How to Reset the XM in a 2007 GMC Truck

by Charles Judd

In 2001, XM satellite radio entered into an agreement with General Motors to become standard equipment in their trucks, cars and SUVs. This includes all 2007 model GMC trucks. However, it may be necessary at times to reset the factory installed XM radio in your GM truck. This is most likely due to a new activation or a transfer of ownership with the vehicle. Resetting the XM radio is a simple process that can be achieved by two different methods.

Method One - Internet Reset

1

Turn on the ignition to your 2007 GMC truck and power on the stereo. Press the “BAND” button on the radio to switch from the AM/FM controls to XM. Turn the XM radio to Channel 0 and write down the eight-digit XM radio ID number that is displayed on the screen.

2

Visit the website www.xmradio.com/refresh and enter the eight-digit radio ID that you previously recorded. Press the “submit” button below the box where the radio ID number was entered and wait for confirmation.

3

On the truck stereo, navigate to Channel 1 and confirm that the preview channel is working properly. Leave the radio powered on for 20 to 30 minutes in order to properly receive the reset signal from the XM. The complete channel lineup will appear within half an hour.

Method Two - Phone Reset

1

Call XM radio at 1-800-XM-RADIO (1-800-967-2346). You will be guided through an automated system where you can select the option to "Refresh your XM signal."

2

Using your telephone keypad, enter the eight-digit radio ID that you acquired from your truck radio. XM radio will use this number to verify your account and will then send the reset signal to the truck stereo.

3

Navigate to Channel 1 on your truck’s stereo and confirm that the preview channel is working properly. Leave the radio powered on for 20 to 30 minutes in order to properly receive the reset signal from the XM. The complete channel lineup will appear within half an hour.

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About the Author

Located in southeastern Kentucky, Charles Judd began writing semi-professionally in early 2005 for local publications. His work has been published in his hometown newspapers, the "Jackson Sun" and the "Jackson Times." He has many diverse interests and enjoys writing about various subjects. Charles holds a Bachelor of Science in industrial machine technology.

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