My wife and I purchased a 2006 270 this summer from the second owner of the boat.
We are considering subscribing to a Sirius XM account. However, I am a little puzzled.
When I first saw the boat I noticed there was a Sirius XM antenna on the radar arch. So I thought "great all we need to do is get the ID number off the unit, call Sirius and get the service started".
Based on what I have read I expected to be able to get the ESN / ID number off the head unit's display
But when I change the head unit from Tuner mode to Satellite mode all I see is the Sirius phone number scrolling across the screen. I called the number at Sirius and the lady there told me to change to channel "0" to get the ID. Of course I could not find any way to get it do display channel "0" no matter what button on the head unit I pushed.
So I called a local stereo shop and the guy there told me that a "Sirius Ready" stereo needs a tuner for it to display channel "0". So I assumed I needed to buy a tuner even though there is a pre-installed antenna.
Typically the tuners come with antennas. But I do not see any tuner anywhere, granted I have not done a real thorough search for it.
Now the kicker to all of this is that there is some Sirius paper work that I got from the previous owner that has a letter that came with the boat when the boat was delivered to the first owner in 2006.
The letter states that the boat manufacturer is providing 6 months free Sirius service.
If Monterey was providing this offer to the first boat buyer, then it stands to reason that there must be a tuner somewhere or the first owner would not been able to take advantage of the 6 month offer without having to purchase a tuner. The guy I bought it from never even looked into the Sirius since he only had the boat for 8 months so has no idea about the possibility of a tuner. The letter made no mention of the new owner needing to purchase anything additional to take advantage of the offer.
Because there is an antenna, I am naturally assuming there may be a tuner. But since I cannot get the head unit to display channel "0" or display the ID number maybe there isn't a tuner.
So would anyone know if Monterey would have included the tuner and where it could possibly be located? If the tuner is there what would I be doing wrong in trying to get the ID?
Or did Monterey install an antenna but not a tuner?
What am I missing?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.