent to me several times and my receiver never seems to pick it up. I have the receiver on channel 184, but all I get is a screen that has the ESN number and instructions to contact Sirius.

Sirius is convinced that it is a problem with my receiver and I need to take it to the dealer to get it fixed. I am not sure that this would do anything but waste my time.

So my questions are:

Do I really need to take it in at this point, and will the dealer be able to anything more than tell me its a Sirius problem?

Is there something that needs to be re-set or re-programmed after the previous owner canceled/transferred his subscription?

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      09-23-2009, 06:57 PM   #2
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Yes, you probably need to take it to the dealer. If Sirius has tried several times to activate it with the proper code, the only logical thing left is a faulty Sirius module. If there is any doubt about whether it's Sirius or the module, the dealer can sort that out.

I had a bad one replaced on my RS4 by the dealer under warranty.
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      09-24-2009, 12:16 AM   #3
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I guess I'll take it it then, hope they don't have to take apart too much of the dash to get at it. I would hate to get Sirius working at the expense of adding an interior squeak.

Its funny how it just stopped working. I thought maybe the ESN number was blocked or something because of the previous owner.

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I guess I'll take it it then, hope they don't have to take apart too much of the dash to get at it.
I believe the module is actually located in the rear of the car not in your dash.
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      09-27-2009, 12:16 PM   #5
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Thanks.

I was searching around the internet, and from what I understand i should be able to hear something when I am tuned to channel 184. Since I dont hear anything its probably a faulty connection to the antenna.

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I believe the module is actually located in the rear of the car not in your dash.
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