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2018 SR Radio Swap (no XM) to Taco 2017 Radio with XM [antenna help please]

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by ronsheffield, Dec 24, 2018.

  1. Dec 24, 2018 at 4:33 PM
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    ronsheffield

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    Tacoma folks ... a little help please.
    I bought an upgrade radio for my 2018 SR (radio came from a 2017 Tacoma with XM). Great fit .. except:
    • My 2018 did not have XM therefore no XM fin connector is present. So,
    • I have an add-on Sirius XM antenna from the Dan (Thank you Dan - TacomaWorld DBuck294)
    • I have no issue adding the add-on Sirius XM antenna, however where do I order the connector for the XM radio to the add-on antenna? anyone know? (pic below of the back of the radio)
    Thank you and Merry Christmas everyone!
    Ron

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  2. Dec 24, 2018 at 4:47 PM
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  4. Dec 24, 2018 at 4:56 PM
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    Thank you Redneck! I will order now .... so, pardon the newbie question. Is the NAV antenna a separate antenna? and does it connect to the same port as the XM?
     
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    Updated post
     
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    GPS/Nav antenna plugs into this port:
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    Fantastic ... I ordered both Nav antenna and XM connector. Redneck, I am truly appreciative of your time and caring to help. Have a wonderful week and thank you once again!! Ron
     
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    You very welcome, feel free to reach out when your parts come in if you run into trouble.
    Merry Christmas
     
  10. Dec 24, 2018 at 5:14 PM
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    Merry Christmas! Many thanks to you and to DBuck249 (also a fellow Georgian) ... I grew up in Macon and spent many-a-day in Jones County looking for a dirt road to roam around. I am not surprised one bit that the Georgia willingness to help is alive and well. Many blessings to you and your family.
     
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  11. Dec 25, 2018 at 4:19 PM
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    I'm in the same boat witch XM antenna did you get? Thanks
     
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  13. Dec 25, 2018 at 4:37 PM
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    Hi Prdiaz1,

    (with tremendous support and guidance from 09 Redneck) I ordered the 2 links below (they will both be delivered to me on Friday):

    Active GPS Antenna Fakra VW Audi MFD2 RNS2 MFD3 RNS510 Sat Nav (make close work): [$12.99]
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006AKVX2S/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Eightwood Fakra H Pink Female Socket to SMB Plug Male RF Cable 15cm 6" for Sirius XM Satellite Radio Antenna (to connect the XM antenna to the stock 2017 Tacoma XM radio): [$8.89]
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B072L7WPK6/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Ron
     
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  14. Dec 25, 2018 at 5:06 PM
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    Great on order thank you all much merry Christmas!!!
     
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  15. Dec 28, 2018 at 7:44 PM
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    SUCCESSFUL UPDATE:
    First, many thanks to DBuck249 and 09 Redneck for their invaluable guidance and support:
    1. Although you'll see the Sirius Antenna installed on my roof (it's magnetic), it won't be there long (I will find the fin wires and use the fin, but until then, I'll have XM)
    2. I ordered and installed both (from Amazon) the Active GPS Antenna Fakra VW Audi MFD2 RNS2 MFD3 RNS510 Sat Nav (make close work): [$12.99] to allow the clock, weather, and traffic functions to work on the stock 2017 Tacoma 510102 XM Radio and the Eightwood Fakra H Pink Female Socket to SMB Plug Male RF Cable 15cm 6" for Sirius XM Satellite Radio Antenna (to connect the XM antenna to the stock 2017 Tacoma XM radio): [$8.89] to allow the XM to work
    3. XM Antenna: I ran the antenna through the passenger side of the firewall using an existing wire harness rubber boot
    4. GPS Antenna: Just sits on top of the radio
    5. Took about 1 hour and 30 minutes from start to finish (running the XM wire through the rubber boot on the firewall took 1 hour of the 1 hour and 30 minutes
    6. TIP: the plastic boots remove easily from the connectors (see pic attached). There are plastic inserts on each plastic fitting that are removable via a jewelers screw driver. These inserts hold the connector in-place and once removed, the connectors are pulled backwards through the plastic connector pretty easily. This made the job much simpler than I had anticipated.

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  16. Dec 28, 2018 at 8:08 PM
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    Glad it all worked. Also, do the radio stations show up on the center speedo cluster now? Pic for reference.
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    You are the man!!!! Yes it does ... I had no idea.

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  18. Dec 28, 2018 at 8:23 PM
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    That’s awesome, mine does too!
     
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