1) Yep.macreative said:1) Does anybody have it?
2) Was it difficult to install it yourself?
3) Is it worth the effort, would you do it again?
Thanks. Hey, RICHMOND. My dad lives in WILLIAMSBURG. Neat.e.ip said:FedEx just delivered mine (from PriusXM)...I am going to install it tomorrow. That should provide a few hours of pain, sweat and suffering. I will report back on the level of difficulty afterward.
Me too. I can say this: It looks factory (duh), but if you are über anal, to get to the SAT settings using Just The Head Unit (not the screen), you have to push AM twice. I know on my SCION, the AM button had this on it: AM/SAT...now, on the PRIUS HU, it just says AM.CWeider said:So can anyone comment on any differences in price/features/functionality between the "factory" XM unit that TJ had installed by his Toyota dealer, versus the aftermarket PriusXM.com unit?
I like the security of keeping the dealer on the hook for the part and installation.
According to my Install Guy Gary, it's a matter of the XM antenna cord (from the convertable SOLARA), only going so far.DanMan32 said:The XM from Coastal and from PriusXM is the same box that TJ got from his dealer. Only difference is, PriusXM comes with an installation DVD, and Coastal comes with jelly beans.
By the way TJ, I believe there's a spot for the XM box under the rear seat. If that's not ideal, it could be placed in the super hidden compartment where other modules reside in the under-hatch. This way you don't lose your cubbyhole space.
Ed, it's the antenna, that I was told was short. The control cable must be long enough...'cause it reaches the HU, or is this another cable?e.ip said:I have the PriusXM, and as far as I can tell, it's a toyota part. (It said so right on the XM unit). So in terms of functionality is concern, "after market" vs. Toyota, they're one and the same.
TJ: On the Solara unit, which cable is short? The control cable or the antenna? If it's the antenna, XM sells an extension cable.
http://xmradio.com/catalog/product_deta ... pe=Antenna
Yeah, I think you are correct. I know there is a bunch of felt there, or something soft-ish, that he laid the tuner against. It's not going anywhere, that is for sure.e.ip said:I was going over your previous posts, and looks like your install-guy placed the XM unit in the "trunk" area....that's where priusXM suggested for the install as well -- the pXM kit came with heavy-duty double-sided velcro tape to tape the unit to the inside wall (behind the sidewall carpet). And from there, my antenna cable is only slightly longer than it needs to reach the roof.
So sounds like the two kits are EXACTLY the same (minus the velcro).