Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: What is the satellite radio electronic serial number on the SIRIUS Radio and why is it necessary?

asked by on

What is the satellite radio electronic serial number on the SIRIUS Radio and why is it necessary?

Your SIRIUS Radio is equipped with a unique identifying number, called the satellite radio electronic serial number, or ESN. The ESN is used to identify your radio when applying for SIRIUS Radio service. It’s a 12-digit number and you must have it handy when you activate your radio service, or if you need to change your account. Here’s how to find it:

  1. Press the Satellite button to enter satellite radio mode.

  2. Press the AUX button and the first Preset button at the same time.

  3. The ESN will show on the radio’s display. Write this number down for future use, or be on the phone with a SIRIUS representative at the time of activation or account modification.

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!
  • Home
  • Questions
  • What is the satellite radio electronic serial number on the SIRIUS Radio and why is it necessary?

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: A violet fluid beneath my truck

Hi and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. I would inspect around the water pump. I have never seen violet colored antifreeze so that's my first caution. If the water pump is leaking that much, you will see and smell it....

Q: What are the various heating and air conditioning controls?

Your car’s heating and air conditioning system (HVAC) is pretty advanced, and offers the means to keep the interior of the vehicle comfortable throughout the year. Of course, you need to know how to operate it, which means knowing what...

Q: How do you use the SYNC® system hands-free feature?

SYNC® is Ford’s on-board computer system. It’s designed to offer a wide range of functionality, from navigation to hands-free calling. Here’s how the steering wheel controls works: Press the Talk button. You should hear a chime/tone. The word “Listening”...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.