I have a 04 GS300 that is relatively new to me. It has the Mark Levingston sound system and what do directly connect Sirius to it. Can this be done? I have a portable Sirius that i am hesitating to install. Any advise?
I have an '08 LS460 that I want to switch from XM to Sirius. I have contacted VAIS for the hardware, but need some direction with the install. I'm somewhat mechanically inclined as long as I have some pictoral directions. Is there something available here in Club Lexus for removing the radio head unit? I have the Mark Levinson system if that matters. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Update: Sirius is now installed in my LS With help from the folks at VAIS Technology and CL member Onepointon installation was pretty painless. All hardware is mounted in the trunk. Had to disconnect the XM receiver and antenna and install Sirius tuner/converter and antenna converter using the factory installed shark fin. No reception problems whatsoever. This was the excuse I was given when initially looking at the LS. Anyway I'm a truly happy camper at this point.
'12 SWB Matador Red Pearl/Light Gray
Mark Levinson/Nav/AGPS, Pre-Collision System, 5 spoke 19" wheels, Lexus Mudguards
Last edited by kbinfl; 06-17-08 at 12:03 PM.
my local lexus wanted 650 to install a serius unit. i bought the sirius connect (50$) and sirius 'toysci direct link' (60$) from best buy.com and local best buy installed it for 35$. now i have fully integrated sirius in my lexus X 400h for 145$ and saved around 500$. Thank you best buy. can also get it for less at dogstar radio .com enjoy. the unit sits inside dash behind stick and connect to back of stereo 'data' port. all connectors included from bestbuy. stereo comes out by removing wood panel around shifter, then unscrew.. but just pay best buy to do it for you!
I have a 2005 ES330 with Nav, 6 CD changer, & Mark Levinson, and I want to hook up my sirius & ipod up to the Nav system. I saw that VAIS tech makes an adapter that can do both (at least sirius control through the Nav and uncontrolled aux input for mp3 players) with the SoundLinQ SLs.
My question - has anyone used this setup? I'm almost ready to buy this equipment since it's the only one that will do sirius & ipod, but I'd like to hear from others & find out if it's been done before with a similar setup.
If not, then another question - can you uninstall the CD changer & make that aux inputs? I never listen to CDs anymore since I have satellite radio & my ipod. The SoundLinQ SLS is quite expensive, and maybe a cheaper route would be to have the satellite tuner installed with the nav, then take out the CD changer & replace with the ipod (I plan to do the install myself).
I have a 2006 GS300 with Nav/Mark Levinson and currently have a Sirius Stiletto hooked up with the FM direct adapter. My question: are there RCA hookups on the back of this stereo? The direct adapter is okay but I would really like to improve the sound quality.
i've got sirius on my IS and love it but dont know how its hooked up. my lil round antenna is mounted above my dash tray and picks up good except from under a bank drive thru or a long bridge.
The dealer placed the antenna by the third brake light. I did not like it so I put it on top of it and it does get better pick up. Too bad it does not come in white than I would have put it on the roof. TSS makes a shark fin adaptor that you can use as well.