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Anyone else having antenna issues with Sirius? I've had my Karma for just over three weeks and about once a week when I start up the car in the morning I get an antenna connection error that is impossible to dismiss. I've tried making phone calls and playing audio over Bluetooth, but to no avail. I haven't yet figured out how to turn off the radio completely while the car is on (anyone?). After a recharge at night the problem disappears. Really annoying.
 

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Anyone else having antenna issues with Sirius? I've had my Karma for just over three weeks and about once a week when I start up the car in the morning I get an antenna connection error that is impossible to dismiss. I've tried making phone calls and playing audio over Bluetooth, but to no avail.
Not that I am trying out for the role of Captain Obvious, but this may in fact be a connection problem somewhere between the receiver and the antenna (which I believe is located in the wing mirrors). Karmas have been known to have issues with connectors (badly cured Silicone sealant, for example) that led to intermittent and annoying problems of this general type in different parts of the car.

MaxMuller said:
I haven't yet figured out how to turn off the radio completely while the car is on (anyone?). After a recharge at night the problem disappears. Really annoying.
The audio system cannot be turned off. You can either mute it or switch it to an unused input, such as AUX, to turn off the sounds.
 

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I've been wondering why there is no 'off' switch for the radio/aux... every other car has it... and it would be nice to save that extra wHr of power...
 

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I've seen the "Antenna Error" two or three times since I've owned the car. It's always worked fine after a soft reset (let the car go to sleep and restart). I don't know if it's a SW or HW issue, but I'm inclined to believe the former, since when it works it always works perfectly. It seems to be an initalization issue.

I also saw a "Can't get a satelite signal" message for the first time, when I parked in the bottom of a parking garage, but the Sirius came on just fine once the car could see the sky.

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I've been wondering why there is no 'off' switch for the radio/aux... every other car has it... and it would be nice to save that extra wHr of power...
My Mercedes was the same way with the COMAND system. There was no way to turn off the radio independent of the entire system. Mute or picking another input were the options. I didn't like it then either, but as least I'm used to it :)

I really like having BT audio on the car. Between Pandora and TuneIn, I don't think I'll be re-upping my Sirius subscription when it runs out. Plus, being on BT audio allows me to 'turn the radio off' by closing the audio app on my phone.
 
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