Manual: 2011/2012 Boxster

Page: 27

Satellite radio

Satellite radio offers the reception of a multitude of stations - all in digital (CD) quality. The provider XM Satellite Radio offers a wide range of programs - music, sports, news, and entertainment, some without the interruption of advertisements. XM Satellite Radio offers over 170 channels from coast to coast.

Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG is not responsible for the content offered by the broadcasters.
The number of satellites and their location in orbit ensures broad coverage and reception 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

When reception is blocked by buildings or lanes with many overhanging trees, the receiver may be muted occasionally.
There may also be problems with reception if you have mounted a roof-top carrier or similar object on your car.

To make it easier to find that one program you want without having to sift through them all, the various stations are divided into what are known as categories. These categories make it possible to select a station by the category of program that it is broadcasting.
If you are not already receiving XM service:
– Obtain your 8-digit XM Radio ID from your PCM (see next chapter)
– Contact XM by calling 1-800-XMRADIO (1-800- 967-2346) to request activation
– Begin enjoying the complimentary trial period.
To use the service described above, you must sign up with the provider XM Satellite Radio.
When selecting a service for the first time, you must request that the provider enable it.
The description of the individual menu items reflects the information available at the time this manual was prepared.

Enabling the system to receive the service
To have your system enabled to receive the service, you must supply the provider with your system's ID number, which you will find in the SAT Settings menu.

  1. Set "SAT" mode.
  2. Press the button or touch the tab of the same name in the header.
  3. Select "SET XM"
    > "Radio ID".
    The radio ID number is displayed.

Once the device is enabled by the provider, you will be able to use the service after a short loading time.

XM Satellite Radio may request payment of an additional fee to enable certain channels. If you select one of these channels, a message will be displayed with a telephone number which you must call if you wish to have the channel enabled.