i just got a sirius xm radio for christmas and i want to hard wire everything and do a clean install. do i have to stick the antenna they provide on the roof? and also anyone have any good mounting places ? Thanks!
Okay, found the thread. Since I'm not sure if I can link to a Coloradofans thread on this forum, simply Google the following words: coloradofans ugly after market antennaWhen I installed my Sirius module I went a bit of a different route on the antenna. I actually bought a Sirius antenna from a junked Dodge Journey, an extension cable, pulled my headliner, and mounted the antenna centered on the back of my roof about six inches forward of the edge. Measured four times, drilled one hole, painted the edges of the hole to keep it from rusting, and mounted the antenna. It looks like a factory item, I don't have this strange (to me at least) off-center antenna, I don't have any wires going through weatherstripping, and it works great going on 4 years now.
There was a How-To I'm trying to find right now that I got the idea from. Can't remember if it was here or on Cfans.
As for the radio, can't help you there as I still have a stock radio and simply got the Audiovox SIRGM1 module.
I think I have referenced a cfans post or 2 over the last year. Didn't think it would be something that would be forbidden.Okay, found the thread. Since I'm not sure if I can link to a Coloradofans thread on this forum, simply Google the following words: coloradofans ugly after market antenna
That one used an antenna from a 2009 Toyota Corolla.
Yes. very very true. i have the factory SXM in my truck. and when i put the roof rack on, it blocked the recepition. i ended up streitching the cable out andmounting the shark-fin ontop of the roof rack.XM Radio is line of sight from the satellite. So you can't hide it or it will affect your reception.