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My 03 came without the XM radio. I would like to add the GM XM radio but have concerns about being able to simply plug and play. I asked my dealer about this and was refered to an aftermarket installer. Does anyone know from first hand experiance if the GM XM radio can be installed and work properly in my truck?


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There are others here that will know more and they'll chime in quickly, but I also wanted the same thing. My dealer said the radio is plug and play, but don't forget we'll have to install the XM antenna. The radio is very costly right now, plus I'm sure the GM antenna is higher than say delphi's antenna. I'm waiting for the roady with fm modulator as a poor second.
 

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I sent an email to the company asking a few questions. I am getting excited now
 

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Looks like there is a blitzsafe part coming soon that should work a little better and is supposed to be a better product. Might want to hold off for a few weeks. http://www.blitzsafe.com


The sound gate one is distributed by metra and built by Ventura for anyone who wants to do some more research.

I know I will be waiting for the blitzsafe product.
 

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Max Power said:
Looks like there is a blitzsafe part coming soon that should work a little better and is supposed to be a better product. Might want to hold off for a few weeks. http://www.blitzsafe.com


The sound gate one is distributed by metra and built by Ventura for anyone who wants to do some more research.

I know I will be waiting for the blitzsafe product.
Max Power,


Please post when you get one of the www.blitzsafe.com units. It sounds very interesting.


Thanks for your research.


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Will do. I might actually try the soundgate one anyways rather then wait. It seems it is working as I want it to. I still have to get a tuner and an antenna as well.
 

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I think I'm going to opt for the Sirus over the X-M. From what I have heard from my son, who installs both at work, both work fine but Sirus has the edge when it comes to the broadband channels. They will in the end have more station choices.


Each one has times during the year when you can get their head unit very cheap while signing up for a one year service contract.
 

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I really think it depends on what you want to listen to as to which is a better deal. The other thing to consider is Sirrus has already been into bankrupcy. I'm not sure if they are out of it yet or not. Even if they are it doesn't give me a warm fuzzy that they were.
 

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Guys, I've installed the Soungate PIOGM1 adapter and the sound works perfectly. So much better than FM modulation. The text is displayed but not quite right. I'll talk with Soundgate tomorrow. The instructions say it is for a Pioneer 900 or 903. I'm using a 910 so maybe there is some tweaking to do for a 910. Check out my sig for pics.
 

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Thanks so much Trippin. I have one more simple question, does the cable that connects the PIOGM1 and the Pioneer tuner come with the tuner or te PIOGM1?
 

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Is there any chance you could take a pic of the antenna? Also what model of antenna did you use? I have to buy some stuff through ebay probably. I am in Canada and it might be hard to get retailers to ship to me.



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Maxpower,


The cable between the tuner and the adapter was supplied with the tuner.


I'm using a Terk XM3 antenna. I just threw it up in the middle of the dash next to the little dome shaped thingy. It is magnetic but the dash is not, so I temporarily used some two sided tape. This is hack, but just for testing purposes.


I just discovered that Onstar doesn't work. I'll talk to Soundgate on Monday.Edited by: Trippin
 

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Thats too bad the onstar doesn't work. I would be willing to sacrifice it if I had too. Let us know how you make out.

What did you pay for the PIOGM1?
 

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They retail for 149.99.



I'm just posting info for now. I don't recommend anybody buy one just yet. They have a couple of things to work out. I really wanted to do a factory type XM install "Right now" so I was willing to step up and throw down the cash.
 

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That's more then the tuner! Oh well, if you get it working it will be well worth it. Keep us updated because my visa is burning a hole in my pocket!
 

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Not too much. They were swimming in Rum last night instead of their usual milk diet. They are fairly quiet today. Have hardly heard a snap, crackle or a pop.
 

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Ok heres the latest. A buddy of mine brought a 900 into work today. We plugged it in and got sound but no text. I unplugged the Soundgate adapter and let it sit for 15 minutes. Sort of a rest period. I plugged it back in and the sound is immediate but the text takes approx. 30 seconds to start. It appears that by rotataing the tuner knob the text appears sooner. It displays 8 character text. Channel is displayed correctly where as the 910 channel display hunts around. Text is correct and can be scrolled through by pushing the recall button in the middle of the tuner knob. A total of 4 pushes on the recall button for different text/time diplays.

Soundgate confirms the 910s longer text display is causing the problem. They are working on an updated unit to except either 900 or 910.
 

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I currently have a Pioneer 903 w/fm modulator in my Pickup. If one of the adapters you are trying, it sure would be nice to use the steering wheel controls to tune it. I will keep checking back here to see how it is working. With the Pioneer Control head you have to take your eyes off the road for too long, I do not like that. I am using a Antenna Specialists Rooftop Antenna XM20/CP, mounted infront of the middle brake light and the lead-in goes through the light.Edited by: BIGMoe
 
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