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Removing an aftermarket satellite radio

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I am buying a 997.1 that has an aftermarket sat radio installed which I would like to remove - hate the look, don't use sat radio and my knee bumps up against it. It was installed on a metal bracket that was screwed in underneath the dash. So, that part seems simple; just unscrew it. However, the antenna pops out where the window meets the dash and I'm not sure how they got it there.

I am not a car stereo buff and I have no idea what's involved in uninstalling this setup. Do you have to remove the dash to get rid of this thing or just pull out the PCM head unit or can I just unscrew the mount, cut the wires and pull (probably a bad idea :-P)?

If anyone has dealt with this before and could provide some insight it would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance.



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I removed a Kenwood Sirius satellite radio receiver installed by the prior owner. I found that the Kenwood box tapped into the existing am/fm antenna cable behind the PCM. It fed the satellite radio signal into the factory system in that manner because there were no auxilliary inputs on the factory radio. The factory unit antenna had a male/female coupling - so it was simple to remove the "Y" tap and just reconnect the factory am/fm antenna without the tap. If yours is similar, you will have to remove the two side panels from your front console, then look for the black coaxial antenna cable. You should find a Y-connector, which you will simply unplug and then reconnect the standard antenna cable. No cutting is involved. Then, try to trace the others wires from the satellite radio (power, ground, infrared remote, etc.). You can either disconnect them (best) or cut them and tape the ends. After I removed the satellite radio, my AM/FM radio signal improved noticeably.

And, like yours, the Kenwood box had a little Sirius antenna stuck on the dash that was connected back to the box by a thin wire. I cut the thin wire and pulled it out.

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  • 4 weeks later...

Stuck on the dash - Tacky !!!!

Mine is stuck to top corner of Pass side window on the inside with the cable hidden inside the A pillar. It is hardly noticable so will leave it there pending a Sat upgrade. I already found the other end of the antenna neatly tie wrapped and tucked up on the inside of pass foot well.

At least I assume it is Sat antenna as there is nothing else left of the install other than power tap to the Phone plug and some miscellaneous velcro which is thankfully out of site. I already pulled my radio hoping it had a T connection on the antenna but it did not. Perhaps PO used a FM xmitter instead.

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Stuck on the dash - Tacky !!!!

Actually, the antenna was stuck on the hard-plastic part of the dash near the windscreen, the unit was mounted on a bracket SCREWED into the underside of the driver's side footwell. I ended up removing the bracket myself (leaving the screws in the holes) and then had the dealer do the rest. Though, I think the dealer just cut the wires anyways. Goo Gone worked wonders on the sticky stuff, by the way.

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