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Does anyone know what model radio Mercury uses when they factory install a Sirius Satelite Radio in a new Milan? I just purchased a Milan and am waiting for my dealer to get the radio in but in the mean time I am hoping someone else has had this installed and can tell me what model the radio is. My dealer said they should have it in before the end of the month but the wait is killing me since I miss my Sirius already and it has only been 3 days.

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There isn't a "factory" option for a Sirius radio for the Fusion. Some Ford have Sirius ready radios and they'll have a "sat" button on them. They may be swapping in an F-150 radio because I know they are the same style and they have it. But to the best of my knowledge you'll need an external reciever.

I might look into this because I love the 6 disk but gave it up for an aftermarket CD player for better reception. I'd rather have a stock radio back in.
 

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Any Ford Radio that has a SAT button or a AUX button is sat ready. The radio in the Fusion is the new style radio made by delphi. Its the same style in the F150. I already put it in my Fusion. Works like a champ.  I got the audiophile system and think it was worth the extra money. I would much rather keep the factory head unit. If you got any questions let me know.
 

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I am planning to get Sirius on my Fusion, but later after Spring '06. 

Ford tech, Is it better to get a SIRIUS Satellite Radio Tuner or a SIRIUS Plug 'n Play Receiver?
 

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I recommend getting a sirius tuner which is made to work with the factory radio. it is controlled with the AUX Button. It plugs right in and works perfect. I purchased mine from Ebay because our radio distruibtor we use at the dealership couldnt get them yet. Its actually a delphi radio and tuner. You should be able to get them now thru your Ford dealer or you might even try and ford authorized radio center like United Radio. I think I paid about $300 bucks for the kit. But I didnt like the antenna so I went to a radio shop and bought a newer smaller stlye antenna and pluged it in.
 

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[quote author=FordTech link=topic=38155.msg578652#msg578652 date=1139879444]
I recommend getting a sirius tuner which is made to work with the factory radio. it is controlled with the AUX Button. It plugs right in and works perfect. I purchased mine from Ebay because our radio distruibtor we use at the dealership couldnt get them yet. Its actually a delphi radio and tuner. You should be able to get them  now thru your Ford dealer or you might even try and ford authorized radio center like United Radio. I think I paid about $300 bucks for the kit. But I didnt like the antenna so I went to a radio shop and bought a newer smaller stlye antenna and pluged it in.
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Which connector on the back of the radio is wired to the AUX button? There appears to be two, one small and one large which is available.
 

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I have a 2007 Milan Premier (Job 2) with 6-speaker Audiophile sound system and satellite antenna factory installed. I asked the sales and service people why I'm not getting Sirius. Salesman answer was that "satellite radio" needs to be listed on the sticker. Service guy had to call Ford and they told him that the antenna is installed but not connected to anything. He did not give me a firm quote but said it would be a "couple hundred" to install the Sirius tuner.

I see several different models of tuners listed on the Sirius website: http://www.sirius.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=Sirius/CachedPage&c=Page&cid=1065475754258 but I don't know which one is the right one for my head unit.

Fordtech says the head unit is delphi, does that mean that the Sirius tuner for GM vehicles will work? The Audiophile head unit looks similar to one that is on the visteon web page.

Is this a relatively easy do-it-youself job to install the tuner, or is this more difficult (requires special tools)?
 

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I just got the Fusion last week that came with Sirius hooked up and running. Ford Canada has packaged a 6 month subsription with most new Ford Cars. Dealer must have activated it or something. I just push the Aux button till it displays Sat1 and start tuning. :D
 

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CandianCrew, did your vehicle sticker state "Satellite Radio" in the options? My 2007 Milan was the first Job 2 vehicle that the Mercury service guy had seen. He told me that the satellite radio on the Montegos just works when you hit the AUX button, like yours. I looked up several Montego stickers and several had "SATELLITE RADIO $195"

My Milan has "AM/FM 6-DISC CD W/MP3 AUDIOPHILE SOUND SYSTEM" on the sticker, but it does not have "SATELLITE RADIO", so the service guy said that I have a dummy antenna.

I really don't know why the Ford/Mercury literature says "6 months free Sirius service" and also "Sirius satellite radio late availability", then they deliver the vehicles "satellite ready" with no information on how to get Sirius.
 

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FASHIMDN,
I checked the window sticker. it does say "Sirius Satelite Radio" on the left side with the standard options. You mentioned late availability and you listed yours as a job 2. Did you order it or buy it off the lot? Either way what is your build date? Mine was built Sept 22 but that may not help as it may all different for the Milan.
 

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These are the types of things that Ford does that irks me. Either they aren't relaying information to their dealer bodies, or the dealer bodies are not properly conveying the information to their staff correctly.

We need a guinea pig.
 

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My Mercury dealer service guy said that they (Ford and/or Sirius, but probably Ford) do not have the satellite radio kits available. He thought that they would be available in January(!!). So therefore no pricing is available yet.
 

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your vehicle is just ready for satellite. you have to see the $195 fee on your vehicle's sticker to be getting the service. the $195 covers the installation and the first six months "free".
 

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Can anyone take the radio out and state the part number for the tuner...futher state what radio system you have...many of us know that we can get it but need info from you job 2 folks...seems like the delership don't know jack without a part number and none are willing to rip apart a car to find out...\

Its not that hard to take the dash off and remove the 4 screws of the radio....

Also if you have the MP3 jack please see how it connects and let us non jack owners know. Thanks.
 

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My Ford dealer is currently waiting for the parts for the Fusion '06 Sirius systems to come in, they already have the wiring. They should be in by the end of the month?
 
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