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Old 07-23-2007, 06:20 PM   #1
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Help with a XM Dash Mod.

Well... I want XM....and Bad but I want to somehow put my reciver in the little pocket surrounding the instrument cluster in the dash...anybody good with bondo or fiberglass? Or does anyone have any pics of somebody already doing this mod.... thanks....

I'm looking at this receiver. your thoughts.
http://shop.xmradio.com/detail.aspx?pid=670&cat=8


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Old 07-24-2007, 09:55 AM   #2
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Well... I want XM....and Bad but I want to somehow put my reciver in the little pocket surrounding the instrument cluster in the dash...anybody good with bondo or fiberglass? Or does anyone have any pics of somebody already doing this mod.... thanks....

I'm looking at this receiver. your thoughts.
http://shop.xmradio.com/detail.aspx?pid=670&cat=8


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I don't have any suggestions really pertaining to your question, but I can offer another solution if you're interested.

You can usually control Satellite radio right through the head unit as long as it's XM/SAT ready... no need for a separate unit. Most of XM's units are pretty flimsy. I've been using the Pioneer-made adapter (GEX-920XM) for a while now and it's great. Before that, I was using the generic XM adapter which was good but doesnt have as many features as the one Pioneer makes.

If you have a Pioneer headunit and it's XM/SAT ready, look up the GEX-920XM receiver. It's only about $100 and it's fantastic. If you don't, see if XM makes a generic adapter for your radio (which they'll only do if it's XM/SAT ready)
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i STRONGLY recommend you get sirius, NOT xm
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dude, their merging... live with it and let reality settle in
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while that little pocket is a decent place to put the xm, i found this to be better

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That looks nice....
Did you still have to mount an external antenna?
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I would suggest going to myradiostore.com for a slightly cheaper version of the same radios that are sold on xms website. and as cookiemonster suggests i would go with a sat/ready deck and it will run it through your deck without having a bulky addition. i have 3 xm units myself. i have a roady2, inno, and sat/ready deck. i use the roady at home, the inno at work, as it is portable and can be used as an mp3 player also, and the sat/ready in my car when going between the other 2.
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go to xm's site and you can usually pick up the radios (roadies) for about 5 bucks with a years subscription.
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