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I have a 2004 FX35. I've gone through an original and four rebuilt Infiniti-installed XM tuners and they've all suffered from the frequent loss-of-signal / reception problem. The first required a restart to reboot, and each of the most recent have had the Clarion software modification that self-boots - some of the time, anyway. My dealer is helpful when it comes to replacing the tuner with a modified/rebuilt one, but not in getting a new tuner without the problem. (Does the problem plague 2005 FX's?)

Has anyone been successful in obtaining a lasting fix? If so, what do you recommend?

I'd particularily like to hear from other Southern California owners with this problem to figure out some strategy to get a fix.

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SoCalBob, I believe this is a pretty well documented problem. Over on the FreshAlloy forum, one of their sponsors, Grubbs Infiniti, has gone on record saying something to the effect of "don't buy the OEM XM receiver" because of ongoing problems with no fix as you describe.

On FX:
http://forums.freshalloy.com/ubbthreads ... st67871864

http://forums.freshalloy.com/ubbthreads ... st67862107

On Maxima:
http://forums.freshalloy.com/ubbthreads ... st67845555

On G35:
http://forums.freshalloy.com/ubbthreads ... st67829493
 

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Actually they are probably saying that because even though they offer XM and Sirius, they are being pushed by the higher ups to recommend Sirius, as are a couple of other car manufacturers who offer both. Saw this in the newspaper the other day. Sirius is trying to corner the factory installed market, but with GM and Toyota offering XM only, I doubt they will succeed. GM and Toyota probably account for close to or more than 50% of new car sales.

I'm sure there is a fix, but no one at Nissan/Infiniti is in any hurry to get it done. No other satellite receivers have thse issues, and Clarion does and can make one that will not behave like this. They just have not been pushed to do so. It's probably an acceptable failure rate to them.

FWIW my XM doesn't have this problem, It's only a small group, kinda like the engine start up noise problem. They usually don't fix these isloated problems.
 

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ShadyJC, you're right that Grubbs indicates there's no solution yet, and johnmax, I agree that this is a solvable problem. Its a matter of motivating NIssan/Infiniti and Clarion to solve it. Both Nissan and Clarion are located in Southern California; that's why I think it might be good if some of the motivation came from SoCal owners.
 
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