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XM™ Satellite Radio Service      XM is a satellite radio service based in the 48 contiguous United States and 10 Canadian provinces. XM Satellite Radio has a wide variety of programming and commercial-free music, coast to coast, and in digital-quality sound....
Radio Data System (RDS)      For radios with the Radio Data System (RDS) feature, it only works with FM stations that broadcast RDS information. This system relies upon receiving specific information from these stations and only works when the information...
Finding a Channel      BAND: Press to switch between AM, FM, or XM™, if equipped. (Tune): Turn to manually select an XM channel. SEEK: Press to go to the previous XM channel. SEEK: Press to go to the next XM channel. REV: Press...
Finding a Category (CAT) Station      To find XM channels in a category: 1. Press the CAT button to display the category tabs. Continue pressing the CAT button until the desired category name displays. • Radios with CD and DVD can also navigate the category...
Finding a Station      BAND: Press to switch between AM, FM, or XM™, if equipped. (Tune): Turn to manually select radio stations. SEEK: Press to seek the previous radio station. Press and hold for a few seconds until a beep sounds to scan...
Adding and Removing Categories      Categories cannot be added or removed while the vehicle is moving faster than 8 km/h (5 mph). To add or remove a category: 1. Press the MENU button. 2. Press the softkey located below the XM CAT tab. 3. Turn the...
Satellite Radio Antenna      The XM Satellite Radio antenna is located on the roof of the vehicle. Keep the antenna clear of obstructions for clear radio reception. If the vehicle has a sunroof, the performance of the XM system (if equipped) may be...
Fixed Mast Antenna      The fixed mast antenna can withstand most car washes without being damaged as long as it is securely attached to the base. If the mast becomes slightly bent, straighten it out by hand. If the mast is badly bent, replace it....
Cellular Phone Usage      Cellular phone usage may cause interference with the vehicle's radio. This interference may occur when making or receiving phone calls, charging the phone's battery, or simply having the phone on. This interference causes...
XM™ Satellite Radio Service      XM Satellite Radio Service gives digital radio reception from coast to coast in the 48 contiguous United States, and in Canada. Just as with FM, tall buildings or hills can interfere with satellite radio signals, causing the...
FM Stereo      FM signals only reach about 16 to 65 km (10 to 40 mi). Although the radio has a built-in electronic circuit that automatically works to reduce interference, some static can occur, especially around tall buildings or hills,...
AM      The range for most AM stations is greater than for FM, especially at night. The longer range can cause station frequencies to interfere with each other. For better radio reception, most AM radio stations boost the power levels...
Radio Reception      Frequency interference and static can occur during normal radio reception if items such as cell phone chargers, vehicle convenience accessories, and external electronic devices are plugged into the accessory power outlet. If...
XM Radio Messages      XL (Explicit Language Channels): These channels, or any others, can be blocked at a customer's request, by calling 1-800-929-2100 in the U.S. and 1-877-438-9677 in Canada. XM Updating: The encryption code in the receiver is...
Storing an XM Channel as a Favorite      To store a station as a favorite: 1. Tune to an XM channel. 2. Press the FAV button to display the page where the station will be stored. 3. Press and hold one of the six softkeys until a beep sounds. 4. Repeat...
Storing XM Channels      Drivers are encouraged to store XM channels while the vehicle is parked; see Defensive Driving on page 9?3. Tune to stored radio stations using the presets, favorites button, and steering wheel controls, if the vehicle has...
Storing a Radio Station as a Favorite      To store a station as a favorite: 1. Tune to a radio station. 2. Press the FAV button to display the page where the station will be stored. 3. Press and hold one of the six softkeys until a beep sounds. 4. Repeat...
Setting Preset Stations      To store presets: 1. Tune to a radio station. 2. Press and hold one of the six numbered pushbuttons for three seconds until a beep sounds. 3. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 to store additional radio stations.
Storing Radio Stations      Drivers are encouraged to store the radio station while the vehicle is parked; see Defensive Driving on page 9?3. Tune to stored radio stations using the presets, favorites button, and steering wheel controls, if the vehicle...