User guide | Delphi SA10085 Car Satellite Radio System User Manual

Important: This manual contains important safety and operating information.
Please read and follow the instructions in this manual. Failure to do so could result
in personal injury, death, and/or damage to your Roady2 and/or to your vehicle.
FCC ID: RS2SA10085
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, and
2. This device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired
IMPORTANT: The FCC and FAA have not certified the
Delphi XM Roady2 Satellite Radio Receiver for use in any
aircraft (neither portable nor permanent installation).
Therefore, Delphi cannot support this type of application
or installation.
Thank you for purchasing a Delphi XM® Roady2™ Satellite Radio Receiver.
Your Roady2 gives you access to over 120 XM Satellite Radio channels of
music, news, and information from coast-to-coast.*
Your Roady2 must be used with the enclosed connecting devices (or
other approved accessories) to ensure maximum performance and safety.
*XM subscription required for reception. Not available in Alaska or Hawaii.
Caution: Do not modify or alter wires or connections in any way. Shortening wires or
connections may prevent proper functioning of the protection circuit. Doing so may
damage your receiver and will void your warranty.
About Roady
Roady2 is the latest in the acclaimed line of portable devices from Delphi and
XM Satellite Radio and represents the best in audio technology. The smallest
and lightest satellite radio receiver currently available, Roady2 is always ready
to go with you. Just plug it in and go! Roady2 now contains an integrated
wireless FM modulator (that lets you play XM through an empty frequency on
the FM dial of your car or home radio) for the ultimate in convenience, and a
stock ticker that will let you track up to 20 of your favorite stocks while listening
to any XM channel.
About Delphi
Delphi is a worldwide leader in mobile electronics and transportation
components of audio technology. Delphi created the first in-dash car radio
decades ago, and is responsible for many audio innovations through the
years. Now Delphi technology has helped make satellite radio a reality,
and Delphi continues to expand its in-vehicle and consumer electronics
technologies. Delphi has a broad portfolio of products to answer a wide
variety of information and entertainment needs.
About XM
One big idea can change everything. And XM Satellite Radio is one big idea:
Radio to the Power of X®. America’s most popular satellite radio service offers
over 120 digital channels of sheer variety: music, sports, talk, comedy, drama,
news, traffic and weather, kids programming, and more. All 68 XM music
channels are 100 percent commercial-free, and XM’s instant traffic and weather
channels provide the most comprehensive, in-depth information on traffic
incidents, delays, and road conditions available on radio. These services are
available for a low monthly subscription, and additional devices may qualify
for a reduced subscription fee through the XM Family Plan.
Section 1
Getting Started: Activating
Roady2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
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Roady2 Receiver
Roady2 Display Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Roady2 Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
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Basic Operations
Turning Roady2 On and Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Basic Channel Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Changing the Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Save and Recall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
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Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Section 5
Roady2 Kit Set-up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Roady2 Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
XM Antenna Set-up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
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Taking Care of Your Roady2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Contacting Customer Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Technical Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
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Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Section 1
Getting Started: Activating Roady2
To quickly begin enjoying Delphi XM Satellite Radio, follow these simple steps:
1. Set up your Roady2 using the installation instructions in Section 5 of this
guide (see page 17) or with the help of a professional installer.
2. Press the power button to turn your Roady2 on and verify that it is
playing Channel 1, the XM Preview Channel.
3. Select Channel 0. The receiver’s eight-character XM Satellite Radio ID
number will appear on the display. Write the number here:
Note: Carefully check your XM Radio ID. The letters I, O, S, and F are not used.
4. Activate your XM Satellite Radio service. To subscribe, make sure you
have a major credit card and your XM Satellite Radio ID number
handy and contact XM at You can also
activate your service by calling 1-800-852-9696.
Note: You will need to keep your Roady2 on for at least one hour after activation and installation to
receive the full channel lineup.
Warning: When using this product it is always
important to keep your eyes on the road and your hands
on the wheel. Not doing so could result in injury to you
or to others or in property damage.
Caution: Failure to properly follow all installation instructions may result
in personal injury or damage to your Roady2
or to your vehicle.
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Roady2 Receiver
Roady2 Display Screen
While tuned to an XM channel, the Roady2 default display contains
information about that channel and the Roady2 settings. See figure 1.
Signal-strength indicator
(zero to three bars)
Display mode
Category search
Direct/preset mode (Direct, Preset A,
Preset B, or Preset C)
Channel name
and number
Artist name
Figure 1. Roady2 display.
Roady2 Controls
Control keys
Category search
Tuning Wheel
(inset on corner
Power button
of unit)
Infrared lens
Number keys
Figure 2. Roady2 controls.
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The Roady2 unit has seven function buttons, a Tuning Wheel, and 10 number keys.
Turns the Roady2 on or off.
The display button toggles between four display options:
1. Channel name, channel number, artist name
2. Channel name, channel number, song title
3. Artist name, song title
4. Artist name, stock ticker
Press Memory to save artist name and song title information. Press
and hold memory key to recall information (or access this information from “Memory Recall” in the menu).
Press Menu to select and change receiver configuration options.
Pressing Menu when in menu mode will allow the user to back out
to the previous level.
Switches between Direct Entry, Preset A, Preset B, and Preset C.
Enters category search and displays channels grouped by category.
Continued presses step through available categories. Use the
Tuning Wheel to scroll through channels within a category; press
the Tuning Wheel in to select a channel. Category search times out
after approximately 8 seconds if no channels are selected.
Use the Tuning Wheel to scroll through channel or menu options.
Pressing the Tuning Wheel in selects a channel or menu option.
Number keys are used to select a channel directly (when in Direct
Entry mode), and to select or set presets when in a Preset mode.
Turning Roady2 On and Off
on the Roady2. When first turned on, the receiver will
automatically tune in to the last channel listened to and recall the
previous settings.
Basic Channel Selection
Select a channel by number
1. Make sure that Roady2 is in Direct Entry mode. “Direct” should appear in the
upper right corner of the display. If A, B, or C appears, press
until the
display says “Direct.”
2. Enter channel number using the number keys, i.e., 5 then 0 for Channel 50.
Set/select channel presets
Your Roady2 can store up to 30 preset channels. They are organized into
three different groups (Preset A, Preset B, and Preset C), each with 10
channels corresponding to the 10 number keys. For the tenth preset in
each group, press the “0” key.
Selecting channel presets
until an A, B, or C appears in the upper right corner of the
display. Press the number key corresponding to the desired preset.
Setting channel presets
1. Tune in the channel you want to register as a preset, making sure it is playing.
2. Select either Preset A, Preset B, or Preset C by pressing
until an A,
B, or C appears in the upper right corner of the display.
Warning: When using this product it is always important to keep your eyes on the road and your
hands on the wheel. Not doing so could result in injury to you or to others or in property damage.
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Basic Operations
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3. Press and hold the number key corresponding to the preset you would
like to set. The receiver will beep to indicate that the preset is registered.
4. When you first get Roady2, all presets go to Channel 1.
Preview and select channels using the Tuning Wheel
You can use your Roady2 to preview the XM channel lineup, see what
is currently playing, and then decide if you want to leave your current channel.
1. Turn the Tuning Wheel
repeatedly (hold to move quickly) to scroll
through the channel lineup.
in. If you do not select
2. Select a channel by pressing the Tuning Wheel
a channel, the display will time out and return to the channel you are
listening to.
Tune to a channel using the Tuning Wheel (option)
Preview mode can be disabled, allowing you to tune up and down the channel
list using the Tuning Wheel
without having to take the separate step of
pressing it in to select a channel. To activate this mode, go to the “Direct Tune”
option in the menu section and turn Direct Tune on.
Select a channel by category
Press either of the category keys
to enter
category search.
1. Continue pressing one of the category keys
until a category you
are interested in appears.
2. Use the Tuning Wheel
to scroll through channels within each category.
in to select a channel.
3. Press the Tuning Wheel
4. If you do not select a channel, category search will time out after several
Warning: When using this product it is always important to keep your eyes on the road and your
hands on the wheel. Not doing so could result in injury to you or to others or in property damage.
Display Option 2
Display Option 3
Display Option 4
Figure 3. Roady2 screen displays.
the Display
lets you change what is shown on your two-line Roady2
display during normal listening from among four options:
• Display mode 1 (factory default): Shows the channel name and channel
number on the first line and the artist name on the second line.
• Display mode 2: Shows the channel name and number on the first line
and shows the song title on the second line.
• Display mode 3: Shows the artist on the first line and the song title on
the second line.
• Display mode 4: Shows the artist name on the first line and a scrolling
stock ticker on the second line.
Save and Recall Artist Name and Song Title Information
You can save the artist name and song title on the current channel for future
1. Press and release
to save the current screen information. Up to 20
different artist and song titles can be saved, after which any new information
that is saved will replace the oldest information in memory.
2. To recall saved information, press and hold
for 3 seconds. Next, use the
Tuning Wheel
to display each saved artist name/song title. You can
also access this information from the menu through “Memory Recall.”
Warning: When using this product it is always important to keep your eyes on the road and your
hands on the wheel. Not doing so could result in injury to you or to others or in property damage.
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Display Option 1
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to enter the menu section of Roady2. Here, you can change each of
the following options using the Tuning Wheel
. Select the highlighted item by
in. While in the menu section,
acts as a “back”
pressing the Tuning Wheel
button, allowing you to back out of existing sections. Following are the settings
that can be changed:
FM Frequency (only available when FM modulator is turned on)
Roady2’s internal FM modulator can be used to send the audio to a nearby
radio using an unused FM band. It is automatically turned on whenever the
audio jack
is unplugged from the side of Roady2. This menu command
allows you to use the Tuning Wheel
to select the FM rebroadcast frequency.
First, make sure that your Roady2 is turned off. Then, find an open FM frequency
on your car (or home/portable) radio by using its tuning knob or buttons to
sample the following frequencies, selecting the one that does not have an
existing FM radio station on it and has the least amount of interference from
neighboring FM stations:
88.1 88.3 88.5 88.7 88.9 106.7 106.9 107.1 107.3 107.5 107.7 107.9
Next, turn on your Roady2, ensure that there are no connectors (such as the
cassette tape adaptor connector) in the audio jack, select the “FM Frequency”
option in the menu, and turn the Tuning Wheel
to the desired frequency
and press in to select that frequency.
If you hear static in the XM programming, repeat the steps in the previous
two paragraphs using a different open FM frequency. Repeat this process for
Warning: When using this product it is always important to keep your eyes on the road and your
hands on the wheel. Not doing so could result in injury to you or to others or in property damage.
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each available frequency until you have found an optimal frequency. In the
rare circumstance that you cannot find an acceptable open frequency,
change to a hard-wired FM modulator configuration using the separately
available FM Modulator Direct Wiring Adaptor described in the Available
Accessories section on page 29.
Note that you may need to repeat this procedure if you travel to areas with
different FM stations in order to ensure the most static-free performance.
In order to optimize the performance of this feature, the XM antenna should
be installed near your vehicle’s FM antenna following the procedure on page 22.
Screen Color
Change the color of the display by simply using the Tuning Wheel
to scroll
through the seven color choices. Select a new color by pressing the Tuning
This control allows you to adjust the contrast of your display.
Audio Level
Use this to adjust the Roady2 audio-output level if it is too high, causing distortion, or too low for your car. Most users will NOT need to change this level from
the factory setting. This is not a volume control. You should set the volume using
the audio system connected to your Roady2.
When in FM modulator mode (by leaving the audio jack on the side of Roady2
unplugged), this menu selection will instead read “FM Audio Level” and will let
you select from a limited number of FM audio level settings.
Warning: When using this product it is always important to keep your eyes on the road and your
hands on the wheel. Not doing so could result in injury to you or to others or in property damage.
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Antenna Aiming
When using the optional home kit, you can optimize the position of your
home antenna using this screen. For optimal performance, your home antenna should be positioned to maximize the satellite signal received by your
Using this function, you can program your Roady2 to alert you with a
tone when a favorite song is playing on a channel other than the one you
are listening to.
1. While the song is playing, press and hold the Tuning Wheel
for 2 seconds. Roady2 will beep and display “Song Selected” on
line 1 of the display for 2 seconds, then return to normal display for
the current song. Up to 20 songs may be stored in the TuneSelect
list. Once the list is filled, a new entry will replace the oldest item on
the list. You can erase songs from your TuneSelect list by going into
the menu and choosing TuneSelect. Then, follow your options to
erase specific song titles or clear out all titles.
2. When the song plays again on any channel other than the one you
are currently listening to, your Roady2 will beep and display an alert
notice. “Song Found” will appear on line 1 and the name of the
song on line 2 for 5 seconds.
3. While the “Song Found” alert is displayed, push the Tuning Wheel
in to switch to the channel playing the song. If the Tuning
is not pressed while the alert is displayed, TuneSelect
will time out and return to normal display mode.
Warning: When using this product it is always important to keep your eyes on the road and your
hands on the wheel. Not doing so could result in injury to you or to others or in property damage.
This feature lets you track the Dow Jones Industrial Average (“DOW”),
NASDAQ, and S&P500 indices. In addition, you can enter and track the
price and daily movement of up to 20 different stock symbols. You can
track the performance of any listed stock on the NYSE, NASDAQ, or AMEX.
This feature is first set up by selecting “Stock Ticker” in the menu and then
selecting “Add Stocks.” The Tuning Wheel
can then be used to select each
letter in the desired stock symbol by turning to the desired letter, pressing in, and
then repeating the sequence for each additional letter. Once the desired symbol is
entered, press the Tuning Wheel
in an additional time to save the stock. The
Roady2 uses an autocomplete feature based on valid stock symbols to both
simplify this process and ensure that incorrect stock symbols are not entered.
You can delete stocks from your list by selecting “Stock Ticker” and then “Erase
Stocks.” You will then be given the choice of deleting all symbols or selecting
individual ones to delete. (Stock data provided by Comstock, Inc.)
*The stock and market index information on the Roady2 is approximately 25 minutes delayed.
Direct Tune
This feature changes the functionality of the Tuning Wheel
so that is
automatically selects a channel each time it is moved, without having to press
Tuning Wheel
in. Note: Roady2 does not have a preview mode when
this feature is active.
Warning: When using this product it is always important to keep your eyes on the road and your
hands on the wheel. Not doing so could result in injury to you or to others or in property damage.
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Stock Ticker
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Once you have installed your Roady2 and the power has been turned on
using the power button
, you will discover your Roady2 has been factoryset to be turned off and back on again using the ignition key in your vehicle.
To change this factory-set condition and always power your Roady2 on and
off with the power button
, select the “Auto-On” feature in the menu and
then select “Off.”
You can set your radio to automatically shut off 60, 120, or 180 minutes after
it is turned on. This feature should be used if your vehicle continues to power
the cigarette lighter/auxiliary power after you remove your key, so if you leave
it on, Roady2 will shut down automatically after the time period you select and
will not drain your battery. At home, this can be used as a “sleep” feature to
turn Roady2 off automatically after a period of time.
Factory Default
This feature lets you restore your Roady2 to the same settings as when you
purchased it. It will erase the presets, TuneSelect, memory, and stock ticker
data stored and reset the other features to the configuration when you first
purchased Roady2.
Warning: When using this product it is always important to keep your eyes on the road and your
hands on the wheel. Not doing so could result in injury to you or to others or in property damage.
Roady2 Kit Set-up
Your Roady2 Kit contains the following components:
Car mount
Cell phone mount
XM antenna
12V power adaptor
Vent mount
Cassette audio
Your kit also includes:
• Car mount bracket
• Extra adhesive pad
• Surface preparation cleaning kit
• Alcohol prep pad
• Cable wrap
• Adhesive-backed Velcro® pads
Figure 4. Roady2 Kit components.
Hooking up your Roady2 Receiver
Figure 5. Connect accessories to your Roady2
as shown.
Caution: Connect only appropriate input devices to
the Roady2. Connecting an incorrect input device may
damage the system and/or the external electronic
device. It is recommended that you use only the 12V
to 6V conversion power adaptor that came with your
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Audio Quality
Direct Connect:
Cassette Adaptor:
FM Modulator:
Wireless FM Modulator:
Roady2 offers the listener
an unprecedented variety
of options for connecting
to your vehicle’s radio. All
options provide excellent
sound quality and stereo
Direct Connect
For vehicles with radio head-units equipped with auxiliary audio inputs,
connecting the audio directly to the auxiliary inputs of the head-unit (in a
limited number of vehicles and aftermarket head units these inputs are located on the dash) provides maximum audio quality.
Cassette Adaptor
For vehicles with a built-in cassette player, using the cassette adaptor for audio
is the most popular solution. Due to its superior audio quality, this configuration
is recommended over the wireless or wired FM modulator configurations for
vehicles equipped with a cassette player.
FM Modulator
For a more professional-looking installation, or if the wireless FM modulator
does not provide satisfactory performance in your vehicle, an additional installation kit that will connect Roady2 and internal FM modulator directly to your
vehicle radio’s antenna jack can be purchased. See or your
retailer for details.
Wireless FM Modulator
Many late model cars do not come with built-in cassette players. For these
cars, Roady2 includes an integrated wireless FM modulator that rebroadcasts
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the XM audio signal wirelessly to the vehicle’s FM radio. This FM modulator
is automatically turned on whenever the cassette adaptor (or other audio jack)
is unplugged from the side of the Roady2. One of 12 different frequencies can
be selected, as described on page 12. In order to ensure optimum performance, the signal is broadcast to your car’s FM radio from both inside the
Roady2, and from the included XM antenna.
Roady2 Installation
Your Roady2 can be installed as follows:
1. First, attach all of the components as shown in figure 5 (page 17). Insert the
12V power adaptor into the cigarette lighter, and place the antenna on the
car’s roof. Turn on the car and Roady2 and insert the cassette audio adaptor
into the vehicle’s cassette deck (preferred) or, if the vehicle does not have a
cassette deck, find an open FM frequency and tune both the Roady2 FM
modulator and the vehicle’s FM radio to that frequency, as described on page
12. Verify that the system is working by tuning to Channel 1. If you are using
the wireless FM modulator feature, and static is heard on all frequencies,
change to a hard wired FM modulator configuration by using the optional
FM Modulator Direct Wiring Adapter described in the Available Accessories
section on page 29. Disassemble the system, and proceed with step 2.
2. Identify a hard, flat surface or an available vent within your car to allow the
optimum Roady2 viewing position for the primary
user as well as access to the cassette player, power
Warning: The Roady2 should
source, and antenna-cable route. In order to maximize be placed in your vehicle where it will
visibility, this position should be chosen to minimize not interfere with the function of safety
glare or direct sunlight on the display. Do not install features, e.g., deployment of airbags.
Failure to correctly place the Roady2
the mount where it or Roady2 could block your
may result in injury to you or others if
vision, vehicle airbags, or controls. Your Roady2
the unit becomes detached during an
comes with three different mounting options:
accident and/or obstructs the deployment of an airbag.
direct/flat mount, vent mount, or swivel mount:
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(a) Flat mount: Use the included Velcro® pads and attach them to both the
back of Roady2 and the identified flat surface in your vehicle.
(b) Vent mount: Your Roady2 kit includes an optional
vent mount that can be used in place of the more
permanent Velcro® or swivel mounts so you can
easily move your Roady2 and mount from car to
car. Assemble the mount by inserting the two
clips into the main piece, clipping them onto the
vent, and then positioning the pivoting kickstand
Figure 6. Vent mount
at the bottom, as shown in figure 6. Be careful
when applying and removing the vent mount clips to prevent damaging
the vent fins.
(c) Swivel mount: This mount gives you the ability to adjust the angle of your
Roady2 after it is installed. This mount uses a strong adhesive that is not
easily repositioned when installed, so please use care when choosing the
location and placing the mount. In addition, do not install this mount on a
leather surface.
(i) Clean the vehicle mounting surface with the enclosed surface preparation cleaning kit. Wipe with the towelette in only one direction. Do not
wipe the surface in a circular motion or back and forth. Dry area with a
clean, dry cloth. Wipe dry in the same direction again and then repeat
this cleaning process. Allow to air dry thoroughly to ensure effective
(ii) Clean the same surface with the enclosed alcohol prep pad. Wipe in
the same direction and manner as with the towelette. Dry the area
with a clean, dry cloth, wiping in one direction. Allow to air dry thoroughly. Ensure that the surface is at least 60°F.
(iii) Warm the car mount adhesive pad by using a hair dryer or by placing
the car mount on top of the vehicle’s defrost outlet for several minutes
with the heater on. Remove the liner from the adhesive pad and
3. Clip the Roady2 onto the swivel or vent
To vehicle
mount (figure 7).
4. Reassemble the system as in step 1,
inserting cassette audio adaptor
into the vehicle’s cassette deck and the
12V power adaptor into the cigarette lighter.
5. Attach the antenna as explained on page 22
and route the antenna cable as described
on page 24.
Figure 7. Attach car mount to back of
Roady2 as shown.
Removing swivel mount from your
You can remove the swivel mount from your dashboard by taking the
following steps:
1. Lift one edge of the adhesive pad gently with fingers or the rounded edge
of a spoon. Once enough of the edge is loosened to grip with your fingers,
pull the pad gently from the mounting surface at a 90-degree angle. Avoid
using sharp tools that could damage the vehicle’s interior.
2. If the pad fails to loosen, first warm it with a hair dryer for 2 to 3 minutes
to soften the adhesive. Be careful not to apply too much heat, which could
damage the mounting surface.
3. If any adhesive remains on the dashboard surface, the adhesive can easily
be removed by rubbing your thumb or
finger across it.
Caution: Never use a commercial heat
4. As necessary, use a mild household cleaner gun or paint-stripping gun. This could result in
to clean the dashboard surface.
damage to the unit or to your vehicle.
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adhere to the vehicle’s surface. Make sure you accurately place the pad
on the first try since in many cases it will bond almost immediately. 3M
recommends a 72-hour curing time for maximum adhesion.
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XM Antenna Set-up
Antenna Installation
• Best reception is achieved with the antenna mounted on the metal surface
of the vehicle roof in the center of an area with at least 12" x 12" of surface
area and a minimum of 6" from a window or sunroof. Figure 8 shows three
typical mounting locations.
• For optimum wireless FM reception, the XM antenna should be placed in a
location close to the vehicle’s FM radio antenna. Note that in some vehicles the
FM antenna is embedded in the front windshield or rear window.
• If the vehicle has roof racks or skid ribs, it may be necessary to mount the
antenna off-center.
• If the vehicle roof does not provide a sufficient metal surface area, then the
antenna can be mounted on the metal trunk lid at least 4" from the rear window.
• If an appropriate antenna mounting location cannot be identified, contact
your local retailer installation department for additional guidance.
Figure 8. The design flexibility of your XM Antenna allows
mounting on many types of vehicles. Trunk mounting of the antenna is an alternative only for hardor soft-top convertibles with nonmetallic rooftops.
All other vehicles should have roof mounting.
Important: Do not install antenna inside
vehicle passenger compartment. Mounting
the antenna in the passenger compartment
either on the front dashboard or on the rear
window deck area of the vehicle will cause
reception issues and must be avoided.
Mounting the antenna on a non-metallic
surface will also result in severe degradation
in reception.
Warning: Failure to properly
install the antenna may result in injury to
you or others if it becomes detached during
an accident.
Front Mounting Option
Figure 9. Route XM Antenna through windshield as shown.
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Cable Routing
• Once you have mounted the antenna in the correct location, plan how
to route the cable from this location to the receiver, avoiding blocked
passages and any obstructions that could kink, crimp, twist, or chafe the
cable. Figure 9 shows typical routing configurations. If the cable will
come into contact with a rough metal opening, use a rubber grommet
to prevent damage.
• For antenna mounting locations at the front or middle of the roof, the
cable can be routed down along the door jamb and into the vehicle. In
some vehicles, the cable may be brought into the vehicle through the
grommet in the door jamb which carries the power window and power
lock wires. If the cable does not fit easily through the grommet, do not
try to force it through. Instead, route the cable under the weather seal
near the bottom of the door.
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• For antenna mounting locations at the rear of the roof, the antenna cable
can be routed into the vehicle through the trunk, as shown in
figure 10. Always route the cable under the weather seal near the lowest
part of the trunk to help reduce possible water leaks.
• Use pre-existing wiring channels created by the vehicle manufacturer
whenever possible.
Rear Mounting Option
Figure 10. Route XM Antenna wiring as shown.
Final installation
Verify that the antenna is in its final desired position. The antenna
contains a powerful magnet that will secure the antenna to a metal roof
under normal driving conditions.
Taking Care of Your Roady2
(Failure to follow these instructions may result in personal injury or
damage to your Roady2 or to your vehicle.)
• Use only a soft, dry cloth to clean the outside of your Roady2 and any
• Do not use any solvents, chemicals, or cleaning solutions containing
alcohol, ammonia, or abrasives.
• Do not allow liquids to spill on the unit.
• Do not use sprays near your Roady2.
• It is best to keep Roady2 out of direct sunlight or other sources of
extreme heat.
• Avoid placing Roady2 in a setting where air cannot circulate around
the unit.
Caution: Refrain from using food or drinks near the Roady2.
Spilling food or drinks on the unit could damage it. Also improper
antenna cable installation can cause a leak which could result in
damage to your Roady2 and/or your vehicle.
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Your Roady2 is designed and built to provide you with trouble-free
performance without the need for service. If it does not appear to be
functioning correctly, please follow these troubleshooting steps:
1. Make sure all connectors are properly attached.
2. Make sure the cigarette lighter/auxiliary power socket is clean and free of
3. Make sure the adaptor is firmly seated in the cigarette lighter/
auxiliary power socket.
4. Check the adaptor fuse by unscrewing the ribbed end of the adaptor
and examining it. If required, replace with a 1-amp fuse only. If your
cigarette lighter adaptor does not have a removable end cap, then it is
equipped with an internal fuse that resets itself after it is left unpowered
for a period of time.
You should:
Cause: The XM
signal is being blocked.
The message should disappear as
soon as you move out of an
obstructed area such as an indoor
garage. If the problem persists,
make sure your antenna is mounted
outside and on top of your car with
a clear view of the sky.
Cause: The antenna jack that plugs
into your Roady2 has probably
come loose.
Make sure antenna is correctly
attached to the receiver and that
antenna cable is undamaged and
free from kinks. Turn the Roady2 off
and back on to reset this message.
Cause: The channel selected is not
currently broadcasting.
Tune in to another channel.
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If you see this on the display:
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If this happens:
You should:
You do not receive all XM
channels you have subscribed to.
Cause: Your Roady2 is not
Contact XM as described in “Getting Started:
Activating Roady2” on page 6.
The audio sounds distorted
Reduce audio-output level as described under
“Menu Commands and Settings: Audio
Level” on page 13.
The audio level is too low
Increase audio-output level as described in
“Menu Commands and Settings: Audio
Level” on page 13.
You cannot tune to a
Verify that you are authorized to receive that
channel as part of your subscription with XM
and that you have not asked XM to block
that channel on your Roady2 unit.
No song title or artist name
Nothing is wrong with your receiver. This is
normal on many talk and news channels
where there is no song playing. Also,
this information may not yet be in the
channel lineup for some selections.
The audio has static
If static is heard on all frequencies, change to
a hard-wired FM modulator configuration by
using the optional FM Modulator Direct
Wiring Adaptor as described in the Available
Accessories section on page 29.
The audio on the XM instant
traffic and weather channels
does not sound the same as the
other XM channels.
Nothing is wrong with your receiver. These
channels use a different audio technology
than the main XM channels in order to provide many different dedicated city channels.
For additional information in solving problems with your Roady2, contact Delphi at 1.877.GO
DELPHI (1.877.463.3574) Monday—Friday.
• Customer Service: 8:00 am—4:30 pm Eastern Standard Time
• Technical Support: 8:00 am—8:00 pm Eastern Standard Time
Customer Service and Technical Support is also available at
Technical Information
Roady2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.9 in. W x 2.4 in. H x 0.7 in. D (100 mm x 60 mm x 18 mm)
Roady2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.4 oz. (97g)
Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RF SMB connector
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P13 connector, 6V DC, 600 mA average, (
positive polarity
Audio output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.5 mm diameter ministereo jack
Available Accessories
There are a variety of accessories available for your Roady2. Consult your local
retailer or for availability.
Remote Control
Access all of your Roady2’s features from across the car or across your living
room. Provides the following additional features: jump/return, scan by channel,
scan by presets, or scan by category.
Home Kit
Use your Roady2 with an existing stereo or set of powered speakers at home or
in the office. Includes home stand, remote control, XM home antenna, AC
adaptor, and audio cable. Cases and additional accessories are available at
FM Modulator Direct Wiring Adapter
For geographic areas with a high density of FM radio stations and few open FM
channels, maximize the coupling of your Roady2’s internal FM modulator to
your vehicle’s radio by having this product professionally installed. Connects
directly in-line on your vehicle’s existing AM/FM antenna input.
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Contacting Product Technical Support and Customer Service
Section 7
XM Satellite Radio Limited Consumer Warranty
Delphi Product and Service Solutions (“Delphi”) warrants all XM Satellite
Radio Products sold by Delphi (“Products”) to be free of defects in material
and workmanship, subject to the following conditions.
The duration of Delphi’s warranty with respect to Delphi XM Satellite Radio
Products is limited to one (1) year from the date of sale to the original
consumer purchaser.
No other express warranties are made with respect to any Product. All
implied warranties, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for
a particular purpose are limited to the warranty period set forth above.
This warranty is not transferable and applies only to the original consumer
purchaser of the Product.
Delphi will, as its sole obligation under this warranty, replace or repair, at its
option, any Product that does not conform to this warranty. Under no circumstances will Delphi be liable for any incidental or consequential damages
under this warranty or any implied warranties.
Delphi will not be responsible for damage resulting from any (i) deviation
from Delphi’s operating instructions as printed in Delphi’s catalog or on any
packaging, labels or other literature provided with a Product, (ii) installation of
a Product in a manner which is inconsistent with Delphi’s written instructions,
(iii) alteration or modification of a Product, (iv) misuse, (v) neglect, (vi) abuse,
(vii) accident, (viii) normal wear and tear, (ix) commercial use, (x) service by
anyone other than a Delphi authorized repair facility, or (xi) other improper
application, installation or operation of the Product.
To obtain warranty service during the first thirty (30) days after the date of
purchase, you must return the defective Product with the original receipt to the
original place of purchase. To obtain warranty service during the remainder of
the warranty period, you must contact Delphi by phone at 1.877.GO DELPHI
If warranty service is needed at any time during the warranty period, the
purchaser will be required to furnish a sales receipt/proof of purchase
indicating the date of purchase, amount paid and place of purchase.
Customers who fail to provide such proof of purchase will be charged
for the repair of any Product.
How state law relates to the warranty:
Some states do not allow limitations on how long implied warranties last, or
the exclusion or the limitation of incidental or consequential damages. So the
above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty gives
you specific legal rights. You may also have other rights that may vary from
state to state.
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How you (the Customer) can get service:
Delphi Corporation
1441 West Long Lake Road
Troy, Michigan 48098-5090
Customer Service: [1] 877.GO DELPHI
The Roady2 name, XM name, and related logos are
trademarks of XM Satellite Radio Inc.
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©2004 Delphi Corporation. All rights reserved.
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