January 14, 2008I am a sirius radio subscriber, and I love the service. The only probleme I have with it, is all the hanging wires and the mount on the windshield . Is there anyway to hook it up in your dash so it would look better and still get reception?
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January 14, 2008You could custom fab a mount with the one that came with the kit. I thought about doing it to mine because I don't like mounting it on the windshield either. I haven't got to it yet but hopefully soon.
January 14, 2008not very mechanical are you or you'd already have that do, its easy to run wires under hear and the and find a place to mount the radio. The antenna wire is the harder one to run, mines run up behind the door weather strip to the top of the cab, still have a few inches of unprotected wire though
January 14, 2008You could also go get some wire Loom and put all the wires in it so they aren't all over the place that way it looks like one bigger cable coming down
January 14, 2008I had a CB antenna hole in the roof of my truck from the previous owner, I popped the cover off and ran my antenna thru it so alot of the cord is up in the headliner, then it traces down the windsheild and up under the dash and behind the dash cover itself, only part that shows is the end of it which is the plug in which goes into the reciever, the other is just the power cord and I have kept it wrapped up like it came in the box, looks nice and clean to me, I suggest you run the wires under the dash or behind like I did
January 14, 2008I made a metal bracket from some sheet stock and mounted just below the dash just in front of the little cubby down there. (2006 LT Silverado)
All wires come out the side of the unit and are tucked inside the dash about 2" away from the side of the radio. Power, Antenna & FM relay thingy from Circuit ****ty for the radio antenna. Antenna is run around dash up the A pillar and across roof to the rear brake light.
Looks good and is right where your hand rests when on the center arm rest.
I don't have any pictures but will take some if you want. Send my an email and I'll get you some.
January 14, 2008mine goes up in the weather striping for the windsheild and is then glued to the roof in the middle of the top strip cant see any wires
January 14, 2008
there u can see it and it is easy to run up just by peeling the weather striping back
the warmer the easier
January 14, 2008I removed my Upper Rear Brake light and fished the wire in thru there and up into the unit....johnB
January 14, 2008For my antenna I pull apart my dash and ran the antenna wire thru the firewall and hid the slack in there. On outside I tucked the wire inside my front window's weather stripping and the antenna sits just above the driver side windshield. As for my receiver I have an Alpine Head unit that is Sirius ready. I bought the adapter that connects directly to my Alpine and hid that box in the empty plastic under my ash tray.
January 15, 2008For the Cleanest Look, run the antenna out the 3rd brake light... Or, Take the radio out and stick it on the metal dash support right behind the radio...
Also, You can get a Female Cigarette lighter plug at bestbuy for like $10... Hook it up to the radio and then run the power for the unit behind the dash and connect...
January 16, 2008Well there are numerous things you can do if you put you mind to it.
I took my windshield bracket and modified it. I took the pin out of the latch and removed the suction cup from the bracket. This leaves the large round plastic backing to the suction cup. Then I drilled a hole in it to be able to screw it down to the dash. It fit in a hole in the dash so I put it in there and fastened it down with a black screw so you can't see it.
As for the wiring, I purchased the car direct wire kit. It is a little transformer box with you wire in direct and then connect the correct wire to the radio depending on the voltage needed. (Some radios take 5V some take 12V). Then to connect the audio, I got a cord that has two male headphone fittings. This will allow you to plug one end into the audio out port on the radio and one to the aux in on the truck radio. All the wires are tucked into cracks on the dash and run down behind the glove box door under the dash where they are hidden.
The antenna I put right above the rear passanger door. The wire comes down through the weather strip. Is tucked into the fold of the door gasket until the rocker. Then goes through the gasket and under the carpet trim. Then runs up to the dash then under to meet the rest of the wires.
If you have an aftermarket stereo that has an aux input on the rear, you can buy a cord to make the same set up. I had a pioneer unit. Where the port is for a disc changer, you can hook up an aux in. I went to ebay and bought the connecter cord. It had the connecter for the port on the head unit and on the other end was two RCA connectors. Then I went to radio shack and bought a cord that had the male headphone connector on one end and the other had RCA connectors. Make up the cable and connect it up. The audio quality is so much better than the FM transmitter.