Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: How do you use the satellite radio?

asked by on

How do you use the satellite radio?

A: If your car is equipped with SIRIUS Radio, ...

If your car is equipped with SIRIUS Radio, then you have access to a very wide range of stations playing almost any type of music or entertainment you might want. It’s an excellent option for long road trips, or for areas where radio stations are limited. Of course, you need to know how to work the system. Here’s what you need to do:

  • Make sure you have a subscription – SIRIUS Radio requires a monthly or annual subscription fee and you can’t use the system unless you have one.
  1. Press the SIRIUS button on the radio.

  2. Press the button to cycle through the different satellite modes (there are 3).

  3. Use the tuning knob to cycle through the stations available.

  4. If you know the station you want to listen to, press the Direct button and then use the Preset buttons to enter the number of the station. Pressing just one number and then hitting OK will change the satellite mode. Three numbers followed by OK will take you to a channel.

  5. Use the Seek/Track button to cycle through different channels.

  6. Use the Scan button to sample different stations on offer.

  7. Use the Preset buttons to tune to a preset satellite station.

  8. Use the Text button to see the name of the song and artist.

  9. Press the “CAT” button to change the music/station category.

Tip

Press the Menu button when listening to SIRIUS Radio and you have access to additional options.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Alarm goes off randomly once or twice daily

Hi there. Deciding to replace or repair your vehicle is a decision you'll have to make. From the description you have provided, it may be that the only problem is a bad battery. When a battery has a sulfur smell,...

Q: How do I use the auto-up and auto-down features?

The auto-up and auto-down features allow you to roll up or roll down your window with just one quick press of a button. Both the driver and front passenger have this feature. To use the auto-up and auto-down feature, press...

Q: What makes gear indicator light on dash jumps when in r. Or d. Not p.n.l

Hi there. Typically a shift solenoid or sensor failure will cause these warning lights to illuminate on the dashboard. However, I've seen quite a few Ford Fusions have internal transmission failures that cause similar problems. I would recommend having a...

Related articles

P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.