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Sat Fault and SDARS module???

Discussion in 'Explorer Audio & Navigation' started by rockey95, January 13, 2016.

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    1. rockey95

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      Folks, i need some help. just too my 2010 ford explorer that has Sat Fault on it when i try to use XM/Sirius radio, TSB 11-3-3 says radio has to be programmed, well it was programmed today at a cost of $50.00 to me but no luck, dealership says i need a SDARS module, my SDARS module is 8S4T-18C963-AH, can someone point me in the right direction to get XM working?
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      Is the satellite module on it original or did you add it in? It might in fact be a faulty module if it's original and cannot be reprogrammed.

      See if the dealer can give you a better deal on it, seeing as the vehicle is a 2010. Other than that, finding a used/second hand unit may be your best bet.

      A quick Google search shows a few available on ebay or other suppliers.

      Looks to be around $50 dollars.
       
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      Unfortunately I have found that the SDARS Module will need to be replaced and the one I have the least I have found it for is $100.00 then it will have to be programmed by the dealership, I'm guessing from what they are telling me anywhere from $100 to $150.00, I guess I will do without satellite radio for that cost.
      Thank you all.
       
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      I have recently had this issue in my 2008 Expedition. The dealer said it needed a new radio and quoted $1200. After ordering a new radio from eBay, it still shows satellite fault. I started removing trim pieces and noticed the satellite antenna cable (FAKRA connection) routed going under the center console. I found the SDARS module mounted under the gear shifter! It’s a metal box about the size of a VHS tape with a harness plugged into it and an antenna cable. I ordered a new one from the dealership for $365. After I installed the new one it works great. I have been searching for this information online and had not seen this information so I wanted to share it.
       

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