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Old 04-19-2005, 08:24 AM   #1
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Satelite Radio

I have an alpine radio with an XM option. I think I want to get XM radio, but I have heard that you need to install a special antenna. If this is true, have any of you done this? and if so, where did you put the antenna? I have no idea where this would go...
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Old 04-19-2005, 09:47 AM   #2
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I've got a 2000 S also.
Antenna in my Sirius is on the dash. Right most corner. It plugs in on the other end to the Sirius receiver. I have the plug and play kind that I hook up to my PCs when I'm not in the car. Its a very easy install.
For your XM head unit it will most likey connect to a rear jack and your done. You'll need the pins to pull the headunit out, othewise its off to the sound shop.

p.s. here in NJ, Circuit City was going to charge me $80 to install the antenna.
Total rip off.
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Old 04-19-2005, 11:02 AM   #3
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I have seen it here on a few cars.
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Old 04-19-2005, 11:20 AM   #4
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I have seen it here on a few cars.
where is that, exactly?
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Old 04-22-2005, 01:49 PM   #5
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I have a micro antenna sitting in the middle of my dash nearest the window near the light that flashes for the alarm. It is not that noticable and nobody ever says "what is that thing". It still picks up good even though you are supposed to mount it on the outside, I have had no problems for about a year now.
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where is that, exactly?
Under the front hood, near the cabin filter, left of the battery.

Surprised it still works under there but nice to know it does!
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I did not want to start a new topic/Saving space on the Server

This picture is the back of my CDR23 Radio and shows a 10 amp fuse. I am thinking about using a fuse tap on this fuse to get 12 volts that will supply a Stratus 7 Portable Satelite Radio. I hope to do a custom install in the opening once I remove the CD Caddy. I plan on using a blank face plate that will surround the radio. I could tap into the Brown wire which is ground, and the joined RED/BLK wire which is Positive, but a single tap on the 10 amp fuse would be better than two.


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Don't know what I was thinking about, that 12 volt tap would not be a switched tap.
However it would have been the shortest run with my cable. Anyone make a 12 volt switched tap?
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Here is an interesting way to mount the antenna

https://cai-store.com/collections/996-986-porsche-audio-upgrades/products/premium-satellite-antenna-mount-for-911-cayman-boxster

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Don't know what I was thinking about, that 12 volt tap would not be a switched tap.
However it would have been the shortest run with my cable. Anyone make a 12 volt switched tap?
When I had my 993 I did successfully tap into the radio plug wires. I believe it was on plug C. Below may help you;

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Old 01-28-2017, 08:03 AM   #11
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Thanks Achillies for the site on mounting the Antenna, but I have already mounted it. Take a look at the picture where you can see how I planned on installing. I was able to place the small Antenna near the corner of the windshield on the drivers side, and route the wiring under the trim and tuck it under the rubber door seal. It worked out great routing the wire under the lower part of the dash and over to the opening where the CD caddy is located. Since I don't use the CD Caddie I decided to remove it. I might add I am holding the Antenna in place with a quarter size piece of velcro. I plan on cutting a piece of plexi glass I have that will face off the Caddy opening. The Radio will be attached to the Plexi Glass with screws that came with the Radio. Should work out great.....

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For future reference, you can start your own thread. No need to dredge up a 12 year old post. I don't think I've ever heard the "save server space" excuse.

Just get your power from the phone plug in the lower console. Do a search...lots of pictures.
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If you want to get serious about mounting an antenna ...

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Very Nice! But more than I want to attempt.
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I was able to retrieve the OEM phone connector simply by pulling out the cubby bin below the CD caddy. The Brown wire is ground and the Green is the switched 12 volts which is what I wanted. What I would like to have is the male connector with wires. My plan for now is to use the connectors pictured which will work out just fine connecting to my Radio's power cable.

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The Plexi glass needed the two cleats to bring the glass out flush with the lower cubby bin. Perfect fit!



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