USER GUIDE
Dock & Play Radio
VEHICLE
KIT INCLUDED
Table of Contents
Compatibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Safety and Care Information . . . . . . . . . .6
What’s in the Box? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Onyx Plus Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
PowerConnect Vehicle Dock . . . . . . . . . 10
Vehicle Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Step 1: Choose a Location for Your
Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Step 2: Install the Adhesive or Vent
Mount . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Step 3: Mount the Magnetic Mount
Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Step 4: Route the Magnetic Mount
Antenna Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Step 5: Connect the Magnetic Mount
Antenna and PowerConnect Power
Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Step 6: Connect the Audio . . . . . . . . . .36
Subscribe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Using Your Onyx Plus . . . . . . . . . .47
TuneMix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
TuneScan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
TuneStart. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Pause & Replay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Song/Artist Alerts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
Game/Score Alerts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78
Sports Ticker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85
Where Else Can You Use Your
Onyx Plus? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Configuring Your Onyx Plus . . . . .92
Radio ID. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92
Channel Tuning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93
FM Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Audio Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100
Alerts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Parental Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Feature Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Parental Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Signal Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Auto Shut Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104
Factory Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Demo Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108
Using the Vehicle Dock From the
Universal Xpress Car Kit . . . . . . . . . . 110
Turn FM Transmitter On/Off . . . . . . . . . 111
The Main Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Navigation Basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Listening to Satellite Radio . . . . . . . . . . 51
FM Presets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Special Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Product Specifications . . . . . . . . 118
Album Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Parental Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
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Patent and Environmental
Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Table of Contents
FCC Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Copyrights and Trademarks . . . . 121
Owners Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
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Compatibility
The XDPIV2 Vehicle Dock included with your Onyx Plus is compatible with
the AMPS dash and vent mounts included with your Onyx Plus, as well
as the T-Slot dash and vent mounts (previously included with Onyx). The
AMPS mounting accessories are not compatible with the previous version
of the Vehicle Dock, XDPIV1.
The XDPIV2 Vehicle Dock can be identified by a label, and the four AMPS
mounting points, both on the rear of the dock.
Rear View
4 AMPS
Mounting
Points
1
2
Label XDPIV2
Model: XDPIV2
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AUDIO
AMPS Style Mounts
4
3
ANT
PWR
T-Slot
FM
T-Slot Style Mounts
Introduction
Features
Thank you for purchasing the SiriusXM Onyx Plus with Vehicle Kit!
SiriusXM Onyx Plus has these exciting features to enhance your overall experience:
• View program and channel information on a full color display featuring album art,
channel logos and graphics
• Store up to 20 of your favorite channels for one-touch access
• Pause, rewind and replay live satellite radio plus all your Smart Favorite channels
• Start songs from the beginning when you tune to a Smart Favorite music channel
with TuneStart™
• Create your own music channel that is a blend of your Smart Favorite music
channels with TuneMix™
• Scan and select songs that have already played on your Smart Favorite music
channels with TuneScan™
• Enjoy SiriusXM Xtra Channels - 20+ channels of additional music, sports,
entertainment and SiriusXM Latino, a collection of Spanish language channels*
• Listen at home, at the office, outdoors, or in additional vehicles - all with just one
subscription
• Get alerts so you won’t miss any of your favorite artists, songs, games and scores**
• Catch up on the latest sports scores with Sports Ticker™ **
• Browse what’s playing on other channels while listening to the current one
• Lock and unlock channels with mature content
• Jump back to the previous channel with One-Touch Jump™
• Access traffic and weather for the city of your choice with the press of a button
• Hear SiriusXM through your existing vehicle stereo with easy, do-it-yourself installation***
• Includes PowerConnect™ Vehicle Kit – add optional accessories for your home,
outdoors, or even vehicles.
• Store and easily access FM presets to optimize PowerConnect™ performance
• Works on the XM network
Please read the entire User Guide before Using Your Onyx Plus!
*Access to Xtra channels depends on subscription package. Subscription sold separately.
**Game and Score Alerts, and Sports Ticker, depend on the subscription package, which must include
the play-by-play channels of the desired sports leagues. Subscription sold separately.
***Requires an FM stereo or Aux In capability. Use the included Aux In cable if your vehicle has Aux In
capability for best performance. Will also work with cassette adapter (sold separately).
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Safety and Care Information
IMPORTANT! Self installation instructions and tips are provided for your
convenience. It is your responsibility to determine if you have the knowledge,
skills, and physical ability required to properly perform an installation.
SiriusXM shall have no liability for damage or injury resulting from the
installation or use of any SiriusXM or third party products. It is your
responsibility to ensure that all products are installed in adherence with local
laws and regulations and in such a manner as to allow a vehicle to be
operated safely and without distraction. SiriusXM product warranties do not
cover the installation, removal or reinstallation of any product.
• Do not expose to extreme temperatures (above 140°F or below -4°F, or
above 60°C or below -20°C).
• Do not expose to moisture. Do not use device near or in water. Do not
touch the device with wet hands.
• Do not let any foreign matter spill into device.
• Do not store in dusty areas.
• Do not expose to chemicals such as benzene and thinners. Do not use
liquid or aerosol cleaners. Clean with a soft damp cloth only.
• Do not expose to direct sunlight for a prolonged period of time, and do
not expose to fire, flame, or other heat sources.
• Do not try to disassemble and/or repair device yourself.
• Do not drop your device or subject it to severe impact.
• Do not place heavy objects on device.
• Do not subject device to excessive pressure.
• If the LCD screen is damaged, do not touch the liquid crystal fluid.
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Introduction
Warning!
• Opening the case may result in electric shock.
• If the liquid crystal fluid comes in contact with your skin, wipe the skin
area with a cloth and then wash the skin thoroughly with soap and
running water. If the liquid crystal fluid comes into contact with your
eyes, flush the eyes with clean water for at least 15 minutes and seek
medical care. If the liquid crystal fluid is ingested, flush your mouth
thoroughly with water. Drink large quantities of water, and induce
vomiting. Seek medical care.
• Make sure that you insert the PowerConnect Power Adapter all the way
into the vehicle’s cigarette lighter or power adapter socket.
• If you are using PowerConnect as your audio connection option, it is
advisable not to insert a multi-outlet adapter into the same vehicle
cigarette lighter or power adapter socket to simultaneously power other
devices. Some multi-outlet adapters can prevent the PowerConnect
feature from working properly.
• When using this product, it is always important to keep your eyes on the
road and hands on the steering wheel. Not doing so could result in personal
injury, death, and/or damage to your device, accessories, and/or to your
vehicle or other property.
• Vehicle installation, service activation, and Radio configuration functions
should not be performed while driving. Park your vehicle in a safe location
before beginning installation.
• This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to
cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Your device should be placed in your vehicle where it will not interfere
with the function of safety features, e.g., deployment of airbags. Failure
to correctly place device may result in injury to you or others, if the unit
becomes detached during an accident and/or obstructs the deployment of
an airbag.
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Introduction
What’s in the Box?
FM
menu
alerts
t-mix
t-scn
twx
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
Onyx Plus Radio
b/#
PowerConnect™ Vehicle Dock
Dash Mount
Aux In Cable
Screws (4)
Vent Mount and
Extended Vent Clamps
Cable
Routing Adapter
PowerConnect Power
Adapter
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Magnetic Mount
Antenna
Antenna & Dash Mount
Alcohol Preparation Pads
Introduction
Onyx Plus Functions
Up and Down Buttons
Press to preview and tune
to channels through the
channel lineup; also press
to scroll through lists and
highlight items in lists.
Left and Right Buttons
Press to search for
channels by category.
FM
Plus
menu
alerts
t-mix
t-scn
twx
1
2
3
4
5
6
Number Buttons
Press to tune to a stored
favorite channel; Press and
hold to store a favorite
channel. Also used to enter
channel numbers when the
Direct button is pressed.
Channels stored in buttons
1 - 9 in banks A & B are smart
favorites used for enhanced
pause and replay, and for
advanced music features
TuneStart, TuneMix, and
TuneScan.
Channels stored in button 0
in banks A & B are regular
favorites.
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8
9
0
b/#
Pause and Replay
Buttons
Pause, rewind, and
replay live radio
and smart favorite
channels.
Banks/Direct Button
Press to switch
between favorite
channel banks (A/B);
Press and hold to
enter a channel
number using the
number buttons and
directly tune to the
channel.
Power/FM Button
Press to turn Radio on
and off; Press and hold to
quickly access FM channel
presets.
Select Button
When in a menu or list,
press to confirm selection
of highlighted item; when
in TuneMix or TuneScan,
press to end TuneMix/Scan
and continue playing the
currently tuned channel, or
press and hold to end Tune
Mix/Scan and return to the
previously tuned channel.
Menu/Alerts Button
Press to access advanced
features and configuration
options; when in
configuration options,
press and hold to return to
main display screen; Press
and hold to save a Song,
Artist, or Game alert.
TuneMix/TuneScan Button
Press to begin TuneMix;
Press and hold to begin
TuneScan.
Jump/Traffic Weather
Button
Press to go back to the
previous channel to which
you were listening; Press
and hold to directly access
traffic and weather for the
city of your choice.
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PowerConnect Vehicle Dock
Color-Coded Connections
The color-coded PowerConnect Vehicle Dock makes it simple to
connect. Just match the colors on the cable ends to the colors on the
dock to see what goes where.
Rear View
AUDIO
AUDIO (Green)
Connection for Aux In
Cable or optional
Cassette Adapter
(sold separately).
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ANT
PWR
ANT (Silver)
Connection for
the Magnetic
Mount Antenna.
FM
PWR (Red)
Connection for
PowerConnect
Power Adapter.
FM (Blue)
Connection for
optional FM
Direct Adapter
(sold separately).
Introduction
Wire Guide
The PowerConnect Vehicle Dock has a wire guide at the top rear that can
help you to organize the cables and wires connected to the dock. If you
need to bring a cable or wire from one side of the dock to the other, utilize
the wire guide by looping the cable though the wire guide as shown.
Wire Guide
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WARNING! DO NOT attempt to install Onyx Plus while driving. Park your
vehicle in a safe location before beginning installation.
Step 1: Choose a Location for Your Radio
When installing Onyx Plus in your vehicle, choose a location where it will
not block your vision, interfere with the controls, or obstruct the air bag.
The location should be easily accessible and provide good visibility of the
display, and should not be located where it will be in direct sunlight, which
will affect the visibility of the display screen.
Several examples of Onyx Plus mounted in a vehicle are shown: A is the
on dash method using the Adhesive Mount, and B is the vent clip method
using the Vent Mount.
Option 1
Option 2
A.
menu
FM
jump
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
direct
menu
FM
jump
1
12
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
direct
A.
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Option 3
Option 4
A.
menu
FM
jump
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
direct
A.
menu
FM
jump
1
Option 5
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
direct
Option 6
B.
B.
menu
FM
jump
menu
FM
jump
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
direct
direct
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Step 2: Install the Adhesive or Vent Mount
Follow the instructions on the next several pages for the mounting method
you have selected.
Installing the Adhesive Mount:
CAUTION! The adhesive used on the Adhesive Mount may be
difficult to remove. Do not install this mount on leather
surfaces (contact your automobile dealership if you are
unsure about your dash surface), and make sure the air
temperature is at least 60°F (15°C) during installation. If it’s
not at least 60°F, turn on the heater in your vehicle to bring
the temperature up to 60°F.
1. Locate a flat surface for the Adhesive Mount. Make sure there is ample
room for the PowerConnect Vehicle Dock and Onyx Plus Radio when
installed.
2. Set the orientation of the Adhesive Mount before adhering it. Loosen
the knob and adjust the adhesive foot for the location you selected in
“Step 1: Choose a Location for Your Radio” on page 12.
Option 1
Option 3
Option 2
Option 4
3. The dock mounting plate can be tilted in different directions. Adjust as
necessary for your particular vehicle. When the orientation is correct,
tighten the knob.
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Knob
Adhesive Foot
Dock Mounting Plate
4. Attach the Adhesive Mount to the PowerConnect Vehicle Dock using
the 4 provided screws.
5. Before you attach the Adhesive Mount to the
dash, skip ahead and finish the remainder of
the vehicle installation so that the cables are
attached to the dock.
6. Once the cables have been attached to the
dock, clean the mounting surface in the vehicle
with the alcohol preparation pad and let it dry
thoroughly.
FM
UDIO
ANT
7. Peel off the adhesive liner. Position,
press, and hold the Adhesive Mount in
place for 30 seconds.
IMPORTANT! Allow the Adhesive Mount
adhesive to cure (dry) for a minimum of
2-4 hours before using the mount. The
best adhesion occurs after 24 hours.
TIP! To remove the Adhesive Mount,
carefully lift the adhesive pad with your fingers or a spoon. Warming the pad
with a hair dryer for several minutes will help soften the adhesive.
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Installing the Vent Mount:
IMPORTANT! To make the cable connections easier, wait until after you have
connected all the cables to the dock before you attach the Vent Mount to a
vent.
1. Locate a vent with horizontal louvers sturdy
enough to hold your PowerConnect Vehicle
Dock and Onyx Plus Radio.
2. If the vent louvers in your vehicle are
recessed, you may need to use the longer
vent clamps with the Vent Mount. If so,
remove the shorter vent clamps and install
the longer ones into the Vent Mount. Be
sure to observe the orientation of the vent
clamps as shown, and replace both vent
clamps.
Vent Mount Rear View
Slide Left Clamp to
Hole in Center
Pull Clamp Out
Towards You
Round End
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Insert Round End
of the Extended
Clamp in the
Center Hole
Extended Vent Clamps
Vent Mount
Rear View
Short Vent
Clamps
Slide Clamp to Left
Repeat to Replace
to Complete
Installation
Right Clamp
Orientation
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3. Attach the Vent Mount to the
PowerConnect Vehicle Dock using the 4
provided screws.
4. Before you attach the Vent Mount to the
vent, skip ahead and finish the remainder
of the vehicle installation so that the
cables are attached to the dock.
FM
UDIO
ANT
Note! For greater clarity, the next
illustration does not show the dock
attached to the Vent Mount, however, the
dock should be attached before continuing.
5. Once the cables have been attached to the dock, push the Vent Mount
onto the vehicle vent as shown (1) until it hooks on the rear of the vent
louver (2).
1
2
3
Dash
Dash
Dash
HOOKED
PUSH
Vent
Vent
Louver
FOOT
Vent
TILT
ADJUSTMENT
HOLES
6. Rest the foot against the bottom of the vent (2), and adjust the tilt of the
Vent Mount by repositioning the foot to the other adjustment hole (3).
TIP! To remove the Vent Mount, push the mount into the vent. Then lift up
until disengaged from the rear of the vent louver, and remove the Vent
Mount.
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Step 3: Mount the Magnetic Mount Antenna
Mount the Magnetic Mount Antenna on the outside of your vehicle, on a
horizontal surface that will always face the sky. The antenna contains a
strong magnet which will stick to any metal part of your vehicle, but will not
damage the vehicle.
To install the Magnetic Mount Antenna:
1. Choose the best location for your antenna considering
your vehicle type. Pay particular attention to any
accessories that you may have like luggage racks and
how frequently you may use them.
Magnet
Sedan/Coupe: We recommend mounting the antenna just above
either the front windshield or the back window as shown.
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SUV: We recommend mounting the antenna at the rear of the
roof as shown.
Convertible: We recommend mounting the antenna at the
leading edge of the trunk as shown.
Pickup Truck: We recommend
mounting the antenna just above the
front windshield as shown.
IMPORTANT! Consult a professional installer if
your vehicle roof or hood is non-metallic (i.e.,
fiberglass), or you have difficulty finding a
location for your antenna.
2. Clean the surface of the selected mounting
location using the alcohol preparation pad
and let it dry thoroughly.
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3 If you are installing the antenna at the roof edge, or hood edge, install
the Cable Routing Adapter to direct the antenna cable downward.
Without Cable
Routing Adapter
Installed
With Cable
Routing Adapter
Installed
Cable Routing
Adapter orientation
Place the antenna
wire into the groove
of the Cable Routing
Adapter
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Slide the Cable Routing
Adapter down the antenna
wire and press it into the
antenna until it is flush with
the bottom of the antenna
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4 Place the antenna in the location you selected. Follow the Tips and
Cautions shown on the next several pages.
TIP! Mount the antenna on the
roof (for most vehicles) or trunk
(for convertibles) where it has a
clear view of the sky in all
directions.
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CAUTION! Don’t mount the antenna
inside the vehicle, for example, on the
dashboard.
CAUTION! Don’t mount the antenna on
any of the vehicle’s front, back or side
pillars.
CAUTION! Don’t mount the antenna
close to a roof rack. Adjust the rack so
it’s further away from the antenna or
move the antenna closer to the center of
the roof.
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CAUTION! Don’t mount the antenna
close to another antenna. Mount it at
least 3 inches away.
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Step 4: Route the Magnetic Mount Antenna Cable
Before you begin routing the antenna cable, read these general instructions
for how to route and hide the antenna cable. Then route your antenna cable
according to the instructions which follow for your specific type of vehicle.
Use a blunt plastic putty knife, a credit card,
a plastic knife, or a similar blunt tool to lift the
rubber window moulding
Tuck the cable under the
moulding around the window
Feed cable under
rubber moulding
around window
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Route cable out from under rear windshield
moulding and tuck into weatherstripping
around trunk opening
Avoid sharp bends by running cable through
weatherstripping for several inches
Pull weatherstripping
from trunk opening
Tuck cable into weatherstripping.
Route cable through weatherstripping
several inches to avoid sharp bends
Pull cable out of weatherstripping
and route through trunk to cabin
Route cable out of window
moulding and into weatherstripping around trunk opening
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Bring cable out of weatherstripping and into trunk
Route cable along trunk
wall and into cabin through
gap or conduit, along existing
wiring harness
Route cable along trunk
wall and into cabin
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Use a blunt plastic putty
knife or similar blunt tool
to lift edge of interior
trim and tuck cable
under trim. Continue
towards front of vehicle
Route cable under
trim or upholstery
Continue routing cable
under trim or carpet
towards front of vehicle
Route cable from trunk
under interior trim, into
cabin and towards front
of vehicle
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Continue routing cable under
carpet or console to radio location
Pull carpet
or mat back
Coil excess
cable under
carpet or mat
Bring cable out
from trim
Bring cable out from trim
and route under carpet to
dashboard or console
TIP! Always be careful to include enough slack in your cable to
accommodate open doors or trunk lids. Use things typically found around
the home, like electrical tape, to secure cables in areas so that hinges do
not pinch the cable with the door. Hide any excess cable in the trim.
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Sedan/Coupe With Antenna Placed at the Rear of the Roof:
1. Feed the antenna cable from the antenna underneath the rubber
molding around the rear window. Use a blunt plastic putty knife or
similar blunt tool to lift the rubber molding around the rear window
and tuck the antenna cable underneath the molding. Route the antenna
cable around and down the window to the lowest point. If your rear
window does not have rubber molding, we recommend consulting a
professional installer.
2. Route the antenna cable out of the window molding and into the
rubber weather stripping around the trunk opening. Lift the weather
stripping from the opening and tuck the cable inside it, then replace
the weather stripping. To avoid sharp bends in the cable, run the cable
inside the weather stripping for a few inches, then remove the cable
from the weather stripping inside the trunk. Keep the cable away from
hinges, gears, etc., that could damage it.
3. Route the cable out from the rubber weather stripping and along the
trunk wall. Continue routing the cable into the vehicle cabin through a
conduit or along an existing wiring harness.
4. Route the cable through the
main cabin area under the
interior trim, towards the front
of the vehicle. Use a blunt
plastic putty knife or similar
blunt tool to lift the plastic trim
just enough to tuck the cable
under underneath. Avoid side
airbag locations on back pillars
and above the doors. Airbag
locations are marked with “SRS”
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logos. Be careful not to crimp or cut the cable.
5. Bring the cable out from the trim near the front of the cabin and route
it under the carpet toward the dashboard or console. Coil any excess
cable in a hidden location, such as under the carpet, keeping it away
from any vehicle pedals or controls. Secure the excess cable with wire
ties (purchased separately).
6. Bring the end of the cable out at the PowerConnect Vehicle Dock
location. Leave yourself enough cable so you can easily connect it to
the antenna connector of the dock.
7. Continue with “Step 5: Connect the Magnetic Mount Antenna and
PowerConnect Power Adapter” on page 35.
Sedan/Coupe With Antenna Placed at the Front of the Roof
1. Feed the antenna cable from the antenna underneath the rubber
molding around the windshield. Use a blunt plastic putty knife or
similar blunt tool to lift the rubber molding around the windshield and
tuck the antenna cable underneath the molding. Route the antenna
cable around and down the windshield to the lowest point.
2. At the lowest corner of the windshield, route the cable out of the
windshield molding and into
the rubber weather stripping
around the door opening. Lift
the weather stripping from the
opening and tuck the cable
inside it, then replace the
weather stripping. Run the cable
inside of the weather stripping
to the bottom of the door
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opening.
3. Pull the cable out of the weather stripping at the bottom of the door
opening and route it under the carpet toward the dashboard. Coil any
excess cable in a hidden location, such as under the carpet, keeping it
away from any vehicle pedals or controls. Secure the excess cable with
wire ties.
4. Bring the end of the cable out at the PowerConnect Vehicle Dock
location. Leave yourself enough cable so you can easily connect it to
the antenna connector of the dock.
5. Continue with “Step 5: Connect the Magnetic Mount Antenna and
PowerConnect Power Adapter” on page 35.
Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV)
1. Feed the antenna cable underneath the rubber weather stripping of
the rear tailgate window/door and route the cable along the rear hatch.
Lift the weather stripping from the opening and tuck the cable inside
it, then replace the weather stripping. Pull the cable out from weather
stripping and route it into the
cabin under the interior trim.
Avoid hinges or gears that could
crimp or cut the cable.
2. Route the cable through the
SUV’s main cabin area under
the interior trim, towards the
front of the vehicle. Use a blunt
plastic putty knife or similar
blunt tool to lift the plastic trim
just enough to tuck the cable
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under underneath. Avoid side airbag locations on back pillars and
above the doors. Airbag locations are marked with “SRS” logos. Be
careful not to crimp or cut the cable.
3. Bring the cable out from the trim near the front of the cabin and route
it under the carpet toward the dashboard or console. Coil any excess
cable in a hidden location, such as under the carpet, keeping it away
from any vehicle pedals or controls. Secure the excess cable with wire
ties (purchased separately).
4. Bring the end of the cable out at the PowerConnect Vehicle Dock
location. Leave yourself enough cable so you can easily connect it to
the antenna connector of the dock.
5. Continue with “Step 5: Connect the Magnetic Mount Antenna and
PowerConnect Power Adapter” on page 35.
Convertible
1. Bring the antenna cable from the antenna into the trunk at the front
edge of the trunk lid. Keep any bends in the cable loose. Tape or tie the
cable along the inside of the trunk lid to the trunk lid hinge strut.
2. Allow enough slack in the cable so
the trunk lid can easily open and close
and keep the cable away from hinges,
gears, etc., that could crimp or cut it.
Route the cable along the trunk wall
and into the cabin through a conduit or
along an existing wiring harness.
3. Route the cable through the main
cabin area under the interior trim,
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towards the front of the vehicle. Use a blunt plastic putty knife or
similar blunt tool to lift the plastic trim just enough to tuck the cable
under underneath. Avoid side airbag locations on back pillars and
above the doors. Airbag locations are marked with “SRS” logos. Be
careful not to crimp or cut the cable.
4. Bring the cable out from the trim near the front of the cabin and route
it under the carpet toward the dashboard or console. Coil any excess
cable in a hidden location, such as under the carpet, keeping it away
from any vehicle pedals or controls. Secure the excess cable with wire
ties (purchased separately).
5. Bring the end of the cable out at the PowerConnect Vehicle Dock
location. Leave yourself enough cable so you can easily connect it to
the antenna connector of the dock.
6. Continue with “Step 5: Connect the Magnetic Mount Antenna and
PowerConnect Power Adapter” on page 35.
Pickup Truck
1. Use a blunt plastic putty knife or similar
blunt tool to lift the rubber molding
around the windshield and tuck the
antenna cable underneath it.
2. Continue tucking the cable underneath
the windshield molding around the
windshield to the lowest corner.
3. At the lowest corner of the windshield,
route the cable out of the windshield
molding and into the rubber weather
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stripping around the door opening. Lift the weather stripping from the
opening and tuck the cable inside it, then replace the weather stripping.
Run the cable inside of the weather stripping to the bottom of the door
opening.
4. Pull the cable out of the weather stripping at the bottom of the door
opening and route it under the carpet toward the dashboard. Coil any
excess cable in a hidden location, such as under the carpet, keeping it
away from any vehicle pedals or controls. Secure the excess cable with
wire ties.
5. Bring the end of the cable out at the PowerConnect Vehicle Dock
location. Leave yourself enough cable so you can easily connect it to
the antenna connector of the dock.
6. Continue with “Step 5: Connect the Magnetic Mount Antenna and
PowerConnect Power Adapter” on page 35.
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Step 5: Connect the Magnetic Mount Antenna and
PowerConnect Power Adapter
1. Plug the Magnetic Mount Antenna into the
silver ANT connector on the PowerConnect
Vehicle Dock.
AUDIO
ANT
PWR
FM
2. Insert the PowerConnect Power Adapter
into your vehicle’s cigarette lighter or power
adapter socket.
3. Plug the PowerConnect Power Adapter into
the red PWR connector on the dock.
AUDIO
ANT
PWR
FM
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Step 6: Connect the Audio
To play XM audio through your vehicle’s stereo or FM radio, decide on one
of the following audio connection options:
• Option 1: Best: Use the provided Aux In Cable if your vehicle’s stereo
system has an auxiliary input connection or jack. Refer to your vehicle’s
owners manual to find the location of the auxiliary input jack, or consult
the vehicle dealer.
TIP! The auxiliary input jack may be located on the face plate of the vehicle
radio, on the back of the radio, anywhere on the front dash panel, inside the
glove compartment, or inside the center console in between the front seats.
• Option 2: Better: Use a Cassette Adapter if your vehicle has a builtin cassette player. Cassette Adapters are sold separately and can be
purchased from an electronics retailer, or go to www.siriusxm.com/
accessories.
• Option 3: Good: Use the PowerConnect feature of Onyx Plus.
PowerConnect plays the audio through your vehicle’s FM radio.
• Option 4: Best: Use the FM Direct Adapter. If none of the previous
three audio connection options will work in your vehicle, then you will
need to use the FM Direct Adapter (FMDA) (sold separately). The FMDA
needs to be installed by a professional installer and directly connects
Onyx Plus to your vehicle’s FM radio. To learn more, check with the
retailer where you bought your Radio, or go to www.siriusxm.com/
accessories.
Follow the installation instructions in the next several sections for the audio
connection option that you have selected.
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Option 1: Aux In Cable Installation Instructions
1. Plug one end of the Aux In Cable into the green AUDIO connector on
the dock.
AUDIO
ANT
PWR
FM
2. Plug the other end into the auxiliary input jack
of your vehicle’s stereo system.
3. If you are using the vent mounting method,
attach the Vent Mount to the vehicle vent.
FM
menu
alerts
t-mix
t-scn
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
twx
9
0
b/#
4. Insert your Onyx Plus into the dock.
5. Power on your Onyx Plus by pressing the
Power button.
6. Be sure the vehicle is outside and the antenna has a
clear view of the sky. Verify that you are receiving
the XM signal. There should be at least two bars on
FM
the lower left corner of the main display screen that
denotes antenna signal strength. You can also press
menu
alerts
to scroll to and
menu and then press down
highlight Signal Indicator. Press the Select button.
t-mix
t-scn
The Satellite and Terrestrial bars show the strength of the signal being
received. If the signal reception is good, press and hold menu to return
twx
to the main display screen. 1
b/#
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
Plus
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7. Ensure Onyx Plus is tuned to channel
1, the XM Preview channel. Upon
power up, Onyx Plus should tune to
channel 1 by default, when it’s not yet
activated. If it’s not on channel 1, refer
to “Listening to Satellite Radio” on
page 51 to learn about how to tune
a channel.
8. Turn on your vehicle’s stereo system.
Set it to play from the auxiliary input
source. You should hear XM channel 1
through your vehicle’s stereo system.
You are now ready to activate your
Onyx Plus.
9. Go back to “Step 2: Install the
Adhesive or Vent Mount” on page
14 and finish installing the Dash or
Vent Mount. Then the installation is
complete.
10. The audio level output of Onyx Plus can be increased or decreased as
necessary to match the audio levels of other sources in your vehicle.
Refer to “Audio Level” on page 100.
If the signal reception is good, showing at least two bars in the lower
left corner of the display, but there is no XM audio, be sure the vehicle’s
stereo system is set to the auxiliary input source (step 8). Also be sure
that the audio level is set high enough to be heard (step 10). Refer to
“Troubleshooting” on page 113 for additional help.
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Option 2: Cassette Adapter Installation Instructions
1. Plug the Cassette Adapter into the green AUDIO connector on the dock.
2. Insert the Cassette Adapter into the vehicle’s cassette deck. You may
need to turn on your vehicle’s stereo system in order to do so.
AUDIO
ANT
PWR
FM
3. If you are using the vent mounting method, attach
the Vent Mount to the vehicle vent.
FM
4. Insert your Onyx Plus into the dock.
menu
alerts
t-mix
t-scn
5. Power on your Onyx Plus by pressing the Power
button.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Be sure the vehicle is outside and the antenna
has a clear view of the sky. Verify that you are
receiving the XM signal. There should be at least
two bars in the lower left corner of the main display
screen that denotes antenna signal strength. You can
to scroll to
also press menu and then press down
and highlight Signal Indicator. Press the Select
button. The Satellite and Terrestrial bars show the
strength of the signal being received. If the signal
reception is good, press and hold menu to return to
the main display screen.
twx
9
0
b/#
FM
Plus
menu
alerts
t-mix
t-scn
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twx
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
b/#
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6. Ensure Onyx Plus is tuned to channel
1, the XM Preview channel. Upon
power up, Onyx Plus should tune to
channel 1 by default, when it’s not yet
activated. If it’s not on channel 1, refer
to “Listening to Satellite Radio” on
page 51 to learn about how to tune
a channel.
7. Turn on your vehicle’s stereo system.
Set it to play from the auxiliary input
source. You should hear XM channel 1
through your vehicle’s stereo system.
You are now ready to activate your
Onyx Plus.
8. Go back to “Step 2: Install the
Adhesive or Vent Mount” on page
14 and finish installing the Dash or
Vent Mount. Then the installation is
complete.
10. The audio level output of Onyx Plus can be increased or decreased as
necessary to match the audio levels of other sources in your vehicle.
Refer to “Audio Level” on page 100.
If the signal reception is good, showing at least two bars in the lower left
corner of the display, but there is no XM audio, be sure the vehicle’s stereo
system is set to the cassette source (step 4). Also be sure that the audio
level is set high enough to be heard (step 5). Refer to “Troubleshooting” on
page 113 for additional help.
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Option 3: PowerConnect Installation Instructions
1. If you are using the vent mounting method, attach the Vent Mount to
the vehicle vent.
2. Insert your Onyx Plus into the dock.
FM
3. Power on your Onyx Plus by pressing the Power
button.
menu
alerts
t-mix
t-scn
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
twx
9
Be sure the vehicle is outside and the antenna
has a clear view of the sky. Verify that you are
receiving the XM signal. There should be at least
two bars in the lower left corner of the main
display screen that denotes antenna signal strength.
to
You can also press menu and then press down
scroll to and highlight Signal Indicator. Press the
Select button. The Satellite and Terrestrial bars show
the strength of the signal being received. If the signal
reception is good, press and hold menu to return to
the main display screen.
b/#
FM
Plus
4. You’ll first need to find an available FM
channel. An available FM channel is one
that’s not being used by an FM radio
2
3
4
1
station in your area. When you
tune
your FM radio to an available channel,
you should only hear static or silence –
not talk or music. We recommend one
of the following methods to find an
available FM channel:
0
menu
alerts
t-mix
t-scn
twx
5
6
7
8
9
0
b/#
a. Use the SiriusXM FM Channel
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Finder at www.siriusxm.com/
fmchannel. Go to the website and
enter your zip code. The Channel
Finder will suggest a list of available
FM channels in your area. For
convenience, write down or print out
the list.
OR
b. Manually tune through your local FM
channels on your vehicle’s FM radio.
Locate and create a list of channels that aren’t being used by any FM
radio station. Write down the list. Once you have created your list of
available FM channels, you will need to find the one that provides the
best match for Onyx Plus.
TIP! You’ll need to use the ‘Manual’ tune function on your vehicle’s FM radio
to tune through every FM channel one-by-one. Turn on your vehicle’s FM
radio. Start at 88.1 and use the ‘Manual’ tune function on your vehicle’s FM
radio to tune through each FM channel one-by-one (88.1 followed by 88.3
etc.) to locate channels that aren’t being used by a local FM radio station.
Write down each FM channel that has only static or silence on it, until you
reach 107.9.
6. Ensure Onyx Plus is tuned to channel 1, the XM Preview channel. Upon
power up, Onyx Plus should tune to channel 1 by default, when it’s not
yet activated. If it’s not on channel 1, refer to “Listening to Satellite
Radio” on page 51 to learn about how to tune a channel.
7. Pick the first FM channel on your list from step 5. Turn on your vehicle’s
FM radio (if you have not already done so) and tune it to this FM channel.
NOTE! If you are using the Vehicle Dock from the Universal Xpress Car Kit
instead of the PowerConnect Vehicle Dock which came with your Onyx Plus,
you will have to disable AUX Detect. Refer to “Using the Vehicle Dock From
the Universal Xpress Car Kit” on page 110, and complete the additional
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instructions before continuing with the next step. The
audio connection will be through your vehicle’s FM
radio, but it is not PowerConnect.
8. Set your Onyx Plus to transmit on the same FM
channel that you have selected in step 7:
FM
99.3
menu
alerts
t-mix
t-scn
twx
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
b/#
MATCH FM CHANNELS
i. Press menu.
to scroll to and
ii. Press down
highlight FM Settings and press the
Select button.
iii. FM Channels will be highlighted. If it
to
is not highlighted, press down
scroll to and highlight FM Channels.
Press the Select button.
iv. Press down
to scroll to and
highlight the storage location FM 2
and press the Select button.
v. Tune to the available FM channel
you choose in step 3. Press left
and right to tune in steps of .2,
and
i.e., 99.3 to 99.5. Press down
to tune in steps of 1, i.e., 99.3
up
to 100.3. Press the Select button to
select the FM channel.
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vi. Start Using is highlighted. Press the Select button.
vii. The FM channel you selected will be confirmed on the display
screen. Onyx Plus will tune to the FM channel.
9. You should hear XM channel 1 through your vehicle’s FM radio. If you
are satisfied with the sound quality, the installation is complete. You are
now ready to activate your Onyx Plus.
10. Go back to “Step 2: Install the Adhesive or Vent Mount” on page 14
and finish installing the Dash or Vent Mount. Then the installation is
complete.
11. If the selected FM channel doesn’t work well for you, work down the list
of FM channels until you find one with which you are satisfied. Each time,
you will need to tune your vehicle’s FM radio to the FM channel and then
set your Onyx Plus to transmit on the same FM channel (steps 7 & 8).
If the signal reception is good, showing at least two bars in the lower left
corner of the display, but there is no XM audio, verify that both Onyx Plus
and your vehicle’s FM radio are tuned to the same FM channel (steps 7 &
8). Also ensure the chosen FM channel is a suitable one to use in your area
(step 5). Verify that nothing is plugged into the AUDIO connector on the
PowerConnect Vehicle Dock. Refer to “Troubleshooting” on page 113 for
additional help.
Option 4: FM Direct Adapter (FMDA) Installation
The FMDA needs to be installed by a professional installer. Professional
installation can help improve your Radio’s reception and significantly
reduce the visibility of wires. To learn more, check with the retailer where
you bought your Radio, or go to www.siriusxm.com/accessories.
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Subscribe
You can follow either the general activation and subscription process or use
the on-board activation guide to activate your Onyx Plus and subscribe to
the XM service.
General activation and subscription process:
Subscribe to the XM service by following these steps:
1. Make sure your Onyx Plus is turned on, tuned
to XM Preview channel 1, and receiving the
XM signal so that you can hear the XM audio.
2. Make a note of the XM Radio ID. You can find
it:
•by selecting Radio ID in menu items
•on channel 0 (zero)
•on a label on the bottom of the gift box
•on the label on the back of your Onyx Plus
NOTE! The XM Radio ID does not use the letters
I, O, S, or F.
*The phone number shown
above may differ from the
one shown on your Onyx
Plus. All numbers are valid.
3. To subscribe:
•Online: Go to www.siriusxm.com/activatenow to access or set up an
online account, subscribe to the service, and activate your Radio.
OR
•By phone: Call 1-866-635-2349.
Activation usually takes 10 to 15 minutes after you have completed the
subscription process, but may take up to an hour. We recommend that your
Radio remain on until subscribed. Once subscribed, the Radio will receive
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and you can tune to channels in your subscription plan.
Press up
or down
to tune to other channels, and left or right to
browse the different categories of channels. Learn what all the buttons do
by turning to “Navigation Basics” on page 48.
Activation guide:
For your convenience, Onyx Plus has an on-board activation guide. You can
activate your radio and subscribe to the XM service by using this guide,
where you will be guided step-by-step through the subscription process. To
access and use the guide, simply follow these steps:
1. Turn Onyx Plus on and press the menu
button.
2. Activate Radio will be highlighted. Press the
Select button.
3. Follow the directions on each successive
screen until you complete the subscription
process.
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The Main Display
When listening to a channel, information about the channel and what is
currently playing is displayed. In addition, other information may also be
displayed.
Channel Name/Logo
Channel Number
Favorite Channel Indicator
Artist Name
or Talk Show Host
or Sports Teams/Score
Song/Program Title
or Talk Show Schedule
or Game Time/Game Details
Antenna Signal
Strength
Album Art
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A1
Tom Petty
You Wreck Me
....NYM 1/NYY 1, t3rd, Ch 180....BOS
NYC Pending
Informational
Messages
Pause and Replay
Timebar
Sports Ticker
Informational
Icons
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Navigation Basics
Power/FM Button
FM
Pressing Power/FM turns Onyx Plus On or Off. Pressing and holding Power/
FM provides easy tuning of FM presets for optimized PowerConnect
performance. It is not available when an Aux In Cable or Cassette Adapter
is used for the audio connection.
Navigation Buttons
Pressing Left, Right, Up, and Down navigates through various
features and functions of Onyx Plus.
• Left or Right button: Displays the channel categories such as
Rock, Pop, Sports, Talk/News, etc. Repeated presses cycle through the
categories one at a time. Also, decreases or increases the settings of
various menu options such as Brightness, Audio Level, etc.
• Up
or Down
button (press and release): Immediately tunes to the
next or previous channel in the channel lineup. Also, scrolls through lists
and highlights an item in the list.
or Down
button (press and hold): Continuously scrolls
• Up
through any list. While on the main display screen, continuously scrolls
through the channel lineup and briefly displays the information of each
channel. When the button is released, Radio tunes to the last channel it
had scrolled to in the channel lineup.
Select Button
Pressing Select selects a highlighted item in a list and confirms
settings. When in TuneMix or TuneScan mode, press Select to end
TuneMix/Scan and continue to listen to the currently tuned channel, or
press and hold Select to end TuneMix/Scan and return to the channel to
which you were tuned before TuneMix/Scan began playing.
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Menu/Alerts Button
menu
Pressing Menu/alerts displays various options to make setup and feature alerts
changes. Pressing menu/alerts when in menu options returns to the previous
menu option screen until menu options is exited. Pressing and holding menu/
alerts when in menu options returns to the main display screen in most
instances. Pressing and holding menu/alerts when at the main display screen
prompts to save a song, artist, or game alert if you are tuned to a music
channel or sports game where an alert can be saved.
t-mix
TuneMix/TuneScan Button
t-scn
Pressing t-mix/t-scn puts the radio in TuneMix mode where the radio
plays songs in a shuffle like format from the channels which you have saved as
smart favorites. Pressing and holding t-mix/t-scn puts the radio in TuneScan
mode where the radio plays the first 10 seconds of each song that has not
been listened to from each of the channels which you have saved as smart
favorites.
Jump/twx Button
twx
Pressing jump/twx tunes to the previous channel that was playing
previous to the currently tuned channel. Pressing it again returns it to the
original channel. Pressing and holding jump/twx tunes to the channel
broadcasting traffic and weather conditions of a city of your choice,
selected from a list of the 22 most congested cities.
Banks/Direct Button
b/#
Pressing b / # changes the current favorite bank from bank A to bank
B, or B to A. Pressing and holding b / # prompts for the entry of a channel
number using the number buttons. Once the channel number is entered, the
Radio directly tunes to the new channel.
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Pause and Replay Buttons
Replays up to approximately 60 minutes of stored content from the
currently tuned channel, and approximately 30 minutes of stored content
from your smart favorite channels as well as from the channel that was
tuned immediately previous to the current channel. (Refer to “Favorite
Channels” on page 53 for more information about smart favorites.)
plays/pauses,
content.
rewinds, and
fast-forwards through temporarily stored
Note: 60 and 30 minutes are approximate times which may vary depending
upon the type of channels and the number of channels saved as smart
favorite channels.
Number Buttons
1
...
0
Each number button stores a favorite channel in its button location and
provides one touch access to it afterward. Number buttons are also used to
enter a channel number after pressing and holding banks/direct to directly
tune a channel.
Number buttons 1 through 9 are smart favorites while number button 0 is a
regular favorite. Smart favorites remember up to approximately 30 minutes
of content that played on the smart favorite channel so that when you
tune the favorite channel you can rewind up to 30 minutes, or for as long
as Onyx Plus has been powered on. Smart favorites are also used for the
TuneStart, TuneMix, and TuneScan features.
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Listening to Satellite Radio
Tune to a channel:
1. Press and release up
or previous channel.
and down
to immediately tune to the next
and down
to quickly scroll through the
2. Press and hold up
channels. Release to tune to the channel that is displayed.
Onyx Plus can be set to tune channels in numerical order, or to tune
channels in category order, i.e., pop channels, then rock channels, etc., when
and down . Refer to “Channel Tuning” on
channels are tuned using up
page 93 to for more information.
View a category:
Channels are organized into categories to make it easier for you to find the
ones that suit your taste.
1. To view channels in a category in list
mode press left or right .
2. Scroll through the category using up
and down , and find the channel
you want to tune.
3. Press the Select button to select the
channel, or press left or right to
view channels in the previous or next
category.
TIP! To briefly listen to each channel in the category, scroll to and highlight
Scan at the end of the category list and press the Select button. Refer to
“Scanning Channels in a Category” on page 55 to learn more about Scan.
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Direct Tune
A channel can be tuned directly by entering
the channel number using the number
buttons.
1. To directly tune to a channel press b/#.
2. Use the number buttons 0-9 to enter
the channel number and wait a moment
until the channel is tuned, or press the
Select button to immediately tune to
the channel.
Return to Main Display Screen
Pressing and holding menu/alerts in most instances will return you to the
main display screen. In some cases, you may need to follow the instructions
on the display screen.
Jump and Traffic/Weather
Pressing jump/twx ( ) will immediately tune to the previous channel to
which you had been listening.
Pressing and holding jump/twx will tune to the traffic/weather for your
city. If you had not previously set the city for your location, you will be
prompted to set your city.
If the traffic/weather broadcast of your selected city is not immediately
available, a message will be displayed at the bottom of the screen to
indicate that a traffic/weather report is pending. Once the traffic/weather
report is ready to be broadcast, the Radio will automatically tune to the
traffic/weather channel. Since a channel may broadcast the traffic and
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weather reports of more than one city, you
may have to wait a few minutes for the
broadcast of your selected city.
Pressing and holding jump/twx while
a traffic/weather report is pending will
cancel the traffic/weather report. Pressing
jump/twx after the Radio has tuned to the
traffic/weather channel will return back
to the channel to which you had been
listening immediately prior to the traffic/
weather channel.
Favorite Channels
You can set up to 20 of your favorite channels (10 in bank A and 10 in bank
B) so you can easily access them. Each favorite channel can be assigned to
a number button. An icon on the main display screen shows the currently
bAB bB. Change banks by pressing b/#.
selected bank bA bor
Number buttons 1 through 9 are smart favorites while number button 0 is
a regular favorite. Smart favorites remember up to 30 minutes of content
that played on the smart favorite channels so that when you tune a smart
favorite channel you can rewind up to 30 minutes. Smart favorites are also
used for the TuneStart, TuneMix, and TuneScan features. When you save or
replace a smart favorite the confirmation screen will indicate that you are
saving or replacing a smart favorite.
Smart favorite channels are indicated on the main display screen by a star
icon to the left of the favorite number.
To assign a favorite channel to a number button:
1. Tune to the desired channel.
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2. Select the bank in which you want to
save the favorite channel by pressing
b/#.
3. Press and hold a number button
between 0-9 that you want to assign to
that favorite channel. An advisory with
the channel number and name will be
displayed on the screen confirming that
the channel has been assigned.
To listen to a favorite channel:
1. Select the bank by pressing b/#.
2. Press the number button between 0-9 that was assigned to the desired
favorite channel. Onyx Plus will tune to that channel.
TIP! When you are at the main display screen, press left to see your list of
favorite channels. Scroll to highlight a favorite and press the Select button to
listen to that channel.
To replace a favorite channel:
1. Select the bank by pressing b/#.
2. Press and hold the number button
between 0-9 that you wish to replace
with the currently tuned channel until
the advisory message is show.
3. Press Select button to replace the
favorite, or menu to cancel.
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Scanning Channels in a Category
You can scan a category and listen to each channel for 10 seconds before
Onyx Plus automatically tunes to the next channel. If you want to stay
tuned to the channel being played and stop the scan, just press the Select
button.
To scan a category:
1. Press left
or right
until the desired category is displayed.
2. Scroll down using down
to highlight the last item in the category
which will be Scan and the category name.
3. Press the Select button. The scan will begin.
4. Press the Select button to stop the scan, and to continue to listen to
the channel currently being played, or press up
and down
to
return to the channel you were listening to before you began the scan.
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Special Features
FM Presets
FM presets make it easy to quickly access stored FM channels and choose a
new FM channel from them.
Use FM presets when you use PowerConnect or the FMDA to listen to your
Onyx Plus through your vehicle’s FM radio. (Refer to “Option 3:
PowerConnect Installation Instructions” on page 41 for more information.)
To use a different FM preset:
1. Press and hold Power/FM to display
the FM Channels list showing the
current FM preset.
and down
to highlight
2. Press up
the FM preset, or use the number keys
to select the corresponding FM preset,
for example, pressing 3 will select FM3.
Press Select. The Radio will tune to the
selected FM channel. If the preset is the
one you want, press menu or wait for
the confirmation screen to time out.
3. Set your vehicle’s FM radio to the
same FM channel.
IMPORTANT! You need to ensure that
your vehicle’s FM radio is tuned to the
same FM channel.
TIP! To configure the list of preset FM
channels, you need to find available FM
channels in your area. Refer to”Find Available FM Channels in Your Area” on
page 94. Next, refer to “Set and Select an FM Channel” on page 96.
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Album Art
Onyx Plus can display album art for the currently playing song on music
channels. Album art is on by default, but you can choose not to have album
art displayed.
Album Art is displayed when available. This means that for some songs
album art may not be available, some channels may display album art more
consistently than others, while other channels may not display album art.
Also, if you tune a channel while a song is being played, there may be a
delay in displaying the album art, or it may not be displayed at all.
To turn album art on or off:
1. Press menu.
to scroll to and
2. Press down
highlight Feature Settings. Press the
Select button.
to scroll to and
3. Press down
highlight Album Art.
4. Press the Select button to toggle
album art on or off.
5. Press and hold menu to return to the
main display screen.
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Parental Controls
Onyx Plus has a parental control feature which allows you to lock access
to individual channels, or lock access to an entire category. A 4-digit code
controls access to the locked channel or locked category.
Locked channels are skipped (not shown) if you tune channels using up
and down . When you browse a category, the channel logo and number of
the locked channel will be shown but not the artist and song/program
information. Instead, a lock icon and the word “Locked” is shown.
If you attempt to tune to a locked channel,
either by using direct tune or through the
category list, you’ll be prompted to enter
your 4-digit code. When the correct code is
entered, you’ll be able to tune to and listen
to the channel. All locked channels become
unlocked and remain unlocked until you turn
Onyx Plus Off, and back On. In the category
list, the previously locked channels will show
an unlocked icon .
To turn Parental Controls On (or Off):
1. Press menu.
2. Press down
to scroll to and highlight Parental Controls. Press the
Select button.
•If this is the first time you want to turn on Parental Controls, Parental
Controls will be highlighted. Press the Select button. You will be
prompted to select a 4-digit code:
i.
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to select digits) and then
press right to advance to the
next digit. (Press left if you
need to go back and edit a
previous digit.)
ii. When you have selected all 4
digits of your code press the
Select button.
iii. The Code Confirmation screen
will be displayed. For your
records, write down the code
you have selected. Press the
Select button. Continue with
step 3.
•If you had previously selected a
4-digit code you will be prompted to
enter your code:
i.
For each digit, press one of the
or
0-9 keys (or press down
to select digits) and then
up
press right to advance to the next digit. (Press left
need to go back and edit a previous digit.)
if you
ii. When you have selected all 4 digits of the code press the Select
button.
3. At the “Parental Controls” screen, Parental Controls will be highlighted.
Press the Select button to turn parental controls on (or press the
Select button to turn parental controls off).
4. Press and hold menu to return to the main display screen.
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To lock (or unlock) channels or categories:
1. Press menu.
2. Press down
to scroll to and highlight Parental Controls. Press the
Select button.
3. You will be prompted to enter the 4-digit code. For each digit, press
or up
to select digits) and
one of the 0-9 keys (or press down
then press right to advance to the next digit. (Press left if you
need to go back and edit a previous digit.)
4. When you have entered all 4 digits of the code press the Select button.
5. If Parental Controls is shown as off, press the Select button to turn it
on, otherwise continue with the next step.
6. At the “Parental Controls” screen, Press down
to scroll to and
highlight Locked Channels. Press the Select button.
7. A list of all the categories and the channels in each category will be
or up
to scroll to and highlight a channel
displayed. Press down
or category you want to lock. Press the Select button. A lock icon
will be displayed to the left of the channel or category you locked. (To
unlock a locked channel or category, simply highlight the locked
Locked Channels
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channel or category and press the Select button. The lock icon will
disappear indicating the channel or category is unlocked.)
8. You can continue to lock and unlock as many channels or categories as
you wish. When you are finished, press and hold menu to return to the
main display screen.
To change your code:
1. Press menu.
to scroll to and highlight Parental Controls. Press the
2. Press down
Select button.
3. You will be prompted to enter your existing 4-digit code. For each
or up
to select
digit, press one of the 0-9 keys (or press down
digits) and then press right to advance to the next digit. (Press left
if you need to go back and edit a previous digit.)
4. When you have entered all 4 digits of the code press the Select button.
5. If Parental Controls are shown as off, press the Select button to turn it
on, otherwise continue with the next step.
6. At the “Parental Controls” screen, Press down
highlight Change My Code. Press the
Select button.
to scroll to and
7. You will be prompted to enter a new
4-digit code. For each digit, press one
or up
of the 0-9 (or press down
to select digits) keys and then press
right to advance to the next digit.
(Press left if you need to go back
and edit a previous digit.)
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8. The Code Confirmation screen will be displayed. For your records,
write down the code you have selected. Press the Select button.
9. Press and hold menu to return to the main display screen.
To listen to a locked channel:
There are two ways to tune to a channel which has been locked. The first
is to directly tune to the locked channel, and the second is to select the
locked channel from a category list.
1. Directly tune to or select the locked channel:
To directly tune to a locked channel:
i.
Press direct and enter the channel number using the 0-9 keys.
To select a locked channel from the category list:
i.
Press left or right to view the category list of the locked
channel to which you wish to tune.
to scroll to and highlight the locked channel. Press
ii. Press down
the Select button.
2 You will be prompted to enter your existing 4-digit code. For each
or up
to select
digit, press one of the 0-9 keys (or press down
digits) and then press left to advance to the next digit. (Press right
if you need to go back and edit a previous digit.)
3 When you have entered all 4 digits of the code, press the Select
button. If your code is correct the channel will be tuned. All locked
channels become unlocked and remain unlocked until you turn Onyx
Plus Off, and back On. In the category list, the previously locked
channels will show an unlocked icon .
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TuneMix
TuneMix plays songs in a unique mix from the music channels you have
saved as smart favorites, allowing you to build a blended channel from as
few as three to as many as 18 music channels.
TuneMix can be configured to play all the music channels saved as smart
favorites from favorite channel banks A and B (all channels, default), or
configured to play only the music channels from the currently selected
favorite channel bank (bank). If TuneMix is configured as bank, you can
create two different listening experiences such as rock music in bank A and
pop music in bank B.
NOTE! When TuneMix is in all channels mode, in addition to the smart
favorite channels, it will also include the current channel to which you are
tuned, and the immediate previous channel to which you had been tuned, if
they were music channels.
Tips for Obtaining the Best Experience from TuneMix
Before using the TuneMix feature, familiarize yourself with the following tips
to help you obtain the best experience from TuneMix:
• TuneMix plays songs which have aired on your smart favorite music
channels. This means that when Onyx Plus is powered on, it needs a few
minutes to accumulate songs to play. If TuneMix has too few songs, it
may abort prematurely. For best results, when you first power Onyx Plus
on, wait a few minutes before invoking TuneMix.
• The more music channels you save as smart favorites, the more songs
TuneMix will have to play. For best results, save a minimum of three
music channels in a bank as smart favorites.
• SiriusXM’s programming rights regulate the songs which play in
TuneMix. Songs which have played for 30 seconds or longer in TuneMix,
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or songs which have been skipped three times by pressing
be played again during the current listening session.
may not
• Certain music channels are not eligible for TuneMix due to the way in
which they are broadcast. While these music channels can be saved as
smart favorites, they will not be included in TuneMix.
• Entering menu options will end TuneMix. Avoid entering the menu
options during TuneMix.
To begin TuneMix:
To use TuneMix, first have to save a minimum of three music channels to
smart favorite channel buttons 1 through
9. (TuneMix does not use favorite channel
button 0.) Refer to “Favorite Channels” on
page 53 to learn how to save favorite
channels.
Press t-mix/t-scn to begin. Onyx Plus
to show
will display the TuneMix icon
that the radio is in TuneMix mode, and
TuneMix will begin playing. Songs that you
don’t want to listen to can be skipped by
.
pressing
To end TuneMix:
There are two ways to end TuneMix:
• If you want to end TuneMix and continue listening to the channel that
TuneMix is currently playing, press the Select button.
• If you want to return to the channel to which you were listening prior to
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TuneMix, press and hold the Select button.
TuneMix will terminate if you tune another channel, if you press jump
, if
you press and hold t-mix/t-scn to enter TuneScan mode, or if you press
banks/direct (b/#) when TuneMix is in bank mode.
To configure TuneMix for Bank or All Channels:
1. Press menu/alerts.
to scroll to and
2. Press down
highlight Feature Settings. Press the
Select button.
to scroll to and
3. Press down
highlight Tune Mix/Scan.
4. Press the Select button to toggle
between bank and all channels. Note
that you are configuring both TuneMix
and TuneScan.
5. Press and hold menu/alerts to return
to the main display screen.
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TuneScan
TuneScan plays the first 10 seconds of songs in a unique mix from the
music channels you have saved as smart favorites, allowing you to build a
virtual channel from as few as three to as many as 18 music channels. While
listening to TuneScan, if you hear a song you like simply press the Select
button to continue listening to the song.
TuneScan can be configured to play from all the music channels saved as
smart favorites from favorite channel banks A and B (all channels) (default),
or configured to play only the music channels from the favorite channel
bank currently selected (bank). If TuneScan is configured as bank, you can
create two different listening experiences such as rock music in bank A and
pop music in bank B.
NOTE! When TuneScan is in all channels mode, in addition to the smart
favorite channels, it will also include the current channel to which you are
tuned, and the immediate previous channel to which you had been tuned, if
they were music channels.
Tips for Obtaining the Best Experience from TuneScan
Before using the TuneScan feature, familiarize yourself with the following
tips to help you obtain the best experience from TuneScan:
• TuneScan plays songs which have aired on your smart favorite music
channels. This means that when Onyx Plus is powered on, it needs a few
minutes to accumulate songs to play. If TuneScan has too few songs, it
may abort prematurely. For best results, when you first power Onyx Plus
on, wait a few minutes before invoking TuneScan.
• The more music channels you save as smart favorites, the more songs
TuneScan will have to play. For best results, save a minimum of three
music channels in a bank as smart favorites.
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• SiriusXM’s programming rights regulate the songs which play in
TuneScan. Songs which have been skipped three times may not be
played again during the current listening session.
• Certain music channels are not eligible for TuneScan due to the way in
which they are broadcast. While these music channels can be saved as
smart favorites, they will not be included in TuneScan.
• Entering menu options will end TuneScan. Avoid entering the menu
options during TuneScan.
To begin TuneScan:
To use TuneScan you first have to save a minimum of three music channels
to smart favorite channel buttons 1 through 9. (TuneScan does not use
favorite channel button 0.) Refer to
“Favorite Channels” on page 53 to learn
how to save favorite channels.
Press and hold t-mix/t-scn to begin. Onyx
to
Plus will display the TuneScan icon
show that the radio is in TuneScan mode,
and TuneScan will begin playing. Songs
that you don’t want to listen to can be
, or you can return
skipped by pressing
.
to the previous song by pressing
TUNE
SCAN
To end TuneScan:
There are two ways to end TuneScan:
• If you want to end TuneScan and continue listening to the song that
TuneScan is currently playing, press the Select button.
• If you want to return to the channel to which you were listening prior to
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TuneScan, press and hold the Select button.
TuneScan will terminate if you tune to another channel, if you press menu/
, or play/pause , if you press t-mix/t-scn to enter TuneMix
alerts, jump
mode, or if you press banks/direct (b/#) when TuneScan is in bank mode.
To configure TuneScan for Bank or All Channels:
1. Press menu/alerts.
to scroll to and
2. Press down
highlight Feature Settings. Press the
Select button.
to scroll to and
3. Press down
highlight Tune Mix/Scan.
4. Press the Select button to toggle
between bank and all channels.
Note that you are configuring both
TuneScan and TuneMix.
5. Press and hold menu/alerts to return
to the main display screen.
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TuneStart
TuneStart plays the current song from the beginning when you tune to a
music channel which you have saved as a smart favorite channel. (Refer to
“Favorite Channels” on page 53 for more information on smart favorite
channels.) A TuneStart will also occur if you tune back to the channel that
was tuned immediately prior to the
currently tuned channel, either by pressing
, or by directly tuning the channel.
jump
TuneStart is on by default.
When a TuneStart occurs, the main display
screen will display the Pause and Replay
timebar to indicate that a TuneStart has
occurred. Should you wish to return to the
live broadcast, press and hold Play/Pause.
In order for a TuneStart to occur, the
beginning of the song must be present in
the TuneStart memory. If Onyx Plus is powered on after a song has already
begun to be broadcast, a TuneStart will not be possible for that song.
A TuneStart will only occur once per song. For example, if you tune to
smart favorite music channel A1 and a TuneStart occurs, then tune channel
B1, and then tune back to channel A1 while the same song is still playing
on channel A1, a TuneStart will not occur. However, if you want to hear the
to
song from the beginning, you can always press and release Rewind
return to the beginning of the song.
Note: Certain music channels are not eligible for TuneStart due to the way in
which they are broadcast. While these music channels can be saved as smart
favorites, TuneStart will not occur for these channels.
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To turn TuneStart off or on:
1. Press menu/alerts.
2. Press down
to scroll to and
highlight Feature Settings. Press the
Select button.
3. Tune Start will be highlighted. Press
the Select button to toggle between
off and on.
4. Press and hold menu/alerts to return
to the main display screen.
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Pause & Replay
Pause & Replay gives you the opportunity to “hear that again” by
temporarily storing and then letting you access the stored content. For the
currently tuned channel, you can pause and replay for as long as you have
been tuned to the channel, up to a maximum of approximately 60 minutes.
You can also Pause and Replay up to
approximately 30 minutes from channels
which you have saved as smart favorite
channels, and also from the channel
that was tuned immediately prior to the
currently tuned channel. (Refer to “Favorite
Channels” on page 53 for more
information on smart favorite channels.)
or
places the Radio into
Pressing
Pause & Replay mode.
TIP! Turning Onyx Plus off removes the temporarily stored content from the
Radio.
To Play/Pause:
to pause the live broadcast. At this point the
1. Press and release
Radio will mute and continue to store live audio.
2. Pressing and releasing
again will begin
playing stored audio from the point at which
the Radio was paused.
TIP! Pressing left (or pressing left twice, if
favorite channels are stored) will show the Replay
List. A listing of artist names and song or show
titles are shown for the stored audio from most
recent to oldest, beginning with entry called “Go to
Live”. Press down
and up
to scroll to and
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highlight a song or program and press the Select button to play it. Choosing
Go to Live exits Pause & Replay mode and resumes playing the live broadcast.
To listen to the previous track:
1. Press and release
program.
to rewind to the beginning of the current song or
2. Repeated press and releases skips backwards to the start of the
previous songs or programs until the beginning of the stored audio
is reached. When the beginning is reached, playback automatically
begins.
TIP! Pressing and holding
rewinds through stored audio in 5 second
intervals, which increases to 15 and then 30 second intervals the longer the
button is pressed. Playback begins when the button is released. If the
beginning of the stored audio is reached, playback automatically begins.
To listen to the next track:
1. Press and release
program.
to skip forward to the start of the next song or
2. Repeated press and releases skips forward to the beginning of the next
songs or programs until the end of stored audio is reached. When the
end is reached, the Radio will exit Pause & Replay mode and resume
playing the live broadcast.
TIP! Pressing and holding
advances through the stored audio in 5 second
intervals, which increases to 15 and then 30 second intervals the longer the
button is pressed. Playback begins when button is released. If end of stored
audio is reached, the Radio exits Pause & Replay mode and resumes playing
the live broadcast.
To listen to live broadcast:
1. Pressing and holding
while the Radio is in Pause & Replay mode
exits Pause & Replay mode and resumes playing the live broadcast.
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Song/Artist Alerts
You can set your Onyx Plus to alert you when the following events occur:
•Song Alert: Alerts can be set for your favorite songs, so that whenever
the song begins to play on any music channel, you will be alerted and
given the opportunity to tune to the channel.
•Artist Alert: Alerts can be set for your favorite artists, so that whenever
a song by that artist begins to play on any music channel, you will be
alerted and given the opportunity to tune to the channel.
Song and artist alerts can be saved while you are tuned to a channel where
the song or artist is currently playing. Alerts can be set while listening to
the live broadcast, while in Pause and Replay mode, and while in TuneMix or
TuneScan mode. You can save up to 100 Song and Artist Alerts. If the alert
list is full you will be prompted to replace an existing alert.
Alerts are displayed visually and are
accompanied by an optional audible alert
beep, except when you are not at the main
display screen. If you are not at the main
display screen, you will hear the audible
alert beep (provided it’s turned on), but the
visual alert will be delayed until you have
returned to the main display screen.
While a single alert is displayed, you can
press the Select button to tune to the
channel, or press menu/alerts to dismiss
the alert, or wait for the alert to time out.
There may be occasions when several Song/Artist Alerts happen
simultaneously, and then a list of alerts will be displayed. These multiple
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alerts can be a mixture of Song, Artist,
Game, and Score alerts, depending upon
what alerts you have saved. You can
browse through the multiple alerts by
or up
to scroll to and
pressing down
highlight an alert, and press the Select
button to tune to the channel. Once you
have selected an alert from the list, all
other alerts in the list are dismissed.
To save a Song or Artist Alert:
1. While the song is playing press and
hold menu/alerts.
TIP! You can save an alert for a song or
artist that you had listened to previously
on the channel. Press
to rewind to
the song.
2. You will be prompted to select
whether to save a Song Alert or an
Artist Alert. Highlight your choice by
or up
and press
pressing down
the Select button, or press menu/
alerts to cancel.
3. A message will confirm that you have successfully saved the alert.
TIP! If you saved an Artist Alert for a song, you will not be able to save a song
alert, and the message Artist Alert Already Saved... will be displayed. This
happens because you will be alerted whenever any song by that artist begins
to play, so it is not necessary to save individual songs by the artist.
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To edit Song and Artist Alerts:
Individual Song and Artist alerts can be edited in the following ways:
•Turn alerts on or off (on/off): An individual Song or Artist alert can be
turned off so you no longer receive an alert, but it is still kept in the alert
list so you can turn it back on.
•Delete alert (del): Song or Artist alerts can be permanently deleted.
•Switch alert (sw): Onyx Plus remembers both the Song and the Artist
for each saved alert, although you will only receive an alert for one or
the other depending upon which you have selected. Switch provides the
ability to turn a Song Alert into an Artist Alert, and an Artist Alert into a
Song Alert.
1. Press menu/alerts.
2. Press down
to scroll to and highlight Alerts. Press the Select button.
3. Press down
to scroll to and highlight Edit Song/Artist Alerts. Press
the Select button
4. From the list of alerts, highlight the alert you want to edit by pressing
or up . Songs are shown in
down
yellow and artists are shown in blue.
5. Press and release the Select button to
move through the options and select
a setting:
sw: Switch, to switch the alert from
an Artist Alert to a Song Alert
and vice versa. Wait 2 seconds
for the confirmation screen to
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appear and press the Select button to confirm the switch or press
menu/alerts to cancel.
del: Delete the alert. Wait 2 seconds for the confirmation screen to
appear and press the Select button to confirm the deletion or
press menu/alerts to cancel.
off: Turn the alert off, but keep it in the list.
on: Turn an alert which had previously been turned off back on.
6. Press and hold menu/alerts to return to the main display screen.
To turn all Song and Artist Alerts on or off:
You can turn all Song or Artist Alerts on or off without deleting the saved
alerts. If you turn them off, you will no longer receive Song or Artist alerts.
1. Press menu/alerts.
2. Press down
to scroll to and highlight
Alerts. Press the Select button.
3. Song/Artist Alerts will be highlighted.
Press the Select button to toggle the
alerts on or off.
4. Press and hold menu/alerts to return
to the main display screen.
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To turn the audible alert beep on or off:
If you do not wish to hear an audible alert beep when a Song or Artist Alert
occurs, you can turn it off. You will still continue to receive the visual alert.
1. Press menu/alerts.
2. Press down
to scroll to and
highlight Alerts. Press the Select
button.
to scroll to and
3. Press down
highlight Audible Alert Beep. Press
the Select button to toggle the alerts
on or off.
4. Press and hold menu/alerts to return
to the main display screen.
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Game/Score Alerts
If your subscription package includes
the play-by-play sports channels for your
desired sports leagues, and SiriusXM
broadcasts the games, you can set your
Onyx Plus to alert you when the following
events occur:
• Game Alert: Alerts can be set for your
favorite sports teams so that whenever
SiriusXM begins broadcasting a game
in which your favorite sports team is
playing, you will be alerted and given
the opportunity to tune to the game.
• Score Alert: When you set a Game
Alert for your favorite sports teams, a
Score Alert is automatically set also.
If you are not listening to the game,
you will be alerted each time there is a
new score in the game, and given the
opportunity to tune to the game. Score
Alerts can be turned off if you do not
wish to receive them.
IMPORTANT! A subscription package which includes the play-by-play sports
channels of the desired leagues is required. For example, if you selected an
alert for an NFL team, and your subscription package did not include NFL
play-by-play sports channels, you cannot receive Game or Score Alerts.
We recommend you do not select alerts for teams in a league which are not
included in your subscription package. Check your subscription package
to confirm that it includes the play-by-play sports channels for the desired
leagues before selecting any teams for alerts in the leagues.
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Game/Score Alerts can be saved while you are tuned to a channel where
a game is being broadcast, or you can preselect teams through the menu
options. There is no limit on the number of sports teams which can be
saved for Game/Score Alerts.
Alerts are displayed visually and are accompanied by an optional audible
alert beep, except when you are not at the main display screen. If you
are not at the main display screen, you will hear the audible alert beep
(provided it’s turned on), but the visual alert will be delayed until you have
returned to the main display screen.
When a single alert is displayed, you can press the Select button to tune to
the channel, or press menu/alerts to dismiss the alert, or wait for the alert
to time out.
There may be occasions when several
Game/Score Alerts happen simultaneously,
and then a list of alerts will be displayed.
These multiple alerts can be a mixture of
Game, Score, Song, and Artist alerts,
depending upon what alerts you have
saved. You can browse through the
or up
multiple alerts by pressing down
to scroll to and highlight an alert, and
press the Select button to tune to the
channel. Once you have selected an alert
from the list, all other alerts in the list are
dismissed.
Tips for Obtaining the Best Experience With Game/Score Alerts
Before selecting teams for Game/Score Alerts, familiarize yourself with the
following tips to help you obtain the best experience with Game/Score Alerts:
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• Game and Score Alerts normally do not occur if you are tuned to the
channel which is broadcasting the game in which the selected team is
playing. However, it’s possible that the same game may be broadcast on
multiple SiriusXM channels simultaneously. If so, you will receive Game
Alerts for the other channels where the game is being broadcast. You
can temporarily turn off Game Alerts if desired (page 84).
• For a given sport, during the season it is likely that SiriusXM will be
broadcasting several games simultaneously. This will result in Game
Alerts when each game begins, and Score Alerts throughout the games.
For sports where scores are frequent, you may find constant Score
Alerts to be disruptive. You can temporarily turn off Score Alerts if you
find them to be disruptive (page 84).
• Avoid selecting all teams in a league for alerts. Select only those teams
you are most interested in following.
• Use the Sports Ticker instead of Score Alerts to keep up with scores.
To save a team for Game/Score Alert while listening to a game:
1. While tuned to the channel where the
game is being broadcast press and
hold menu/alerts.
2. You will be prompted to select the
team for the Game/Score Alert.
Highlight your choice by pressing
or up
and press the Select
down
button, or press menu/alerts to cancel.
3. The next screen will highlight the team
you have selected, with the Alert box
highlighted in blue with white letters.
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Press the Select button to select the
team for Game/Score Alerts. The text
will change from white letters to black
letters to indicate the teams has been
selected for Game/Score Alerts.
4. If you also want to add the team to the
and press
Sports Ticker, press down
the Select button.
5. Press and hold menu/alerts to return
to the main display screen.
TIP! Read steps 6 and 7 on page 81 to learn more about the Alert and
Ticker boxes, and how they show the selected teams.
To preselect (or deselect) teams for Game/Score Alerts:
1. Press menu/alerts.
2. Press down
to scroll to and highlight Alerts. Press the Select button.
3. Press down
to scroll to and highlight Sports Alerts/Ticker. Press the
Select button.
4. Press down
to scroll to and
highlight Choose Teams. Press the
Select button.
to scroll to and highlight
5. Press down
the league. Press the Select button.
6. Each team has two selections to
the left of the team name, an Alert
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and a Ticker box. (Refer to “Sports Ticker” on page 85 for more
information about the Sports Ticker.) Pressing and releasing down
navigates through each Alert and Ticker box, highlighting
or up
or up
the Alert or Ticker box in blue, Pressing and holding down
navigates through the teams.
Alert
Ticker
The Alert and Ticker boxes for teams which are not yet selected
are shown with a black background with white letters.
Alert
Ticker
The Alert or Ticker box for teams which are highlighted
for selection, but not yet selected, are shown with a blue
background and white letters.
Alert
Ticker
The Alert and Ticker boxes for teams which have been selected
are shown with a white background with black letters.
Alert
Ticker
The Alert or Ticker box for teams which are highlighted for
selection, and have been selected, are shown with a blue
background and black letters.
to scroll to and highlight the team for which you
7. Press and hold down
or up
to place the blue
want to set an alert. If necessary, use down
highlight on an Alert box (blue background, white letters) and press the
Select button. The text in the Alert box will change from white to black
(blue background, black letters) to indicate that the Game/Score Alert
has been selected for the team. Repeatedly pressing the Select button
toggles the selection of the Alert box to select (or deselect) Alert.
TIP! You can select (or deselect) a team for the Sports Ticker in the same
way you selected a team for a Game/Score Alert. Simply highlight the Ticker
box in blue and press the Select button.
8. You can continue to select teams for Game/Score Alerts until you are
finished. Pressing menu/alerts will return you to the previous page if
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you wish to select teams in other leagues.
9. Press and hold menu/alerts to return to the main display screen.
To quickly select (or deselect) all teams in a league for Game and Score Alerts:
All teams in a league can be selected at once for Game/Score Alerts by
using the All Teams selection at the beginning of the list of teams. All
Teams can also be used to quickly deselect all teams in a league.
1. Press menu/alerts.
2. Press down
to scroll to and highlight Alerts. Press the Select button.
3. Press down
to scroll to and highlight Sports Alerts/Ticker. Press the
Select button.
4. Press down
button.
to scroll to and highlight a league. Press the Select
5. All Teams will be highlighted, and the Alerts box will be highlighted in
blue.
To select all teams for Game/Score Alerts: Press the Select button.
The Alert box next to each team will
now have a white background with
black letters indicating that the teams
are selected for alerts.
To deselect all teams for Game/Score
Alerts: Press the Select button twice.
The first press selects all teams and
the second press deselects all the
teams in the league. The Alert box
next to each team will have a black
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background with white letters indicating that no teams are selected for
alerts.
6. Press and hold menu/alerts to return to the main display screen.
To turn Game and Score Alerts on or off and setting the audible alert beep
on or off:
1. Press menu/alerts.
2. Press down
to scroll to and highlight Alerts. Press the Select button.
3. Press down
to scroll to and highlight Sports Alerts/Ticker. Press the
Select button.
4. Press down
Alerts.
to scroll to and highlight either Game Alerts or Score
5. Press and release the Select button to
move through the options and select
a setting:
on: The visual alert is on and the
audible alert beep is off (default).
on+beep: Both the visual and
audible alert beep are on.
off: The visual and audible alert beep
are off.
6. Press and hold menu/alerts to return to the main display screen.
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Sports Ticker
Sports Ticker shows status of games in
progress including current score, and the
final score for games which have ended
within the last 24 hours. For games in
progress, it also shows the channel number
if the game is being broadcast by SiriusXM.
The Sports Ticker is displayed on the main
display screen, and depending upon how
many teams have been selected, the Sports
Ticker scrolls across the screen. Whenever
a score occurs, the scoring team is shown
in yellow in the Sports Ticker.
IMPORTANT! A subscription package which includes play-by-play sports
channels is required. To receive all the information, including the channel
number on which the game is being broadcast, a subscription package
containing the play-by-play channels for that particular league is required.
For example, if you selected an NFL team to be displayed on the ticker and
your subscription package does not include the NFL play-by-play sports
channels, Sports Ticker will not display the channel number on which the
game is being broadcast.
Teams can be selected while you are tuned to a channel where a game is
being broadcast, or you can preselect teams through menu options. There
is no limit on the number of sports teams which can be saved for the Sports
Ticker.
Note: It’s possible that the game involving the team you have selected for
Sports Ticker is being broadcast on multiple SiriusXM channels
simultaneously. If so, the Sports Ticker will only display one channel number
on which the game is being broadcast.
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To save a team for the Sports Ticker while
listening to a game:
1. While tuned to the channel where the
game is being broadcast press and
hold menu/alerts.
2. You will be prompted to select the
team for the Game/Score Alert.
Highlight your choice by pressing
or up
and press the Select
down
button, or press menu/alerts to cancel.
3. The team you have selected will be
highlighted, and the Alert box
to
highlighted in blue. Press down
highlight Ticker in blue with white
letters.
4. Press the Select button to select the
team the Sports Ticker. The text will
change from white letters to black
letters to indicate the team has been
selected for the Sports Ticker.
5. Press and hold menu/alerts to return
to the main display screen.
TIP! Read steps 6 and 7 on page 87 to learn more about the Alert and
Ticker boxes, and how they show the selected teams.
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To preselect (or deselect) teams for the Sports Ticker:
1. Press menu/alerts.
2. Press down
to scroll to and highlight Alerts. Press the Select button.
3. Press down
to scroll to and highlight Sports Alerts/Ticker. Press the
Select button.
4. Press down
to scroll to and highlight Choose Teams. Press the
Select button.
5. Press down
button.
to scroll to and highlight the league. Press the Select
6. Each team has two selections to the left of the team name, an Alert
and a Ticker box. (Refer to “Game/Score Alerts” on page 78 for
more information about Game and Score Alerts.) Pressing and
or up
navigates through each Alert and Ticker
releasing down
box, highlighting the Alert or Ticker box in blue, Pressing and holding
or up
navigates through the teams.
down
Alert
Ticker
The Alert and Ticker boxes for teams which are not yet selected
are shown with a black background with white letters.
Alert
Ticker
The Alert or Ticker box for teams which are highlighted
for selection, but not yet selected, are shown with a blue
background and white letters.
Alert
Ticker
The Alert and Ticker boxes for teams which have been selected
are shown with a white background with black letters.
Alert
Ticker
The Alert or Ticker box for teams which are highlighted for
selection, and have been selected, are shown with a blue
background and black letters.
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7. Press and hold down
to scroll to and highlight the team for which
or up
to place the blue
you want to set an alert. Use down
highlight on an Ticker box (blue background, white letters) and press
the Select button. The text in the Ticker box will change from white to
black (blue background, black letters) to indicate that the team is
selected for the Sports Ticker. Repeatedly pressing the Select button
toggles the selection of the Ticker box to select or deselect the team.
TIP! You can select (or deselect) a team for a Game/Score Alert in the same
way you selected a team for a Sports Ticker. Simply highlight the Alert box in
blue and press the Select button.
8. You can continue to select teams for the Sports Ticker until you are
finished. Pressing menu/alerts will return you to the previous page if
you wish to select teams in other leagues.
9. Press and hold menu/alerts to return to the main display screen.
To quickly select (or deselect) all teams in a league for the Sports Ticker:
All teams in a league can be selected at once for the Sports Ticker by using
the All Teams selection at the beginning of the list of teams. All Teams can
also be used to quickly deselect all teams in a league.
1. Press menu/alerts.
2. Press down
to scroll to and highlight Alerts. Press the Select button.
3. Press down
to scroll to and highlight Sports Alerts/Ticker. Press the
Select button.
4. Press down
button.
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5. All Teams will be highlighted, and the
Alerts box will be highlighted in blue.
to highlight the Ticker
Press down
box in blue.
To select all teams for the Sports
Ticker: Press the Select button. The
Ticker box next to each team will now
have a white background with black
letters indicating that the teams are
selected for alerts.
To deselect all teams for the Sports Ticker: Press the Select button
twice. The first press selects all teams and the second press deselects
all the teams in the league. The Ticker box next to each team will have
a black background with white letters indicating that no teams are
selected for the Sports Ticker.
6. Press and hold menu/alerts to return to the main display screen.
To turn the Sports Ticker on or off:
1. Press menu/alerts.
to scroll to and
2. Press down
highlight Alerts. Press the Select
button.
to scroll to and
3. Press down
highlight Sports Alerts/Ticker. Press
the Select button.
4. Press down
to scroll to and
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highlight Sports Ticker.
5. Press and release the Select button to toggle the Sports Ticker on or
off.
6. Press and hold menu/alerts to return to the main display screen.
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Where Else Can You Use Your Onyx Plus?
SiriusXM offers a variety of accessories that allow you to adapt your
Onyx Plus to your lifestyle and enhance your listening experience. With
these accessories, you can effortlessly take your Satellite Radio listening
experience from your vehicle to your home or office or on the go — all with
a single subscription.
• In Your Home, Office, etc. – With a Home Kit, you can play your Onyx
Plus through your existing stereo system or powered speakers.
• In Your Other Vehicles – With Vehicle Kits, you can enjoy your Onyx Plus
in other vehicles.
• In Almost Any Location You Like – With a portable Sound System you
have the freedom to listen to your Onyx Plus where and when you want,
from your kitchen or den, to the office, to outside on the deck, or at a
picnic.
For more information on XM accessories or to purchase an accessory,
please visit your local retailer or www.siriusxm.com/accessories.
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Radio ID
Your Onyx Plus has an 8 character alphanumeric ID which uniquely
identifies your Radio. This ID is used during the subscription process.
To display the Radio ID:
1. Press menu/alerts.
2. Radio ID will be highlighted. If it is not
to scroll to
highlighted, press down
and highlight Radio ID. Press the
Select button. The Radio ID will be
displayed.
3. Press and hold menu/alerts to return
to the main display screen.
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Channel Tuning
Channel tuning controls the way channels are displayed when tuning to
channels through the channel line up. There are two different channel
tuning modes, Tune by Channel and Tune by Category. The default setting
is Tune by Channel.
•Tune by Channel: Channels are displayed in ascending or descending
numerical order, regardless of their category. The numerical channel
numbers are shown when channels in a category are viewed in list
mode.
•Tune by Category: Channels are grouped and displayed according to
their category such as Rock, Pop, Christian, etc., regardless of their
numerical channel number. Once you have scrolled through all the
channels in a category, the channels in the next category are shown.
To configure Channel Tuning:
1. Press menu/alerts.
to scroll to and highlight Channel Tuning. Press the
2. Press down
Select button.
3. Press down
to scroll to and highlight Tune by Channel or Tune by
Category. Press the Select button.
4. Press and hold menu/alerts to return to the main display screen.
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FM Settings
Find Available FM Channels in Your Area
Before attempting any of the procedures below, you should park your
vehicle in a safe location. Do not attempt to set up your FM channels or any
Onyx Plus function while driving.
PowerConnect allows you to listen to SiriusXM through your existing vehicle
radio. You will first need to find an available FM channel, which is a channel
that is not being used by an FM radio station in your area. When you tune
your vehicle’s FM radio to an available channel, you should only hear static
or silence – not talk or music.
Once you have found an available FM channel, you’ll need to tune Onyx
Plus and your vehicle’s radio to the same FM channel to receive XM audio
through your vehicle’s radio.
We recommend one of the following methods to find an available FM channel:
1. Use the SiriusXM FM Channel Finder
Use the SiriusXM FM Channel Finder at www.siriusxm.com/fmchannel.
Go to the website and enter your zip code. The Channel Finder will
suggest a list of available FM channels in your area. For convenience,
write down or print out the list.
Tune Onyx Plus to a favorite XM channel (or to channel 1, if it’s not
activated). Turn on your vehicle’s FM radio. Pick the first FM channel on
your Channel Finder list and tune the FM radio to that channel. If you
do not hear a local FM station broadcast, then tune Onyx Plus to the
same FM channel. (Refer to “Set and Select an FM Channel” on page
96.) You should hear the XM channel through your vehicle’s radio. If
you are satisfied with the sound quality, you’re done! If this FM channel
doesn’t work well for you, work down the list until you find an FM
channel that allows you to hear XM clearly.
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OR
2. Manually tune through your local FM channels
Manually tune through your local FM channels on your vehicle’s FM
radio. Turn on your vehicle’s FM radio. Start at 88.1 and use the ‘Manual’
tune function on your vehicle’s FM radio to tune through each FM
channel one-by-one (88.1 followed by 88.3 etc.) to locate channels that
aren’t being used by a local FM radio station. Write down each FM
channel that has only static or silence on it, until you reach 107.9. Once
you have created your list of available FM channels, you will need to find
the one that provides the best match for Onyx Plus.
Tune Onyx Plus to a favorite XM channel (or to channel 1, if it’s not
activated). Pick the first FM channel on your list and tune the FM radio
to that channel. Then tune Onyx Plus to the same FM channel. (Refer to
“Set and Select an FM Channel” on page 96.) You should hear the
XM channel through your vehicle’s radio. If you are satisfied with the
sound quality, you’re done! If this FM channel doesn’t work well for you,
work down the list until you find an FM channel that allows you to hear
XM clearly.
NOTE! You may find an FM channel with static or silence that does not work
with Onyx Plus. It is possible that some type of inaudible interference is
present that prevents reception of the XM broadcast. Your only options are to
use another FM channel or a different audio connection method.
TIP! If you regularly drive from one location to another, such as your daily
commute, you may need to use different FM channels along your route for
best performance. If this is the case, we recommend saving the best FM
channels as presets on your FM radio and Onyx Plus. Then you simply select
and match the best channel for the area you are in.
TIP! It will be much more difficult to find available FM channels in large cities
than in most suburban or rural locations. A direct audio connection using the
Aux In Cable, Cassette Adapter, or professional installation is your best
solution if you drive in or near large metropolitan areas.
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NOTE! The SiriusXM FM Channel Finder relies on data from the Federal
Communications Commission. The data may not reflect the latest stations in
your area. In addition, local geography and weather conditions can impact
reception, so your results may be different from the list.
NOTE! The performance of FM radios are different, based on manufacturer and
vehicle style. Some may not work well with the type of FM transmitter used by
Onyx Plus. This is why we recommend a direct audio connection using the Aux
In Cable or Cassette Adapter if they can be used in your vehicle. Professional
installation can also resolve almost any performance issue.
Set and Select an FM Channel
Onyx Plus allows you to easily store (i.e., preset) up to 5 different FM
channels. At any time, you can select any one of these 5 FM presets to hear
SiriusXM through your existing vehicle radio. Having a choice of 5 FM presets
also makes it easy to switch to the appropriate FM channel as you travel from
one area to another. Each FM preset is stored in its own storage location. You
can easily add or edit the FM preset in any one of the 5 storage locations.
IMPORTANT! Onyx Plus and the vehicle’s FM radio need to be tuned to the
same FM channel in order to hear the audio.
TIP! The FM 1 storage location is preset with FM channel 97.9.
To set and select an FM preset:
1. Press menu/alerts.
to scroll to and
2. Press down
highlight FM Settings and press the
Select button.
3. FM Channels will be highlighted. If it is
to
not highlighted, press down
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scroll to and highlight FM Channels. Press the Select button.
4. Press down
to scroll to and highlight the storage location (FM 1 to
FM 5) you want to set and press the Select button. You can choose
among the following options:
i.
If the chosen storage location is empty (denoted by “---“), or if
the storage location contains the FM preset currently being used
(denoted by “current”), then the FM channel tuning screen is
displayed.
ii. If the chosen storage location has
an FM preset that is not currently
being used, and you want to edit it,
Edit Channel is highlighted. Press
the Select button. The FM channel
tuning screen is displayed.
iii. If the chosen storage location has
an FM preset that is not currently
being used, and you want to start
to highlight Start
using it, press
Using and press the Select button.
Skip to step 7.
5 Press left or right to tune to the
desired FM channel in steps of .2, i.e.,
or up
to
99.3 to 99.5. Press down
tune to the desired channel in steps of
1, i.e., 99.3 to 100.3. Press the Select
button to select the FM channel.
6 If you are editing the storage location
that has the “current” FM preset, skip
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to step 7. Otherwise, Start Using will be highlighted. Press the Select
button.
NOTE! You can also set an FM preset without having to start using it right
away. Just press menu/alerts and exit the screen.
7 The chosen FM channel will be confirmed on the display screen and
Onyx Plus will tune to that FM channel.
8 Set your vehicle’s FM radio to same FM channel.
IMPORTANT! You’ll first need to find a suitable FM channel that is unused or
available in your area.
To quickly select an FM preset:
1. Press and hold Power/FM to display
the FM preset list showing the current
FM preset.
or up
to highlight the
2. Press down
FM preset, or use the number keys to
select the corresponding FM preset,
for example, pressing 3 will select FM3.
Press the Select button. The Radio will
tune to the selected FM channel. If the
preset is the one you want, press
menu/alerts or wait for the
confirmation screen to time out.
3. Set your vehicle’s FM radio to the
same FM channel.
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Brightness
The Brightness of the Onyx Plus display can be adjusted for optimal
viewing.
To change the brightness of the display screen:
1. Press menu/alerts.
to scroll to and
2. Press down
highlight Brightness and press the
Select button.
3. Press left to decrease or right to
increase the brightness of the display.
4. Press the Select button to confirm the
brightness setting.
5. Press and hold menu/alerts to return
to the main display screen.
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Audio Level
The audio level of Onyx Plus can be adjusted when an audio connection
is made between the dock and the vehicle’s stereo system. Audio level
is used to adjust Onyx Plus’s volume level to match the volume of other
audio sources you may use, such as a CD player, other FM stations, or an
MP3 player.
Do not use the audio level as a volume control. Use the volume control
on your vehicle’s stereo instead.
To adjust the audio level:
1. Press menu/alerts.
to scroll to and
2. Press down
highlight Audio Level and press the
Select button.
3. Press left to decrease or right
increase the audio level.
to
4. Press the Select button to confirm
the new audio level.
5. Press and hold menu/alerts to return
to the main display screen.
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Alerts
Refer to “Song/Artist Alerts” on page 73, “Game/Score Alerts” on page
78, and “Sports Ticker” on page 85 for detailed information.
Parental Controls
Refer to “Parental Controls” on page 58 for detailed information.
Feature Settings
TuneStart
Refer to “TuneStart” on page 69 for detailed information.
Album Art
Refer to “Album Art” on page 57 for detailed information.
TuneMix & TuneScan
Refer to “TuneMix” on page 63 and “TuneScan” on page 66 for
detailed information.
Traffic/Weather
Traffic and Weather can be configured for the city of your choice from a list
of 22 of the most congested cities. You can also select whether an audible
beep on or off occurs when the traffic/weather channel is tuned. Some
traffic/weather channels serve multiple cities and if the traffic/weather
broadcast of your selected city is not immediately available, a message will
be displayed at the bottom of the screen to indicate that a traffic/weather
report is pending. The audible beep will sound when the traffic/weather
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channel is tuned.
To configure the traffic/weather city:
1. Press menu/alerts.
to scroll to and
2. Press down
highlight Feature Settings and press
the Select button.
to scroll to and
3. Press down
highlight Traffic/Weather and press
the Select button.
4. Set Location will be highlighted. Press
the Select button.
5. A list of cities will be displayed. Press
to scroll to and highlight your
down
desired location and press the Select
button.
6. The Traffic/Weather screen will
display the location you selected. Press and hold menu/alerts to return
to the main display screen.
To turn the audible beep on or off:
1. When at the Traffic/Weather screen, press down
highlight Audible Beep.
to scroll to and
2. Press the Select button to toggle the Audible Beep on or off. Press and
hold menu/alerts to return to the main display screen.
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Parental Controls
Refer to “Parental Controls” on page 58 for detailed information.
Signal Indicator
For best reception, your Magnetic Mount Antenna should have an
unobstructed view of the XM satellites. In large cities, there are terrestrial
transmitters (ground repeaters) to help increase the signal coverage.
Your Onyx Plus can display the strength of the satellite and terrestrial
signals being received.
To display the signal strength:
1. Press menu/alerts.
to scroll to and
2. Press down
highlight Signal Indicator and press the
Select button.
3. The Satellite and Terrestrial bars
show the strength of the signal being
received.
4. Reposition the antenna if you are
having trouble receiving the signal. Be
sure your vehicle is outside with an
unobstructed view of the sky.
5. Press and hold menu/alerts to return
to the main display screen.
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Auto Shut Off
Onyx Plus will automatically shut off after 8 hours of inactivity, i.e., when no
buttons have been pressed. This feature prevents the vehicle battery from
being discharged if you forget to turn your Onyx Plus off.
When Onyx Plus is about to shut off, the message Auto Shut Off, Started
auto shut off due to inactivity is displayed, followed by Press any button to
cancel. If you wish to continue listening, press any button.
To enable or disable Auto Shut Off:
1. Press menu/alerts.
to scroll to and
2. Press down
highlight Auto Shut Off and press the
Select button.
3. Repeatedly press the Select button
toggles between enabled and disabled.
4. Press and hold menu/alerts to return to
the main display screen.
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Factory Settings
The factory settings menu has two choices, AUX Detect and Restore
Defaults.
AUX Detect
AUX Detect allows Onyx Plus to
automatically detect a connection made to
the AUDIO connector of the PowerConnect
Vehicle Dock by an Aux In Cable or
Cassette Adapter. AUX Detect is enabled
by default.
IMPORTANT! If you are using the
PowerConnect Vehicle Dock which came
with your Onyx Plus, AUX Detect should
remain enabled.
If you are using the older model Vehicle Dock from the Universal Xpress
Car Kit, and plan to use PowerConnect or FMDA as the audio connection
option, you will need to disable AUX Detect. Please read the additional
instructions, “Using the Vehicle Dock From the Universal Xpress Car Kit”
on page 110. Once AUX Detect is disabled, you’ll have to turn the FM
Transmitter On. Refer to “Turn FM Transmitter On/Off” on page 111.
To disable AUX Detect:
Do this only when using the older model Vehicle Dock:
1. Press menu/alerts.
to scroll to and highlight Factory Settings and press the
2. Press down
Select button.
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3. AUX Detect should be highlighted
and show as enabled. Press the Select
button to toggle the setting.
4. A warning screen will be displayed.
Press the Select button to confirm that
you want to disable AUX Detect.
5. If you want to cancel press menu/
alerts to return to Factory Settings.
AUX Detect will remain enabled.
6. AUX Detect will show as disabled.
Press and hold menu/alerts to return to the main display screen.
To enable AUX Detect
Do this when the Radio is transferred to the PowerConnect Vehicle Dock
from an older model Vehicle Dock:
1. Press menu/alerts.
to scroll to and highlight Factory Settings and press the
2. Press down
Select button.
3. AUX Detect will be highlighted and show as disabled. Press the Select
button again to toggle the setting to enabled.
4. Press and hold menu/alerts to return to the main display screen.
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Restore Defaults
You can clear all of your personal settings, such as favorite channels, FM
presets, etc., and return the Radio to its original out-of-the-box settings.
To reset Onyx Plus to factory defaults:
NOTE! Restoring defaults permanently removes all personal settings.
1. Press menu/alerts.
2. Press down
to scroll to and
highlight Factory Settings and press
the Select button.
to scroll to and
3. Press down
highlight Restore Defaults and press
the Select button.
4. A warning screen will be displayed.
If you are certain that you want to
reset your Onyx Plus to the default
settings, press the Select button to
confirm.
5. If you want to cancel, press menu/
alerts to return to Factory Settings.
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Demo Mode
Your Onyx Plus has a demo mode that starts playing when, for a prolonged
period of time (more than 5 minutes), the Radio either detects it’s not
connected to the antenna, or the antenna stops receiving a signal. It disappears
when the antenna is connected properly or when the Radio starts receiving a
signal. You can also exit demo mode at any time, by pressing and holding the
Select button for 10 seconds. If desired, you can also manually put Onyx Plus in
demo mode.
The ability for Onyx Plus to enter demo mode is enabled by default. If you
don’t want Onyx Plus to ever enter the demo mode, you can disable the
demo feature. You can enable it again at another time if desired.
To enable or disable the demo mode:
1. Press menu/alerts.
to scroll to and
2. Press down
highlight Demo Mode and press the
Select button.
3. Status will be highlighted. Press
the Select button to toggle the
setting between enabled or disabled.
(Repeatedly pressing the Select
button toggles between the choices.)
4. If you have selected disabled, press and hold menu/alerts to return to
the main display screen. If you have selected enabled continue with
step 5.
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5. Press down
to scroll to and highlight
Enter Demo Mode and press the Select
button. The demo mode will start in 10
seconds.
6. To exit demo mode at any time, press
and hold the Select button for 10
seconds.
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Using the Vehicle Dock From the Universal Xpress Car Kit
If you have chosen to use the Vehicle Dock from the
Universal Xpress Car Kit rather than the PowerConnect
Vehicle Dock included with your Onyx Plus Radio, you
will need to complete some additional installation steps.
When you have completed these additional steps, you
can continue with the installation of your Onyx Plus.
When you are using the Universal Xpress Vehicle
Dock, the screen will initially display “AUX Connected”
when you power on your Onyx Plus. Ignore this
message. Once you have completed the steps below,
it will not be displayed again.
If you are connecting the audio through your
vehicle’s FM radio (SureConnect or FMDA):
1. Disable the AUX Detect feature. Refer to “AUX Detect” on page 105,
and disable AUX Detect.
2. Turn the FM Transmitter in Onyx Plus On. Refer to “Turn FM Transmitter
On/Off” on page 111, and turn the FM Transmitter on.
3. Continue with the installation.
If you are connecting the audio using the Aux In Cable or Cassette Adapter:
1. Disable the AUX Detect feature. Refer to “AUX Detect” on page 105,
and disable AUX Detect.
TIP! The FM Transmitter must be off. To verify that the FM Transmitter is off,
refer to “Turn FM Transmitter On/Off” on page 111.
2. Continue with the installation.
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Turn FM Transmitter On/Off
Turning the FM Transmitter on applies only if you are using the older
model Vehicle Dock from the Universal Xpress Car Kit, and plan to use
SureConnect or FMDA as the audio connection option.
You’ll have to turn on the FM Transmitter under the FM Settings menu.
However, before you can access the FM Settings menu, you first need to
disable AUX Detect. Refer to “AUX Detect” on page 105. Once you have
disabled AUX Detect, the FM Settings menu will be accessible.
To turn the FM Transmitter On:
1. Press menu/alerts.
to scroll to and
2. Press down
highlight FM Settings and press the
Select button.
3. FM Transmitter will be highlighted.
Press the Select button to toggle the
setting from off to on.
4. The FM Channels menu item will now
be accessible, allowing you to tune Onyx Plus and the FM radio in your
vehicle to the same FM channel.
TIP! Onyx Plus is programmed with FM channel 97.9 as the default setting.
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To turn the FM Transmitter Off:
If you are using the older model Vehicle Dock from the Universal Xpress Car
Kit, and plan to use the Aux In Cable or a Cassette Adapter as the audio
connection option, you’ll have to turn the FM Transmitter under the FM
Settings menu in Onyx Plus off, if it was previously turned on.
1. Press menu/alerts.
to scroll to and
2. Press down
highlight FM Settings and press the
Select button.
3. FM Transmitter will be highlighted.
Press the Select button to toggle the
setting from On to Off.
4. A warning message will be displayed
advising you to connect the Aux In
Cable. Press the Select button to
confirm that you want to turn off the
FM Transmitter.
5. Press and hold menu/alerts to exit.
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Troubleshooting
Onyx Plus has been designed and built to be trouble-free but if you
experience a problem, try this:
• Check that all connections are firm and secure.
• Make sure the vehicle power socket is clean and free of corrosion.
• Make sure you have connected Onyx Plus as described in this User
Guide. Verify that the PowerConnect Power Adapter is plugged into the
vehicle’s cigarette lighter or power adapter socket, and that the LED
on the PowerConnect Power Adapter is lit (on). If not, your vehicle may
need to be running to provide power to the socket.
If you see this on the screen:
Try this:
Acquiring Signal
•Make sure that the vehicle is outdoors with a
clear view of the sky.
•Make sure the Magnetic Mount Antenna is
mounted outside of the vehicle.
•Move the antenna away from any obstructed
area. For example, if you are parked in an
underground garage, you should receive a signal
after leaving the garage.
Check Antenna Connection
•Make sure that the antenna cable is firmly
and securely plugged into the PowerConnect
Vehicle Dock. Make sure the cable is not bent or
broken.
•Turn Onyx Plus Off, then On, to reset this
message.
•If the message persists, most likely the Magnetic
Mount Antenna cable has been damaged.
Replace the antenna.
Channel Off Air
•The channel you’ve selected is not currently
broadcasting. Tune to another channel.
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Troubleshooting
If you see this on the screen:
Try this:
Loading
•Your Onyx Plus is acquiring audio or program
information This message usually goes away in
a few seconds.
Updating
•Your Onyx Plus is updating with the latest
encryption code. Wait until the update is done.
•You may be trying to tune to a channel that is
blocked or unavailable. Tune to another channel.
—
•No program information, such as artist name,
song title, or channel exists.
If this happens:
Try this:
You do not receive all the
channels to which you
subscribed
•Ensure that you have subscribed to the service by
following the steps in “Subscribe” on page 45.
•Go to www.siriusxm.com/refresh and follow the
directions to refresh your Radio.
•Call 1-866-635-2349 for further assistance.
Audio sounds too soft
•Raise the volume of your stereo system or
increase the audio level of your Onyx Plus until
the sound quality improves. Refer to “Audio
Level” on page 100.
No audio when using the Aux In
Cable or Cassette Adapter
•Check all cables between your Onyx Plus and
your vehicle’s stereo system for a firm and
secure connection.
•Ensure you have selected the proper input
source on your vehicle’s stereo system.
•Increase the audio level of Onyx Plus. Refer to
“Audio Level” on page 100.
•If you are using the Vehicle Dock that came with
the Universal Xpress Car Kit, ensure that the FM
Transmitter in Onyx Plus is turned Off.
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Troubleshooting
If this happens:
Try this:
Audio fades or has static when
listening
•Check all cables for a firm and secure connection.
•If you are using PowerConnect to listen via your
vehicle’s FM radio, and the problem persists,
it most likely is interference from another
commercial or broadcast FM station. You will
need to find an unused or available FM channel
in your area. Refer to “Find Available FM
Channels in Your Area” on page 94.
•If you are using PowerConnect, and you cannot
solve the audio problem, try connecting the
audio using the Aux In Cable or a Cassette
Adapter. (Refer to page 37 and page 39.)
If you cannot use those solutions, consider using
an FM Direct Adapter. (Refer to page 44.)
No audio when using
PowerConnect or FMDA
•Check that your Onyx Plus and your vehicle’s FM
radio are tuned to the same FM channel.
•For PowerConnect, ensure you are using the
PowerConnect Vehicle Dock and PowerConnect
Power Adapter.
•If you are using the Vehicle Dock that came with
the Universal Xpress Car Kit, ensure that the FM
Transmitter in Onyx Plus is turned On. Refer to
“Turn FM Transmitter On/Off” on page 111.
No song title or artist name is
displayed
•The information may not be available or updates
may be in progress.
Traffic and Weather channels
sound different from other
channels
•These channels use a different audio technology
than other channels so they often sound
different from other channels.
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Troubleshooting
If this happens:
Try this:
The demo is playing
•Your Magnetic Mount Antenna is not connected
or you are not receiving the signal. Check that
the antenna is connected properly and is not
obstructed.
•Press and hold the Select button for 10 seconds
to exit Demo Mode.
•You can disable Demo Mode. Refer to “Demo
Mode” on page 108.
Game Alerts or Score Alerts
are not being shown, not
functioning as expected, or
displayed incorrectly
A subscription package which includes the playby-play sports channels for the desired league is
required for Game or Score Alerts.
We recommend you do not select alerts for
teams in a league which are not included in your
subscription package. Check your subscription
package to confirm that it includes the playby-play sports channels for the desired leagues
before selecting any teams.
Sports Ticker is not being
shown, or is not showing the
channel number on which the
game is being played
A subscription package which includes play-byplay sports channels is required for Sports Ticker.
To receive all the Sports Ticker information,
including the channel number on which the
game is being broadcast, a subscription package
containing the play-by-play channels for that
particular league is required.
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Troubleshooting
If this happens:
Try this:
TuneMix and TuneScan do not
function as expected
There may be several possible reasons:
•You have not saved enough music channels
as smart favorites. In all channels mode, save
a total of at least three smart favorite music
channels in banks A and B. In bank mode, save
at least three smart favorite music channels in
bank A or bank B.
•Onyx Plus has not been powered on long
enough to accumulate enough songs for
TuneMix/Scan. Wait a few minutes and try again.
Also refer to “Tips for Obtaining the Best
Experience from TuneMix” on page 63
and “Tips for Obtaining the Best Experience
from TuneScan” on page 66 for additional
information.
Not all music channels saved
as smart favorite channels are
playing in TuneMix/Scan
Certain music channels are not eligible for
TuneMix/Scan due to the way in which they are
broadcast. While these music channels can be
saved as smart favorites, they will not be included
in TuneMix/Scan.
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Product Specifications
System
Power Requirements:
Operating Temperature:
Audio Output:
Onyx Plus Radio
Dimensions:
Weight:
PowerConnect Vehicle Dock
Dimensions:
Weight:
Audio Connector:
Antenna Connector:
PowerConnect Power Adapter
Dimensions:
Weight:
Input / Output:
Cable Length:
Vehicle Antenna
Type:
Connector:
Cable Length:
Aux In Cable
Connectors:
Cable Length:
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9-16 V DC, 500 mA (max)
-4°F to +140°F (-20°C to +60°C)
1.0 Vrms (max)
4.5 in (W) x 2.4 in (H) x 0.7 in (D)
115 mm (W) x 61 mm (H) x 17 mm (D)
3.4 oz (96 g)
4.0 in (W) x 2.4 in (H) x 1.2 in (D)
102 mm (W) x 63 mm (H) x 31 mm (D)
1.6 oz (46 g)
1/8 in (3.5 mm) female
SMB male
3.7 in (W) x 1.7 in (H) x 1.3 in (D)
94 mm (W) x 43 mm (H) x 34 mm (D)
2.4 oz (69 g)
9-16 V DC / 5 V DC, 1.5 A
4 ft 7 in (1.4 m)
XM Magnetic Mount
SMB female, right angle
23 ft (7.0 m)
1/8 in (3.5 mm) stereo male to
1/8 in (3.5 mm) stereo male
4 ft (1.2 m)
Patent and Environmental Information
Patent Information
It is prohibited to, and you agree that you will not, copy, decompile,
disassemble, reverse engineer, hack, manipulate, or otherwise access and/or
make available any technology incorporated in this product. Furthermore,
the AMBE® voice compression software included in this product is
protected by intellectual property rights including patent rights, copyrights,
and trade secrets of Digital Voice Systems, Inc. The software is licensed
solely for use within this product. The music, talk, news, entertainment,
data, and other content on the Services are protected by copyright and
other intellectual property laws and all ownership rights remain with the
respective content and data service providers. You are prohibited from
any export of the content and/or data (or derivative thereof ) except in
compliance with applicable export laws, rules and regulations. The user of
this or any other software contained in a Sirius XM Radio Inc is explicitly
prohibited from attempting to copy, decompile, reverse engineer, hack,
manipulate or disassemble the object code, or in any other way convert the
object code into human-readable form.
Environmental Information
Follow local guidelines for waste disposal when discarding packaging and
electronic appliances.
Perchlorate Material - special handling may apply. See www.dtsc.ca.gov/
hazardouswaste/perchlorate (Applicable to California, U.S.A.)
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FCC Statement
The user is cautioned that changes or modifications not expressly approved by Sirius
XM Radio Inc. can void the user’s authority to operate this device.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful interference.
2. This device must accept any interference received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the installation instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference
will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one
or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna of the affected receiver.
• Increase the separation between the SiriusXM equipment and the affected
receiver.
• Connect the SiriusXM equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the affected receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
WARNING! The FCC and FAA have not certified this Satellite Radio Receiver for use in
any aircraft (neither portable nor permanent installation). Therefore, Sirius XM Radio
Inc. cannot support this type of application or installation.
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© 2013 Sirius XM Radio Inc. “Sirius”, “XM” and all related marks and logos
are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio Inc. and its subsidiaries. “BBC” and “Radio
One” are trademarks of the British Broadcasting Corporation and are used
under license. BBC logo © BBC 1996. Radio 1 logo © BBC 2001. Cosmopolitan®
is a registered trademark of Hearst Communications, Inc. Elvis Radio logo ©
EPE Reg. U.S. Pat & TM off. IndyCar (and Design) are registered trademarks
of Brickyard Trademarks, Inc., used with permission. Major League Baseball
trademarks and copyrights are used with permission of Major League
Baseball Properties, Inc. Visit the official website at MLB.com. Games subject
to availability and change and may not include all spring training games.
All rights reserved. NASCAR® is a registered trademark of the National
Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. The NBA identifications are the
intellectual property of NBA Properties, Inc. and the respective NBA member
teams. © 2013 NBA Properties, Inc. © 2013 NFL Properties LLC. All NFLrelated trademarks are trademarks of the National Football League. NHL and
the NHL Shield are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. ©
NHL 2013. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks depicted
herein are the property of the NHL and the respective teams and may not
be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P.
The Home Ice© channel is a registered trademark of XM Satellite Radio Inc.
The Swinger Golfer logo is a registered trademark of PGA TOUR, Inc. Visit
www.siriusxm.com/channellineup for updates. All programming/channel
lineup/XM service subject to change or preemption. All other marks and
logos are the property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: REQUIRED SUBSCRIPTION
Hardware and subscription sold separately, and activation fee required. Other
fees and taxes may apply. Subscriptions governed by SiriusXM Customer
Agreement; see www.siriusxm.com. Prices and programming are subject to
change. Service automatically renews into the subscription Package you
choose (which may differ from the Package which arrived with the Radio),
for additional periods of the same length, and automatically bills at the
then current rates, after any complimentary trial or promotional period
ends, until you call us at 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. XM U.S. Satellite service
available only to those at least 18 years of age in the 48 contiguous USA and
DC, while SiriusXM Internet Radio is available throughout our satellite area
and also AK, HI and PR.
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Owners Record
The Radio model number is located below and the XM Radio ID is located
on the label on the back of Onyx Plus.
Record the XM Radio ID in the space provided below. Refer to these
numbers whenever you call your dealer regarding this product.
Radio Model Number: SXPL1
XM Radio ID:___________________________
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