: How to add satellite radio



slk230mb
11-26-05, 06:48 PM
I've had Sirius satellite radio in my truck for about a year now. I've always used the built in FM transmitter to play it over my radio, and that has worked well. There has always been a certain amount of static and feedback with it and I was wondering it there is a way I can add an adapter to my stereo to give me another input while keeping the CD player. Anyone know of an adapter or have any other ideas?

Elvis
11-30-05, 11:54 AM
Steve asked that I move this to the Escalade forum.

My suggestion is a hard-wired FM modulator like this one:

http://www.crutchfield.com/S-VMPLbDrZYJt/cgi-bin/prodview.asp?i=026EFM01

Even though the Delphi Ski-Fi XM receiver I have will broadcast wireless FM, I found that plugging this directly in-line with the antenna gave me better reception. I also use it for my MP3 player, and I'm not disappointed with the quality at all. Don't hate me, I drive an Expedition (but I still love Caddys!).

But maybe some of the Escalade gurus have a solution we don't know about yet. Certainly a direct-connect into the stock head unit would be the best thing going.

Have at it!

slk230mb
11-30-05, 11:57 AM
Thanks, I'll look into that. The best of both worlds for me would be an adapter that gave me RCA inputs, that way I could switch between my ipod and satellite. The itrip doesn't transmit and static, so for now that is fine.

loanman
11-30-05, 01:23 PM
I just wrote this out for another person on here trying to hook up sirius. You don't have to have a touch screen nav either it will work with the standard head unit as well. http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=58888

slk230mb
11-30-05, 01:43 PM
Thanks, but I don't think that will work on the 2002 Escalade because it doesn't have the XM band. I know about gort's solution, but I'm not giving up my cd changer.

loanman
11-30-05, 05:08 PM
If You Dont Have Xm It Will Still Show Up Under Aux Button, And You Won't Loose Your Disc Player.

slk230mb
11-30-05, 05:38 PM
If You Dont Have Xm It Will Still Show Up Under Aux Button, And You Won't Loose Your Disc Player.

Hmmm I don't have an AUX button on my radio, just FM/AM/Tape/Changer. And IIRC, the 2002 doesn't have the class-2 bus on the radio.

What I should also say is that I'm looking to keep my Xact sirius radio, I'm just looking for a way to add an additional input to my radio, preferably RCA jacks so that I can connect the satellite radio or my ipod.

loanman
11-30-05, 06:00 PM
try this place.. http://www.logjamelectronics.com/logjam/piegm9aux.html they have a connector for your year of vehicle. I think that you might loose your cd changer if you use an auxiliary port like this but your ipod will hold all 6 of your cds in the changer easily. You also may combine the aux input that they have for your radio with a aux 3 input and it will allow you to switch back and forth between ipod and changer. Sorry... Hope this at least helps!

slk230mb
12-02-05, 05:02 PM
E-mailed PAC and they got back to me. For the 2002 Escalade you need the AAI-GM9 interface. It adds two auxiliary interfaces to the radio. About $42 on eBay. I just ordered mine, will report back on an install.