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What is SiriusXM Satellite Radio?

SiriusXM broadcasts 130 digital channels of 100% commercial-free music, news, sports and children's programming direct to activated SiriusXM radios via satellite and our extensive repeater network to ensure seamless transmission.

How do I sign up for SiriusXM service?

After you purchase or lease a GM vehicle with SiriusXM, SiriusXM will contact you to offer subscription options.

How do I find out if my vehicle has SiriusXM Radio?

To see if your vehicle already has SiriusXM built-in, press the BAND or SOURCE button on your radio controls to scroll through the radio bands. If your radio has SiriusXM, you will see the "XM" letters when you scroll to the SiriusXM band. If the SiriusXM service is activated, you can use your radio controls to scan through the channels. If your service is not activated, you will see channels 0, 1 and 247 only.

How long do I have to wait to hear SiriusXM after I activate my radio?

Owners of GM Certified Used:

  • SiriusXM Radio should be active at delivery.

Owners of GM Certified Used:

  • Your dealer will submit a delivery report that will activate your 3-month trial (within 4 days). SiriusXM Radio will then send a download signal during local drive times of 7-9 a.m. or 4-6 p.m.

For all others activated through SiriusXM Listener Care:

  • Please ensure that your antenna has an unobstructed view of the southern sky.
  • Please leave your radio on and tuned to channel 1, the Preview channel.
  • After 15 minutes, tune your radio to channel 7, the 70s channel.
  • Once you can hear audio on channel 7, tune your radio to channel 175, MLB Home Plate.
  • If you can hear channel 7 and 175 your activation is complete and you may begin to enjoy the entire channel lineup.
  • If an hour passes and you do not hear any of the channels (other than channel 1) please refresh your radio at or call 1-877-209-0079 for assistance.

Can I get XM Satellite Radio on my current vehicle?

Yes. Even if you are not currently looking to buy a new vehicle you can still get SiriusXM. Visit to learn about Plug 'N' Play SiriusXM receivers. When you do consider your next vehicle purchase, remember that factory installation is the best way to experience SiriusXM and that General Motors offers more models with factory-installed SiriusXM than any other manufacturer.

Can I listen to my SiriusXM Canada subscription in the U.S.?

Yes, you will still be able to receive the full SiriusXM Canada channel line-up when travelling throughout the U.S.

Does my SiriusXM carry local stations?

SiriusXM's listeners still have access to their local AM & FM stations for local content. Listeners need to select the SiriusXM band on their SiriusXM to tune into exciting and unprecedented coast-to-coast original programming.

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