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HK head unit and Sirius not getting along

So I recently decided to install Sirius on my R52. Using the auxiliary input that I purchased at my local mini. Total time to complete plug n play 30 min.
Everything good, an hour later the radio toggle back to the cd mode or radio mode.tried several things even a complete new Sirius unit antenna,cradle,power adapter the whole nine yards. Same results. Now if I plug in my IPhone and play music via the same auxiliary input. It doesn't toggle at all and I can listen to uninterrupted music. Not sure if I have to disable and preset on the HK but I didn't see anything out of the norm. Has anyone encountered this before.
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It's a common issue. When you connect something to aux input and power at the same time, it causes a ground loop that confuses the head unit. You need to use a ground loop isolator at the aux input, like this or similar: http://www.amazon.com/PAC-SNI-1-3-5-...dp/B001EAQTRI/
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Order is complete thanks for the help
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I know this is an old post but i have Been wondering what the problem was. Thanks for the solution

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I know this is an old post but i have Been wondering what the problem was. Thanks for the solution



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I had to purchase an isolating adapter crutchfield can provide the correct name of this adapter. I think it was being caused due to a grounding fault when using the cig lighter socket.


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I got the one on amazon, works perfectly. What a pleasure.
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