Can you Disable Sirius XM?

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So, for some reason, SiriusXM is the default input on my UConnect. Every time it crashes, or does anything else wonky, it defaults back to SiriusXM, with their terrible "SUBSCRIBE NOW!" shout talking and gods-awful techno blaring ads. It's obnoxious and makes me even less likely to subscribe. Can I change my default to be one of the media slots? Can I turn off SXM completely (not techno and shout talking ads if I accidentally brush that button on the screen)? Will a Tazer do this? Or will I have to pull apart my dash and pull the yellow wire?

For reference: My free trial has been up for over a year and to be honest, I never used it. I just don't care for it. If it's for you, great, it's just not for me, and I don't want it/ am sick and tired of the ads with no way to turn it off other than "Mute" (which is not Off). I pretty much stream everything through my phone anyway.

also, before it starts:
NO, I DO NOT CARE HOW CHEAP IT IS AND THE OFFERS THEY'LL GIVE YOU.
NO, NONE OF THE CHANNELS APPEAL TO ME
NO, I DO NOT WISH TO DISCUSS/ DEBATE THE VALIDITY OF THE SERVICE (it's like arguing your favorite colors).
DO NOT WANT, WOULD NOT RECOMMEND.

If the only way to truly silence SXM is to unplug the yellow wire, I'll do that. I just figured I would ask first.

 

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I have the same dislikes relative to Sirius XM on my 2019. I simply disconnected the antenna.
 

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I set my station to the radio ID and I get no noise from the XM pirates ..
 
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You mean regular radio? I'll have to give that a try. Most of the time mine is set to CarPlay but gods forbid that thing reboots itself (because UConnect is a dumpster fire) and doesn't launch right away, it seems to kick back to SXM and that overrides everything.

 

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