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Old 01-23-2008, 08:32 PM   #1
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i got xm for my car and i need ideas and pics of where u all mounted ur antenna. so lets see them.
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Use 2 strips of trim tape on the bottom of the antenna and mount it centered on the bottom of the back window

Helps keep the trunk from getting scratched


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hehe. well. I think gm picked a good spot.



except for cars, its on the back in the middle of the roof, the "sharkfin"

but I would think the easiest way, so that water can't wick into the interior (trunk incl), run it through the firewall and choose one side of the hood for it, if its black...it should blend right in with the blue.

otherwise the trunk, but the problem there is that, if you do it wrong, water can wick into there...and believe me, if you've never seen what comes from that...don't start now.

I like scott'* way. not bad.
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i put mine in the back window inside on the rear deck, it works perfect there and nothing can happen to it
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hehe. well. I think gm picked a good spot.



except for cars, its on the back in the middle of the roof, the "sharkfin"

but I would think the easiest way, so that water can't wick into the interior (trunk incl), run it through the firewall and choose one side of the hood for it, if its black...it should blend right in with the blue.

otherwise the trunk, but the problem there is that, if you do it wrong, water can wick into there...and believe me, if you've never seen what comes from that...don't start now.

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I ran mine under the carpet and into the trunk . The wire runs across the weatherstrip of the trunk and no leaks yet
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Mine'* just on the roof of my Civic. The wire is tucked in along the weather stripping, then down to the floor, and tucked up under the floor trim. Not the pretiest, but very functional.
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i tryed the back window and i kept losing service while driving south.
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We do a ton of Sat radio hard wires at my shop.
For the first 3 months I worked there, I followed the practice of the other installers and always mounted them on the outside of the vehicle until customers started coming back complaining of "no signal" problems.

It turns out that Sirus and XM'* antennas are not as weather tight as they originally thought.

Now we do all of our installs on the dash without any comebacks.

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I had xm on my 96 ssei and had the little display mounted where the gain for the stereo was. i took the gain switch out and made a bracket so it would mount where the switch was. it looked real good. and the antenna was mounted on top of the car toward in the back above the back window and had no problem putting it on or taking it off.I have a picture somewhere if i find it i will post it. but now i have a 05 Bonneville SLE and i got the sirius for it. I have the small thin display called Xact. and i put velcro on it and mounted it on top of my steering column and since its so thin it doesnt bother me at all and since i have a dash cover i have the antenna on the left side of the dash and it works great.
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Where on the dash would you mount it? On my mom'* Benz its mounted next to the A Pillar on the drivers side and it keeps loosing signal!
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