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I just recently installed a pioneer AVH-X1800S, the cd and

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i just recently installed a pioneer AVH-X1800S, the cd and radio works, however i cant get the sirius funtion to light up as well as the pandora function, and the usb connect to my samsung is telling me its incompatible, can you help me out?
JA: Has your Samsung done this before? And can you guesstimate how old it is?
Customer: just bought the samsung a month ago, never a prob with any other stock radio
JA: How long has this been going on? What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: ive tried installing a few diff apps, pioneer connect app and a mirror link app, do i need a special usb cable to link my samsung to the radio?
JA: Anything else you want the electronics expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: and still not sure why the sirius and pandora functions arent lighting up
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Car Electronics
Expert:  ElectronicsPete replied 10 months ago.

Hi, I'm Pete. Welcome to JustAnswer! I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with your reply ASAP.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
thank you
Expert:  ElectronicsPete replied 10 months ago.

You need to have an adapter and separate Sirius antenna attached to make it work - did you fit these as part of the installation?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
i did not but will order today
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
my jeep came preinstalled with a stock radio with sirius do i still need the adapter?
and as far as the usb connection to my phone i have ordered a usb bluetooth function to the radio, should this take care of the phone connection to the radio problem?
Expert:  ElectronicsPete replied 10 months ago.

Yes, the adapter is for the satellite connection so that you can pick up the Sirius signal.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
can i buy an adapter that hooks to the original sirius cable that came with my vehicle?
Expert:  ElectronicsPete replied 10 months ago.

Yes, these are available from

Expert:  ElectronicsPete replied 10 months ago.

Hi, just checking in on your question, do you need any further assistance?