Q: What do the various XM Radio messages mean?

asked by on December 15, 2015

What do the various XM Radio messages mean?

Depending on the station and any obstructions blocking your satellite signal, your XM Radio may display any of a number of different messages. Here’s a quick summary:

  1. Loading – This means that the station is loading.

  2. Off Air – This means the station isn’t broadcasting.

  3. Updating – This means that your XM Radio is updating (the encryption code is changing).

  4. No Signal – This means the signal from the satellite is being blocked (generally caused by bridges, parking decks, tall buildings and the like). It will return once the car is moved to an area with no obstructions.

5.** No Info** – This means that information for the artist or song isn’t available.

  1. Antenna – This indicates a problem with the XM Radio antenna (not the same antenna as used for AM/FM operation).

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

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

What others are asking

How do you use the remote to open the trunk?

One of the most convenient features of your car’s Remote Entry system is the ability to open the trunk without having to use the key or the interior trunk release. Here’s how to work it: Make sure the trunk...

Hello my horn doesn't work but I brought a horn button. Could it pass inspection?

Hi there. As long as the window is able to go up and down regardless of speed and as long as the vehicle has a horn that can operate, then the vehicle is inspection ready for the horn and the...

What fuel should I use on my car?

The ideal fuel for your vehicle is unleaded gasoline that has an octane rating of at least 87.

How do you turn the Park Aid system on or off?

While not all Fusions are equipped with the Park Aid system, if your car is, then you have an important tool for enhancing your safety. Simply put, the system is designed to give you an audible warning if it detects...

My car has a rough idle and when you step on the gas it falls on its face and then takes off

The engine ignition system should be checked for misfires and fouled spark plugs and shorting plug wires. Have the engine computer scanned for any stored codes for the MAP sensor on the engine intake. These are know to fail and...

Do you know where the horn relay is located in a 1997 Honda Odyssey?

Hello, thank you for writing in. The main fuse box which houses the horn relay is under the hood to the left (passenger) side of the vehicle. When you remove the lid to the fuse box, turn it over and...

Valve lifter replacement, can't get TDC. Do I need to get TDC for head removal and lifter switch?

Hi there. Before removing the cylinder head the rocker arms and the push rods need to be removed. When removing the rocker arms, they will need to be loose and not tight. You do not need TDC, but close to...

How do I change the air distribution mode?

Your vehicle has four available air distribution modes: floor level (air enters at the floor level), panel level (air enters at the instrument panel level), bi-level (air enters at the floor and instrument panel levels), and floor and defroster (air...

Whine noise only, in cabin at 2000 rpms

Hi there. It appears you're chasing a lot of potential mechanical or electrical gremlins with your 1993 Honda Accord; which is rather typical with a car more than 20 years old. There could be multiple issues that are causing these...

Related articles

How to Remove a CD Jammed in a Car Player
It It can be really easy to get frustrated at a stuck CD, especially when you’ve been forced to listen to the same song over and over every time you get in the car. With this frustration the urge may...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Buick Verano
The The 2012 Buick Verano is a near luxury sedan that is affordably priced with lots of technology and comfort that comes standard. The interior is covered in leather with a rich variety of colors. The legroom in the front...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Hyundai Tucson
The The 2012 Hyundai Tucson is available in front wheel drive and all-wheel drive. It has a distinguish look that is both stylish and elegant For 2012, the Tucson was named the second best compact SUV available on the market,...