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Now here is the biggest dilemma-Say it is the XM receiver in the trunk that is bad instead...and the radio is actually 100% fine?
That's true - it's definitely a possibility... Could be an issue with the XM receiver or even the wiring. We really don't know at this point. So really, without further troubleshooting, the Rosen or another radio may not fix the problem.

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Now here is the biggest dilemma-Say it is the XM receiver in the trunk that is bad instead...and the radio is actually 100% fine?
That's true - it's definitely a possibility... Could be an issue with the XM receiver or even the wiring. We really don't know at this point. So really, without further troubleshooting, the Rosen or another radio may not fix the problem.

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So at this point what do you do? All I can think of is eliminate parts piece by piece.
 

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Not a problem. If it does turn out to be a bad radio send me a private message with your shipping information and I will be happy to send it right out to you. In all actuality it is a brand new radio out of the box. I had to have mine replaced under warranty because it was not releasing my CDs. So the dealership replaced it with a new unit.
I am gonna take you up on this offer...Its worth a try...I contacted Sirius XM and they said they did everything they could do on their end...
 

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I thought I would ask seeing I didn't hear about the unit being tested or looking at your OnStar fuse? Does your onstar work if your press your onstar button? You can always press it and then say sorry it was an accident your adjusting your mirror!

Also did you test the Red/White wire back at the XM box also make sure that the Ground wire is good and connected? Again didn't hear anything about testing the unit.

I was happy to see that you pulled the headunit and made sure your Wires were connected, But just need a little more testing before Buying a Reprogram of another persons radio...

I would hate to see you connect it and pay to program and have it not be the issue after all...

James

To Test it, If you have a DMM or test light you could get to the wires without removing the unit. However to be safe, I would remove XM from car mount, lay unit down, Test it by back probing the connector. Also checking the ground at the unit and follow the ground to where it makes the connection to the Body and and make sure it is well grounded. Problem is that if you unplug it and test (Front probe) it could be that there is power enough to power test light but not enough to power the XM box.. Even though it don't take much power.

If you don't have DMM or Test light you might have someone at a Local Car Stereo shop do the testing for you... Some may do it with hopes you will come back and buy some upgrades. Some people may charge a Flat rate or Shop rate for testing.. Sadly there is in some cases if they not very kind. A minimum of an hour labor even if it takes 1 min.
 

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I thought I would ask seeing I didn't hear about the unit being tested or looking at your OnStar fuse? Does your onstar work if your press your onstar button? You can always press it and then say sorry it was an accident your adjusting your mirror!

Also did you test the Red/White wire back at the XM box also make sure that the Ground wire is good and connected? Again didn't hear anything about testing the unit.

I was happy to see that you pulled the headunit and made sure your Wires were connected, But just need a little more testing before Buying a Reprogram of another persons radio...

I would hate to see you connect it and pay to program and have it not be the issue after all...

James

To Test it, If you have a DMM or test light you could get to the wires without removing the unit. However to be safe, I would remove XM from car mount, lay unit down, Test it by back probing the connector. Also checking the ground at the unit and follow the ground to where it makes the connection to the Body and and make sure it is well grounded. Problem is that if you unplug it and test (Front probe) it could be that there is power enough to power test light but not enough to power the XM box.. Even though it don't take much power.

If you don't have DMM or Test light you might have someone at a Local Car Stereo shop do the testing for you... Some may do it with hopes you will come back and buy some upgrades. Some people may charge a Flat rate or Shop rate for testing.. Sadly there is in some cases if they not very kind. A minimum of an hour labor even if it takes 1 min.
Yes On Star works, no i did not test the wires-but i will do that first thing in the morning-when I have light.
 

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Techchef, radio on its way. Let us know how you make out.
 

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Just wanted to give you all an update...As it turns out-the previous owner took the XM fuse out...(On-Star still worked-so i didn't think it was the fuse)..so 47.00 later-and Chevy had it fixed...Cause I went there to have them program the radio. Thanks for all help provided...
 

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Guess the DMM didn't get to you, Sorry you had to pay for a Missing fuse... That is why I was trying to get you to test for power at the XM unit...

However I am a little Lost really. Your car is a 2007, and only fuses I know that goes to the XM box is the ONSTAR 10amp and 60amp main fuses that is used for the XM, Onstar, and Garage Door control if there is one for your car... Looked over all other fuses and there just don't show anything inside or under hood just for XM?

Well glad you got it working. Lucky 47 isn't that much to pay for Non Stop Music..

Enjoy
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Just wanted to give you all an update...As it turns out-the previous owner took the XM fuse out...(On-Star still worked-so i didn't think it was the fuse)..so 47.00 later-and Chevy had it fixed...Cause I went there to have them program the radio. Thanks for all help provided...
So you're all fixed up and working and you got a new radio to boot! Let the music begin! Good show!
 

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Guess the DMM didn't get to you, Sorry you had to pay for a Missing fuse... That is why I was trying to get you to test for power at the XM unit...

However I am a little Lost really. Your car is a 2007, and only fuses I know that goes to the XM box is the ONSTAR 10amp and 60amp main fuses that is used for the XM, Onstar, and Garage Door control if there is one for your car... Looked over all other fuses and there just don't show anything inside or under hood just for XM?

Well glad you got it working. Lucky 47 isn't that much to pay for Non Stop Music..

Enjoy
James
the DMM was reading fine...And I am too-cause That is the first thing I looked up about-it said on other forums and information i read that if Onstar works-its not the fuse..But Chevy said it was a fuse-got it working and all...

and @ NY13LTZ Yes-Works great!
 
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