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#1 2015-10-16 17:58:21

rayjay
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From: Killingworth, CT 06419
Registered: 2015-05-31
User Number: 31513
Posts: 45

Satellite radio

I've been spoiled by the satellite radio in our other cars and want to put one in my 2005 92x Linear. I'm sure someone has already done this even though I get very few hits when  searching for any subject related to satellite radio on this site.

If you have installed a satellite radio, or adapter:
1) What antennae are you using?
2) What head unit are you using?

Even if I do not get a new head unit with built in satellite radio I can not stand the reception in my car. The signal amplifier is connected but the reception is still worse than any other car we have. Sometimes it's good and then I'll make a turn or head in the other direction only to have the signal get bad. I noticed that if I put on the rear defogger the signal gets completely muddled with buzzing.

My prior car had a satellite adapter which worked great. I can use the same adapter in my 92x, but I haven't found a good spot to mount the adapter where it is reachable for tuning. Any ideas?

I live in Connecticut so we need a hands-free setup for our cell phones. A head unit with bluetooth and satellite radio would be ideal.

Thanks for any help.

rj

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#2 2015-10-16 18:55:37

itsnotmeitsyou
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Re: Satellite radio

Never had issues running a Sirus or whatever that was an option on the 07 STI radio I have.  Antenna is standard fare with little square double sided sticky taped to the top part of the inside windshield.  Did find that turning that little antenna around so the other side was facing out made some difference...


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#3 2015-10-17 12:33:42

AirSaab
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From: OHIO
Registered: 2015-08-05
User Number: 32704
Posts: 40

Re: Satellite radio

RJ, I'm running the Kenwood DDX372BT Double DIN headunit and the SiriusXM SXV300v1 tuner in mine. Installation was very easy utilizing the Metra 70-8901 wiring harness and it works great and looks perfect sitting in the dash.

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#4 2015-10-17 13:01:33

rayjay
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From: Killingworth, CT 06419
Registered: 2015-05-31
User Number: 31513
Posts: 45

Re: Satellite radio

Thank you for that info. I will look at that head unit. But what are you using for an antennae?

I have looked at getting one of the shark fin units, like the one from a Kia soul or one of the Subaru wagon ones. Has anyone done this?

rj

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#5 2015-10-17 13:51:13

AirSaab
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From: OHIO
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User Number: 32704
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Re: Satellite radio

I'm just using the magnetic one that came with the tuner, nothing extravagant. The shark fin would be cool though.

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