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Sirius Install Help Needed

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by shadgkiss, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. Jun 10, 2009 at 10:02 AM
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    shadgkiss

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    Hello All - I just bought a 09 dc OR a few days ago, so far I am very impressed as I was a Ford guy for years. My last Ford was a mess but it is over now :).

    I have a sirius sportster 5 that installed in the truck but I DON'T want to keep using the AUX-In. I currently have it installed using the Aux, but the volume is noticeably lower than the radio/cd player. With my Ford I used a mini-to-RCA cable, connected the RCA cables to a box that connected directly to the back of the radio. Some of the parts I think I need is:

    1 - mini-to-rca = http://www.crutchfield.com/p_043183190/Arista-Stereo-Mini-to-RCA-Adapter.html?tp=1934
    2 - Toyota Auxilary Input Adapter (TOY03-AUX) = http://www.gosiriusxm.com/Toyota-Auxiliary-Input-Adapter-Converter-40TOY03-AUX41_p_384.html
    3 - SFA 12M shark fin adapter

    Anyone know if this will work? I am worried about the TOY03-aux because it only shows to a 2008 Taco. Some of you guys are pretty good with this so I am hoping your good with this.
     
  2. Jun 10, 2009 at 10:53 AM
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    Congrats and welcome to the Tacoma world!

    I've heard a lot of complaints about that aux port. Good idea, but bad with sound. It was like that in my 09, too, but I've already changed out the head unit so I don't use it anymore.

    I think you'll be alright with that setup, though I'm not a Sirius expert. Someone else might chime in to verify. However, the Pioneer XM tuner I have works nicely with the aftermarket Lexus sharkfin adapter and factory antenna. I bought the antenna here... http://www.tss-radio.com/lexus-shark...er-p-5647.html

    Oh, and when it comes to showing compatible vehicles for stuff like that, chances are it's compatible with the 09's as well... they just haven't updated their site. It should usually read 2005 +. The 2009's are pretty much the same vehicle. The only changes I've seen are the Satellite Antenna, LED tail lights, smoked headlights, and aux port for the radio... plus a few minor extras.
     
  3. Jun 10, 2009 at 1:37 PM
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    Thanks Octane

    I used to hang out at FordTruckWorld.com a lot, this place is pretty cool. a lot of knowledgeable people.

    Hopefully more people have done something like this because I would like to order some parts.

    What a shame that the aux port doesn't work great, so easy to setup.
     
  4. Jun 11, 2009 at 3:12 AM
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    I know... Great idea, but poor execution. I hope that setup works out for you. It's always good to have your tunes.
     
  5. Jun 11, 2009 at 8:35 AM
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    I upgrade the Hu in my 08 within weeks of getting mine. My Pioneer HU has an AUX port and it works and sounds great with my Sirius radio.
     
  6. Jun 12, 2009 at 9:30 AM
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    Just curious, do I need a male or female adapter to connect to the sportster5? Anyone know? Thanks
     
  7. Jun 12, 2009 at 10:01 AM
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    There is a volume setting, I have it to max and it is still noticeably lower.
     
  8. Jun 12, 2009 at 11:50 AM
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    I tried just using fm modulation and it is worse than using the aux. I spoke with Jamie at TSS-Radio and he said that the AUX converter will not work. I just ordered the sharkfin cable for now. I need to do more research on the Toyota Auxilary Input Adapter.

    Thanks
     
  9. Jun 12, 2009 at 3:54 PM
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  10. Jun 12, 2009 at 3:56 PM
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    In addition to the output volume control on the Sirius, my Pioneer also has a volme control feature that allows me to adjust the volume level to match the HU radio. :D
     
  11. Jun 12, 2009 at 4:56 PM
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    I have a 2006 single CD non jbl head unit. I used a USA spec PA11-TOY and a sportster 5.

    The volume is a little lower than the regular radio but I just turn it up.

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  12. Jun 18, 2009 at 9:22 AM
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    Well I am on my way to get this done. I spoke with Mike @ http://www.GoSiriusXM.com
    and I will be a test case for them to see if the toy03-aux will work for the 2009 Tacoma. He is sending me the adapter prior to Sat and I will see if it will work. If it works I pay for it, if it doesn't work, he will let me return it.

    Hopefully Saturday I should know more. I used one of these in my old truck and the quality was as close to CD as it could be, hopefully it works out.

    Thanks for your help




    The adapter I am getting is:
    Toyota Auxilary Input Adapter (TOY03-AUX) = http://www.gosiriusxm.com/Toyota-Aux...X41_p_384.html
     
  13. Jun 22, 2009 at 9:15 AM
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  14. Jun 23, 2009 at 5:59 AM
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    so this adaptor plugs into the back of your Sportster and hardwires to the back of the head unit? And everything still works the same except that now you have good volume control? If this is true then you are the man and i will order this today. That is my only complaint with my Sirius is the volume through the aux port is so darned low.
     
  15. Jun 23, 2009 at 9:32 AM
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  16. Jun 25, 2009 at 6:36 PM
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    I don't have a SAT button. I have a SAT/am button. Maybe I should post a pic of my unit.
     
  17. Jul 23, 2009 at 1:17 PM
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    The TOY03-AUX link says that it includes the RCA Y-Adapter cable so don't need to buy it separately?
     
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