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After much researching, I decided to go with the newest release from XM radio, the Skyfi 2. It has an FM modulater built into the cradle that it rides in, so all I have to do is tune to one of the designated fm stations, and I have my sat radio! There is no direct hardwire hookup to my stock radio at all. Here are some pics of how I installed it.

The micro intenna is centerd on roof where windshield meets it. The wire is tucked behind the weatherstrip of the windshield, then along the opening between the fender and hood, into the door jamb.


I then pulled the top plastic plug from the door jamb, and drilled a hole for the wire to get under the dash. After running the wire through the hole, I filled it with silicone, and replaced the cap.


Ran the wires under, and accross the dash. Pulled the radio cover off, drilled a hole under the rubber mat on the top part of the dash, and ran the wires up and out.


I am very pleased with how it turned out.
 
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Thats sweet Bill how does it sound. Not being hardwired does it get any interference. Looks good where you put it too.
 

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Sounds GREAT!!! The fm modulator they put in the new Skyfi 2 is the newest technology available! I get no static or interference at all. If I did, there are about 10 other channels I could use.
 

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Hi Bill,

New guy here. I've had my Titan (4x4, off-road, big tow, utili-trac) for just two weeks. I want XM and have been thinking about ways to install it.

I really like the way you have done it. But I have a question - how did you get power to the XM receiver?

Blake
 

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looks very nice. I want to do this project, but sirus has more station I would listen to. A4bry4 bought the factory receiver and antenna for xm, that way he does not have anything extra to place. I like that idea but sirus does not have a OEM receiver yet. The receiver was a little bit more then the FM mod kit, but I think it would be worht it to not have to run wires, and use the sat controlls on the radio.

If I remember correctly all he had to buy was the receiver and the antenna. A4 can you remind me?
 

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Hi Bill,

How do you get power to the receiver? Does it plug into the 12 volt socket? Did you run the power cord down behind the dash, out the bottom, and then inot the 12 volt socket? Thanks!

Blake
 
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