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Old 12-29-2017, 01:13 PM   #29
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Last year, I did a side-by-side test with an XM receiver and a magnetic antenna on the trunk lid. ('12 Camaro Convertible)

The factory XM and painted trunk lid antenna lost the signal probably twice as often as the portable receiver and magnet antenna on the trunk.

As I suspected all along, I think the issue is the metallic paint on the factory shark antenna reducing the signal sensitivity.

My replacement car has Sirius and a non-metallic painted antenna on the trunk. No loss except between tall buildings in cities. ( No leaks, either )
Then why haven't we heard of any other GM brand with this problem? I have a 2015 Impala and the antenna is painted and I don't have any problems.
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Old 01-03-2018, 09:13 AM   #30
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i had the same issues with my 2012 coupe and my 2014 vert. i was never happy with the reception and have decided I can stream from my phone better. I don't even ack the free trials anymore.
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Old 01-03-2018, 03:36 PM   #31
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I don't bother with XM. Why pay for something when I can just stream Pandora from my iPhone? Seems foolish to me.
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Old 01-03-2018, 06:43 PM   #32
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Mine didn't work at all and the dealership found a loose connection in the trunk.
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Old 01-08-2018, 09:04 AM   #33
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I don't bother with XM. Why pay for something when I can just stream Pandora from my iPhone? Seems foolish to me.
Agreed, I got rid of XM 10 years ago, I either stream Pandora or Iheart radio, and I have a USB thumb drive with about 10K songs....
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Old 02-21-2018, 08:20 AM   #34
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Better Antenna???
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Old 02-21-2018, 09:27 PM   #35
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When my subscription with xm is over, I'll not renew.
Passing trees close to the road knocks out reception.
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Old 02-21-2018, 09:59 PM   #36
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XM Sucks!!!! Why even use it when you can use the Bluetooth and stream Pandora??

Same thing, right??
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