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Old 05-06-2009, 02:04 PM   #1
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376C lost my GXM 30

This past weekend while on my way home from the GA Mtn Rally, I was caught in some severe rain. After riding for almost two days in it, my 376 lost reception from my XM antenna. Is this a common problem? What is the resolution? Please don't tell me a new GXM-30...

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Old 05-06-2009, 05:32 PM   #2
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Mine did the same thing this weekend riding in the rain. I just stopped and blew the water out of both plugs and then plugged it back in. It's been working great ever since.
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Old 05-06-2009, 07:14 PM   #3
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Sounds like a common problem with the 376C. The unit is waterproof but the connectors are not. I am trying to figure out how to waterproof the USB, power and audio out connector. If anybody has any suggestions please post them.
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Old 05-06-2009, 07:20 PM   #4
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Sounds like a common problem with the 376C. The unit is waterproof but the connectors are not. I am trying to figure out how to waterproof the USB, power and audio out connector. If anybody has any suggestions please post them.
I've always used dielectric grease on the power connector with no problems, I'm going to try it on the others now.
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Old 05-07-2009, 01:46 PM   #5
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I'm afraid I have a dead GXM-30 myself

Between my wife and I, we have a 376, 478, and 2820 that can all take a GXM-30. My wife just got hers and about the same time, it appears mine has died. We had just gotten back from a trip, and all of sudden my GXM30 started telling me it "wasn't responding". :

Prior to this, I had been getting more and more "reboots" of the antenna. I'd be listening to XM and all of a sudden it would go silent and the GPS would act like the antenna wasn't plugged in and then about 10 seconds later, everything would start loading again and music would come back.

It did this a couple times on our trip. Now it appears the USB cord might have a short of some sort and it just stops working.

I need to get another one or get this one refurbished. I love my XM and weather.
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Old 05-07-2009, 07:53 PM   #6
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...Prior to this, I had been getting more and more "reboots" of the antenna. I'd be listening to XM and all of a sudden it would go silent and the GPS would act like the antenna wasn't plugged in and then about 10 seconds later, everything would start loading again and music would come back....
My GXM-30 has been doing the same thing on my old '376. I tried it on the newer '378 and it works there without a bobble. This leads me to believe my problem (mebbe not yours) is in the '376's USB jack. I'm hoping it's nothing more than dirty contacts , but haven't gotten around to really looking at it since the last time I used it on the '376 it also worked fine. Go figger.

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