Convert XM to Sirius in a 2012 Honda Crosstour w/Navi

Discussion in 'SiriusXM Install Bay' started by WeirdG, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. WeirdG

    WeirdG New Member

    Hi all,

    I recently purchased a 2012 Honda Crosstour with navigation. The factory stereo comes with XM installed. I own a Sirius lifetime account I purchased back in 2009.

    Is it possible for me to convert XM into Sirius? Ideally I'd like to be able to utilize my lifetime account in my 2012 Crosstour. I'm currently on a 90-day trial period with XM, and I don't like the fact there is some content I listen to on Sirius that's not available. I don't think I'd ever buy XM because of that.

  2. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    Welcome to the DRC WeirdG.

    Since they just merged (finally) the XM and Sirius billing systems, you should be able to get your new car activated under your old lifetime sub. They will probably charge you the $75 transfer fee though. I'm not sure off the top of my head if you will be able to receive the Sirius channels on that radio. We'll need to have someone else weigh in on that.
  3. WeirdG

    WeirdG New Member

    Thanks Hector. I forgot to mention I live in Canada. When I called Sirius yesterday, they told me they can flip me over to XM, but I would lose my lifetime membership. Sirius would credit me to the $500+ I paid for my lifetime sub and I could use that towards an XM yearly sub. Once the credit runs out, I gotta pay out of my own pocket. :(

    I don't want to lose my lifetime sub. That's why I want to convert the XM in my OEM stereo to Sirius?

  4. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    The plot thickens.....

    So your sub is with Sirius Canada not USA?
  5. WeirdG

    WeirdG New Member

    Correct. I'm not sure if HON-SC1 and SCC-1C is what I need to accomplish what I want to do.

  6. Biaviian

    Biaviian Well-Known Member

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  7. WeirdG

    WeirdG New Member

  8. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    We've got some Canadian subscribers. They may be able to help you with the subscription bit.
  9. TSS Taylor

    TSS Taylor DRC Fan

  10. WeirdG

    WeirdG New Member

    I don't think that applies to me since I have a Canadian Sirius sub. Anyway, I purchased the HON-SC1 and SCC-C1 units, and I'm planning to do the install soon. So far it's only cost me $92CDN for both components, so even if it doesn't work I won't be out too much money.

    As I said before, the stereo unit and XM tuner part numbers in the Crosstour are exactly the same as the 2008 Honda Accord w/Navi. If I following the instructions below, in theory this should be able to get me Sirius in my car. The only on way it won't work is if the head unit is running on different software which is not compatible with the SiriusConnect devices.

    Last edited: Jan 31, 2013
  11. TSS Taylor

    TSS Taylor DRC Fan

    I'm looking forward to hearing about the install. Would be cool if you posted pics of it if you could.

    You could buy any Sirius or XM tuner and activate them in Canada and vice versa for the US. I know they make it seem like a Canadian tuner is somehow different but it's not. So an SP5TK1C (the C stands for Canada) could be activated here no problem just like an SP5TK1 can be activated in Canada even though it originated from the US.

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