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RudeMood
03-30-2007, 07:14 AM
I should be receieving my Sirius Alpine unit soon. I plan on placing the antenna above the 3rd brake light directly under the back window.

I want to know if there is a standard or preferred way to route the wiring? Perhaps I should not even place it there. I thought it would be the best place as opposed to mounting on the exterior of the vehicle.

Anyone have experience?

Thanks guys!

ct1.8t4me
03-30-2007, 07:42 AM
I'm pretty sure the antenna is tuned to use a large, flat metal plane. I have mine on the trunk lid and routed through the trunk, and down under the door sills.

Starting
03-30-2007, 07:44 AM
I have mine in the corner of my dash. Haven't had any reception problems and it is very sleek.

RudeMood
03-30-2007, 08:38 AM
Do you have any photos or could you take a photo of this? I am very interested.

Starting
03-30-2007, 09:02 AM
I'll take one at lunch.

RudeMood
03-31-2007, 11:54 PM
Any update?

Starting
04-01-2007, 07:12 AM
Sorry about that. Here's an old picture but you can see where I have the two antennas.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v110/hampp2/IMG_0520.jpg

RudeMood
04-01-2007, 11:28 AM
Not bad. I was thinking I could mount mine on the drivers side corner. Any reason why you chose the passenger side? How difficult was it to snake in there?

Nice boost gauge! Here's mine. Stewart Warner
http://photos-527.ak.facebook.com/ip002/v64/242/47/58300222/n58300222_30436527_6889.jpg

Starting
04-01-2007, 12:07 PM
I choose passenger just cause it was easier to route my antenna for my nav there since the brain for the nav is in the glovebox.

RudeMood
04-03-2007, 07:32 PM
Pic from the interior. The piece that goes around the unit is super snug. I think I have to trim it a bit. Also, the deck pushes out a few millimeters on the left hand side because the component cabled bottom out in the back of the console. I need to try and find a way to get them to fit.
http://www.bordumb.com/sg/albums/Alpine/IMG_0160.jpg

Pic of the deck pushing out slightly.
http://www.bordumb.com/sg/albums/Alpine/IMG_0161.jpg

Ipod not secured yet, but ready to rock.
http://www.bordumb.com/sg/albums/Alpine/IMG_0162.jpg
http://www.bordumb.com/sg/albums/Alpine/IMG_0163.jpg
http://www.bordumb.com/sg/albums/Alpine/IMG_0170.jpg

Pic of the antenna in the front drivers side dash corner. PErfect reception.
http://www.bordumb.com/sg/albums/Alpine/IMG_0159.jpg

Fuzzy view from my seat
http://www.bordumb.com/sg/albums/Alpine/IMG_0166.jpg

Randoms
http://www.bordumb.com/sg/albums/Alpine/IMG_0175.jpg
http://www.bordumb.com/sg/albums/Alpine/IMG_0173.jpg