Bush XDNX1V1KC Satellite Radio User Manual

User Guide
Table of Contents
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Safety and Care Information . . . . . . . . . . 7
What’s in the Box? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
onyX Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
PowerConnect Vehicle Dock . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Vehicle Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Step 1: Choose a Location for Your
Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Step 2: Install the Dash or Vent Mount . 16
Step 3: Mount the Magnetic Mount
Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Step 4: Route the Magnetic Mount
Antenna Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Step 5: Connect the Magnetic Mount
Antenna and PowerConnect
Power Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Step 6: Connect the Audio . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Activation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Using Your onyX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
The Main Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Navigation Basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Listening to Satellite Radio . . . . . . . . . .
FM Presets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Trim Rings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Parental Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Where Else Can You Use
Your onyX? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Configuring Your onyX . . . . . . . . . 77
Radio ID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Find Available FM Channels in Your
Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Set and Select an FM Channel . . . . . . . .
Jump Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Set Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Set Audio Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Signal Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Factory Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Demo Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Vehicle Dock From the
Universal Xpress Car Kit . . . . . . . . . . . .
Turn FM Transmitter On/Off . . . . . . . . . .
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Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Product Specifications . . . . . . . . 107
Patent Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Environmental Information . . . . . . . . . 109
Owner’s Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Special Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Colour Themes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
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Introduction
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4
Introduction
Features
Congratulations on your purchase of the onyX!
The onyX has these exciting features to enhance your overall experience:
• Large color display: View artist name, song title, and channel information on
a colour display.
• Customize your display: Choose the backlight colour theme that matches
your mood or your vehicle dash lights.
• Personalize your radio: Choose the trim ring that reflects your taste or
complements your vehicle interior.
• Improved audio connection options: Use either the included Aux In Cable, or
the new PowerConnect technology to receive audio through your vehicle’s
stereo system.
Safety and Care Information
IMPORTANT! Always read and understand all the instructions to avoid
injury to yourself and/or damage to your device. XM Radio Inc. disclaims all
responsibility for damage from data loss due to breakdown, repair, or other
causes.
• Do not expose to extreme temperatures (above 60˚C or below -20˚C, or above 140˚F or below -4˚F).
• Do not expose to moisture. Do not use device near or in water.
• 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.
• Enhanced real-time channel guide: Browse programs, artists, and songs
playing on other channels, without having to change the channel you are on.
• Do not expose to direct sunlight for a prolonged period of time, and do not expose to fire, flame, or other heat sources.
• Favourite channel presets: Save and enjoy fast access to up to 10 of your
favourite channels.
• Do not try to disassemble and/or repair device yourself.
• FM preset button: Store and quickly access FM channels that give you the
best audio reception when using PowerConnect.
• Do not place heavy objects on device.
• One-Touch Jump™: Directly access traffic or weather of the 20 most
congested cities, or use it to go back to the previous channel to which you
were listening.
• Do not drop your device or subject it to severe impact.
• Do not subject device to excessive pressure.
• If the LCD screen is damaged, do not touch the liquid crystal fluid.
• Parental controls: Easily lock and unlock channels with mature content.
Please read the entire user guide before using your onyX!
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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.
• Do not insert several devices into the same power socket.
• Use the PowerConnect Power Adapter and Vehicle Dock away from water
sources to avoid fire or electric shock.
• Do not touch the device with wet hands.
• When using this product, it is always important to keep your eyes on the
road and hands on the 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 and radio configuration functions should not be
performed while driving. Park your vehicle in a safe location before
beginning installation.
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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What’s in the Box?
menu
FM
jump
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
onyX Radio
9
0
Dash Mount
direct
PowerConnect Vehicle Dock
Aux In Cable
Trim Rings
Trim Ring Removal Tool
PowerConnect Power
Adapter
Magnetic Mount
Antenna
Vent Mount
and Extended
Vent Clamps
Antenna & Dash Mount
Alcohol Preparation Pads
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Introduction
onyX Functions
PowerConnect Vehicle Dock
Up and Down Arrows
Scroll through lists and
preview channels; also
highlight menu options.
Left and Right Arrows
Search for channels by
category.
Power Button
Turn radio on and off.
Select Button
Press to confirm
selection for channel and
menu items.
menu
FM
jump
1
2
3
4
Number Buttons
Select your favourite
channels; also enter a
channel number.
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5
6
7
Trim Ring
Changeable
decorative
Trim Ring.
8
9
0
direct
Direct Button
Press first before
entering the channel
number, to directly
tune to a channel.
Colour-Coded Connections
The PowerConnect Vehicle Dock has colour-coded connectors to assist you in
connecting the cables to the correct connector.
Rear View
Menu Button
Access advanced features
and configuration options;
also press and hold to
return to main display
screen.
FM Button
Access and cycle through
FM presets.
Jump
Directly access traffic
and weather of the 20
most congested cities;
or use it to go back to
the previous channel
to which you were
listening.
AUDIO
AUDIO (Green)
Connection for Aux In
Cable or optional
Cassette Adapter
(sold separately).
ANT
PWR
ANT (Silver)
Connection for
the Magnetic
Mount Antenna.
PWR (Red)
Connection for
PowerConnect
Power Adapter.
FM
FM (Blue)
Connection for
optional FM Direct
Adapter (sold
separately).
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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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Vehicle Installation
Introduction
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Vehicle Installation
Step 1: Choose a Location for Your Radio
Option 3
When installing the onyX 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.
A.
menu
FM
jump
1
2
3
4
5
7
6
8
0
9
direct
Several examples of the onyX mounted in a vehicle are shown: A is the on dash
method using the Dash Mount, and B is the vent clip method using the Vent Mount.
Option 1
Option 4
Option 2
Option 5
A.
menu
FM
1
jump
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
direct
menu
A.
B.
FM
1
jump
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
direct
menu
FM
jump
menu
FM
1
1
jump
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
direct
direct
B.
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Step 2: Install the Dash or Vent Mount
Depending on your situation, you can either choose to use the Dash Mount or the
Vent Mount.
IMPORTANT! When you install the chosen mount, do not attach the dock to the
mount. All cables should be attached to the dock prior to connecting the dock to
the mount.
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.
Knob
Adhesive Foot
Dock Mounting Plate
Installing the Dash Mount:
CAUTION! The adhesive used on the Dash Mount may be difficult
to remove. Do not install this mount on leather surfaces and make
sure the air temperature is at least 15˚C (60˚F) during installation.
1 Locate a flat surface for the Dash Mount. Make sure there is ample
room for the PowerConnect Vehicle Dock and onyX Radio when
installed.
2 Set the orientation of the Dash 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
I
II
Radio” on page 14.
•Option 1 & 3
should be
oriented as I.
4 Clean the surface with the
alcohol preparation pad and
let it dry thoroughly.
5 Peel off the adhesive liner.
Position, press, and hold the
Dash Mount in place for 30
seconds.
IMPORTANT! Once the mount is attached to the dash, let the adhesive cure
(dry) for 24 hours before attaching the dock and radio to the mount.
TIP! To remove, 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.
•Option 2 should
be oriented as II.
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Installing the Vent Mount:
3 Push the Vent Mount onto the vehicle vent as shown (1) until it
hooks on the rear of the vent louver (2).
Extended Vent Clamps
1 Locate a vent with horizontal
louvers sturdy enough to hold your
PowerConnect Vehicle Dock and radio.
Short Vent
2 If the vent louvers in your vehicle
Clamps
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.
Remove End Cap
Slide Short Vent Clamps Out
4 Rest the foot against the bottom of the vent (2), and adjust the
tilt of the Vent Mount by repositioning the foot to a different
adjustment hole (3).
1
2
3
Dash
Dash
Dash
HOOKED
PUSH
Vent
Foot
Louver
Vent
Vent
TILT
ADJUSTMENT
HOLES
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.
Slide Extended Vent Clamps In
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Replace End Cap
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Step 3: Mount the Magnetic Mount Antenna
The Magnetic Mount Antenna contains a strong magnet which will stick to any
metal part of your vehicle, but will not damage the vehicle.
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.
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.
2 Clean the surface of the selected
mounting location using the alcohol
preparation pad and let it dry
thoroughly.
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3 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.
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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Step 4: Route the Magnetic Mount Antenna Cable
CAUTION! Don’t mount the antenna
close to another antenna. Mount it at
least 7.5 cm (3 inches) away.
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
Bring cable out of weatherstripping and into trunk
Pull weatherstripping
from trunk opening
Tuck cable into weatherstripping.
Route cable through weatherstripping
several inches to avoid sharp bends
Route cable along trunk
wall and into cabin through
gap or conduit, along existing
wiring harness
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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Route cable along trunk
wall and into cabin
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Continue routing cable under
carpet or console to radio location
Pull carpet
or mat back
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
Bring cable out
from trim
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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Coil excess
cable under
carpet or mat
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.
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.
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 37.
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
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•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 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.
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5.Continue with “Step 5: Connect the Magnetic Mount Antenna
and PowerConnect Power Adapter” on page 37.
•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 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
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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 37.
•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,
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.
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 37 .
•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
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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 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 37.
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.
ANT
PWR
FM OUT
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.
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AUDIO
AUDIO
ANT
PWR
FM OUT
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Step 6: Connect the Audio
To play audio through your vehicle’s stereo or FM radio, decide on one of the
following audio connection options:
Option 1: Aux In Cable Installation Instructions
1
Plug one end of the Aux In Cable into the green AUDIO connector
on the dock.
• Option 1: Best: Use the Aux In Cable if your vehicle’s stereo system has an
auxiliary input connection. Refer to your vehicle’s owners manual to find
the location of the auxiliary input jack, or consult the vehicle dealer.
AUDIO
ANT
PWR
FM OUT
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 xmradio.ca/accessories.
• Option 3: Good: Use the PowerConnect feature in the onyX. 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 the onyX to your
vehicle’s FM radio.
Follow the installation instructions in the next several sections for the audio
connection option that you have selected.
2 Plug the other end into
the auxiliary input jack
connection of your
vehicle’s stereo system.
menu
FM
1
2
3
jump
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
direct
3 Insert the dock into the
mount.
4 Insert your onyX into
the dock.
5 Power on your onyX 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 at least
be one bar on the lower left corner of the main
menu
FM
jump
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1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
direct
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display screen that denotes antenna
signal strength. You can also press
menu and then press
to 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.
Signal Indicator
Option 2: Cassette Adapter Installation Instructions
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SATELLITE
TERRESTRIAL
7 Ensure onyX is tuned to channel 1.
Upon power up, onyX 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 55 to learn about how to tune a channel.
8 Turn on your vehicle’s stereo system. Set it to play input from the
auxiliary input source.
9 You should hear XM channel 1 through your vehicle’s stereo system. You
are now ready to activate your onyX.
10 The audio level output of the onyX can be increased or decreased as
necessary to match the audio levels of other sources in your vehicle.
Refer to “Set Audio Level” on page 89.
If the signal reception is good, but there is no audio when tuned to channel 1, be
sure the vehicle’s stereo system is set to the correct source, i.e., 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 102 for additional help.
Plug the Cassette
Adapter into the
green AUDIO
connector on the
dock.
AUDIO
ANT
PWR
FM OUT
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.
menu
FM
1
2
3
jump
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
direct
3 Insert the dock into the
mount.
4 Insert your onyX into the
dock.
5 Power on your onyX 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 at least
be one bar on the lower left corner of the main
menu
FM
jump
40
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
direct
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display screen that denotes antenna
signal strength. You can also press
to scroll to
menu and then press
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.
Signal Indicator
1
SATELLITE
Insert the dock into the
mount.
TERRESTRIAL
8 If you haven’t done so, turn on your vehicle’s stereo system. Set it to
play input from the cassette source.
9 You should hear XM channel 1 through your vehicle’s stereo system.
You are now ready to activate your onyX.
10 The audio level output of the onyX can be increased or decreased as
necessary to match the audio levels of other sources in your vehicle.
Refer to “Set Audio Level” on page 89.
If the signal reception is good, but there is no audio when tuned to channel 1, be
sure the vehicle’s stereo system is set to the correct source, i.e., cassette source
(step 8). Also be sure that the audio level is set high enough to be heard (step 10).
Refer to “Troubleshooting” on page 102 for additional help.
menu
FM
2 Insert your onyX into the
dock.
7 Ensure onyX is tuned to channel 1.
Upon power up, onyX 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 55 to learn about how to tune a channel.
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Option 3: PowerConnect Installation Instructions
1
2
3
jump
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
direct
3 Power on your onyX
by pressing the Power
button.
4 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 at least
be one bar on the lower left corner of the main
display screen that denotes antenna signal
strength. You can also press menu and then
to scroll to and highlight Signal
press
Indicator. Press the Select
Signal Indicator
button. The Satellite and
2
1 the
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Terrestrial bars show
strength of the signal being
SATELLITE
received. If the signal reception
is good, press and hold menu to
return to the main display
TERRESTRIAL
screen. You are ready to make
menu
FM
jump
0
direct
the audio connection.
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5 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 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. To find an available FM
channel:
• 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.
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 is tuned to channel 1. Upon power up, onyX 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 55 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.
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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, you
will have to disable AUX Detect. Refer to “Using the
Vehicle Dock From the Universal Xpress Car Kit” on
page 96 , and complete the additional instructions
before continuing with the next step.
8 Set your onyX to transmit on the same FM
channel that you have selected in step 7:
90.1
menu
FM
jump
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
direct
MATCH FM CHANNELS
i. Press menu.
to scroll to and highlight FM Settings and press the
ii. Press
Select button.
iii. FM Channels will be highlighted. If it is not highlighted, turn on
the FM transmitter by highlighting FM transmitter and pressing
Select.
iv. Once the FM Transmitter is On, select FM Channels and press
to scroll to and highlight the storage location FM2 and
press the Select button.
v. Tune to the available FM channel you found in step 7. Press
and to tune in steps of .2, i.e., 99.3 to 99.5. Press
and
to tune in steps of 1, i.e., 99.3 to 100.3. Press the Select button
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to select the FM channel.
vi. Start Using is highlighted.
Press the Select button.
vii.The FM channel you selected
will be confirmed on the display
screen. The onyX 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, you’re done! You are now
ready to activate your onyX.
10 If the selected FM channel doesn’t
work well for you, work down the
list of FM channels until you find
one that allows you to hear XM
clearly. Each time, you will need to
tune your vehicle’s FM radio to the
FM channel and then set your onyX
to transmit on the same FM channel
(steps 7 & 8).
FM Channels
FM
FM
FM
FM
FM
1
2
3
4
5
97.9
___
___
___
___
current
in your area (step 5). Verify that nothing is plugged into the AUDIO connector
on the PowerConnect Vehicle Dock. Refer to “Troubleshooting” on page 102
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 xmradio.ca/accessories.
99.3 FM
Set your vehicle radio to the
above channel to enable audio.
If the signal reception is good, but there is no XM audio when tuned to channel 1,
verify that both the onyX 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
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Activation
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Before you can enjoy Commercial-Free Music, plus Sports, News, Talk &
Entertainment, you need to activate your onyX.
1
Make sure your onyX is properly installed and receiving the XM signal
so that you can hear the audio on channel 1.
2 Make a note of your XM Radio ID. You can find it on channel 0, on a label
on the bottom of the gift box, and on the label on the back of your onyX.
NOTE! The XM Radio ID does not use the letters I, O, S, or F.
3 Activate your service:
Using Your onyX
Activation
•Online: Go to www.xmradio.ca and click on “ACTIVATE RADIO” in the
top right corner
OR
•By phone: Call 1-877-GET-XMSR (1-877-438-9677)
TIP! You can follow the built in activation wizard in your
onyX. If your radio has not been activated, press menu
and the first item in the list will be Activate Radio. Press
the Select button. A series of screens will guide you
through the activation process. Follow the instructions on
each screen. Press the Select button to advance to the
next screen, or menu to cancel and return to the main
display screen.
Welcome
The next few screens will help
you activate your satellite radio.
Please press Select to continue
with the activation of your radio,
or press menu to cancel
activation at this time.
Press Select to continue
4 When your service is activated, your onyX will receive all channels to
or
, you can
which you have subscribed. At this time, if you press
scroll and tune other channels. Activation usually takes 10 to 15
minutes, but may take up to an hour. We recommend that your radio
remain on until activated.
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Using Your onyX
The Main Display
Navigation Basics
When listening to a channel, information about the channel is displayed.
Power Button
Pressing the Power button turns the onyX On or Off.
Channel Number
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Lithium
Smashing Pumpkins
Bullet With Butterfly Wings
Antenna Signal
Strength
Channel Name
Artist Name
or Talk Show Host
or Sports Teams/Score
Song Title
or Talk Show Schedule
or Game Time/Game Details
Navigation Buttons
Use the Left, Right, Up, and Down buttons to navigate through
various features and functions of onyX.
• Left or Right button: Displays the channel categories such as
Rock, Pop, Sports, Talk/New etc. Repeated presses cycle through the
categories one at a time. Decreases or increases the settings of various
menu options such as Brightness, Audio Level, etc.
or Down
button (press and release): Immediately tunes to
• Up
the next or previous channel in the channel lineup. 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
The Select button selects a highlighted item in a list and confirms
settings.
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Using Your onyX
Menu Button
menu
Pressing menu displays various options to make setup and feature changes.
Pressing menu when in menu options returns to the previous menu option screen until
menu options is exited. Pressing and holding menu returns to the main display screen
in most instances.
FM Button
FM
Provides easy tuning of FM presets for optimized PowerConnect performance.
Repeatedly pressing FM displays and cycles through the list of preset FM channels
one at a time. The radio automatically tunes to the displayed FM channel. Pressing
and holding FM accesses the FM Settings menu. It is not available when Aux In
Cable or Cassette Adapter is used for audio connection.
Jump Button
jump
Depending on how it is configured, pressing jump either tunes to the channel
broadcasting traffic and weather conditions of the 20 most congested cities, or
tunes to the previous channel that was being played.
Direct Button
direct
Pressing direct 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.
Number Buttons
1
...
0
Each number button stores a favourite channel in its button location and provides
one touch access to it afterward. Number buttons also directly tune to a channel
when the channel number is entered after pressing direct.
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Listening to Satellite Radio
Tune a channel:
1
Press and release
previous channel.
and
to immediately tune to the next or
2 Press and hold
and
to quickly scroll through the channels.
Release to tune to the channel that is displayed.
View a category:
Channels are organized into categories to make it easier for you to find the
ones that suit your taste.
To view a category press
1
or
.
Scroll through the category
and , and find the
using
channel you want.
2 Press the Select button to
select the channel, or press
or
for the previous or next
category.
Rock
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Lithium
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Margaritaville
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Jam_ON
Fiona Apple/Fast As You
Ken Boothe/Freedom Str
String Cheese In/Round T
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 59 to learn more about Scan.
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Using Your onyX
Direct Tune
Jump
A channel can be tuned directly by entering the channel number using the number
buttons.
Depending upon how you configure the mode, jump will either go to the
traffic and weather channel for the 20 most congested cities, or go to the last
channel to which you were listening.
1
To directly tune a channel press direct.
Direct Tune
TIP! By default jump is configured to tune to a traffic/weather channel. To
select a city for traffic and weather, or to configure jump to tune to the last
channel listened to, refer to “Jump Settings” on page 86.
Enter channel #
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Return to Main Display Screen
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.
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Pressing and holding menu 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.
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Using Your onyX
Favourite Channels
Scanning Channels in a Category
You can set up to 10 of your favourite channels so you can easily access them.
Each favourite channel can be assigned to a number button.
You can scan a category and listen to each channel for 10 seconds before the
next channel is automatically tuned. If you want to stay tuned to the channel
being played and stop the scan, just press the Select button.
To assign a favourite channel to a number
button:
To scan a category:
1
Tune to the desired channel.
2 Press and hold the number button 0-9
you want to assign to that favourite
channel.
Favorite Saved
26 The Pulse
saved as
Favorite 1
To listen to a favourite channel:
1
Press the number button 0-9 that
was assigned to the desired favourite channel.
TIP! When you are at the main display screen, press
to see your list of favourite
channels. Scroll to highlight a favourite and press the Select button to listen to
that channel.
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1
Press
or
until the desired category is displayed.
2 Scroll 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 continue to listen to
or
to return to
the channel currently being played, or press
the channel you were listening to before you began the scan.
Pop
Scanning
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BBC Radio 1
7
70s on 7
30
Pop2K
8
80s on 8
>
Scan Pop
9
90s on 9
Green Day/American Idio
David Archuleta/Crush (’
Bee Gees/You Should Be
The Hooters/And We Dan
Oasis/Champagne Super
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Using Your onyX
FM Presets
FM presets make it easy to quickly access stored FM channels and choose a new FM
channel from them.
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 79. Next, refer to “Set and Select an FM Channel” on page 82 .
Use FM presets when you use PowerConnect to listen to your onyX through your
vehicle’s FM radio. (Refer to “Option 3: PowerConnect Installation Instructions” on
page 43 for more information.)
To start using a different FM preset:
1
Press FM to display the current FM
preset.
2 To display and select the next FM
preset, press FM. The radio will tune
to the displayed FM channel. If the
preset is the one you want, press
menu or wait for the screen to
timeout.
3 Repeatedly pressing FM will cycle
through the FM presets.
4 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.
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99.3 FM
Set your vehicle radio to the
above channel to enable audio.
103.7 FM
Set your vehicle radio to the
above channel to enable audio.
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Special Features
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Special Features
Colour Themes
Trim Rings
You can change the colour of the display screen to one of 6 colour themes: Blue,
Red, Amber, Yellow, Silver, or Teal. You can coordinate the colour theme with
your vehicle dash lights and with the Trim Ring of your choice for your onyX. The
default colour theme is blue.
Your onyX has a changeable Trim Ring to style the radio to your liking. The
Trim Ring surrounds the Select button on the radio. A total of three trim
rings are included with your onyX, including the one that is already installed
in the onyX Radio.
To change the colour theme:
1 Press menu.
2 Press
to scroll to and highlight
Colour Theme. Press the Select
button.
3 Press or to highlight the
desired colour theme. The onyX
will immediately change to the
selected colour theme.
4 Press the Select button to confirm
the selected colour theme.
Select Theme
Blue
1
2
3
4
5
me
n
6
7
8
Press arrow keys to choose
and Select to confirm
u
FM
9
jum
0
p
dir
ec
t
5 Press and hold menu to return to the main display screen.
To remove and replace the Trim Ring:
The Trim Ring can be removed by using the Trim Ring Removal Tool. Placing
this tool against the Trim Ring, and with mild pressure while turning the tool,
it will loosen or tighten the Trim Ring depending upon which direction you
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tool counter-clockwise until it will not rotate any further.
turn the tool.
1
Place the Trim Ring Removal Tool on the Trim Ring on the radio. Use
care to align the tool so it’s centered on the Trim Ring.
3 The Trim Ring is now loose. Turn the onyX over and the Trim Ring
should fall out. If it does not, gently tap the back of the radio until
it does.
4 Turn the radio face up again and insert the new Trim Ring into the
radio.
menu
5 Align the Trim Ring Removal Tool on the Trim Ring on the radio.
Use care to align the tool so it’s centered on the Trim Ring.
FM
jump
1
2
3
4
5
6
9
8
7
0
d ire ct
2 Using mild pressure to keep the tool against the Trim Ring, rotate the
menu
FM
jump
menu
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
direct
FM
jump
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
direct
6 Using mild pressure to keep the tool against the Trim Ring, rotate
the tool clockwise until it will not rotate any further. The new Trim
Ring is now installed.
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Parental Controls
Your onyX has a parental control feature which will allow you to lock access to
channels, or lock access to an entire category. A 4-digit code controls access to
the locked channel or locked category.
When you browse a category, the locked channel
number or locked category will be shown but not
the artist and song/show information. Instead, a
lock icon and the word “Locked“ is shown. If
and ,
you scroll through the channels using
the locked channels are skipped and not
displayed.
Rock
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Lithium
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Locked
Live/Selling the Drama
If you attempt to tune to a locked channel, either 56 Jam_ON
by using direct tune or through the category list,
Phish/Backwards Down
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 will
remain unlocked until you turn the onyX 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
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
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Controls will be highlighted. Press the Select button. You will be
prompted to select a 4-digit code:
i. For each digit, press one of
the 0-9 keys and then press
to advance to the next
digit. (Press 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.
Enter Parental Code
0 0 0 0
Press OK to confirm
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 0-9 keys and then press
to advance to the next
digit. (Press if you need
to go back and edit a
previous digit.)
Code Confirmation
Your Parental Code is:
3287
You will need this code to change
or turn off Parental Controls
Press Select to continue
ii. When you have selected all
4 digits of the code press
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channel or category and press the Select button. The lock icon will
disappear indicating the channel or category is unlocked.)
the Select button.
3 At the “Parental Controls” screen, Parental Controls will be
highlighted. Press the Select button to turn parental control On (or
press the Select button to turn parental control Off).
Locked Channels
4 Press and hold menu to return to the main display screen.
To lock (or unlock) channels or categories:
1 Press menu.
2 Press
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 one
of the 0-9 keys and then press to advance to the next digit. (Press
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.
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Locked Categories
Locked Channels
Locked Channels
Rock
Deep Tracks
Hair Nation
xL Liquid Metal
SIRIXM U
Rock
Deep Tracks
Hair Nation
xL Liquid Metal
SIRIXM U
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.
6 At the “Parental Controls” screen, Press
to scroll to and highlight
Locked Channels. Press the Select button.
2 Press
to scroll to and highlight Parental Controls. Press the
Select button.
7 A list of all the categories and the channels in each category will be
and
to scroll to and highlight a channel or
displayed. Press
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
3 You will be prompted to enter your existing 4-digit code. For each
digit, press one of the 0-9 keys and then press to advance to the
next digit. (Press if you need to go back and edit a previous
digit.)
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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
to scroll to and highlight
Change My Code. Press the Select button.
7 You will be prompted to enter a new 4-digit code. For each digit, press
one of the 0-9 keys and then
press to advance to the next
Code Confirmation
digit. (Press if you need to go
Your Parental Code is:
back and edit a previous digit.)
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.
3287
You will need this code to change
or turn off Parental Controls
Press Select to continue
To listen to a locked channel:
There are two ways to tune to a channel which has been locked. The first is
by directly tuning the locked channel, and the second is to select the locked
channel from a category list.
1 Directly tune or select the locked channel:
To directly tune 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 or to display the category list of the locked channel
you wish to tune.
to scroll to and highlight the locked channel. Press
ii. Press
the Select button.
2 You will be prompted to enter your existing 4-digit code. For each
digit, press one of the 0-9 keys and then press to advance to
the next digit. (Press 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 will remain unlocked until you turn
the onyX Off, and back On. In the category list, the previously
locked channels will show an unlocked icon .
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Where Else Can You Use Your onyX?
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XM offers a variety of accessories that allow you to adapt your onyX Radio 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 the Home, Office, etc. – With a Home Kit, you can play your onyX over an
existing home, office, or other stereo system
• In Other Vehicles – With a Vehicle Kit, you can enjoy your onyX in more
than one vehicle.
• In Almost Any Location You Like – With a desktop or portable Sound
System you have the freedom to listen to your onyX 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.xmradio.ca/accessories.
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Configuring Your onyX
Where Else Can You Use Your onyX?
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Configuring Your onyX
Radio ID
Find Available FM Channels in Your Area
Your onyX has an alphanumeric ID which uniquely identifies the radio. This ID is
used during the activation process.
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
function while driving.
To display the Radio ID:
1 Press menu.
2 Radio ID will be highlighted. If it is
to scroll to
not highlighted, press
and highlight Radio ID. Press the
Select button. The Radio ID will be
displayed.
3 Press and hold menu to return to the
main display screen.
Radio ID
Your Radio ID is:
A234B456
PowerConnect allows you to listen to XM audio through your vehicle’s FM
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 FM radio to an available channel, you should only hear static or silence
– not talk or music.
Once you have found an available channel, you need to tune onyX’s built-in
transmitter to the same channel to receive XM sound through your vehicle’s
radio.
To find an available FM channel:
• 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.
Tune onyX to a favourite XM channel (or to channel 1, if it’s not yet
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activated). Pick the first FM channel on your list and tune the FM radio to
that channel. Then tune the onyX to the same FM channel. (Refer to “Set
and Select an FM Channel” on page 82.) 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. It is possible that some type of inaudible interference is present that
prevents reception of the onyX 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. 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.
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. 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.
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Configuring Your onyX
Set and Select an FM Channel
button. You can choose among the following options:
The onyX 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 transmit audio from
the onyX to your vehicle’s FM 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.
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.
IMPORTANT! The onyX 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.
2 Press
to scroll to and highlight
FM Settings and press the Select
button.
3 FM Channels will be highlighted.
If it is not highlighted, turn on the
FM transmitter by highlighting
FM Transmitter and pressing Select.
FM Channels
FM
FM
FM
FM
FM
1
2
3
4
5
97.9
99.3
103.7
___
___
current
4 Once the FM Transmitter is On, select FM Channels and press
to
scroll to and highlight the storage location FM2 and press the Select
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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
to
currently being used, and you want to start using it, press
highlight Start Using and press the Select button. Skip to step
7.
5 Press and to tune the
desired FM channel in steps of
.2, i.e., 99.3 to 99.5. Press
to tune the desired
and
channel in steps of 1, i.e., 99.3 to
100.3. Press the Select button
to select the FM channel.
Edit FM Channel 2
99.3 FM
Press arrow keys to tune
6 If you are editing the storage
and Select to confirm
location that has the “current”
FM preset, skip to step 7.
Otherwise, Start Using will be highlighted. Press the Select button.
NOTE! You can also preset an FM channel in a storage location without
having to start using it right away. Just press menu and exit the screen.
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7 The chosen FM channel will be confirmed on the display screen and the
onyX 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.
99.3 FM
Set your vehicle radio to the
above channel to enable audio.
To quickly select an FM channel from the preset list:
1 Press FM to display the current
FM preset.
2 To display and select the next
FM preset, press FM. The radio
will tune to the displayed FM
channel. If the preset is the one
you want, press menu or wait
for the screen to timeout.
99.3 FM
Set your vehicle radio to the
above channel to enable audio.
3 Repeatedly pressing FM will
cycle through the FM presets.
4 Set your vehicle’s FM radio to
same FM channel.
103.7 FM
Set your vehicle radio to the
above channel to enable audio.
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Configuring Your onyX
Jump Settings
The jump button can be configured to either jump to the traffic and weather
channel for the 20 most congested cities, or to jump back to the last channel to
which you were listening. When configured for traffic/weather, you’ll need to select
a desired city.
Press menu.
2 Press
to scroll to and highlight
JUMP Settings and press the Select
button.
3 Mode will be highlighted with either
Last Channel or Traffic/Weather.
If you want to change the mode,
press the Select button. Otherwise,
just leave it as shown. (Repeatedly
pressing the Select button toggles
between the choices.)
7 The JUMP Settings screen will display the location you selected.
Press and hold menu to return to the main display screen.
Set Location
To configure jump:
1
6 A list of locations will be displayed. Press
to scroll to and
highlight your desired location and press the Select button.
JUMP Settings
Mode
Traffic/Weather
___
Set Location
Atlanta
Baltimore
Boston
Chicago
Dallas
JUMP Settings
Mode
Traffic/Weather
Set Location
ATL
4 If you have selected Last Channel, press and hold menu to return to the
main display screen. If you have selected Traffic/Weather continue with
step 5.
5 Press
to scroll to and highlight Set Location and press the Select
button.
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Configuring Your onyX
Set Brightness
Set Audio Level
To change the display’s brightness:
The audio level of the onyX can be adjusted when an audio connection is
made between the dock and the vehicle’s stereo system. Audio level is used
to adjust the onyX’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.
1
Press menu.
2 Press
to scroll to and highlight
Brightness and press the Select
button.
Set Brightness
3 Press to decrease or to increase
the brightness of the display.
4 Press the Select button to confirm
the brightness setting.
5 Press and hold menu to return to the
main display screen.
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.
Press arrow keys to adjust
and Select to confirm
2 Press
to scroll to and
highlight Audio Level and press
the Select button.
Set Audio Level
3 Press
to decrease or to
increase the audio level.
4 Press the Select button to
confirm the new audio level.
Press arrow keys to adjust
and Select to confirm
5 Press and hold menu to return
to the main display screen.
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Configuring Your onyX
Signal Indicator
Factory Settings
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.
The factory settings menu has two choices, AUX Detect and Restore Defaults.
Your onyX can display the received strength of the satellite and terrestrial signals
being received.
To display the signal strength:
1
Press menu.
Signal Indicator
2 Press
to scroll to and highlight
Signal Indicator and press the Select
button.
SATELLITE
3 The Satellite and Terrestrial bars
show the strength of the signal being
received.
TERRESTRIAL
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 to return to the main display screen.
AUX Detect
AUX Detect allows the onyX Radio 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.
Factory Settings
AUX Detect
enabled
Restore Defaults
IMPORTANT! If you are using the
PowerConnect Vehicle Dock which
came with your onyX Radio, 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 96.
Once AUX Detect is disabled, you’ll have to turn the FM Transmitter On.
Refer to “Turn FM Transmitter On/Off” on page 98.
To disable AUX Detect:
(Do this only when using the older model Vehicle Dock.)
1 Press menu.
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Configuring Your onyX
2 Press
to scroll to and highlight Factory Settings and press the
Select button.
Restore Defaults
3 AUX Detect should be highlighted and show as enabled. Press the
Select button to toggle the setting.
You can clear all of your personal settings, such as favourite channels, FM
presets etc. and return the radio to its original out-of-the-box settings
4 A warning screen will be displayed.
Press the Select button to confirm
that you want to disable AUX Detect.
If you want to cancel press menu
to return to Factory Settings. AUX
Detect will remain enabled.
To reset onyX to factory defaults:
5 AUX Detect will show as disabled.
Press and hold menu to return to the
main display screen.
Disable AUX Detect?
Disable only if using vehicle dock
from Universal Xpress Car Kit.
Otherwise, leave it enabled.
Press Select to confirm
or menu to cancel
To enable AUX Detect
(Do this when radio is transferred to the PowerConnect Vehicle Dock from an older
model Vehicle Dock.)
1
Press menu.
2 Press
to scroll to and highlight Factory Settings and press the
Select button.
3 AUX Detect will be highlighted and show as disabled. Press the Select
button again to toggle the setting to enabled.
NOTE! Restoring defaults permanently removes all personal settings.
1
Press menu.
2 Press
to scroll to and
highlight Factory Settings and
press the Select button.
3 Press
to scroll to and
highlight Restore Defaults and
press the Select button.
Are You Sure?
All settings will be erased.
Press Select to confirm
or menu to cancel
4 A warning screen will be
displayed. If you are certain that
you want to reset your onyX to
the default settings, press the Select button to confirm.
If you want to cancel, press menu to return to Factory Settings.
4 Press and hold menu to return to the main display screen.
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Configuring Your onyX
Demo Mode
Your onyX 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 the onyX in demo mode.
5 Press
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.
Demo Mode
Entering Demo Mode.
The ability for onyX to enter demo mode is enabled by default. If you don’t want
onyX to ever enter the demo mode, you can disable the demo feature. You can
enable it again at another time if desired.
Press & Hold Select
for 10 seconds to exit
To enable or disable the demo mode:
1
Press menu.
2 Press
to scroll to and highlight
Demo Mode and press the Select
button.
Demo Mode
Status
enabled
Enter Demo Mode
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 to return to the
main display screen. If you have selected enabled continue with step 5.
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Configuring Your onyX
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 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.
When you are using the Universal Xpress Vehicle Dock,
the screen will initially display “AUX Connected” when you
power on your onyX. Ignore this message. Once you have
completed the steps below, it will not be displayed again.
TIP! The FM Transmitter must be Off. To verify that the FM Transmitter is
Off, refer to “Turn FM Transmitter On/Off” on page 98 .
2 Continue with the installation.
AUX Connected
Audio enabled through
auxiliary line. FM turned OFF.
If you are connecting the audio using PowerConnect (or
FMDA):
1
Disable the AUX Detect feature. Refer to “AUX Detect” on page 91, and
disable AUX Detect.
2 Turn the FM Transmitter in the onyX On. Refer to “Turn FM Transmitter
On/Off” on page 98, 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
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Disable the AUX Detect feature. Refer to “AUX Detect” on page 91 , and
disable AUX Detect.
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Configuring Your onyX
Turn FM Transmitter On/Off
To turn the FM Transmitter 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 PowerConnect or
FMDA as the audio connection option.
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 the onyX Radio Off, if it was previously turned On.
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 91. Once you have disabled AUX Detect, the
FM Settings menu will be accessible.
To turn the FM Transmitter On:
1
Press menu.
2 Press
to scroll to and highlight FM
Settings and press the Select
button.
FM Settings
FM Transmitter
FM Channels
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
the onyX and the FM radio in your vehicle to the same FM channel.
TIP! onyX is programmed with FM channel 97.9 as the default setting.
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on
1
Press menu.
2 Press
to scroll to and
highlight FM Settings and
press the Select button.
FM Settings
FM Transmitter
FM Channels
off
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 to exit.
Turn OFF FM?
Please connect an AUX cable
or no audio will be available.
Press Select to confirm
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Troubleshooting
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Troubleshooting
onyX 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 the onyX 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.
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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.
•If you are using onyX at home, move the
antenna to a south-facing window. Don’t know
which way is south? No problem. Start at any
window then work from window to window in a
simple pattern to find the best location.
If you see this on the screen:
Try this:
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 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.
Loading
•Your onyX is acquiring audio or program
information This message usually goes away in
a few seconds.
Updating
•Your onyX 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 activated your service by
following the steps in “Activation” on page 50.
•Go to www.xmradio.ca/refresh and follow the
directions refresh your radio.
•Call 1-877-438-9677 for further assistance.
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Troubleshooting
If this happens:
Try this:
If this happens:
Try this:
No audio when using the Aux In
Cable or Cassette Adapter
•Check all cables between your onyX 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.
•If you are using the Vehicle Dock that came with
the Universal Xpress Car Kit, ensure that the
FM Transmitter in the onyX is turned Off, and
increase the audio level of the onyX. Refer to
“Set Audio Level” on page 89.
No audio when using
PowerConnect or FMDA
•Check that your onyX and your vehicle’s FM
radio are tuned to the same FM channel.
•If you are using the Vehicle Dock that came with
the Universal Xpress Car Kit, ensure that the FM
Transmitter in the onyX is turned On. Refer to
“Turn FM Transmitter On/Off” on page 98 .
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.
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 94.
Audio sounds too soft
Audio fades or has static when
listening
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•Raise the volume of your stereo system or
increase the audio level of your onyX until the
sound quality improves. Refer to “Set Audio
Level” on page 89.
•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 79.
•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 39 and page 41.) If you
cannot use those solutions, consider using an
FM Direct Adapter. (Refer to page 47.)
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Product Specifications
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Product Specifications
Patent and Environmental Information
Dimensions
Patent Information
onyX 115 mm (W) X 61 mm (H) X 18 mm (D)
4.5 in (W) X 2.4 in (H) X 0.71 in (D)
Weight
onyX
93 g (3.28 oz)
Audio Outputs
External Power
3.5 mm diameter mini stereo jack
5V DC
1.5A
Voltage
Current
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This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules and is certified to Industry Canada’s RSS210 specifications. 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 and Industry Canada’s RSS-210 specifications.
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 XM equipment and the affected receiver.
• Connect the XM equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which
the affected receiver is connected.
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Owner’s Record
The radio model number is located below and the XM Radio ID is located on the label
on the back of the onyX.
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: XDNX1V1KC
XM Radio ID:___________________________
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XDNX1V1KC
Audiovox Electronics Corporation
150 Marcus Blvd.
Hauppauge, New York 11788U.S.A.
1 800 645 4994
www.audiovox.com
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