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Old 04-20-2007, 08:55 AM
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Originally Posted by WarEagle745 View Post
This is a *reasonable* solution that I'm happy with so far. The installer put the new XM SportsCaster unit (approx. $60) in the bottom drawer of the console. He drilled a hole in the back of the drawer about the size of a nickel and fed the power and antenna wires through it. The drawer is perfectly functional--you can leave the drawer open if you want to be able to change the stations and access the buttons or you can choose a station and close the drawer (leaving the unit completely out of sight!). The unit comes with its own remote control. The unit has built-in FM modulation that works well in my area. See XM's website for details on the unit. [See pictures of installation below.]

I affixed some of those rubbery pads, meant to hold things like cell phones and PDAs on the dash of your car, to the bottom of the metal and just laid it in the back window. From the outside of the car, it is barely even visible, because it is black and is sitting on black leather. The installer ran the wire out of sight (I believe in the door facing) to the back of the drawer to connect to the XM unit. [See pictures of installation below.]

Again, I think it's a reasonable solution!
Come'on bro....a shower drain? You don't need metal for reception. Just use a small piece of velcro. And hide that wire. The "in-drawer unit" is sweet. Good idea.

I have the Sirius S50 mounted beside the center console. My antenna is on the trunk lid... see the image.
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