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XM radio and OnStar went out together, however, the radio still works on AM and FM. Been looking at fuses. Can anyone suggest a direction I should go? Thanks.

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Did you check the fuses at the BCM under the passenger carpet and under the hood on the right side?

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Yes. Are their particular fuses that I should take a look at? Already pulled the RDO fuse and it was good.
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Moderator - Don't know if my previous reply went out. It made me sign in before it sent. If it did, just delete this one. Thanks.

After reading deep into this forum found someone with the same problem...it was the S-Band fuse #56. Pulled the 10 amp fuse. Replaced with another 10 amp which immediately blew. Made a mistake. Had no more 10s. Thought I would try a 15 and it held. OnStar and XM came back. Then I smelled something getting hot and heard a small crackling sound. Pulled the 15 quickly. I don't really want to trouble-shoot a wiring issue. Even with ramps the car is hard to get under and have enough room to work. XM has offered me an Onyx, but really wanted to keep everything original. Good repair shop near me, but you know how that goes. Hoping my Solstice doesn't combust. Thank you guys for the help.

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This one is interesting to me. We just purchased this spring an'08 Solstice with an aftermarket radio w/satellite and backup camera. There is a wiring glitch somewhere - the#56 10AMP is 20AMP. Radio doesn't work (never did) but backup camera does. The turn signals flash fast and looks more like emergency lights than turn signals. Any help appreciated as I'm not a fan at all of electrical gremlins!
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The aftermarket electronics may legitimately require more than 10 A, but running the stock wiring at a higher than designed for current is asking for potential problems. Given that it is a non-stock installation you are going to have to get into it to see exactly how things were done before you will have a clue about what is wrong or how to fix it.

Do all of the lights illuminate when the turn signals flash? Fast flashing is a sign of a burned-out bulb, but if all of them are working it is possible that the incandescent bulbs have been replaced with LEDs. LEDs us so little power that the BCM thinks they are not working. If that is the case you can either replace them with incandescent bulbs or add loading resistors.

In what part of the country are you located? There may be someone nearby who can help.

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......... Even with ramps the car is hard to get under and have enough room to work. .........
As far as I know there are no wires under the car. There is a bundle that runs down the top of the transmission tunnel, and a one that runs under the passenger door sill and there have been instances of short circuits to ground in that area. I believe, but can't immediately confirm, that the circuit you are having trouble with runs under the door sill.

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HI John - thanks I appreciate the note back and direction. I'm in the metro Detroit area. Next step is to investigate the radio. Great lead on the wiring. All of the lights are working, and yes, all of them flash when the turn signal is turned on. I'll start checking bulbs and will report back. Thanks again.
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As far as I know there are no wires under the car. There is a bundle that runs down the top of the transmission tunnel, and a one that runs under the passenger door sill and there have been instances of short circuits to ground in that area. I believe, but can't immediately confirm, that the circuit you are having trouble with runs under the door sill.
As someone who has spent a lot of time underneath the car I can confirm that there are no wires running underneath it .
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