Honda Accord: XM Radio Display Messages - Playing the XM Radio (EX-L, Canadian EX, and all V6 models without 
navigation system) - Features - Honda Accord 2008-2012 Owner's ManualHonda Accord: XM Radio Display Messages

‘‘LOADING’’ - XM is loading the audio or program information.

‘‘OFF AIR’’ - The channel currently selected is no longer broadcasting.

‘‘UPDATING’’ - The encryption code is being updated. Wait until the encryption code is fully updated.

Channels 0 and 1 should still work normally.

‘‘NO SIGNAL’’ - The signal is currently too weak. Move the vehicle to an area away from tall buildings, and with an unobstructed view of the southern horizon.

‘‘ - - - - ’’ - The selected channel number does not exist, or is not part of your subscription, or this channel has no artist or title information at this time.

‘‘NO INFO’’ - The selected channel has no artist or title information at this time.

‘‘ANTENNA’’ - There is a problem with the XM antenna. Please consult your dealer.

The XM satellites are in orbit over the equator; therefore, objects south of the vehicle may cause satellite reception interruptions. To help compensate for this, ground-based repeaters are placed in major metropolitan areas.

Satellite signals are more likely to be blocked by tall buildings and mountains the farther north you travel from the equator. Carrying large items on a roof rack can also block the signal.

Depending on where you drive, you may experience reception problems.

Interference can be caused by any of these conditions:

Driving on the north side of an east/west mountain road.

Driving on the north side of a large commercial truck on an east/west road.

Driving in tunnels.

Driving on a road beside a vertical

Driving on a road beside a vertical wall, steep cliff, or hill to the south of you.

Driving on the lower level of a multi-tiered road.

Driving on a single lane road alongside dense trees taller than 50 ft. (15 m) to the south of you.

Large items carried on a roof rack.

There may be other geographic situations that could affect XM Radio reception.

As required by the FCC:

Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

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