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This is a discussion on my setup..... within the Stereo and Electronics forums, part of the General Help category; I was getting a little fed up with my stock CD player, it skips over every little bump, so I ...

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    my setup.....

    I was getting a little fed up with my stock CD player, it skips over every little bump, so I figured it was time for a new one. I was just after something simple that plays mp3s & burnt CDs, and was XM/Sirius ready. I wanted something cheap in case it gets stolen...what can I say, I'm practical.

    I bought an audiobahn headunit, mainly because it lights up in bright blue, which matches the LEDs I put behind my white gauges. I thought that I would go with XM, because the tuner/antenna for it was only $49, vs. $99 for Sirius. I later realized that it was a con, because in addition to the $49, you have to buy an adapter for whatever cd player you have, which brings the total to $99...lol so really it didn't matter. Luckily for me though, while the adapters for the other brands were large and square, Audiobahn's adapter was merely a set of wires and was only $20. Wow, something actually worked out in my favor!!!

    The store was also offering free installation, I was like oh sweet!! But then I started to think of the minions that work there, god knows what they would do to the car while I wasn't there. I don't mind soldering anyway so I installed it myself, which took no time at all. The XM antenna sits atop the sail panel...the antenna is magnetic, but the sail panel barely isn't steel so I put some double sided exterior adhesive on it for sticking power.

    Installed, it looks like this:



    I like it because it's mostly black, and blends with the surrounding interior (unlike the bright silver units, which I was afraid would stick out like a sore thumb).

    At night, it matches the gauges perfect!! Ohhhh it's so bad.





    But that made my headlight assembly & HVAC stick out like a sore thumb, since they still had plain bulbs. So yesterday I soldered in some more LEDs/resistors, so everything matches now, minus the ASR/foglight switch, which i'll tackle today. It looks stellar in person but the camera doesn't pick it up too well:





    Here's the antenna atop the car...



    And XM is neat, so far. Love having so many channels!!

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    fuck you for having blue interior lights....GOD DAMN THAT LOOKS GOOD!

    slick move with the antenna too.

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    how did you get them blue?

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    Do you have a closer picture of the antenna I'm curious how it looks I'm trying to figure out how to do mine with very little of the wire showing! Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zboner
    how did you get them blue?
    Blue LEDs replacing bulbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by '99 SLP#24
    Do you have a closer picture of the antenna I'm curious how it looks I'm trying to figure out how to do mine with very little of the wire showing! Thanks!
    No I don't have a closer pic....set the antenna so it is on the very back of the sail panel and run the wire under the sail panel into the car

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    Ok that's what I was thinking! Thanks!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by keliente
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    but dont you have inserts? if not you then who has them?

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