Starmate sirius problem updating stations
Took it to the dealer and they said it needed a new antenna. I was finally given 800 number and told I needed to contact Mercedes. :-) Sirius tried to reactivate a bunch of times but to do this, the Sirius receiver must be on channel 184.I told them "no way that is the problem" since it still play the 50s station but told them to go ahead and try it. I was on the phone with Sirrius on the 1st and the 2nd of September for 1 hour each time. But since it is on channel 5 continuously and I cannot change to anything else, the Sirius receiver will not accept the reactivate signal.My SLK also had a different problem for a long time that many people have had. Dealer was going to replace this Sirius module for me too, but my C Class had taken the last one in stock, so I was suppose to bring the car back.When Sirius did their channel lineup change in the Spring though and my car did the channel update, I *THINK* it fixed that issue for now, so I'm waiting it out while still under warranty to see what happens.
Make sure your antenna has a clear view of the sky before sending a refresh signal.Watch out for change fees though, always scary of such things with Sirius.I do think the signal can sometimes get to the car, even if not on channel 184, but this may be something else that is preventing the hit, etc. I actually had this EXACT thing happen on my C300 except I couldn't get to any channel.Seems illogical since all of the cars on their lot work fine. I would like to get somebody else to look at it but it is hard for me to take to another dealer; New Mexico only has one dealer. If you're under warranty, you're really in a good position.If Sirius is completely not working essentially, they need to fix it.
It's a bit concerning that Sirius can mess up receivers so easily, especially OEM receivers as they are hard and expensive to replace.