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Old 02-22-2006, 07:35 PM   #1
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Hey whats up im hooking up a xm tuner in my stang and I was just wondering were other people have put there antennas thanks
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Re: XM hook up

My brother had his mounted to the top left hand corner of the windshield.
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Old 02-22-2006, 08:03 PM   #3
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ya thats were I put it on my brothers Sunfire. I was thinking about mounting the antenna on the rear shelf behind the back seat, and mounting the tuner box under the back seat.
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Re: XM hook up

mine is mounted right on the top of my car in the middle above the windshield, it blends right in as seen here
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Re: XM hook up

They recommend putting it on the highest point on the car...I normally mount them where meteorachick has hers, but I have mounted them on the trunk before. I wouldn't recommend putting it on the back shelf however, I don't think it'll pick up there very well.
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Re: XM hook up

That's the only reason I haven't gotten that yet, because I don't want the antenna out in the open.
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Re: XM hook up

I have no where to put a reciver and there is no good way to hook up that fugly in the way head unit (wish i had an 04 with sat radio build in (well sat. radio ready at least)
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Re: XM hook up

My CD player is Sirius ready, but I still don't want the "wart" on the roof.
Mom and Dad have XM in the Avalanche, it's very nice.
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Re: XM hook up

i wonder if you could run it though your oem fm or something else~ perhaps a smaller or longer reciever to hide somewhere.
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Re: XM hook up

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ya thats were I put it on my brothers Sunfire. I was thinking about mounting the antenna on the rear shelf behind the back seat, and mounting the tuner box under the back seat.
that works just fine... I had mine there for about a year with no problems
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My CD player is Sirius ready, but I still don't want the "wart" on the roof.
Mom and Dad have XM in the Avalanche, it's very nice.

i think it looks fine, when u see the car, it just blends in, no one really knows that its there, in fact, i've had people ask me where mine was, and they were kinda shocked to see it there cause they didn't see it
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Re: XM hook up

kinda sticks out on the roof to me ..maybe on a darker color it'd look better. Some people mount it on the rear interior panel by the rear window.
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that works just fine... I had mine there for about a year with no problems
So the antenna was actually on the inside? How good was the reception and how easy was it to lose reception?
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So the antenna was actually on the inside? How good was the reception and how easy was it to lose reception?
reception was fine... only time i ever lost reception was when anyone else would... around tall buildings, in a garage, under large trees, etc.

It was fine, it didnt look stupid on my roof and never gave me problems
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Re: XM hook up

Well, I just got an XM subscription for my birthday, so I guess I'll be figuring out where to put all that stuff now. I thought about putting the antenna on the inside near the top of either the windshield or the back window. I may put the receiver holder in the glove box.
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Re: XM hook up

Well I installed it today and I donít have any problems with the reception yet.
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So you did put it on the rear shelf?
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Re: XM hook up

Ya I put it up on rear self looks and sounds good. I have pioneer xm ready deck so its real clean and easy install.
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Re: XM hook up

I believe I'm going to be putting the antenna on the inside on the dash board close to the FM antenna, and use the vent clip for the reciever. I just dont know what to do about the power wire...the antenna wire wont be a problem but I don't no where to hide the power wire when it's not hooked up because I don't think it's long enough to go from my arm rest lighter, under all the trim, and up to the vent I want to use.

My deck was Sirius ready and I would kind of preferred that, but the folks already had a XM subscription and it's cheaper to get another receiver added on to an existing account rather than get a new company. But it was free so I'm certainly not complaining. I've already got it hooked up in my room and it is very nice.
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Re: XM hook up

Well I got my XM hooked up today. At first, I put it on the back deck and it got great reception back there. But then I moved it to the passenger side front corner of the dash board just because I wanted it closer to my FM antenna as recommended. I did that and it's reception might have been a little better but mostly unchanged, it just made it easier to hide wires. Then I placed the mount on the driver's side to the right of the steering wheel in that blank spot. It looks great and doesn't interfere with anything. I get great reception too, so don't believe what they say about putting it on the outside. I even put a second mount inderneath the dash board so I can have the cradle hidden if I want so all you can see is the mount. The only wiring you can see is about a 1/4 inch (if that) from the antenna to the A pillar, and about 2 inches (if that) going from under the steering wheel to the cradle itself.
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Re: XM hook up

think about it this way, miatas mount theirs on the top of the windsheild and it works, the top of their windshield comes up even with the top of the back shelf... enough said.
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