Problem with my Sirius sat radio... keeps fading in and out. Anyone else having this problem ?
I know, I know, I shouldn't even be listening to it, but I wanted to check it out...
The fading in and out is happening when I'm out on the open road with no overhead obstructions. The category column on the display shows "Linking" instead of the music type and then goes away and redisplays the category. It's really irritating and at this point I'm really glad I decided to do the 3 month demo and not pay for a year up front.
Has anyone else experienced this problem ? I'm guessing it's a bad connection or failing satellite receiver...
2013 RS5 - Sepang Blue, Alu-Optic, Black Alcantara, Nav, Driver Assist, Sports Exhaust, Rear sun shades
2012 Q5 Ice Silver 2.0T, Premium+, Nav
Mine does this so much that I don't even bother turning it on. It's very aggrevating because...
I want to listen and have even taken it to the dealer and they said "They all do that." WTH, its shouldn't do that. I mean mine goes out for 10 minutes at a time without any reception at all. It will say "LINKING" on the screen without any sound at all.
I've called AOA and told them about this and they said, "They stand behind their dealers diagnoses."
My car didn't come with Sirius but it did come with XM. I replaced the XM with Sirius immediately after putting the RNS-E in the car. Now I have had an XM in the car with all the same setup (as a test) and XM did not "once" drop an signal or anything. It worked flawlessly without any hiccup. So that just confirms that the antenna and all wires are properly connected. I've told AOA what all I've done to diagnose the problem and even told them that there is something possibly wrong with my actual tuner box to see if the dealer would replace it and they told me the dealer would need to keep the car for several days to diagnose it. Which I thought was kind bullsh!t because I don't have a problem with my engine or anything, I mean it's a freaking radio tuner that can easily be replaced.
I would really like to try a newer Sirius tuner in my car to find out what's wrong.
2009 Audi S5 l Ibis White l Magma Red l GMG Springs l GMG Exhaust l Xpel Clear Bra l Huper Optik Tint l Valentine One l Laser Interceptor l S5 Black Optic Front Grille