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If I was to buy one. I already have a cable run for MP3/Ipod...Can I just open the box...and hook it up with out messing eith the stereo? Like just ghettofy it for a while. throw the antenna on the dash and be able to move it form car to car??? I guess if I went and bought one tomorrow Can I plug and play without tearing my truck up? Also how do you get the free months?
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bueller....bueller
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Ha ha!

Yes, you can. It has the little headphone-style jack on it that is a line-out.

Not sure about free months. I didn't have any, I just subscribed. Go to the http://www.xmradio.com website and look, and also check out http://www.delphi.com (I think) and look for special offers for new subscribers.

I think they have a deal for about $100 that gives you the radio and mounting kit, 3 months subscription and activation fees all at once.

I've been buying my most recent XM radios used though and saving a bunch of money.
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radio(s)? where you findin them at? I was thinking of getting the roady its a cheapy like 70 bucks

who has that 100 package deal?
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You can get a RoadyXT at Walmart, with the vehicle kit, complete for $48.00. That's what I have in my truck.
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send me a link of that if you could, please
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What, the RoadyXT or Walmart, lol?
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WHOA! HOLD THE PHONE!

Check this -- about $39 from the Walmart internet site: http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...uct_id=4227930
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yeah this is at best buy with the car kit included..
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That's with the car kit included also.
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thats worth it? I can just put my antenna wherever right? and plug my Ipod cable into it and ride?
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Yep. Like I said: I'm using that exact kit. I even bought it at Walmart and paid $10 more a year ago, lol.
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ill own it tomorrow. Not a pain to activate it is it? I can call from the parking lot
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Nope. It'll usually come up within the hour. Mine all did.
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I bought it...shouldve went to BEstbuy and had it installed..Ive hidden the wires as best as I could until I get home from SC to really mount it in....It was activated and within 10 Min it was on...my wife made a great selling point..the amount i paid pays for the amount of Cd;s I buy....Im happy...good find John....for less than 100 I have the Roady and 3 months! Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet
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Cool! Enjoy it. You'll finalize the mounting and it'll look nice. You don't need no stinking Best Buy, lol...
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yeah true....just hate looking at the cig lighter plug in thing and the couple inches of wire i cant do anything with! and looking down to change the station...Down with BestBuy lol They were sold out of it anyways sent me to circuit city..(1st walmart was sold out to) just went straight to another walmart installed and activated it in the parking lot in the dark with my dome light to see!
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Did you see where I put mine?
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Here's a lousy pic, but I put it on the dash to the left of the steering wheel.



You can get a cheap cigarette lighter jack with pigtails on it at Radio Shack or some auto parts stores. You can tap that into wiring behind the center console where your radio is and plug the power supply into that. Then you won't see it. That's how mine is wired up.

All the wiring wraps behind the mounting base and goes in next to the steering wheel housing area and you don't see it.
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did you bolt it in or use velcro? Im thinkin of Velcro.....Im gonna put it on the other side....
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I offroad HARD and everything is screwed down, lol.
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i would have never guessed you offroad LMAO....i was thinking of mounting it where the AC controls are since i only use the temp in the winter really or when its really hot. I can reach around it to change it
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Whatever works for you. I don't like looking down or away too much, and that's why I put it where I did. I can pretty much operate the buttons by feel now and most of what I need is in the first 10 memories (Bank A) anyway.
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here is how i mounted my sirius... i didnt want it on the windshield and its too big to put where john has his xm mounted (i already tried) but i have the wires all hidden under the shifter and the power comes from inside the dash where i tapped into the power point wires
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i like that too
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