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Porsche 996 radio + sirius radio reciver, which?

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I got my factory CDR-210 on my 996 and would like to use a sirius receiver so i can select satellite stations on my stock radio.

Any comments or recommendations




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Not absolutely sure, but Im fairly certain that there is no solution for this. You will have to replace the head unit in order to be able to connect Sirius into it. There are lots of choices, though. I bought a low-end Kenwood unit with the Sirius remote, which I mounted under the hood. The antenna is mounted under the plastic GPS antenna on the dash at the base of the windshield. Seems to work fairly well.

The only way I know to plumb Sirius (or iPod or similar) into an old OEM radio is if that radio is cassette player. There are cassette "tapes" out there that have a pigtail that you plug into the iThing or the Sirius receiver to play through the cassette player deck. These work well, but are messy with wires hanging out the front the tape deck. Makes the radio look like its drooling.

Yes, there are Sirius units that output a low-power FM signal, but they dont work worth squat in my experience. If you live in radio-free north-central Mississippi where there are empty freqs on the FM dial perhaps, but even in the relatively unpopulated area where I live, the FM signals from the Sirius will be overwhelemed by whatever is out there and cause interference. There are some FM antenna coax switching units which disconnect your FM antenna when the Sirius unit is turned on....that might work, but I have never tried one of those. Get a direct connect, for heaven's sake. And NONE of these solutions integrate the control of the Sirius receiver into the head-unit like a new HU that's designed for that function.

Recommend www.crutchfield.com I have bought numerous replacement radios from them, and their installation kits are excellent and complete.

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