Problem with Sportster

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cpoke11

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I am on my second Sportster and it is having the same problem as the first one that I had replaced. It will work great for a few days and then suddenly exhibit a no signal x instead of three bars. I know that the antenna is mounted properly because it will work. I will call Sirius and they will walk me through some sort of "cycle" or something and it will work again. I am tired of calling them. Is the Sportster a lemon and should I purchase a different model of satellite radio receiver? I really like the Sirius programming.
 
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I had that problem

I had the very same problem with my Sportster and it turn out to be a faulty antenna. Once a new antenna was installed the problems vanished. The installer told me that there are a good number of antenna failures. MY other problems have been the blue led lights, I lost almost all of them on my first Sportster, now with my second one I am living with a dimmed "memo" and "band" button. I also have had the power plug internal wiring lose contact inside the plug housing. Try the antenna for your problem.
 
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cpoke11

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Thanks

Thanks for the info on the antenna. Where can I get a replacement car antenna? Would it be best to go through Sirius or are there other outlets?
 
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kevlard1

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The Sportster have been known to have problems with their backlights. I believe the newer version of it doesn't have that problem anymore.
 
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cpoke11 said:
Thanks for the info on the antenna. Where can I get a replacement car antenna? Would it be best to go through Sirius or are there other outlets?

You should be able to get it at any store that sells sirius stuff.
 

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