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    Default 2008.5 Sirius Radio setup.

    Just in case this wasn't done for you prior to pickup.

    Common occurance due to this info getting to the dealers late.


    Mazda3 SIRIUS Satellite Radio Activation Instructions:

    Vehicles arrive to your dealer without SIRIUS Satellite Radio activated.

    To activate the radio, obtain the ESN number following the ESN retrieval instructions below.

    With the vehicle radio switched on and with clear view of the sky in SAT mode, call the SIRIUS call center Dealer Support Hotline 1-866-635-9611 indicate the vehicle and provide the customer information (Name, Address, Telephone Number, E-mail) and request activation of 6-month pre-paid service.

    Within 1-3 minutes the radio will activate. If you have any questions or have difficulty activating a customer radio please contact the SIRIUS dealer support representative for your district listed below.

    Mazda3 Operating Instructions:

    Start Satellite Radio
    • Press SAT to enter Satellite radio

    Changing Channels
    • Press SEEK/TRACK /\ to move to the previous channel or SEEK/TRACK \/ to move up to the next
    channel

    Changing Categories
    • Press SCAN until CATEGORY mode appears
    • Use �� SEEK/TRACK or SEEK/TRACK �� to change categories
    • Use TUNE knob to select channels within category

    Presetting Channels
    • Simply seek out desired station and hold down one of the six preset buttons to set channel
    • Press SAT to change between SAT 1,2 and 3 for a total of 18 presets
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    Default Re: 2008.5 Sirius Radio setup.

    Before you get it activated are you only supposed to get "ACQUIRING" on the display or are you supposed to hear anything? I went through the online activation process and it just keeps on giving me that message even after 10 minutes?!

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    Default Re: 2008.5 Sirius Radio setup.

    i have a 2008 mazda......and i have the SAT button. can i get this service or????????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry View Post
    i have a 2008 mazda......and i have the SAT button. can i get this service or????????
    uh... no

    Quote Originally Posted by livinlife View Post
    Before you get it activated are you only supposed to get "ACQUIRING" on the display or are you supposed to hear anything? I went through the online activation process and it just keeps on giving me that message even after 10 minutes?!
    I am pretty sure it can't be done on line, otherwise, I would have included it in the OP.
    Last edited by Jeff-TheBiz; 05-06-2008 at 02:28 PM. Reason: Double Post... what a newb... doh!

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    Default Re: 2008.5 Sirius Radio setup.

    They have a test channel that you would get if you don't have a sub. I think its channel 180 something. Its basically the preset channel that comes with the Sirius OEM receiver when its brand new.

    If its stuck in ACQUIRING, it probably means you don't have signal.
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    Default Re: 2008.5 Sirius Radio setup.

    Quote Originally Posted by RedRaptor View Post
    They have a test channel that you would get if you don't have a sub. I think its channel 180 something. Its basically the preset channel that comes with the Sirius OEM receiver when its brand new.

    If its stuck in ACQUIRING, it probably means you don't have signal.
    I can remember when I got mine (that sticks on the window) that the preset channel was like a traffic/weather for somewhere in the states..

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBiz View Post

    To activate the radio, obtain the ESN number following the ESN retrieval instructions below.

    With the vehicle radio switched on and with clear view of the sky in SAT mode, call the SIRIUS call center Dealer Support Hotline 1-866-635-9611 indicate the vehicle and provide the customer information (Name, Address, Telephone Number, E-mail) and request activation of 6-month pre-paid service.
    Alright, so the dealership didn't provide me with the ESN number and they have no idea what it is. I tried to call the number that you provided Biz but the guy on the other end couldn't help me unless I had the ESN number. Overall, I won't be enjoying the satellite radio unless someone has a solution for me. I'm going to try and call the dealership again on Tuesday but I very much doubt they'll be able to help me.

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    Default Re: 2008.5 Sirius Radio setup.

    The ESN is easy to get, the dealership doesn't have it, it is stored in your HU

    Turn on Car.
    Hit "Sat"
    Press and hold "DISP"
    Display should have first set of digits displayed.
    Turn right knob to see the last 4 digits.

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    Default Re: 2008.5 Sirius Radio setup.

    Man! I'm really digging the SIRIUS SAT RADIO! That's ALL I listen to when I'm in the car. My favourite station has got to be Electron/Dance - 36. They play all my favourites! AND they display all the info too! Like artist, song name, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBiz View Post
    The ESN is easy to get, the dealership doesn't have it, it is stored in your HU

    Turn on Car.
    Hit "Sat"
    Press and hold "DISP"
    Display should have first set of digits displayed.
    Turn right knob to see the last 4 digits.
    Make sure you turn the knob that is on the RIGHT hand side. It'll display the rest of the digits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JiNuWiNe View Post
    Man! I'm really digging the SIRIUS SAT RADIO! That's ALL I listen to when I'm in the car. My favourite station has got to be Electron/Dance - 36. They play all my favourites! AND they display all the info too! Like artist, song name, etc.
    really? when sat radio first came out, I bought it from Future shop and after couple of weeks it got really boring and all I was listening is hip hop and electronic/dance for $12 or something, I returned it after.. mp3 or ipod is the way to go without paying to listen!

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    Default Re: 2008.5 Sirius Radio setup.

    hahah, maybe it's just the hype of new things. I'll see what happens after the pre-paid 6months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBiz View Post
    I can remember when I got mine (that sticks on the window) that the preset channel was like a traffic/weather for somewhere in the states..
    Its channel 184 that is the test channel. When I first installed my OEM tuner ages ago, the previous owner had cancelled his service but took out the tuner before Sirius could send the "kill" signal down. I had free radio for 10 days.

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    Default Re: 2008.5 Sirius Radio setup.

    i leave it on Area 33 most of the time (channel 33) or BBC Radio 1 (channel 11). Radio 1 is a bit more mainstream (and sometimes garbage).. A33 is pretty decent though they do have some weird stuff playing from time to time..it's mostly house/trance stuff.
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    Default Re: 2008.5 Sirius Radio setup.

    I listen to 1, 9, 36, 40, 141 mostly. I do get bored listening to just one station.

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    Default Re: 2008.5 Sirius Radio setup.

    Here's a question that maybe only the TheBiz can answer.

    If you don't activate right away, how long is the free 6 month pre-paid available?

    A friend that has a GM vehicle says it starts the day you take the car even though you have to activate it. I don't believe this as how would they know who you are to begin the clock ticking if you haven't activated. I'm sure the dealership does not do anything at POI time so I believe it is good and the clock starts at time of registration.

    Does Mazda provide Sirus with the ESN range and that's how they know to give you the 6 months free?

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    [QUOTE=SonicBoy;336407]Here's a question that maybe only the TheBiz can answer.

    If you don't activate right away, how long is the free 6 month pre-paid available?

    It starts the day you activate it, not the day you drive it off the lot. I only activated mine yesterday and I asked the Sirius customer rep this very question. They told me it is 6 months free from customer activation.
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    Default Re: 2008.5 Sirius Radio setup.

    Great thanks for the confirmation. I pretty much figured that but had to check. I'm probably going to activate mine in the spring.

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    Default Re: 2008.5 Sirius Radio setup.

    this only works if you have the luxury model lol i have base model so that suks

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    Default Re: 2008.5 Sirius Radio setup.

    Can you get the OEM receiver installed on GT models? If so any idea on the cost? Just for curiosities sake.

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    Can the Sirius be activated on the GS model or only on GT?
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    Quote Originally Posted by thermoregulate View Post
    Can you get the OEM receiver installed on GT models? If so any idea on the cost? Just for curiosities sake.
    Yes it can. You need to buy the OEM receiver and do the installation yourself. Everything is plug and play but you will need to remove some interior trims. I installed the OEM Sirius unit into my car 3 years ago and its been working fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedRaptor View Post
    Yes it can. You need to buy the OEM receiver and do the installation yourself. Everything is plug and play but you will need to remove some interior trims. I installed the OEM Sirius unit into my car 3 years ago and its been working fine.
    Thanks that's great news. As far as the antenna goes, is that something that comes with the OEM receiver or is the antenna that comes stock (09 GT stubby) sirius ready?

    Also, would you mind saying what you paid for the unit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thermoregulate View Post
    Thanks that's great news. As far as the antenna goes, is that something that comes with the OEM receiver or is the antenna that comes stock (09 GT stubby) sirius ready?

    Also, would you mind saying what you paid for the unit?
    Since my car is a 2004, I had to mount the antenna that came with the OEM unit separately. You'll have to find out more information about the integrated antenna that comes with the 09s.

    I paid $200 USD for the unit but it was used. Back then, Canada didn't have satellite radio yet so I got it from M3F.

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    Default Re: 2008.5 Sirius Radio setup.

    I have an 08 own gs hatch with the sat button.... when i click it nothing comes up or changes "? how am i supposed to activate this to make it work, am i supposed to install something by self since its not 08.5?

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