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My wife's Rav 4 has horrible XM reception (or should I say lack of). We recently drove 7 hours down from Ga to Florida and probably 40% of the way it was skipping and saying no satellite reception. I've read that using a different external antennae has helped on these instead of the shark fin. I bought what I "thought" was the correct adapter, but either I was just totally wrong or they changed it in the 2016 model. I have attached two pictures of the white connector I'm fairly certain is the XM antennae connector, does anyone know if somewhere is selling these adapters? It seems round, with a squared bottom. I prefer not to cut and splice the factory wiring.
 

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Since this is a 2016 I would take it to the dealer. Should still be under warranty. Let them resolve this for you
 

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Thought about that, but after reading WAY too many threads on this issue, it seems that Toyota blames XM or "environmental" issues and XM blames Toyota. I have a 2016 Tacoma that is just as bad. The wife came from a Ford Escape with Sirrus and it almost never lost the signal. Not sure if that is a difference between XM and Sirrus since I've heard they still operate on different satellites.
 

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I would give it a shot first before setting out on my own to find a fix. Nothing to lose
 

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I would give it a shot first before setting out on my own to find a fix. Nothing to lose
I agree, it is a brand new vehicle, make the dealer try to resolve the situation. Once you start changing parts, no one is going to take responsibility for the issue.
 

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I have an aftermarket 'shark fin' antenna on my '15 XLE and I have very little trouble with the satellite reception in my area. However, there is one spot that every time I pass through it my XM radio goes dead; I looked around today and found the culprit - a cell site on the roof of a low building.
 
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