Sirius antenna on a 2012 SEL?
Is there a standard Sirius antenna on a 2012 SEL or was it part of the Sony Radio package? I suppose that the antenna is already on the car to save some cost for the radio upgrade.
I would want, if possible, to use the existing car antenna (with some wire splicing) for my portable Sirius receiver. That would save me from installing the mobile antenna each time I use my Sirius.
If there is an antenna, did someone identify witch wire it was?
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My car didn't come with it. Does it come with the audio package? I do have Sirius 6-month because I have the 201A pacakge.
My problem is my sirius signal randomly cuts out for a couple seconds at a time, some times. I'm wondering if there is something wrong with my antenna, wiring, etc, or if it's just like that because it is only a free 6-month.
So if I buy this "sirius sharkfin antenna" will it improve my sirius signal?
more generally speaking, what can I do to boost my sirius signal in the car?
The satellite antenna is the base portion of the antenna. It looks like this-
As for improving reception, I don't think it's possible. Satellite reception is near vertical, unlike radio which is horizontal. Trees, buildings, bridges, even clouds will effect reception. The OEM antenna is located in about the best possible place for minimal interference.
As for which wire the base is, I am unsure. Hopefully an audiophile can jump in here with that info.
hmm maybe I should mention my sirius cut-outs to my dealer. maybe they can check it.
But, will a "shorty" antenna have any negative affects on reception? I'm guessing not since the oem antenna is pretty short already.
It definitely won't hurt to have your dealer look at it because warranty [thumb]
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