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:cheers: Hello. I need help on two related topics: 1) Best way to install XM or Sirius with the Levinson system. 2) Is Lexus coming out with an updated way to add satellite radio soon? If so when. I would wait instead of putting something in now 0 Thanks!

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:cheers: Hello. I need help on two related topics: 1) Best way to install XM or Sirius with the Levinson system. 2) Is Lexus coming out with an updated way to add satellite radio soon? If so when. I would wait instead of putting something in now 0 Thanks!

Buy the ES330 SIRIUS Reciever and ES330 Sirius Fit Kit (check them out on lexus-parts.com under ES330) they install into the factory harness and are controlled from the Nav SYstem after pressing the AM button twice (like in LX). Its a simple installation.

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I spoke with Lexus last week and they said they don't have any plans for a satellite kit for the GX. But I figure the customer service people don't have a clue what the engineering people might be working on. I'm hoping they come out with a Sirius kit by springtime otherwise I'll get the LX kit because it comes with a roof mount antenna instead of the windshield mount antenna in the ES kit. These w/s mount antennas don't work as well as the roof mount antennas due to them not having a big metal surface for a ground plane.

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Who installs this kit?

Buy the ES330 SIRIUS Reciever and ES330 Sirius Fit Kit (check them out on lexus-parts.com under ES330) they install into the factory harness and are controlled from the Nav SYstem after pressing the AM button twice (like in LX). Its a simple installation.

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This is what the NAV SAT screen looks like after installation. I used the ES330 fit kit and Sirius module. I didn't use the windshield mount antenna that came with the kit. I use the Sirius aftermarket antenna for the roof mount.

John

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SO, Lexus installed this? Just curious what that cost you and I wonder if an car stereo installation place could do it cheaper. Also, someone mentioned somewhere else on the site that they used the toyota LC sirius kit. I wonder if they are the same?

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This is what the NAV SAT screen looks like after installation. I used the ES330 fit kit and Sirius module. I didn't use the windshield mount antenna that came with the kit. I use the Sirius aftermarket antenna for the roof mount.

John

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SO, Lexus installed this? Just curious what that cost you and I wonder if an car stereo installation place could do it cheaper. Also, someone mentioned somewhere else on the site that they used the toyota LC sirius kit. I wonder if they are the same?

No, I installed it myself. The Sirius receiver is $200 and the Es330 kit is $169 and I got them from the dealer. You can get the ES330 kit from www.lexus-parts.com for $100. The ES330 kit comes in 2 type; NAV/ML and regular. I got the NAV/ML ES330 kit. BTW, the Sirius aftermarket antenna is about $35. I saw the installation instruction for the LX kit(which is compatible also) and I believe the ES330 is whole lot easier than then LX kit. Instruction is also posted on www.lexus-parts.com.

John

Can you install this kit with an XM tuner?

Not sure. But www.lexus-parts.com also have the XM kit under the ES330 section.

John

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:cheers: Hello. I need help on two related topics: 1) Best way to install XM or Sirius with the Levinson system. 2) Is Lexus coming out with an updated way to add satellite radio soon? If so when. I would wait instead of putting something in now 0 Thanks!

Go to the Viastech web site ( www.vaistech) Then have the modules you need and can give you good instructions on installing it if you want to. I strongly recommend sirius over xm. I get real tired of the commercials and verbal commentary on XM.

The sound quality of the Viastech modules with your Levinson system will be INCREDIBLE since you are putting a digital signal directly in to a digital system. When you get done with the installation, it will look just like it did when you drove it out of the dealership.

Good Luck!

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:cheers: Hello. I need help on two related topics: 1) Best way to install XM or Sirius with the Levinson system. 2) Is Lexus coming out with an updated way to add satellite radio soon? If so when. I would wait instead of putting something in now 0 Thanks!

Go to the Viastech web site ( www.vaistech) Then have the modules you need and can give you good instructions on installing it if you want to. I strongly recommend sirius over xm. I get real tired of the commercials and verbal commentary on XM.

The sound quality of the Viastech modules with your Levinson system will be INCREDIBLE since you are putting a digital signal directly in to a digital system. When you get done with the installation, it will look just like it did when you drove it out of the dealership.

Good Luck!

If you're concerned as I was about installing a kit yourself locate the nearest Tweeters (tweeters.com to locate nearest to you). They will sell & install the kit. They told me only XM would work, but I was only the 3rd one to buy a kit at their florida stores

The cost for the converter was 325. Install and the XM receiver & antenna came to another 125.

Like everyone else said, hit the am button twice. The audio is awesome. :D

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I got a Soundgate (www.soundgate.com) unit for my 470. Local radio shop installed in, works through my radio and works very well. Total cost was less than $500 or so.

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