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Chevrolet Captiva Owners Manual: Satellite Radio

If equipped with a SiriusXM® Satellite Radio tuner and a valid SiriusXM Satellite subscription can receive SiriusXM programming.

SiriusXM Satellite Radio Service

SiriusXM is a satellite radio service based in the 48 contiguous United States and 10 Canadian provinces.

SiriusXM Satellite Radio has a wide variety of programming and commercial-free music, coast to

coast, and in digital-quality sound.

A service fee is required to receive the SiriusXM service. For more information, contact SiriusXM at or 1-866-635-2349 (U.S) and or call 1-877-209-0079 (Canada).

Finding a Station

BAND: Press to switch between AM, FM, or SiriusXM. The selection displays.

(Tune): Turn to select radio stations.

SEEK or  ¨ SEEK: Press to go to the previous or to the next station and stay there.

To scan stations, press and hold © SEEK or SEEK until a beep sounds. The radio goes to a station, plays for a few seconds, then goes to the next station. Press either arrow again to stop scanning.

Finding a Category (CAT) Station

CAT (Category): The CAT button is used to find SiriusXM stations when the radio is in the XM mode. To find SiriusXM channels within a desired category:

  1. Press BAND until the XM frequency displays.
  2. Press CAT to display the category tabs.
  3. To navigate through the categories, do one of the following:
  • Press the CAT button.
  • Press the REV or FWD button.
  • Turn the knob.
  1. To tune to a station in the selected category, do one of the following:
  • Turn the   knob.
  • Press the pushbutton below the right or left arrows on the display.
  • Press the SEEK or SEEK button.
  1. To exit the category search mode, press the FAV button or the BAND button to display the favorites again.

Removing SiriusXM Categories

Undesired SiriusXM categories can be removed through the setup menu. To remove an undesired category:

  1. Press the MENU button.
  2. Press the pushbutton below the XM CAT label.
  3. Turn the   knob, then press the   SEEK or   SEEK button or the REV or FWD button to display the category to be removed.
  4. Press the pushbutton under the Remove tab until the category name along with the word Removed displays.
  5. Repeat the steps to remove more categories.

Removed categories can be restored by pressing the pushbutton under the Add label when a removed category is displayed or by pressing the pushbutton under the Restore All label.

Categories cannot be removed or added while the vehicle is moving faster than 8 km/h (5 mph).

Storing a Radio Station as a Favorite

Drivers are encouraged to set up their radio station favorites while the vehicle is in P (Park). Tune to favorite stations using the presets, favorites button, and steering wheel controls. See Steering Wheel Controls on page 5-2.

FAV (Favorites): A maximum of 36 stations can be programmed as favorites using the six pushbuttons below the radio station frequency labels and by using the radio favorites page button (FAV button).

Press to go through up to six pages of favorites, each having six favorite stations available per page. Each page of favorites can contain any combination of AM, FM, or SiriusXM stations.

The balance/fade and tone settings that were previously adjusted, are stored with the favorite stations.

To store a station as a favorite:

  1. Tune to a radio station.
  2. Press FAV to display the page where to store the station.
  3. Press and hold one of the six pushbuttons until a beep sounds. When that pushbutton is pressed and released, the station that was set returns.
  4. Repeat the steps for each radio station to be stored as a favorite.

To set up the number of favorites pages:

  1. Press MENU to display the radio setup menu.
  2. Press the pushbutton below the FAV 1-6 label.
  3. Select the desired number of favorites pages by pressing the pushbutton below the displayed page numbers.
  4. Press FAV, or let the menu time out, to return to the original main radio screen showing the radio station frequency labels and to begin the process of programming favorites for the chosen number of favorites pages.

SiriusXM Radio Messages

XL (Explicit Language Channels): These channels, or any others, can be blocked at a customer's request, by calling 1-866-635-2349 (U.S) or 1-877-209-0079 (Canada).

XM Updating: The encryption code in the receiver is being updated, and no action is required. This process should take no longer than 30 seconds.

No XM Signal: The system is functioning correctly, but the vehicle is in a location that is blocking the SiriusXM signal. When the vehicle is moved into an open area, the signal should return.

Loading XM: The audio system is acquiring and processing audio and text data. No action is needed. This message should disappear shortly.

Channel Off Air: This channel is not currently in service. Tune in to another channel.

Channel Unauth: This channel is blocked or cannot be received with your SiriusXM Subscription package.

Channel Unavail: This previously assigned channel is no longer assigned. Tune to another station.

If this station was one of the presets, choose another station for that preset button.

No Artist Info: No artist information is available at this time on this channel. The system is working properly.

No Title Info: No song title information is available at this time on this channel. The system is working properly.

No CAT Info: No category information is available at this time on this channel. The system is working properly.

No Information: No text or informational messages are available at this time on this channel. The system is working properly.

No Subscription Please Renew: SiriusXM subscription needs to be reactivated. Contact SiriusXM at or  1-866-635-2349 (U.S) and or call 1-877-209-0079 (Canada).

CAT Not Found: There are no channels available for the selected category. The system is working properly.

XM Theftlocked: The SiriusXM receiver in the vehicle could have previously been in another vehicle.

For security purposes, SiriusXM receivers cannot be swapped between vehicles. If this message is received after having the vehicle serviced, check with your dealer.

XM Radio ID: If tuned to channel 0, this message alternates with the SiriusXM Radio eight digit radio ID label. This label is needed to activate the service.

Unknown: If this message is received when tuned to channel 0, there could be a receiver fault.

Consult with your dealer.

Check XM Receiver: If this message does not clear within a short period of time, the receiver could have a fault. Consult with your dealer.

XM Not Available: If this message does not clear within a short period of time, the receiver could have a fault. Consult with your dealer.

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