Sirius-xm antenna...where did you locate yours?

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    Default Sirius-xm antenna...where did you locate yours?

    Guys, I installed a Pioneer AVH-3400BH along with the XM module (GEX-P920XM) and I'm super happy with the whole set-up. The XM works like a factory installed unit and the Pioneer receiver is superb. However there is one thing I do not like and that is the magnetic XM antenna. What have you guys done with yours? Any creative ideas? I read the one post where somebody hid their XM antenna inside a set of Recon cab high marker lights. I've been thinking of maybe going with a shark fin. Ideas?
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    Anybody?
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    Default Re: Sirius-xm antenna...where did you locate yours?

    I ran mine up through the third brake light on the top of the cab as suggested by someone on the site. It works well and the antenna isn't very noticeable. Were you looking for something more inconspicuous?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RunawayTundra View Post
    I ran mine up through the third brake light on the top of the cab as suggested by someone on the site. It works well and the antenna isn't very noticeable. Were you looking for something more inconspicuous?
    Oh....great idea. Why didn't I think of that? I'm not necessarily looking for something inconspicuous, although now that you mention it, that is always a plus if it can be achieved. At the moment mine is located about 1" above the windshield, roughly in the space where my overhead console would be located inside the truck. It doesn't look terrible or anything, however every time I take the truck in to have it washed, I'm always taping the antenna (magnetic) down for fear of it being knocked off during the wash cycle. Would you happen to have a photo of your installation? I'd love to see it.
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    I don't have a photo, sorry. Right now, my truck and I are in separate states for a couple of months.

    I got the idea from this site so I know there are others who have run the antenna through the third brake light.

    I did this several years ago, but as I recall I removed the outer lens and third brake light assembly and routed the cable around the outside of the whole assembly into the top of the cab. I definitely didn't remove the headliner. You will have to see where the antenna cable pops out on the inside. Once inside the cab, I think I ran the cable under the plastic trim and down the back corner of the cab(I have an access cab) and then under the carpet and door sills until under the dash. Once it was all back together, I sealed around the third brake light with black silicone. Like I said, it looks very tidy and is very secure. I have ran it through several auto and hand car washes without issue.

    Sorry my description is not very detailed. It is hard to remember without having access to the truck right now.

    If you get a chance, look around on the audio/stereo forum on this site. Hopefully, someone has a more complete write up.

    Good luck
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    Thanks for the info, I sure do appreciate it. I'll definitely check out the audio section as well.
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    Default Re: Sirius-xm antenna...where did you locate yours?

    Pics of the head unit? I'm dreadfully missing my XM since I got my tundra but I can't figure out how to get the head unit out, it's like I would have to take the whole dash out?

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    I left miine inside the cab ran it up the side of the pilar across the top and stuck it to the top of my rear view mirror supports works great and its inside not outside!

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    Default Re: Sirius-xm antenna...where did you locate yours?

    I originally ran mine from the cab thru one of the rubber boots in the firewall into the engine compartment, then along the frame and placed the antenna on the front of the bed (right behind the cab). The antenna has a good magnet, so it stuck there nicely.
    That location worked Ok....sometimes when driving in a certain direction (South I think) I would lose the XM signal, but it was mostly Ok.
    I finally moved the antenna inside the cab....mine just sits on the dash cover near the windshield. A piece of Velcro keeps it stuck to the dash cover and from moving around.
    I'm sure on the roof would be better, but this works 99% or more of the time (rarely drops signal) and it was easy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 05tundra315 View Post
    Pics of the head unit? I'm dreadfully missing my XM since I got my tundra but I can't figure out how to get the head unit out, it's like I would have to take the whole dash out?
    No. If you need to remove your head unit, it's fairly easy. There are 5 screws that need to be removed. Before starting DISCONNECT BATTERY, then follow these steps. 1) remove all three dials for AC controls. 2) remove all three screws, one behind each dial. 3) Tilt the two center AC vents upwards. 4) remove two screws, one from each AC vent. With AC vents turned upwards, look underneath where the top of the AC vents come to a stop. You will see one screw for each of the two vents. 5) Use a Bojo or other tool to carefully pry black center surround from dash. With screws removed, these are held in place by nothing more than spring clips. 6) With center surround pulled away from dash, unplug 2 white plugs (left and right) that plug in to the center surround. Put center surround aside. 7) Now with the dash exposed and the stereo in plain view, remove 4 bolts securing the stereo from the dash. 8) Unplug Stereo. That's all there is to it. Depending on what aftermarket stereo you decide to run, you will most likely want to purchase an interface that plugs directly in to the factory wiring harness that will allow you to control your aftermarket stereo. I have the JBL Amplifier in my truck so I opted for the P.A.C. TATO interface which I connected to the Pioneer AVH-3400BH along with an Axxcess Steering Wheel Controller. The Axxcess does require some wiring, but if you want something easier to hook up you can opt for a P.A.C. SWI-JACK (steering wheel controller). This plugs right in to the P.A.C. TATO. As far as my XM goes, mine is mounted directly underneath the center console between the cupholders and the plastic/rubberized tray piece located below the ashtray. There was plenty of room there for the XM module. I'm not really sure what direction you're going, but I hope this answers your question. If you need more info PM me.
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    Default Re: Sirius-xm antenna...where did you locate yours?

    Quote Originally Posted by RunawayTundra View Post
    I ran mine up through the third brake light on the top of the cab as suggested by someone on the site. It works well and the antenna isn't very noticeable.
    Yes this is what I did. Works flawlessly, only noticeable from above. I thought about painting but never got around to it.
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