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benaslan

Sirius Antenna Mount Works Great!

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FYI, this has been driving me nuts and I couldn't find anything anywhere that seemed to work for me, so I thought I'd post what I had and what I did. Originally, I had my sirius antenna mounted in the middle of the dash, behind the windshield. It worked when I had a clear view of the sky, most of the time, but not always and it cut out a lot.

First try, I bought the Sirius Sigma antenna to mount to the glass inside the windshield. It worked gerat, but is HUGE and UGLY!.

Second try, I got the "Ultra DOT low profile antenna" from sirius. I mounted it underneath the cowl panel cover, right in the middle. On the mount for the widnshield wiper linkage, there is a hole. I used this hole and fabricated a bracket from a 90 degree piece of metal with holes in it that you get from the hardware store. I mounted it as is with a locknut, then bended the metal over itself and put the magnet antenna on top of this and the edge touching the windshield.

I put the cowl cover back on, tested everything out and holy crud! I even get a signal in my garage WITH THE GARAGE DOOR CLOSED and the second best part, is that you can't see any antenna.

Sorry, I didn't take any pictures, but can answer any questions if anyone has any.

Ben

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Too bad you didn't take pictures. I....like a lot of the guys here...are visually oriented and sometimes even the best description leaves something to be desired. A picture is truly worth a thousand words.

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Too bad you didn't take pictures. I....like a lot of the guys here...are visually oriented and sometimes even the best description leaves something to be desired. A picture is truly worth a thousand words.

If anyone tries to follow my instructions and just can't seem to get it, I could be pretty easily pursuaded to remove my cowl cover and snap come shots. Let me know.

Ben

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What Sirius receiver are you using?

Is there a receiver that integrates with the PCM2.0 (2004996TT)

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Pictures would be an UNBELIEVABLE help... I am having my system installed tomorrow, and I was seriously considering leaving the Sirius out due to the problem with antenna placement... I have a 993 Cabriolet, so my options are even more limited... Even if I wanted to put it on the rear deck lid, I can't because of the third taillight spoiler. Even a drawing would help...ANYTHING. Thanks in advance for the help...

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Pictures would be an UNBELIEVABLE help... I am having my system installed tomorrow, and I was seriously considering leaving the Sirius out due to the problem with antenna placement... I have a 993 Cabriolet, so my options are even more limited... Even if I wanted to put it on the rear deck lid, I can't because of the third taillight spoiler. Even a drawing would help...ANYTHING. Thanks in advance for the help...

Sorry, it's been a rough week... So, I have a Kenwood deck, but I swear I saw a writeup somewhere that someone integrated the Sirius into the PCM... but not sure.

Seriously, don't put it anywhere other than under the cowl cover. I can't take it apart right now, but here's a picture of where it is.

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How did you get the wire through the firewall?

There is a pass-through right behind the battery. A big circular rubber plug. Pull it out, cut a small x in the middle (so it closes back up easily and seals) and the put it back in.

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Thanks for this...

Question:

How did you mount the low profile antenna to the mounting arm?

Did you use the tape that is on the antenna?

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There is a hole on the arm that I put a small locknut and bolt through and attached one of these:

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and then I bent it so the far end was level (I may have bent it before mounting). The antenna is magnetic and stuck right to it, no other mounting was necessary.

It's now been there for months, and I haven't touched it, works flawlessly! I get great reception that is better than my other vehicle that came with sirius from the factory.

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Thanks again, did it yesterday, 3 bars instead of barely 1, strange...

Had some issues with the arm and the wiper motor arms(scraping), but a little bending and it's all okay now.

cheers!

There is a hole on the arm that I put a small locknut and bolt through and attached one of these:

post-23341-1200342939.jpg

and then I bent it so the far end was level (I may have bent it before mounting). The antenna is magnetic and stuck right to it, no other mounting was necessary.

It's now been there for months, and I haven't touched it, works flawlessly! I get great reception that is better than my other vehicle that came with sirius from the factory.

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