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Sattelite radio install questions

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by thebigk, Nov 30, 2008.

  1. Nov 30, 2008 at 9:58 AM
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    thebigk

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    I'd really like to add Sirius to my Tacoma. Do you guys install it yourself or have a dealer do it? If you do a DIY install where do you mount the antenna? I was thinking of runnin the antenna up under the dash and onto the dash itself.

    I'm kinda leary of taking my new truck apart and messing something up. But if it's simple enough.....I'd do it!

    Any pics or pointers appreciated!!!
     
  2. Nov 30, 2008 at 10:08 AM
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    tarheelfan_08

    tarheelfan_08 Carolina Alliance

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    I got a professional to do mine! He used both antennas(mine is an xm) that way I would have better service! They took the one that runs to the antenna on the truck and drilled a hole in the firewall, in the passenger side floorboard. The magnetic one they ran behind the dash and up the rubber between the door. They also installed a second plug in behind my cd player, that way I can still use the main one in my truck!!

    If antenna in inside of truck I think you will have a harder time getting service.

    Here is where they mounted mine!!

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  3. Nov 30, 2008 at 10:10 AM
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    MT_mudflaps

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    That is what I did.
    And used the stereo installation DIY here to help me through connecting up my XM.

    I mounted on the panel that's to the left of the stereo column and directly under the vent -- sorry no picture, I'm at work, maybe later.
     
  4. Nov 30, 2008 at 11:09 AM
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    I mounted the antenna on the cab above the 3rd brake light.remove brake light so you can feed the antenna wire into the cab then reseal the light with some marine/all-weather sealant.I mounted my Sirius in the console under the climate controls(had to remove console to work on it)
    .Hope this helps.I have great reception too!
     
  5. Dec 26, 2008 at 11:50 PM
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    MT_mudflaps

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    :rolleyes: I know I know, it's like a month later... here's a photo of where I put my XM receiver.

    XMradio.jpg
     
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