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12-29-2012 10:30 PM
WyoJames I'm not sure why either and I don't think it would/could at all, just a random thought that popped into my head while I was typing that post.
12-29-2012 07:53 PM
Marbs Ya, it came with it. I THINK I have an extra one on a shelf.



Not sure why it would cause any interference, but at the very bottom of mine there is a little bump so it can't get too close .
12-29-2012 06:46 PM
WyoJames Pretty good with sound systems and all that stuff...but if you butted that sat antenna right up next to the radio antenna base would that cause any interference of any kind? I wouldn't imagine that it would, but you never know.
12-29-2012 06:10 PM
CCM302
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Originally Posted by WyoJames View Post
This is what I will be doing when I get the XM pulled out of my pickup and throw it in the focus. Glad someone else has done it.

Where did you get that black wire cover from? Did it come with your antenna?
I think it depends on the kit you get, but my original kit came with one of those.
12-29-2012 05:59 PM
WyoJames
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Ran the cable through the pillar and head liner following the factory antenna. I put a SMALL notch in the base of the antenna mount as to not cut the cable of the Sirius antenna.
This is what I will be doing when I get the XM pulled out of my pickup and throw it in the focus. Glad someone else has done it.

Where did you get that black wire cover from? Did it come with your antenna?
12-29-2012 05:38 PM
Marbs Ran the cable through the pillar and head liner following the factory antenna. I put a SMALL notch in the base of the antenna mount as to not cut the cable of the Sirius antenna.


12-22-2012 11:21 AM
CCM302 I ended up just biting the bullet and doing it the hard way. It actually wasn't that hard. I just ran it under the weather striping on the hatch and then under the top edge of the plastic all the way to the front and then down the a-pillar, etc.

Looks like this:


12-21-2012 02:17 PM
JEEPers
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I've got mine right in the middle of the top back and then the wire run around the edge of the glass and taped in place with double sided 3m tape and then it goes into the trunk area then up to the front right kick panel where I have the small receiver at.

I'm the 1 on the right

I ran it by tucking it along the passenger side rain gutter strip. (the black rubber piece and the tucked into the crevice between the front windshield and the brought mine back inside through the front passenger side door.

I did that for the wife's old 2006 Ford Focus SE and my current 2007 Ford Focus SE.
12-20-2012 05:54 PM
Monkeygrits All of the aftermarket Sirius units I've installed in mine and my parents cars over the last few years, I've always double back 3m taped the antenna in the corner of the dash on the passenger side by the windshield. No running wires and the antenna stays out of the weather. Then run the wire down along the edge of the dash out of sight. You may need to more it toward the center a little if it has signal problems. Its hardly noticeable either.
12-20-2012 05:23 PM
CCM302 The basis of all of this was me just being curious as to whether others have had problems mounting it anywhere besides the back like FocusedSlayer. Sirius more or less threatened that I would always have terrible reception if I mounted it anywhere beyond what they specified (ie what focusedslayer and I have done).
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