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install of Sirius satellite radio

got my satellite radio over the holidays. ill let the pics tell the rest...
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not bad.......

FYI....put some black silicone on the inside of that 3rd brake light so it doesn't leak.....if you dont seal it somehow, trust me it will leak when it rains....
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btw i love this damn thing! is sooooo grrrreat!
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I ran my cable out of the side of the light, on the lower corner with a slight "drip leg" (allowing cable to go down a bit before arcing back up). This setup seals well enough that it doesn't leak like having a hole on top where water beats down and accumulates on it.

Looks fine though. I don't like having my display down that low. I put it up on the dash to the left of the steering wheel in that unused area just below the gauges so I can see it without having to look down so much.
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Here's a crappy pic of how mine was mounted before I made the "drip leg" on the cable to keep water from running down the cable and into the hole.

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And this is where I mounted the XM receiver so I could see it easily:

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I ran my cable out of the side of the light, on the lower corner with a slight "drip leg" (allowing cable to go down a bit before arcing back up). This setup seals well enough that it doesn't leak like having a hole on top where water beats down and accumulates on it.

Looks fine though. I don't like having my display down that low. I put it up on the dash to the left of the steering wheel in that unused area just below the gauges so I can see it without having to look down so much.
Im actually swapping out to a smaller CB and going to slide it over more. I was going to "mock your set up" But the docking station for the reciever has the audio,power,and antenna cords comming out the back, which stops me from mounting it "flush" against the dash. I have it low only cus I don't like the window mount, nor the vent mount. looks tooo "guady" plus it kinda keeps it outta site for one who want to take it.
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can you post up some better pics of the dock mount? like the rear and side shots of the mounting. i have an idea, and i want to make a mount area where i can swap it out for the ipod. also how does the wires connect? and how do you have it playing thru your radio? is there a headphone jack out put?
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looks good man
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I don't think you have to worry too much about it being stolen. People can only use it until you notify Sirius, then it becomes a useless paperweight. I doubt that satellite radio receivers are high on the priority list for thieves -- if they have any intelligence at all, lol...
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can you post up some better pics of the dock mount? like the rear and side shots of the mounting. i have an idea, and i want to make a mount area where i can swap it out for the ipod. also how does the wires connect? and how do you have it playing thru your radio? is there a headphone jack out put?

The back is simple:

Audio Jack Insert:

It has a 8mm male headphone type jack you plug into the back which than It converts to "2" RCA OUTPUTS (red and white for audio). I Have an "AUX" Meaning auxiliary program on my cd player which allows me to hook up anything audio to the cd Deck, Meaning I have a set of Rca coming out the back of my receiver for aux purpose only.

Power Supply:

Simple as 1,2,3, Same principle with the plug going into the back of the docking station, and it goes right into you cigarette lighter.

Antenna:

as with the above 2, same principle but just for the antenna.

I can get pics but I will have em in a couple days.
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I don't think you have to worry too much about it being stolen. People can only use it until you notify Sirius, then it becomes a useless paperweight. I doubt that satellite radio receivers are high on the priority list for thieves -- if they have any intelligence at all, lol...

Ya have a point there. But my mount and docking station is too big and guady to be up high. Would look like a brick in the window but a blue one. lol
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That's pretty typical of Sirius designs. I believe the nature of the multiple satellite tracking receiver design (as opposed to XM's just one at a time) makes the receivers bigger. New Sirius designs seem to have overcome that.
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That's pretty typical of Sirius designs. I believe the nature of the multiple satellite tracking receiver design (as opposed to XM's just one at a time) makes the receivers bigger. New Sirius designs seem to have overcome that.
teah lol. but i think i can deal with it. overal it is really great!
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guess you got better sound quality than I did...
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guess you got better sound quality than I did...
what was up with yours?
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Looks good, i like my antenna on the front better.
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Looks good, i like my antenna on the front better.
I was gonna do that. But I already have the wres for my darn lighted visor running thru there. What unit do you have?
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The back is simple:

Audio Jack Insert:

It has a 8mm male headphone type jack you plug into the back which than It converts to "2" RCA OUTPUTS (red and white for audio). I Have an "AUX" Meaning auxiliary program on my cd player which allows me to hook up anything audio to the cd Deck, Meaning I have a set of Rca coming out the back of my receiver for aux purpose only.

Power Supply:

Simple as 1,2,3, Same principle with the plug going into the back of the docking station, and it goes right into you cigarette lighter.

Antenna:

as with the above 2, same principle but just for the antenna.

I can get pics but I will have em in a couple days.
thanks look foreward to seeing the pics. with any luck it will work like i want it to.
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I was gonna do that. But I already have the wres for my darn lighted visor running thru there. What unit do you have?
PNR-1, its running through my pioneer headunit and is controlled from there.
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did you ever get those other pics? i am interested in seeing how the cradle mounts to the dash it self
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you want the pics of the air vent mount?
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how ever the cradle mounts to where it is stationed if you please.
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