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Ive searched numerous times and explored most options, i have the 2011 frontier sv with 6 disc cd changer and bluetooth but since i have stick shift it doesn't have Sat radio. whats the best way to add sat radio to the truck and the cleanest way possible. I would ultimately like to keep factory everything and just add an antenna but i dont think its possible. the factory tuner is discontinued. I know if you replace the Head unit than you lose the ability to answer and reject phone calls with the steering wheel which i dont want to do. Thanks for any help.
 

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Take the money you would spend on the install, parts and monthly subscription and put it on more data on your cell plan and then run whatever music application you prefer. The sound quality on satellite radio is horrendous.
I had XM almost from the start. It was great, sounded just like a CD. Fast forward 6-8 years and it sounded like a transistor radio from the 60's. The price went up from $8.00/month (reasonable) to $15.00/month (no way). I now have unlimited data on my phone and I pad, a bluetooth receiver in the AUX input and I stream Pandora and Amazon Prime Music as much as I want. The sound is great! I can tailor the music to MY tastes and as I'm already paying for internet.... well.
 

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Keep an eye on ebay...?
Infiniti G37 08 11 XM Satellite Radio Module Unit 28051 EH00B | eBay
Or go to a junk yard? But that would be quite the "To-do"
I believe the XM radio module is on the inside of the cab under the drivers side kick panel.
You would then have to remove the factory xm antenna/pod from the roof of the doner truck along with the cable.

Put an WTB in the classifieds here....someone might have the XM module and cables left over after installing an after market head unit , you then could try to find an XM antenna ?

Man.... after I read all of the above it seems like a lot of hassle ...

Why not just get the xm radio unit from XM radio and mount it in your truck somewhere or buy an aftermarket Pioneer/Kenwood head unit that is XM compatible.

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Plan C ... I am pretty sure you can stream XM radio on your phone now with the "All Access" subscription,
 

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in my previous vehicle xm provided better quality than any other source besides high quality mp3's or cd's. Streaming music, fm radio, or whatever file format itunes used that took all the highs and lows out of tracks to increase the compression to allow for more songs with less space.

Xm in my frontier isnt amazing but the entire sound system, radio, whatever you want to call it leaves much to be desired.
 

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Thanks for all the input, it does seem like a lot of work and sounds like quality has diminished greatly. I wanted to get an aftermarket head unit but then i loose functionality with the steering wheel. The phone buttons will no longer work and ill have to add the aftermarket mic and disconnect the factory bluetooth other wise my phone will want to connect to the truck all the time.
 
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