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Old 06-25-2013, 08:37 AM   #1
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Mk3 Sirius Antenna/wire Location?

Well this weekend after installing my illuminated door sills I some how messed up my Sirius radio antenna. I know this only because after the install I got in my car and the radio displays "Sirius Antenna Failure". I'm sure I just accidentally pulled or cut a wire by accident. But for the life of me I can't find any info about where the antenna is located or what wire is use to power it or where it's ran. Can anyone please help?


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Old 06-25-2013, 06:34 PM   #2
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lol well don't everyone speak at once!
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Looks like the antenna cables are part of the vehicles wiring harness and the antenna is a combination AM/FM/ Sat antenna. The wires travel from the back of the radio then under the center console and then up the passenger B-Pillar. There are 2 in-line connectors under the front area of the center console somewhere and then the other 2 are at the antenna.
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Ty for the response. I guess really im looking to see where the power cable is to the Sirius antenna and where that wire is. My Sirius went out after doing a install and trying to track down where I messed it up.
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The Sirius antenna cable is all in one. The antenna cable for the AM/ FM is also all in one. So you end up with 2 separate antenna cables going to one antenna. There is a separate wire going to the antenna that is powered (12 volts) that provides the amplification for AM since these vehicles have the shorter antenna. There is no separate wire for the sat antenna power. It's also integrated into the sat cable.

If you were working on the door sills you might have cut the wire going up the passenger B-pillar or bent it. Coaxial cables don't like to be bent.
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well hell..... so any idea what colors im look for?
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Or even better any one know if theres a shop manual avail for this car yet?
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Well the connectors for the sat cable are olive but the cable is black. When comparing the sat cable to the AM/ FM cable, the sat cable is smaller in dia.
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