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Sirius XM antenna

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by rdubdub, Sep 4, 2019.

  1. Sep 4, 2019 at 7:19 AM
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    rdubdub

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    Hey guys,
    I just installed a Sirius XM antenna (SXV300V1) on my 2nd gen with a new Kenwood head unit (DMX7706S), I ran the antenna through the third brake light above the bed and was wondering if need to seal it with some silicon or something so water doesn't get through.

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  2. Sep 4, 2019 at 3:00 PM
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    Texas Silver Streak

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  3. Sep 4, 2019 at 5:17 PM
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    I would def seal that with some silicone, Did you even need to run it outside though? I thought it would be fine just ran to the back inner roof-liner
     
  4. Sep 4, 2019 at 8:09 PM
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    I didn’t honestly think of that, I could give that a whirl, I’d assume the signal would be just as strong.
     
  5. Sep 5, 2019 at 7:19 AM
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    I put the antenna behind the third brake light on the underside of the roof and drove to work this morning, its a fairly open drive with a few tall trees and overpasses. The signal for Sirius cut in and out quite a few times, more than it ever has, so I ordered a new light / gasket and will install that and use some DAP auto marine sealant and keep the antenna on the roof, it was worth a shot but had better signal with it on the exterior.
     
  6. Sep 22, 2019 at 8:04 PM
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    I know im a couple weeks late on this, but i ran mine through a hole in the firewall that was already there and added a rubber grommet. Ran the wire out under a piece of trim and then up the windshield line with a small amount of silicone and its on the front area of the roofline on the passenger side... Worth a shot if you havent already sealed yours up
     
  7. Sep 23, 2019 at 5:41 AM
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    I ended up running it out the third brake light above the bed and using a marine grade clear silicone, once it cured that silicon is rock hard and its been through a few storms already and no leaks
     
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