2016 Corolla S-Premium XM Compatibility

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2016 Corolla S-Premium XM Compatibility

Post by CB91710 » Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:16 pm

I have a 2016 Corolla S-Premium, which is loaded with XM and Nav, plus the (worthless) Entune suite.
I have a Pioneer AVIC-8200NEX on order along with an MRR and various harnesses.

I am curious about XM compatibility.
On the previous generation Corolla, apparently the XM receiver was in the trunk and replacing the factory HU with another OEM unit could be done without re-registering the XM unit.

Does anyone know how the 2016 is configured? I would love to not have to transfer my programming over to a new XM receiver (and would love to not have to install one in the first place).
Is the 11th generation Corolla XM built in to the HU, or will the MRR automatically retain the original?


I guess I could ask the same question of the 2015 Rav4 XLE (same HU functions) in case my wife wants to upgrade as well.

Thanks!
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Re: 2016 Corolla S-Premium XM Compatibility

Post by Dara DeGrand » Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:34 am

In both of those vehicles, the satellite radio is internal to the radio, so it cannot be retained.
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Re: 2016 Corolla S-Premium XM Compatibility

Post by CB91710 » Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:33 pm

Thanks.

I was able to confirm last night that it is a 2-piece design, with a "spider harness" connecting the XM module to the HU. The two units are both mounted into the same framework on the 11th Gen Corolla, so retaining XM would require yet another adapter to connect the 3 connectors on the XM module to the Maestro and vehicle power.
It would also require getting creative with the mounting, since the OEM pair are the same size as a double-DIN aftermarket HU. The OTC SiriusXM receiver is probably cleaner.

Apparently, in the cases where the OEM radio had been changed and XM retained, the dealer separated the XM module and attached it to the new HU, logical, no need to order a new one if the original works.
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