Can you use the factory SIRIUS with an aftermarket HEAD UNIT?
Correct. Sirius goes by the receiver. If you get a new HU, you have to purchase a receiver and subscribe to a new contract. I recommend once your free 6 months are up, that is the time to put in a new unit. Then use that as a negotiation to purchase a new contract. For the 2010 models, the Sirius receiver is located within the stock HU. So once you pull that out, you need a new receiver. You can use the factory Sirius antenna. That is what I did. New Pioneer HU, new Sirius receiver, stock antenna. Paid for lifetime subscription. With a lifetime subscription, you can change receivers up to 3 times at $75 charge.andjayik said:With onother deck u may need to buy another tuner to recieve sirius, but the stock antenna still works.
Once you learn how bad it sounds compared to an aftermarket, you will then be asking "Why did I wait so long to replace that cheap sounding, heavily contoured, non-adjustable stock receiver".escapeornoescape said:how come you guys want to replace the HU?
They don't advertise the lifetime subscription online. If you call them and have them quote you the full price, they will. They want your $$ so they advertise basic and expensive options.escapeornoescape said:just by curiosity, how difficult is it to replace sorry new to this, still learning hah, also, i can't seem to find lifetime sub on sirius website