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Just purchased S turbo and erroneously thought system included satellite radio, However I learned KIA is now providing satellite for only higher and more expensive trims. I read about a VAIS adapter but it appears the adapter may not be viable for Seltos. Anyone tried to add satellite radio capability or replace base infotainment system
 

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Just hooked up one in mine.Install the radio per the instructions and use a FM station on your radio that is not occupied and set the satellite radio to that frequency.You can do that in the menu on the satellite radio.You might have to try a couple frequencies to see which one is the clearest.Make sure you get one of the newest radios that is capable of doing that.I purchased the Stratus 7 and it works fine.The sound quality will be the same as any FM station you usually listen to.
 

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This is how I installed mine.I used the mount with the sticky base and stuck it to the side of the opening where the power and usb ports are.I ran the cigarette lighter and antenna wires under the trim and thru the space under the steering wheel.I kept going with the antenna along the inside of the door moulding to the roof of the car.The power for the radio comes from the accessory fuse in the panel.That fuse will power on in the accessory mode of the ignition.The plug in type connector has a double fuse holder with the red wire you and a black wire that needs to be grounded.You will see a couple places you can do that near the fuse panel.The fuse you take out of the panel will go in the back slot of the connector and I have a 5 amp fuse in the front slot protecting the radio.The red and black wires then go into a female cigarette lighter adapter and you plug the radio into that.Study the pics and you will get a good idea of what I just explained.Hope this is of help to you.
 

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This is how I installed mine.I used the mount with the sticky base and stuck it to the side of the opening where the power and usb ports are.I ran the cigarette lighter and antenna wires under the trim and thru the space under the steering wheel.I kept going with the antenna along the inside of the door moulding to the roof of the car.The power for the radio comes from the accessory fuse in the panel.That fuse will power on in the accessory mode of the ignition.The plug in type connector has a double fuse holder with the red wire you and a black wire that needs to be grounded.You will see a couple places you can do that near the fuse panel.The fuse you take out of the panel will go in the back slot of the connector and I have a 5 amp fuse in the front slot protecting the radio.The red and black wires then go into a female cigarette lighter adapter and you plug the radio into that.Study the pics and you will get a good idea of what I just explained.Hope this is of help to you.
PS any bigger radio will not work in the opening that I used.You'll have to mount it on the dash vents.The Stratus 7 is an ideal fit.
 

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PS any bigger radio will not work in the opening that I used.You'll have to mount it on the dash vents.The Stratus 7 is an ideal fit.
So this Stratus 7 that you installed is in a Seltos? Is it an XM radio you had previously or purchased specifically for this vehicle? i ask because i have XM for many years in every vehicle i have owned. I really need it for NHLN and am very skeptical to have to use xm app through infotainment system. It would no longer be satellite radio and then become reliant on data. I do have unlimited data plan but it is not reliable in the mountains or anywhere generally for that matter. So, you just installed the Stratus 7 and go back and forth between infotainment with apps and the XM add on radio? Would I have to get a new subscription, would you know.. Thank you.
 

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THe xm radio is on a plan of it's own thru Sirius.Nothing to do with a data plan or the infotainment center only to program the fm station
 

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THe xm radio is on a plan of it's own thru Sirius.Nothing to do with a data plan or the infotainment center only to program the fm station
i already have XM radio. Hopefully if I get the Stratus 7 I can just transfer my current subscription to this radio. Additionally, would I be able to remove the Stratus on a frequent basis and reinstall it quickly with little effort. Reason I ask is because in NYC some people think when they see something they like.....they can claim it as their own. So, could i use it like plug and play?
 

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Yes remove it from it's base.It just slides out.The cords are plugged into the base.
Each time I remove the unit would it need a time consuming reset when reconnecting, would you know from your experiences?
Also, do you think the onyx XM radio would set up the same in the Seltos as the stratus 7? I keep getting offers for the onyx from XM. Or is the stratus 7 the only option that you found would work when trying to set this up?
 
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