Introduction Features Congratulations on your purchase of the onyX! The onyX has these exciting features to enhance your overall experience: • Large color display: View artist name, song title, and channel information on a color display . • Customize your display: Choose the backlight color theme that matches your mood or your vehicle dash lights .
Safety and Care Information IMPORTANT! Always read and understand all the instructions to avoid injury to yourself and/or damage to your device . SIRIUS XM Radio Inc . disclaims all responsibility for damage from data loss due to breakdown, repair, or other causes . • Do not expose to extreme temperatures (above 140ûF or below -4ûF, or above 60ûC or below -20ûC) .
Introduction Warning! • Opening the case may result in electric shock . • If the liquid crystal fluid comes in contact with your skin, wipe the skin area with a cloth and then wash the skin thoroughly with soap and running water . If the liquid crystal fluid comes into contact with your eyes, flush the eyes with clean water for at least 15 minutes and seek medical care .
What’s in the Box? menu jump Dash Mount direct onyX Radio PowerConnect Vehicle Dock Aux In Cable Vent Mount and Extended Vent Clamps Trim Rings Trim Ring Removal Tool Antenna & Dash Mount PowerConnect Power Magnetic Mount Alcohol Preparation Pads Adapter Antenna...
Introduction onyX Functions Up and Down Arrows Scroll through lists and preview channels; also highlight menu options . Number Buttons Trim Ring Select your favorite Changeable channels; also enter decorative a channel number . Trim Ring . Left and Right Arrows Search for channels by category .
PowerConnect Vehicle Dock Color-Coded Connections The color-coded PowerConnect Vehicle Dock makes it simple to connect . Just match the colors on the cable ends to the colors on the dock to see what goes where . AUDIO AUDIO (Green) Connection for Aux In Cable or optional Cassette Adapter (sold separately) .
Introduction Wire Guide The PowerConnect Vehicle Dock has a wire guide at the top rear that can help you to organize the cables and wires connected to the dock . If you need to bring a cable or wire from one side of the dock to the other, utilize the wire guide by looping the cable though the wire guide as shown .
Vehicle Installation Step 1: Choose a Location for Your Radio When installing the onyX in your vehicle, choose a location where it will not block your vision, interfere with the controls, or obstruct the air bag . The location should be easily accessible and provide good visibility of the display, and should not be located where it will be in direct sunlight, which will affect the visibility of the display screen .
Vehicle Installation Step 2: Install the Dash or Vent Mount Depending on your situation, you can either choose to use the Dash Mount or the Vent Mount . IMPORTANT! When you install the chosen mount, do not attach the dock to the mount .
The dock mounting plate can be tilted in different directions . Adjust as necessary for your particular vehicle . When the orientation is correct, tighten the knob . Knob Adhesive Foot Clean the surface with the alcohol preparation pad and let it dry thoroughly .
Vehicle Installation Installing the Vent Mount: Locate a vent with horizontal louvers sturdy enough to hold your PowerConnect Vehicle Dock and radio . 2 If the vent louvers in your vehicle are recessed, you may need to use the longer vent clamps with the Vent Mount .
3 Push the Vent Mount onto the vehicle vent as shown (1) until it hooks on the rear of the vent louver (2) . 4 Rest the foot against the bottom of the vent (2), and adjust the tilt of the Vent Mount by repositioning the foot to a different adjustment hole (3) .
Vehicle Installation Step 3: Mount the Magnetic Mount Antenna The Magnetic Mount Antenna contains a strong magnet which will stick to any metal part of your vehicle, but will not damage the vehicle . To install the Magnetic Mount Antenna: Choose the best location for your antenna considering your vehicle type .
SUV: We recommend mounting the antenna at the rear of the roof as shown . Convertible: We recommend mounting the antenna at the leading edge of the trunk as shown . Pickup Truck: We recommend mounting the antenna just above the front windshield as shown .
Vehicle Installation Place the antenna in the location you selected . Follow the Tips and Cautions shown on the next several pages . TIP! Mount the antenna on the roof (for most vehicles) or trunk (for convertibles) where it has a clear view of the sky in all directions .
CAUTION! Don’t mount the antenna inside the vehicle, for example, on the dashboard . CAUTION! Don’t mount the antenna on any of the vehicle’s front, back or side pillars . CAUTION! Don’t mount the antenna close to a roof rack . Adjust the rack so it’s further away from the antenna or move the antenna closer to the center of the roof .
Step 4: Route the Magnetic Mount Antenna Cable Before you begin routing the antenna cable, read these general instructions for how to route and hide the antenna cable . Then route your antenna cable according to the instructions which follow for your specific type of vehicle . Use a blunt plastic putty knife, a credit card, a plastic knife, or a similar blunt tool to lift the Feed cable under...
Vehicle Installation Route cable out from under rear windshield moulding and tuck into weatherstripping around trunk opening Avoid sharp bends by running cable through weatherstripping for several inches Pull weatherstripping from trunk opening Tuck cable into weatherstripping. Route cable through weatherstripping several inches to avoid sharp bends Pull cable out of weatherstripping and route through trunk to cabin...
Vehicle Installation Use a blunt plastic putty knife or similar blunt tool to lift edge of interior trim and tuck cable under trim. Continue towards front of vehicle Route cable under trim or upholstery Continue routing cable under trim or carpet towards front of vehicle Route cable from trunk under interior trim, into...
Continue routing cable under carpet or console to radio location Pull carpet or mat back Bring cable out from trim and route under carpet to dashboard or console TIP! Always be careful to include enough slack in your cable to accommodate open doors or trunk lids .
Vehicle Installation • Sedan/Coupe With Antenna Placed at the Rear of the Roof: 1 . Feed the antenna cable from the antenna underneath the rubber molding around the rear window . Use a blunt plastic putty knife or similar blunt tool to lift the rubber molding around the rear window and tuck the antenna cable underneath the molding .
knife or similar blunt tool to lift the plastic trim just enough to tuck the cable under underneath . Avoid side airbag locations on back pillars and above the doors . Airbag locations are marked with “SRS” logos . Be careful not to crimp or cut the cable .
Vehicle Installation • Sedan/Coupe With Antenna Placed at the Front of the Roof: 1 . Feed the antenna cable from the antenna underneath the rubber molding around the windshield . Use a blunt plastic putty knife or similar blunt tool to lift the rubber molding around the windshield and tuck the antenna cable underneath the molding .
5 . Continue with “Step 5: Connect the Magnetic Mount Antenna and PowerConnect Power Adapter” on page 37 . • SUV: 1 . Feed the antenna cable underneath the rubber weather stripping of the rear tailgate window/door and route the cable along the rear hatch .
Vehicle Installation the carpet toward the dashboard or console . Coil any excess cable in a hidden location, such as under the carpet, keeping it away from any vehicle pedals or controls . Secure the excess cable with wire ties (purchased separately) .
under underneath . Avoid side airbag locations on back pillars and above the doors . Airbag locations are marked with “SRS” logos . Be careful not to crimp or cut the cable . 4 . Bring the cable out from the trim near the front of the cabin and route it under the carpet toward the dashboard or console .
Vehicle Installation windshield, route the cable out of the windshield molding and into the rubber weather stripping around the door opening . Lift the weather stripping from the opening and tuck the cable inside it, then replace the weather stripping . Run the cable inside of the weather stripping to the bottom of the door opening .
Step 5: Connect the Magnetic Mount Antenna and PowerConnect Power Adapter Plug the Magnetic Mount Antenna into the silver ANT connector on the PowerConnect Vehicle Dock . Insert the PowerConnect Power Adapter into your vehicle’s cigarette lighter or power adapter socket . Plug the PowerConnect Power Adapter into the red PWR connector on the dock .
Vehicle Installation Step 6: Connect the Audio To play audio through your vehicle’s stereo or FM radio, decide on one of the following audio connection options: • Option 1: Best: Use the Aux In Cable if your vehicle’s stereo system has an auxiliary input connection .
Option 1: Aux In Cable Installation Instructions Plug one end of the Aux In Cable into the green AUDIO connector on the dock . Plug the other end into the auxiliary input jack connection of your vehicle’s stereo system . Insert the dock into the mount .
Vehicle Installation display screen that denotes antenna signal strength . You can also press menu and then press and highlight Signal Indicator . Press the Select button . The Satellite and Terrestrial bars show the strength of the signal being received . If the signal reception is good, press and hold menu to return to the main display screen .
Option 2: Cassette Adapter Installation Instructions Plug the Cassette Adapter into the green AUDIO connector on the dock . Insert the Cassette Adapter into the vehicle’s cassette deck . You may need to turn on your vehicle’s stereo system in order to do so .
Vehicle Installation strength . You can also press menu and then press highlight Signal Indicator . Press the Select button . The Satellite and Terrestrial bars show the strength of the signal being received . If the signal reception is good, press and hold menu to return to the main display screen .
Option 3: PowerConnect Installation Instructions Insert the dock into the mount . Insert your onyX into the dock . Power on your onyX by pressing the Power button . Be sure the vehicle is outside and the antenna has a clear view of the sky . Verify that you are receiving the XM signal .
Vehicle Installation You’ll first need to find an available FM channel . An available FM channel is one that’s not being used by an FM radio station in your area . When you tune your FM radio to an available channel, you should only hear static or silence –...
radio (if you have not already done so) and tune it to this FM channel . NOTE! If you are using the Vehicle Dock from the Universal Xpress Car Kit instead of the PowerConnect Vehicle Dock which came with your onyX, you will have to disable AUX Detect .
verify that both the onyX and your vehicle’s FM radio are tuned to the same FM channel (steps 7 & 8) . Also ensure the chosen FM channel is a suitable one to use in your area (step 5) . Verify that nothing is plugged into the AUDIO connector on the PowerConnect Vehicle Dock .
Activation Before you can enjoy Commercial-Free Music, plus Sports, News, Talk & Entertainment, you need to activate your onyX . Make sure your onyX is properly installed, turned on, and receiving the XM signal so that you can hear the audio on channel 1 . Make a note of your XM Radio ID .
Using Your onyX The Main Display When listening to a channel, information about the channel is displayed . Channel Number Smashing Pumpkins Bullet With Butterfly Wings Antenna Signal Strength Lithium Channel Name Artist Name or Talk Show Host or Sports Teams/Score Song Title or Talk Show Schedule or Game Time/Game Details...
Navigation Basics Power Button Pressing the Power button turns the onyX On or Off . Navigation Buttons Use the Left, Right, Up, and Down buttons to navigate through various features and functions of onyX . • Left or Right button: Displays the channel categories such as Rock, Pop, Sports, Talk/New etc .
Using Your onyX Menu Button Pressing menu displays various options to make setup and feature changes . Pressing menu when in menu options returns to the previous menu option screen until menu options is exited . Pressing and holding menu returns to the main display screen in most instances .
Listening to Satellite Radio Tune a channel: Press and release previous channel . Press and hold Release to tune to the channel that is displayed . View a category: Channels are organized into categories to make it easier for you to find the ones that suit your taste .
Using Your onyX Direct Tune A channel can be tuned directly by entering the channel number using the number buttons . To directly tune a channel press direct . Use the number buttons 0-9 to enter the channel number and wait a moment until the channel is tuned, or press the Select button to immediately tune to the channel .
Jump Depending upon how you configure the mode, jump will either go to the traffic and weather channel of a selected city, from a list of the 20 most congested cities, or go to the last channel to which you were listening . TIP! By default jump is configured to tune to a traffic/weather channel .
Using Your onyX Favorite Channels You can set up to 10 of your favorite channels so you can easily access them . Each favorite channel can be assigned to a number button . To assign a favorite channel to a number button: Tune to the desired channel .
Scanning Channels in a Category You can scan a category and listen to each channel for 10 seconds before the next channel is automatically tuned . If you want to stay tuned to the channel being played and stop the scan, just press the Select button . To scan a category: Press until the desired category is displayed .
Using Your onyX FM Presets FM presets make it easy to quickly access stored FM channels and choose a new FM channel from them . Use FM presets when you use PowerConnect to listen to your onyX through your vehicle’s FM radio . (Refer to “Option 3: PowerConnect Installation Instructions” on page 43 for more information .) To start using a different FM preset: Press FM to display the current FM...
TIP! To configure the list of preset FM channels, you need to find available FM channels in your area . Refer to”Find Available FM Channels in Your Area” on page 79 . Next, refer to “Set and Select an FM Channel” on page 82 .
Special Features Color Themes You can change the color of the display screen to one of 6 color themes: Blue, Red, Amber, Yellow, Silver, or Teal . You can coordinate the color theme with your vehicle dash lights and with the Trim Ring of your choice for your onyX . The default color theme is blue .
Trim Rings Your onyX has a changeable Trim Ring to style the radio to your liking . The Trim Ring surrounds the Select button on the radio . A total of three trim rings are included with your onyX, including the one that is already installed in the onyX Radio .
Special Features turn the tool . Place the Trim Ring Removal Tool on the Trim Ring on the radio . Use care to align the tool so it’s centered on the Trim Ring . Using mild pressure to keep the tool against the Trim Ring, rotate the menu jump direct...
tool counter-clockwise until it will not rotate any further . The Trim Ring is now loose . Turn the onyX over and the Trim Ring should fall out . If it does not, gently tap the back of the radio until it does .
Special Features Parental Controls Your onyX has a parental control feature which will allow you to lock access to channels, or lock access to an entire category . A 4-digit code controls access to the locked channel or locked category . When you browse a category, the locked channel number or locked category will be shown but not the artist and song/show information .
Controls will be highlighted . Press the Select button . You will be prompted to select a 4-digit code: For each digit, press one of the 0-9 keys and then press to advance to the next digit . (Press if you need to go back and edit a previous digit .) ii .
Special Features the Select button . 3 At the “Parental Controls” screen, Parental Controls will be highlighted . Press the Select button to turn parental control On (or press the Select button to turn parental control Off) . 4 Press and hold menu to return to the main display screen . To lock (or unlock) channels or categories: Press menu .
channel or category and press the Select button . The lock icon will disappear indicating the channel or category is unlocked .) Locked Channels Locked Channels Rock Deep Tracks Hair Nation xL Liquid Metal SIRIXM U You can continue to lock and unlock as many channels or categories as you wish .
Special Features 4 When you have entered all 4 digits of the code press the Select button . 5 If Parental Controls are shown as Off, press the Select button to turn it On, otherwise continue with the next step . 6 At the “Parental Controls”...
To listen to a locked channel: There are two ways to tune to a channel which has been locked . The first is by directly tuning the locked channel, and the second is to select the locked channel from a category list . Directly tune or select the locked channel: To directly tune a locked channel: Press direct and enter the channel number using the 0-9...
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Configuring Your onyX Radio ID Your onyX has an alphanumeric ID which uniquely identifies the radio . This ID is used during the activation process . To display the Radio ID: Press menu . 2 Radio ID will be highlighted . If it is not highlighted, press and highlight Radio ID .
Find Available FM Channels in Your Area Before attempting any of the procedures below, you should park your vehicle in a safe location . Do not attempt to set up your FM channels or any onyX function while driving . PowerConnect allows you to listen to XM audio through your vehicle’s FM radio .
Configuring Your onyX vehicle’s radio . If you are satisfied with the sound quality, you’re done! If this FM channel doesn’t work well for you, work down the list until you find an FM channel that allows you to hear XM clearly . Manually tune through your local FM channels Manually tune through your local FM channels on your vehicle’s FM radio .
performance . If this is the case, we recommend saving the best FM channels as presets on your FM radio and onyX . Then you simply select and match the best channel for the area you are in . TIP! It will be much more difficult to find available FM channels in large cities than in most suburban or rural locations .
Configuring Your onyX Set and Select an FM Channel onyX allows you to easily store (i .e ., preset) up to 5 different FM channels . At any time, you can select any one of these 5 FM presets to transmit audio from onyX to your vehicle’s FM radio .
among the following options: If the chosen storage location is empty (denoted by “---“), or if the storage location contains the FM preset currently being used (denoted by “current”), then the FM channel tuning screen is displayed . ii . If the chosen storage location has an FM preset that is not currently being used, and you want to edit it, Edit Channel is highlighted .
Configuring Your onyX The chosen FM channel will be confirmed on the display screen and the onyX will tune to that FM Set your vehicle’s FM radio to same FM channel . IMPORTANT! You’ll first need to find a suitable FM channel that is unused or available in your area .
To quickly select an FM channel from the preset list: Press FM to display the current FM preset . 2 To display and select the next FM preset, press FM . The radio will tune to the displayed FM channel . If the preset is the one you want, press menu or wait for the screen to timeout .
Configuring Your onyX Jump Settings The jump button can be configured to either jump to the traffic and weather channel of one of the 20 most congested cities, or to jump back to the last channel to which you were listening . When configured for traffic/weather, you’ll need to select a desired city from the list .
6 A list of cities will be displayed . Press your desired location and press the Select button . 7 The JUMP Settings screen will display the location you selected . Press and hold menu to return to the main display screen . Set Location Atlanta Baltimore...
Configuring Your onyX Set Brightness To change the display’s brightness: Press menu . Press to scroll to and highlight Brightness and press the Select button . Press to decrease or the brightness of the display . Press the Select button to confirm the brightness setting .
Set Audio Level The audio level of the onyX made between the dock and the vehicle’s stereo to adjust the onyX’s volume level to match the volume of other audio sources you may use, such as a CD player, other FM stations, or an MP3 player . Do not use the audio level as a volume control .
Configuring Your onyX Signal Indicator For best reception, your Magnetic Mount Antenna should have an unobstructed view of the XM satellites . In large cities, there are terrestrial transmitters (ground repeaters) to help increase the signal coverage . Your onyX can display the received strength of the satellite and terrestrial signals being received .
Factory Settings The factory settings menu has two choices, AUX Detect and Restore Defaults . AUX Detect AUX Detect allows the onyX Radio to automatically detect a connection made to the AUDIO connector of the PowerConnect Vehicle Dock by an Aux In Cable or Cassette Adapter .
Configuring Your onyX Press to scroll to and highlight Factory Settings and press the Select button . AUX Detect should be highlighted and show as enabled . Press the Select button to toggle the setting . A warning screen will be displayed . Press the Select button to confirm that you want to disable AUX Detect .
Restore Defaults You can clear all of your personal settings, such as favorite channels, FM presets etc . and return the radio to its original out-of-the-box settings To reset onyX to factory defaults: NOTE! Restoring defaults permanently removes all personal settings . Press menu .
Configuring Your onyX Demo Mode Your onyX has a demo mode that starts playing when, for a prolonged period of time (more than 5 minutes), the radio either detects it’s not connected to the antenna, or the antenna stops receiving a signal . It disappears when the antenna is connected properly or when the radio starts receiving a signal .
Press to scroll to and highlight Enter Demo Mode and press the Select button . The demo mode will start in 10 seconds . To exit demo mode at any time, press and hold the Select button for 10 seconds . Entering Demo Mode.
Configuring Your onyX Using the Vehicle Dock From the Universal Xpress Car Kit If you have chosen to use the Vehicle Dock from the Universal Xpress Car Kit rather than the PowerConnect Vehicle Dock included with your onyX radio, you will need to complete some additional installation steps .
Configuring Your onyX Turn FM Transmitter On/Off Turning the FM Transmitter On applies only if you are using the older model Vehicle Dock from the Universal Xpress Car Kit, and plan to use SureConnect or FMDA as the audio connection option . You’ll have to turn On the FM Transmitter under the FM Settings menu .
To turn the FM Transmitter Off: If you are using the older model Vehicle Dock from the Universal Xpress Car Kit, and plan to use the Aux In Cable or a Cassette Adapter as the audio connection option, you’ll have to turn the FM Transmitter under the FM Settings menu in the onyX Radio Off, if it was previously turned On .
Troubleshooting onyX has been designed and built to be trouble-free but if you experience a problem, try this: • Check that all connections are firm and secure . • Make sure the vehicle power socket is clean and free of corrosion . • Make sure you have connected the onyX as described in this User Guide .
If you see this on the screen: Channel Off Air Loading Updating — If this happens: You do not receive all the channels to which you subscribed Audio sounds too soft Try this: • The channel you’ve selected is not currently broadcasting .
Troubleshooting If this happens: No audio when using the Aux In Cable or Cassette Adapter Audio fades or has static when listening Try this: • Check all cables between your onyX and your vehicle’s stereo system for a firm and secure connection .
If this happens: No audio when using PowerConnect or FMDA No song title or artist name is displayed Traffic and Weather channels sound different from other channels The demo is playing Try this: • Check that your onyX and your vehicle’s FM radio are tuned to the same FM channel .
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FCC Statement The user is cautioned that changes or modifications not expressly approved by SIRIUS XM Radio Inc . can void the user’s authority to operate this device . This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules . Operation is subject to the following two conditions: 1 .
Owners Record Owner’s Record The radio model number is located below and the XM Radio ID is located on the label on the back of the onyX . Record the XM Radio ID in the space provided below . Refer to these numbers whenever you call your dealer regarding this product .