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    SanDiegoPaul is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    XM RADIO in my 2002 DTS

    I cannot find any info on this anywhere in the manuals. car has nav system and the 6-disk changer in glovebox. Overhead by the garage door opener is an Alpine-brand device that displays "XM RADIO PREVIEW"...with a knob to change the genre of music from classical to country, rock, etc. Yet just above the green backlit LCD screen, this device says it is a cd-changer controller. So which is it, a satellite radio or a disc changer?

    We are desperate to get tunes in this nice ride because the FM/AM reception is sooo bad. You can listen to the radio with key in ACC position, but the minute you start the Northstar up, the radio fades into static and extreme poor reception.

    no where in the radio do I see a place to switch to XM. The choices are am, fm, and wx none of which work worth a damn. The factory CD Changer does however, work fine.

    ANY help with this other device will be greatly appreciated!

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    mabledeville is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Re: XM RADIO in my 2002 DTS

    Whats the model of the alpine unit? its probably an fm modulator that plays through the fm radio. try tuning the radio to a lower static station such as 88.1 and with the unit on scroll up through the stations. if it fm modulated you should hear music once you find the correct station. also try powering the unit off ( possibly by holding in the round know ) and see if your reception gets better, if it does its more than likely because of the modulator, it most times needs to be off for the radio to get good reception/

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    SanDiegoPaul is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Re: XM RADIO in my 2002 DTS

    thanks we'll check it out tomorrow and let ya know

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    SanDiegoPaul is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Re: XM RADIO in my 2002 DTS

    You're correct. The alpine device works at 88.3 and Carries more types of tunes than I imagined. And yes, the FM reception in the factory radio is much better with this turned off! Thank you for the help.

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    mabledeville is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Re: XM RADIO in my 2002 DTS

    that's great! glad I could pay it forward and help someone else on the forums for once, rather than looking for help enjoy the new tunes.

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