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Find a Location for Onyx EZR and Mount it
Select either the Dash Mount method or the Vent Mount method for your Onyx EZR. You will need a phillips-head screwdriver to complete the installation.
B. Choose the location for the antenna according to your type of vehicle. Center it between the
left and right sides, and away from other antennas.
Vent Mount Method:
IMPORTANT: The air temperature needs to be at least 60°F to install the Dash Mount. If needed, turn on the
heater in your vehicle.
A. Select a flat surface for the Dash Mount with ample room for Onyx EZR. Avoid mounting on leather
surfaces. Choose a location that doesn’t interfere with the driver’s vision or access to driving controls,
one that won’t interfere with the deployment of airbags or other safety equipment, and makes Onyx
EZR easily accessible for operation. (Airbag locations are typically marked with “SRS” logos.)
B. Route the cable out of the molding and into the rubber
weather stripping around the door opening.
C. Lift the weather stripping. Tuck and run the cable inside it to the bottom of
the door opening. Replace the weather stripping.
Sedans and Coupes
(above front windshield or rear window)
(above front windshield)
(leading edge of trunk)
(rear of roof)
D. Pull the cable out and route it to Onyx EZR.
Adhesive Foot
Option 1
Option 2
Slide Left Clamp to
Hole in Center
Pull Clamp Out
Towards You
Insert Round End
of the Extended
Clamp in the
Center Hole
Slide Clamp to Left
to Complete
Repeat to Replace
Right Clamp
Option 3
Round End
Connect the PowerConnect Power Adapter
A. Insert the PowerConnect Power Adapter into your
vehicle’s cigarette lighter or power adapter socket. Plug the
other end into the red PWR connector at the rear of the
PowerConnect Vehicle Dock.
C. Attach the Vent Mount to the PowerConnect Vehicle Dock using the 4
provided screws.
C. Attach the Dash Mount to the PowerConnect Vehicle
Dock using the 4 provided screws.
D. Before you attach the Dash Mount to the dash, skip ahead and
finish the remainder of the vehicle installation so that the cables
are attached to the dock.
E. Once the cables have been attached to the dock, clean the
mounting surface in the vehicle with the alcohol preparation pad
and let it dry thoroughly.
F. Once the surface is dry, remove the adhesive liner. Press and hold
the Dash Mount in place for 30 seconds. Allow the adhesive to
cure for 2-4 hours.
G. You can tilt the dock
mounting plate in your
preferred direction.
Dock Mounting Plate
D. Before you attach the Vent Mount to the vent, skip ahead and finish
the remainder of the vehicle installation so that the cables are
attached to the dock.
E. Once the cables have been attached to the dock, install the Vent
Mount onto the vehicle vent. (Note that for clarity the illustrations
below do not show the Vehicle Dock attached to the Vent Mount.)
A. Be sure the vehicle is outside and the antenna has a clear view of the sky.
B. Verify that you are receiving the XM signal. The Onyx EZR Radio should be tuned to XM channel 1, the XM
Preview channel. There should at least be two bars on the lower left corner of the screen that denotes
antenna signal strength. If not, be sure that you have mounted the antenna on the outside of the vehicle, as
shown in step 2, and that the vehicle is parked outdoors with a clear view of the sky. Move the vehicle away
from any obstructed area, for example, if you are parked in a garage, or parked near a large structure.
B. Use the wire guide on the top of the dock to organize the
wires connected to the dock.
i. Insert the vent mount into the vent opening.
Signal Indicator
XM Preview
ii. Push until hooked on the rear of the vent louver. Rest the foot against the bottom of the vent.
Press Menu to exit
iii. If necessary, adjust the tilt of the Vent Mount by repositioning the foot to a different tilt
adjustment hole.
C. Place Onyx EZR into the dock and press the Power button.
to scroll to and highlight Signal Indicator. Press the Select
C. You can also press menu and then press
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 XM channel 1, the XM Preview channel.
Verify Signal Reception
TIP: Include enough slack in your routing to accommodate open doors or the hood
lid. Coil any excess cable in a hidden location and keep it away from any vehicle
pedals or controls.
B. Some vents have recessed louvers. If yours are recessed, remove the regular vent clamps and
install the extended vent clamps.
Vent Mount Rear View
E. Plug the Magnetic Mount Antenna connector into the silver ANT connector
at the rear the PowerConnect Vehicle Dock.
TIP: Use the Alcohol Prep Pad to clean the surface.
B. Orient the adhesive foot so that Onyx EZR is easily accessible. Loosen the knob and adjust the
adhesive foot to position 1, 2, or 3, and then tighten it.
A. Tuck the antenna cable under the windshield rubber
molding and run it to the nearest corner.
A. Select a vent with ample room for Onyx EZR, one that won’t interfere with the deployment of airbags
or other safety equipment, and makes Onyx EZR easily accessible for operation. (Airbag locations are
typically marked with “SRS” logos.)
Route the Antenna Cable
NOTE: These instructions are for a sedan or coupe where the
antenna is mounted above the front windshield. The Onyx EZR User
Guide (with Vehicle Kit) has detailed antenna cable routing
instructions for all types of vehicles. Go to
guides for the User Guide.
A. Mount the Magnetic Mount Antenna outside your vehicle, on a clean and dry horizontal surface
that will always face the sky.
IMPORTANT! To make the cable connections easier, wait until after you have connected all the cables to the dock before you attach the dock to the dash or to a vent.
Dash Mount Method:
Mount the Magnetic Mount Antenna
Connect the Audio
Decide on one of the following in-box audio connection options. You can also refer to “Connect the Audio” in
the Onyx EZR User Guide (with Vehicle Kit) for additional audio connection options, such as a cassette adapter
or the FM Direct Adapter (FMDA) (both sold separately). Go to for the User Guide.
D. Go back to Step 1 “Find a Location for Onyx EZR and Mount It” on the opposite side and finish
installing the Dash or Vent Mount. Then the installation is complete.
TIP! Refer to your vehicle’s owner’s manual to find the location of the auxiliary input jack, or consult the vehicle
Dock & Play Radio
Option 2: Good: Use the PowerConnect feature of Onyx EZR. PowerConnect plays the XM audio through
your vehicle’s FM radio.
A. Use the SiriusXM FM Channel Finder at Go to the website and enter
your zip code. The Channel Finder will suggest a list of available FM channels in your area. For
convenience, write down or print out the list.
C. Set your Onyx EZR to transmit on the same FM channel that you have selected
on your vehicle’s FM radio:
i. Press menu and then press
Press the Select button.
to scroll to and highlight FM Settings.
ii. FM Channels will be highlighted. If it is not highlighted, press
to and highlight FM Channels. Press the Select button.
iii. Press
to scroll
to scroll to and highlight FM2. Press the Select button.
iv. Press and to tune in steps of .2, or press
to tune in steps
of 1 to select the available FM channel you have chosen. Press the
Select button to select the FM channel.
FM Channels
vi. The selected FM channel will be confirmed on the display screen.
Press and hold menu to return to the main display screen.
D. You should now hear XM channel 1 through your vehicle’s FM radio. If
you are not satisfied with the audio quality, move to the next FM channel
on your list and repeat the process. Continue until you have found an FM
channel with which you are satisfied.
FM Settings
Start Using
Edit Channel
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TIP! You may find an FM channel with static or silence on your vehicle’s FM radio that does not work with your
Onyx EZR. It is possible that some type of inaudible interference is present that prevents reception of the
SiriusXM broadcast. Your only options are to use another FM channel or a different audio connection method.
The Onyx EZR User Guide is
available at:
*The phone number shown above
may differ from the one shown on
your Onyx EZR. All numbers are
to tune to other channels, and or to browse the different categories of
channels. Learn what all the buttons do in the panel below.
Activation guide:
A. Turn Onyx EZR on and press the menu button.
B. Activate Radio will be highlighted. Press the
Select button.
The Bridge
Jim Croce
Operator (That’s Not the Way It Feels)
Lost Time In A Bottle
Antenna Signal
Channel Name
CAUTION: Do not attempt to install, activate, or adjust any of the
setting options described in this Quick Start Guide unless your
vehicle is parked in a safe location.
Song/Program Title
or Talk Show Schedule
or Game Time/Game
Activate Radio
Radio ID
FM Settings
Jump Settings
Display Settings
Feature Settings
FM Button
Press to access and
cycle through FM
presets; press and hold
to access FM settings.
Up and Down Buttons
Press to preview and tune to channels
through the channel lineup; also
press to scroll through lists and
highlight items in lists.
Left and Right Buttons
Press to search for channels by category.
Number Buttons
Press to tune to a stored
favorite channel; press and
hold to store a favorite
channel. Also used to enter
channel numbers when the
Direct button is pressed.
Power Button
Press to turn Radio on and off.
Menu Button
Press to access advanced features
and configuration options; when in
configuration options, press and hold to
return to main display screen.
Jump Button
Press to go back to the
previous channel to
which you were listening;
press and hold to change
display screen mode.
Select Button
At the main display screen press to
display and dismiss the favorite channel
preview pane; press to confirm selection
of highlighted item in a menu or list.
Direct Button
Press to enter a channel number using
the number buttons and directly tune to
the channel.
TuneMix Button
Press to begin TuneMix; press and hold
to add or remove channels from TuneMix.
Power Requirements: 9-16 V DC,500 mA (max)
Operating Temperature: -4°F to +140°F (-20°C to +60°C)
Audio Output:
1.0 Vrms (max)
Onyx EZR Radio
Dimensions: Weight:
5.0 in (W) x 2.7 in (H) x 0.72 in (D)
128 mm (W) x 68 mm (H) x 18.5 mm (D)
3.9 oz (111 g)
PowerConnect Vehicle Dock
4.0 in (W) x 2.6 in (H) x 1.2 in (D)
102 mm (W) x 65 mm (H) x 31 mm (D)
1.6 oz (46 g)
Audio Connector:
1/8 in (3.5 mm) female
Antenna Connector:
SMB male
Onyx EZR Button Functions
Onyx EZR Radio
PowerConnect Power Adapter
3.7 in (W) x 1.7 in (H) x 1.3 in (D)
94 mm (W) x 43 mm (H) x 34 mm (D)
2.4 oz (69 g)
Input / Output:
9-16 V DC / 5 V DC, 1.5 A
Cable Length:
Approximately 4.6 ft (1.4 m)
Vehicle Antenna
Cable Length:
SiriusXM Magnetic Mount
SMB female, right angle
Approximately 23 ft (7.0 m)
Aux In Cable
Cable Length:
1/8 in (3.5 mm) stereo male to
1/8 in (3.5 mm) stereo male
Approximately 4 ft (1.2 m)
C. Follow the directions on each successive screen
until you complete the subscription process.
© 2017 Sirius XM Radio Inc.
Channel Number
Artist or Show Name
or Talk Show Host
or Sports Teams/
Activation usually takes 10 to 15 minutes after you have completed the subscription process,
but may take up to an hour. We recommend that your Radio remain on until subscribed. Once
subscribed, the Radio will receive and you can tune to the channels in your subscription plan.
E. If you are satisfied with the audio quality, go back to Step 1 “Find a Location for Onyx EZR and Mount
It” on the opposite side and finish installing the Dash or Vent Mount. Then the installation is complete.
Favorite Channel
What’s in the Box?
C. To subscribe:
•Online: Go to to access or set up an online
account, subscribe to the service, and activate your Radio.
•By phone: Call 1-866-635-2349.
B. Make a note of your XM Radio ID. You can find it
by selecting Radio ID in menu items, by tuning to
channel 0, on a label on the bottom of the gift box,
and on the label on the back of your Onyx EZR.
Press arrow keys to tune
and Select to confirm
When listening to a
channel, information
about the channel and
what is currently playing is
XM Preview
Edit FM Channel 2
v. Start Using will be highlighted. Press the Select button.
For your convenience, Onyx EZR has an on-board activation
guide. You can activate your radio and subscribe to the XM
service by using this guide, where you will be guided stepby-step through the subscription process. To access and use
the guide, simply follow these steps:
B. Pick the first FM channel on your list. Tune your vehicle’s FM radio to this FM
Sirius XM Radio Inc.
1221 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020
General activation and subscription process:
NOTE! The XM Radio ID does not use
the letters I, O, S, or F.
C. You should hear XM channel 1 through your vehicle’s stereo system.
Self installation instructions and tips are provided for your convenience. It is your
responsibility to determine if you have the knowledge, skills and physical ability
required to properly perform an installation. SiriusXM shall have no liability for
damage or injury resulting from the installation or use of any SiriusXM or third
party products. It is your responsibility to ensure that all products are installed
in adherence with local laws and regulations and in such a manner as to allow
a vehicle to be operated safely and without distraction. SiriusXM product
warranties do not cover the installation, removal or reinstallation of any product.
You can follow either the general activation and subscription process or use the on-board
activation guide to activate your Onyx EZR and subscribe to the XM service.
B. Turn on your vehicle’s stereo system and set
it to play from the auxiliary input source.
Onyx EZR Main Display
A. Make sure your Onyx EZR is turned on, receiving
the XM signal, and tuned to XM channel 1 so that
you can hear XM audio.
Option 1: Best: Use the provided Aux In Cable, if your vehicle’s stereo system has an auxiliary input jack.
A. Plug one end of the cable into the green
AUDIO connector at the rear of the
PowerConnect Vehicle Dock and the other
end into the auxiliary input jack on the
vehicle’s stereo system.
Important Legal Information
© 2017 Sirius XM Radio Inc. “Sirius”, “XM” and all related marks and logos are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio Inc. and its subsidiaries. “BBC” and “Radio One” are trademarks of the British Broadcasting
Corporation and are used under license. BBC logo © BBC 1996. Radio 1 logo © BBC 2001. Cosmopolitan® is a registered trademark of Hearst Communications, Inc. Elvis Radio logo © EPE Reg. U.S. Pat
& TM off. IndyCar (and Design) are registered trademarks of Brickyard Trademarks, Inc., used with permission. Major League Baseball trademarks and copyrights are used with permission of Major
League Baseball Properties, Inc. Visit the official website at Games subject to availability and change and may not include all spring training games. All rights reserved. NASCAR® is a registered
trademark of the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. The NBA identifications are the intellectual property of NBA Properties, Inc. and the respective NBA member teams. © 2017 NBA
Properties, Inc. © 2017 NFL Properties LLC. All NFL-related trademarks are trademarks of the National Football League. NHL and the NHL Shield are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League.
© NHL 2017 All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written
consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. The Home Ice© channel is a registered trademark of XM Satellite Radio Inc. The Swinger Golfer logo is a registered trademark of PGA TOUR, Inc. Visit
channellineup for updates. All programming/channel lineup/XM service subject to change or preemption. All other marks and logos are the property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.
PowerConnect™ Vehicle Dock
Dash Mount
Vent Mount and
Extended Vent Clamps
Antenna & Dash Mount
Alcohol Preparation Pads
Screws (4)
Hardware and subscription sold separately, and activation fee required. Other fees and taxes may apply. Subscriptions governed by SiriusXM Customer
Agreement; see Prices and programming are subject to change. Service automatically renews into the subscription Package you choose
(which may differ from the Package which arrived with the Radio), for additional periods of the same length, and automatically bills at the then current
rates, after any complimentary trial or promotional period ends, until you call us at 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. XM U.S. Satellite service available only to
those at least 18 years of age in the 48 contiguous USA and DC, while SiriusXM Internet Radio is available throughout our satellite area and also AK, HI and PR.
FCC Statement:
The user is cautioned that changes or modifications not expressly approved by Sirius XM Radio Inc. can void the user’s authority to operate this device. This
device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: 1. This device may not cause harmful interference. 2. This device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation. This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These
limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the installation instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures: •Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna of the affected receiver. •Increase the separation between the SiriusXM equipment and the affected
receiver. •Connect the SiriusXM equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the affected receiver is connected. •Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
WARNING! The FCC and FAA have not certified this Satellite Radio Receiver for use in any aircraft (neither portable nor permanent installation). Therefore, Sirius XM Radio Inc. cannot support this type of application or installation.
PowerConnect Power
Aux In Cable
Magnetic Mount
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