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Old 12-20-2003, 05:01 PM   #1
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Default XM Satellite Radio in Pontiac Vibe

Just installed XM radio in my Vibe, thought I'd show you some shots of my install..

I also upgraded my HU to a Pioneer DEH-P7500MP. It rocks the freaking party!

You can see all the pics in high resolution at:

http://www.ragingfish.com/xm

Here'* the quick rundown:

I located the antenna on the hatch instead of on the roof. Keeps it from getting blocked by the regular antenna, and this way, when you read the writing on the anteann from behind the car, it'* right side up. =)


To run the antenna wire, I fidgeted with the gromet for the rear window washer fluid hose until it came loose. Then I ran the antenna wire through there. Less risk of crushing, and less risk of water leak than if I'd put it through the door seal.



From there, the wire ran through the headliner, through the passenger rear quarter-panel trim, and again, rather than go down and finish the run along the bottom of the car, I continued along top, tucking the cable under the door seals, behind the top of the B-pillar, under the front door seal, then into the A-pillar.

From the A-pillar, it goes down, into the dash, behind the glovebox, and will come out with the other cables.

Now, for a permanent hidden power source, I installed another 12V outlet under the dash, under the glovebox. See here:



This socket is using power from the radio harness, and is grounded on the right lower screw of the airbox, which is the same screw I used to mount the socket as well.

The wires, instead of coming from under the shifter like some other owners have done, mine come out the glovebox door. They're flat enough they don't interfere with the door operation.



A night shot:



And of course, what installation is complete without a decal!

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These are just the main focus points. The entire install, with larger high-resolution pictures, can be found at the above URL.

Unfortunately, you all will soon realize I can't accomplish a project without at least one casualty. Normally, it'* a fuse. Tonight, unfortunately, i was a retainer clip for the passenger B-piller. Split right apart. Thankfully, it'* small, not crucial, and will be a snap to replace (pun intended! )

Enjoy the pics guys, and if anyone has any questions, lemme know!
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Nice Head Unit!!
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Thanks cornholio (love the avatar!)

Got a steal on it...I love it!

BTW, beautiful car you have there!
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great install!

XM rocks!!
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It most DEFINITELY does!!!
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