Yep, you do need the Pioneer XM module. The factory XM module only works with the factory headunit. Also the factory XM antenna only works with the factory XM module.I should be getting the Pioneer AVIC-F700BT shortly in the mail.
My question is XM works in my car now with the factory head unit.. I have the Element EX.
Do i need to buy any sort of an adapter for the XM to work with the Pioneer F700BT?
I saw the tread on someone installing a XM thing in the back but did not really find my answer there..
Below is what i ordered and is all coming in the mail. Did i miss anything??
what is coming in the mail..
Pioneer Avic F700bt
Metra 70-1725 harness
ipod adapter cable
Honda antenna adapter
the scosche kit
Getting the idea?:grin: Having the factory XM installed benefits you not one bit when converting to an aftermarket headunit.
You need the Pioneer XM like this, which comes with the needed cables and antenna.
I installed mine in the back side panel as pictured in the thread you referenced.