Q: Satellite radio error codes

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What are the various satellite radio error codes and what do they mean?

While your car’s satellite radio should operate without any problems for the most part, there are a number of codes and messages that may be displayed on the screen. Understanding these is important. Here’s what you should know:

  • Acquiring: This means the radio is acquiring satellite signal. It will last for only a little while.

  • Sat Fault: There’s a problem with the system. If it doesn’t clear after turning the engine on and off, have the radio inspected.

  • Invalid Chnl: This channel is no longer available (SIRIUS has removed it).

  • Unsubscribed: You don’t have access to this channel. You can add it to your subscription by contacting SIRIUS.

  • No Text: This means that artist and/or song information isn’t available. It can also mean that category information isn’t available. All are normal.

  • No Signal: You don’t have satellite signal at the moment. It should clear up when your car moves away from the obstacle.

  • Updating: This means your system is being updated with the latest channel information.

  • Call SIRIUS: Call the number on the screen to renew your service agreement (you won’t have satellite radio until you do).

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