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Old 01-11-2010, 11:36 PM   #1
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Hey all, I just bought a sirius FM direct audio relay figuring the head unit in the bonneville'* would have the same antenna plug as all the other GM vehicles I have ever installed stereos on and I was shocked to see that everything is completely different behind there on this car. Just wondering if anyone has installed one of these or if anyone knows how to get the thing to work, is there a traditional type of antenna plug that plugs into the bracket that the radio slides into?
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I have an aftermarket headunit and right now I just run it though the FM tuner, sound quality is decent but could be better
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yeah, same here, im just getting sick of having to try to find a station when I travel and all of the static, plus I hate having that fm out wire that has to be run near the antenna, it looks like crap just hanging in the window.
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Mine doesn't have an extra antenna from the Sirius radio, since the antenna is in the front and rear glass it does a good job sitting next to my steering wheel for reception

I think you can add an Auxilary input to your stock radio which would give you an RCA input which you could use from the Sirius unit, that would be the best sound quality too
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There is a fm transmitter that plugs in behind your stereo through the antenna wires, you can find this at a best buy. It also come with an adapter for the cig lighter so you can wire it up behind your dash and have the sat rad. turn on with the cars ignition. I know this because I used to install at best buy.
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I'm assuming you still need to tune your radio to a preset station? if that is all behind the dash when he travels and it needs to be adjusted to a different frequency wouldn't that be a little difficult?

Stockish does your radio have any inputs on the front or back?
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There is a fm transmitter that plugs in behind your stereo through the antenna wires, you can find this at a best buy. It also come with an adapter for the cig lighter so you can wire it up behind your dash and have the sat rad. turn on with the cars ignition. I know this because I used to install at best buy.
I have a sportster 4 and bought this: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/SIRIUS+-...&skuId=8116585 so I could hardwire it in rather than deal with an fm transmitter, is that what you were referring to? If so the problem I am having is making this work with a stock radio, I didn't get real in depth with looking at the bracket to see if an antenna wire plugs into the back of it (which im assuming it has to) because I just needed to install an OEM cd player in the car and it was really really cold out and figured I would hardwire the sirius while I was in the dash, but all I saw was a cradle/bracket that the radio itself plugs into, no wires or antenna wire to plug into my direct connection.
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Stockish does your radio have any inputs on the front or back?

Nope, its a stock AM/FM/CD/Cassette player
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The frequency for the output through the direct connect is tunned through the sat. unit itself.
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the item you have shown me is pretty much exactly what im talking about. The way it will work with your car is your gonna need to get an antenna adapter that will take the gm size up to the stock standard size This can all be bought at the actual best buy store or install bay. its been a long time since ive put one of these in so if im confusing or something just let me know.

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