Cadillac SRX First Generation Forum - 2004 - 2009 Discussion, Aftermarket XM Radio installation success. in Cadillac SRX Forums; My SRX has the ultraview roof option and I was disappointed that the factory installed XM radio was not available ...
My SRX has the ultraview roof option and I was disappointed that the factory installed XM radio was not available as an option because of the sunroof when I ordered the car.
I investigated aftermarket XM installation options, and last weekend I had an XM Commander installed by a local Auto stereo dealer (Stereo Station, Route 46, Lodi, NJ). The job was quick, looks very professional and the XM quality is teriffic.
The antenna is a magenetic mounted "dot" mounted to the roof, right above the tailgate. It is black, and looks better than the factory mounted XM radio antenna on the SRX. The head unit LCD readout looks great at night and is easy to read in the daytime too. It is mounted on a slight angle just in front of the shift lever on the front console. I'll send some pictures, but the car in "in shop" this weekend while Cadillac attempts to find the source of a water leak in the front driver floor, under the floor mat. (Yes, the leak was there BEFORE the XM was installed.)
Installation of the XM unit went very well. The installer removed the temperature control unit beneath the radio, and found all of the wires that he needed right there WITHOUT having to remove the radio itself.
Take the plunge if you'd like your XM and sunroof too.
(I was told by my dealer that the reason that there is no XM option available when you order the Ultraview roof is that Cadillac has no place to put the antenna. If you look at my installation you'll see that this is a pretty lame excuse.)
I had the XM Commander installed as well. There was no Aux. Input (I have the 6 cd changer) installer said only way was to install with FM sound and FM radio station at 87.9.. Since I don't know bupkus about electronics I told him that was ok. (It works fine).
I understand that late April builds have the satellite radio option even with the ultra-view (which is fantastcic, BTW.) Only problem was there is no Irish music station!