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Sirius power hard wire

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by squad314, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. Oct 19, 2010 at 1:34 PM
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    squad314

    squad314 [OP] Thinks he's Steve McQueen

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    Hi Gang, I asked this in a thread in "technical chat" but thought I'd throw it out here as well.

    I recently installed a new Sirius in my truck and if I do say so myself it came out pretty good. I used a sharkfin adapter and the direct anntena accessory for cleaner reception but what I'm struggling with is the power.

    My understanding is that the lighter is an option for hard wiring but I really don't know where to begin. Can anyone share some info, tips or tricks? I'd like to eliminate the power plug and get this baby cleaned up.

    Thanks, squad
     
  2. Oct 19, 2010 at 1:35 PM
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    Trog2233

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    You will need the sirius hard wire kit. They are normally about $20. Not sure what else I can tell ya.
     
  3. Oct 20, 2010 at 1:33 PM
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    I hardwired into the accessory wire in the back of my headunit. So now my sirius is on when the key is turned to accessory. I found that easier than getting to the cig lighter. I went to Radioshack and got an add on accessory outlet for $7..

    http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3896268

    I hardwired this to the back of my headunit, grounded it, and took the power cable from the sirius player into the dash and plugged it into the add-on outlet. Then I found a spot for this to fit inside the dash...there are "pockets" to the left and right of where the headunit goes that make for a good place to put this. The hardest thing is getting the power wire routed from this add-on back out to your sirius receiver.

    Don't know how confusing this is, but hopefully it gives you some different ideas to ponder...
     
  4. Oct 20, 2010 at 4:37 PM
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    squad314

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    Thanks guys......jlleiber, to confirm, you install that part and it is now a additional 12v outlet and you plug your Sirius into it just like in front but now it is hidden behind the dash?
     
  5. Oct 20, 2010 at 4:58 PM
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    I have the sirius kit and was going to do the same thing what is the shark fin adapter/entenna that you were talking about is that for the one allready on the truck.
     
  6. Oct 20, 2010 at 5:43 PM
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    squad314

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    Nick, if your truck is not wired already than it is "Sat Ready". Your sharkfin antenna dead ends in the kick plate at the drivers left foot. There is an adapter cable available that allows you to simply plug in there and then into your external Sat radio and you can use the factory SF antenna instead of running wires and using the magnetic antenna. The cable is not cheap at $60 but it sure cleans things up. See the following thread for a part link, pics and instructions.

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/audio-video/11978-2009-tacoma-satellite-antenna-location.html
     
  7. Oct 20, 2010 at 5:58 PM
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    Thanks I talked to the dealership and best buy and they both told me I couldn't connect to that antenna thats why I loves this forum.
     
  8. Oct 20, 2010 at 6:21 PM
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    I just ordered one they were sold out on the link but i just googled it and found one. Thanks again
     
  9. Oct 21, 2010 at 4:20 AM
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    Sounds good Nick, I found the info here as well. :) If I can help you in any way when you get it just give me a shout.
     
  10. Oct 21, 2010 at 4:57 AM
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    Sorry for the delay...but yes, that's exactly right. I have my sirius mounted in the cubby in front of the gear shifter. Then I just have a hole in the back of the cubby where all of my wires run up into the dash and everything is hidden.
     
  11. Oct 21, 2010 at 6:47 AM
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    Cool option, thanks Justin. :)
     
  12. Oct 21, 2010 at 5:18 PM
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    No problemo. If you do go that route then just be patient getting the wires from the back of the headunit out to the cubby because it's tight back in there. For longer wires you can go to the right and come out by the glove box and then easily get to the cubby. For short wires you have to go straight down behind the a/c controls. I straightened a clothes hanger and zip tied the end of the cable to it in order to feed it through there. Pretty jank engineering :) but it's very worth it to make it look like the Sirius radio is mounted with no wires. Keep updates coming as to how you decided to rig it up!!
     
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