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Has anyone installed a hardwired XM unit with their factory HU? I know that you need to buy the fit kit from Scion but is there any reason why you need the sat receiver from them also? It almost seems more economical to buy a new Pioneer HU and compatible sat receiver from Crutchfield and just deal with the loss of the steering wheel controls?
I went ahead with buying a Pioneer aftermarket HU and the XM receiver that they also make. The install wasn't that bad only two calls to Crutchfield, I got the Scion installation instructions and was able to hide all of the wires per the instructions. With the new HU, the IPOD and CD's sound much better than with the factory unit and the XM sounds clear also. If anyone needs the instruction set for the satellite install I would be happy to send them out to you.
the part that puzzles me is that if there was a filter, it would either be (normally) in the head unit, or right on the speaker. someone has already stated switching to an aftermarket head unit doesnt fix it, and that switching out the rear speakers didnt solve it...
so where would the filter be at? it just seems so unusual that it would be mounted like halfway back. but, ill have to see what i can dig up. a multimeter will answer this pretty quick.
has anyone looked to see if this has something to do with the speaker and where its mounted, like is there thick foam or something on the door panel that covers it?
__________________ mommy, do i get a nobel peace prize, too?