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Garmin 4208 XM radio setup

Old 05-27-2008, 02:36 PM
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Default Garmin 4208 XM radio setup

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I just got the garmin 4208 and want to set it up with xm radio I have heard that i can just plug the gdl 30a into an amplifyer and it will work? But I can't find any Info on it? Or do I need a stereo that is XM compatible? What is the best way to set it up
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Old 05-27-2008, 03:13 PM
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Default Re: Garmin 4208 XM radio setup

The GDL30a has RCA connectors (on the cable). So you need a stereo that can has RCA type inputs (or use an adapter). The output is line level so you could plug it into your home stereo's AUX in if you wanted and it would work.
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Default Re: Garmin 4208 XM radio setup

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So it doesn't have to be a XM compatable stereo? Just any stereo with an AUX?
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Default Re: Garmin 4208 XM radio setup

That's correct.
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Default Re: Garmin 4208 XM radio setup

I had to install an FM transceiver in the line to my radio and tune the radio to a station in the 80s to get it to accept the XM Radio signal. It is a Clarion from the year of the flood (no XM) which now functions as a perfectly acceptable pre-amp to my Garmin 5212's XM Radio!


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