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Right of the bat BIG Thanks to Boxcar for the FSM.

As to my question.

As anyone determined if a Satellite turner bracket from a Nissan Versa with fit a Cube?

I am beginning my OEM Satellite upgrade project to my Krom and so far the missing piece of the puzzle is the bracket.

Why not get a new head unit?
The answer is that I am finding out that the Krom is wired for Satellite.
I will confirm that today.
Another reason is I love the Cube for the integration of features into the steering wheel and I the styling of the interior and I don't want to clutter the dash with multiple gadgets.

If it is true and the Krom is wired for Satellite then all I have to do is pop in a Sirius or XM sat turner, swap out the antenna base and DONE... One less item Nissan took away from me when I was forced to choose between the SL preferred package and the Krom Trim package....

So far all signs point towards it being pre-wired.
If you look at the FSM you would think there should be no clip connector at the turner location spot but I see what appears to be a connector hanging behind the RH Luggage panel.
 

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Update:
The Krom is and isn't pre wired for a Satellite Turner.
The only isn't has to do with the Antenna on the roof.
That needs to be replaced and I need to get a the required harness with the connector show in the FSM as M301
The good part is the connector hanging behind the RH luggage trim is the B73 connector that provides battery power and all the Satellite Transmit/Receive signals up the Audio unit.
I was able to verify this by checking the voltage at the pin outs.

So it can be done...but do I still want to; I'm not sure.

The whole package will run me 218 plus the new antenna and harness.

I just put a new head unit w/BT/USB plus satellite tuner in my 2006 commuter and it ran me 190 plus 140 and that's with out steering wheel controls so I still have to reach over to the unit....what a drag...

If included a blurry picture of the cable and what the area looks like with the Luggage trim removed.
 

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I hate to dig up an old thread, but has anyone successfully added factory XM yet?

I'm looking at getting an S model and I'm happy with the stock system, all except for the lack of XM.
 

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I was thinking with a 100% probability that after the free trial I would give up XM. I was wrong and now have XM for another year. I love listening to fox news on my way into and out of work. I hear where this country is and is going daily.
 

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After looking at the service manual and Wise's photo I can see that the wiring is there for the head unit to interface with the satellite tuner but the wiring for the satellite antenna isn't there, so the satellite antenna harness would have to be installed as well.

EDIT: I went to Nissan Parts Connection and looked up all the parts that would probably be needed and it would be just under $500. That includes the antenna base, antenna rod, rear antenna harness, a satellite tuner harness (? needed), a condenser (?) and the tuner itself. I'm not sure if the mounting brackets and bolts are included with the tuner.
 

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ChristineK said:
I was thinking with a 100% probability that after the free trial I would give up XM. I was wrong and now have XM for another year. I love listening to fox news on my way into and out of work. I hear where this country is and is going daily.
The best deal for XM is the lifetime subscription. Sure, it's expensive, but you pay just once. I went for three and five years originally with my first XM receivers, and that money is gone now. With my lifetime in the Cube, I won't have to pay again as long as I have the car. If I replace the radio, I pay $75 to transfer the service. Actually, the XM unit is just an add-on for my Pioneer head unit, so I could get another Pioneer without paying more for the XM. If I sell the Cube, I could remove the XM unit and put it into another car. I had to call them to get the lifetime because it wasn't listed on their web site.

Jerry
 

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I just bought a Krom, and I swear that during the test drive that it had XM in it. when we picked it up they told me that it didn't and couldn't have XM added. BUT... in the owners manual they show 3 stereo versions and say that the one that is in the Krom can have XM as an option. Still the dealer says no. If the SL technology package can have XM and it looks like the same unit as in the Krom they must be lying to us.
Please tell me someone out there has asked the same questions and found better results than me.
 

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Question, i'm sure someone on this thread has Sirrus/Xm in the cube, is there anyway that somene could post a pic of where and what it looks like installed in the cube? I'm going aftermarket with my pioneer HU, i just need to figure out where to install the antenna....
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If this reply works, I'll post more.
 

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When I tried to include a photo, I got a message saying it is "full," whatever that means, so I can't post pics. Anyway, I ran the XM antenna wire along the left side floor, under the trim. I brought it out of the little door in the left side of the rear cargo area. From there, I ran it up to the center of the roof, right at the rear. As for the XM radio itself, that went on the floor under the heater. There is a lot of room under the dash to attach components with cable ties. If you have any questions, just ask.

Jerry
 
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