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I have the JBL in my 07 and after having Sat. in my last truck, listening to terrestial radio is nothing short of brutal. At the time of delivery the dealer wanted $700 to add XM, but I thought I would just wait a bit and do it myself for much cheaper.

I did a complete system myself on the last truck so I have total confidence to do this alone. But I think the kit Crutchfield sells is for non-JBL's. Can someone please steer me in the right direction as to what the kit is I need to add this. If I'm not mistaken, its just the tuner and antenna.....correct?

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Thanks, but do I need just one of those or both? And is that the same thing the dealer would sell me? And this is for the JBL........yes?

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Thanks, I'll do that.

Any idea if a Sirius adapter exists? Or are these JBL headunits only XM ready? I was wondering this because the button just says "sat." and not XM. But from what I can gather, the dealer says Toyotas are set up for XM. I already have a Sirius tuner and antenna, so I'd just need a harness if at all this is possible to do.

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i would also like to know if i can just install a sirius reciever ... i have one installed in my scion tc and i was thinking about pulling it out and trying it in my tundra to see if it would work
 

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Do it. Give it a shot and let me know!

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Thanks, I'll do that.

Any idea if a Sirius adapter exists? Or are these JBL headunits only XM ready? I was wondering this because the button just says "sat." and not XM. But from what I can gather, the dealer says Toyotas are set up for XM. I already have a Sirius tuner and antenna, so I'd just need a harness if at all this is possible to do.

Thanks again
I traded in my Nismo yesterday for the limited Tundar with the JBL 440w and Nav system. The digital tuner for Sirius will not be available until December. The cost will only be $199.00 minus the install and thats alot cheaper than switching to XM. I am a Sirius subsriber and I'm already "jonesing" without it.

The two options are pay more to get XM, which is available now:mad: or go to Circuit City and get a unit with an FM modulator. I think I'm going to have to get the XM and stay with true digital. There's no way I can wait until December.

The "set up" only means the wiring is there. You still need the digital tuner and antenna.

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Isn't XM and Sirius merging anyway in the semi-near future?

From what I understand, it won't matter which receiver(Sirius or XM) you have, you'll get the "merged programming"

Is this true?
 

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This is the only thing that incenses me so far about the 07 Tundra. I was told by the salesman that the truck has "satellite radio" but did not do my research. I got a decent deal on the truck, so I am not going to get all bent out of shape.

My experience with satellite radio was in a Honda Accord (XM ready to go, 3 free months and subscribe). I also looked at an 07 Dodge Ram that had a free year of XM.

Yet with Toyota, they can't do like other automakers and have satellite radio ready to go. Instead, you have to buy factory parts and installation just for XM. I am torn as it will cost hundreds of dollars to get something that costs a little over a $100 per year. The cost to fit and install to get the XM up could have purchased ALOT of actual XM time.

True, the Toyota may be better... blah blah blah, but I think this is more of a customer service issue than quality. Other automakers include it, but Toyota has to nickel and dime like Bank of America.

Again my fault as I did not do my reearch or I would have asked for it with the sale, or dedeucted another $500 or so.

Sorry just chaps me a little as I have been an XM listener and Sirius for several years now. Hard to go back to FM, unless you want to run out and buy factory parts on a $30,000+ truck!
 

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This is the only thing that incenses me so far about the 07 Tundra. I was told by the salesman that the truck has "satellite radio" but did not do my research. I got a decent deal on the truck, so I am not going to get all bent out of shape.

My experience with satellite radio was in a Honda Accord (XM ready to go, 3 free months and subscribe). I also looked at an 07 Dodge Ram that had a free year of XM.

Yet with Toyota, they can't do like other automakers and have satellite radio ready to go. Instead, you have to buy factory parts and installation just for XM. I am torn as it will cost hundreds of dollars to get something that costs a little over a $100 per year. The cost to fit and install to get the XM up could have purchased ALOT of actual XM time.

True, the Toyota may be better... blah blah blah, but I think this is more of a customer service issue than quality. Other automakers include it, but Toyota has to nickel and dime like Bank of America.

Again my fault as I did not do my reearch or I would have asked for it with the sale, or dedeucted another $500 or so.

Sorry just chaps me a little as I have been an XM listener and Sirius for several years now. Hard to go back to FM, unless you want to run out and buy factory parts on a $30,000+ truck!
i suppose every factory option should be included as well on all new trucks? I see what you are saying, but its an upgrade.. I wouldnt want to pay for it if I was not going to use it.
 

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i suppose every factory option should be included as well on all new trucks? I see what you are saying, but its an upgrade.. I wouldnt want to pay for it if I was not going to use it.
No, I don't think that every added option should be on all new trucks. However, I think that if they have satellite radio it should at least work. You don't buy power seats only to find out you have to buy a several hundred $ part to give them power.

I was told that it had satellite radio, and yes I should have done my research on this and didn't. It has no such thing, other than a button. I just assumed and you know what they say about that. :)

And $700 for a factory option just to ADD Xm to the stereo is insanity. With that kind of money you can buy a VERY nice aftermarket head unit with XM OR Sirius and probably a year or two of XM as well.
 

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I guess I can look at it on the bright side that way! That I did not pay $700 to add it!
 

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Thanks, I'll do that.

Any idea if a Sirius adapter exists? Or are these JBL headunits only XM ready? I was wondering this because the button just says "sat." and not XM. But from what I can gather, the dealer says Toyotas are set up for XM. I already have a Sirius tuner and antenna, so I'd just need a harness if at all this is possible to do.

Thanks again
The Sirius tuner for 2007 Tundra will be available in December of 07. The XM merger is still in the planning stages. Since I am already a Sirius subscriber I decided on the following. I have the JBL Nav. and sound system. Yesterday I went to Circuit City and had the new Sportster put in. They used the cup holder mount and it plugs directly into the cigarette lighter and then the aux. input. The sound is digital :) and all the steering wheel and touch screen controls work that way. Since nothing is hard wired or drilled I can just pop it out when the Sirius tuner is available for our truck. In December I'll get the tuner and sell the Sportster.

There was no way I could be without Satellite until the end of the year and I don't care for the XM channel line up.
 
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