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    Sirius and XM Satellite Radio users, inside!

    I just got Sirius Satellite radio for my car. The antenna is magnetic and I don't have many places to put it.

    Where are you putting yours?

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    We ran the wire to the back along the floor board in our Tribute SUV and then up through the side of the rear hatch glass and mounted in the top back side. It's not magnetic though. It came with that extra strong sticky padding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9t8z28 View Post
    I just got Sirius Satellite radio for my car. The antenna is magnetic and I don't have many places to put it.

    Where are you putting yours?
    assuming you have it in an f-body, i ran mine behind the glove out the door then behind the front fender up onto the hood. easiest to do i think.

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    I have a Camaro and I also have a fiberglass hood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9t8z28 View Post
    I have a Camaro and I also have a fiberglass hood.
    damn that sucks

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    oh man, I'll post up some pics tomorrow. I have an XM radio, and I'm pretty proud of my set up. I actually forgot I had it in my car, that's how well I hid it. haha. I plugged the 12V dealy in the aux. cigarette lighter, ran it to my console, put my little XM controller in my console, and then ran the wires to the back of the car. the wires go behind the back seat, and I left some slack so that the wires would just lay between the back seat bottom and the carpet. the wire then goes to the passenger side and into the side cover where the speaker and spare tire are. I left all the extra wire in there and used a twisty tie the keep them all together, and then had the magnet go right next to my antenna, and it has a little snap-on dealy that clips onto my antenna for the transmitter. You can barely see any wires, and no one notices it at all, and since the quarters are made of steel, the magnet sticks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluefields88 View Post
    oh man, I'll post up some pics tomorrow. I have an XM radio, and I'm pretty proud of my set up. I actually forgot I had it in my car, that's how well I hid it. haha. I plugged the 12V dealy in the aux. cigarette lighter, ran it to my console, put my little XM controller in my console, and then ran the wires to the back of the car. the wires go behind the back seat, and I left some slack so that the wires would just lay between the back seat bottom and the carpet. the wire then goes to the passenger side and into the side cover where the speaker and spare tire are. I left all the extra wire in there and used a twisty tie the keep them all together, and then had the magnet go right next to my antenna, and it has a little snap-on dealy that clips onto my antenna for the transmitter. You can barely see any wires, and no one notices it at all, and since the quarters are made of steel, the magnet sticks.
    Cool! I gotta see if Sirius sells an antenna like that or I may have to try Radio Shack.

    Can't wait for pics!

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    I'll try and get some pics up within the next few days. My car is in the shop right now. :/

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    I can't believe that knowone else will post where they have their Sirius or XM antenna!

    Come on peeps!!

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    here's my setup, pretty simple. the module is in the console.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluefields88 View Post
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    here's my setup, pretty simple. the module is in the console.
    I like where you have it placed.

    Why do you have two antennas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9t8z28 View Post
    I like where you have it placed.

    Why do you have two antennas?
    the one stuck on the car is the satellite receiver, and the one on the antenna is from the FM modulator, going into the stereo.

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    The main reason i haven't installed my Sirius radio in my Formy is because I can't think of a way to run the antenna without it looking like shit. No offense bluefield but that looks ghetto as hell, and sticking it on the hood. Hell I'de rather have no radio at all that running wires externally on my car. Trucks are easy. When I had my Titan I ran it right under the the third brake light and on the roof just above it. Less than an inch of wire was exposed.

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    meh, it'll be gone soon anyways. I don't even use it. haha

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    I got Sirius for Xmas but haveny hooked it up yet, being that my car is'nt on the road yet. BUT on a Sirius forum I saw someone with a Formy hook up their magnetic antenna under the plastic beneath the windshield, which is where I plan on putting mine when I hook it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by '02DirtyBird View Post
    I got Sirius for Xmas but haveny hooked it up yet, being that my car is'nt on the road yet. BUT on a Sirius forum I saw someone with a Formy hook up their magnetic antenna under the plastic beneath the windshield, which is where I plan on putting mine when I hook it up.
    If it is under the plastic, wouldn't it block the signal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9t8z28 View Post
    If it is under the plastic, wouldn't it block the signal?
    Yes it would. Those antennas need to be totally out in the open or they don't work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yellowv View Post
    Yes it would. Those antennas need to be totally out in the open or they don't work.
    mines on the dash....sounds crystal clear...ill post pics 2morrow

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    Quote Originally Posted by midnightnavyz28 View Post
    mines on the dash....sounds crystal clear...ill post pics 2morrow
    Cool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by midnightnavyz28 View Post
    mines on the dash....sounds crystal clear...ill post pics 2morrow

    I meant it couldn't be hidden. Through glass it will get a signal. Still not as good a signal as if was outside the car though.

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