After Market Radios With Bluetooth And Xm

IdRatherBeSkiing

Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream
Oct 11, 2008
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Our car detailer guy blew out our in-car radio. So we are looking to either replace with same (he would pay) or with after-market with bluetooth + aux (he would pay some + install). Must have XM built in. Does such a beast exist? In Canada? I have never done anything like this so this is quite new to me. Also has to work with GMs door chimes and warnings which apparently all come through same centre.
 

IdRatherBeSkiing

Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream
Oct 11, 2008
17,546
5,283
168
Toronto, ON
I got a pioneer unit with bluetooth, ipod/usb port, aux, cd and added a SXM tuner (uses XM network). Has ability to connect to Spotify or Pandora apps on my phone (don't use either).

I liked the way the GM one worked in your presets could be anything. This one your presets are tied to the band you are on (AM/FM1-3/SXM1-3). Also GM one has 6*6 presets. This one has only 6 per band. But has neat feature that if you turn to a channel, it will start at the start of the song. Uses buffering. When I go to my parking garage (assuming I have changed channels) I can usually make it to my spot without hitting "no signal".

Wound up footing the whole bill as detailers turned out to be rather fly by night.