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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-23-2006, 12:38 AM Thread Starter
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Hiding wires for add-on Sirius

Hey all,

New to the forum; glad to see such support for the XK!

We just got an in-car Sirius unit for our '06 XK, and I'd like to install it so that as much wiring as possible is hidden (I like clean installs). Sirius recommends putting the antenna centered above the rear liftgate; this might make routing the antenna wire all the way up to the center console a bit difficult (the XK is a LOOONG vehicle! ).

First, does the Sirius antenna NEED to go where they recommend? Our XK has no sunroof, so I was kind of thinking of just putting the antenna above the front 2 seats and routing the wire down the A-pillar. Does anyone have pics of the dash taken apart, or any good ideas of where the antenna wire can be hidden in the console/dash area?

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Hiding wires for add-on Sirius

Welcome to the forum Bob. There's a few people here that could give you some good ideas.
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Re: Hiding wires for add-on Sirius

I mounted our antenna on the front just above the driver near the corner of the windsheild. It made the wiring easier and since we use a large Thule cargo basket, if I were to mount it at the rear, the back of the basket would cover it up.
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Re: Hiding wires for add-on Sirius

You can download installation instructions here:

http://site.justforjeeps.com/guide/82209041AB.pdf
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Re: Hiding wires for add-on Sirius

Looks daunting...........!
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Re: Hiding wires for add-on Sirius

I have a portable sirius unit that I can remove from my jeep. In my old Grand Cherokee my antena sat on my dashboard, with the cable running down the defrost vent slots.
Worked like a charm. I have not permanently mounted it in my new XK though so I cant help you with routing issues, but it does work on the dash in the XK also.
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Re: Hiding wires for add-on Sirius

I have Sirius Sportster that used in my GC and now in my Commander. I mounted it in the center of the dash. All the wires are now hidden. Here is what I did:

1. I cut the cigarette lighter plug off of the power cord
2. Removed the center bezel around the climate control giving me access to the power port
3. Removed the front of the dash, those allen head bolts actually are doing something
4. Spliced the power cord to the constant +12 VDC port and added an inline fuse since it was removed with the lighter assembly.
5. Routed the antenna wire behind the dash before re-assembling dash.
6. Routed antenna through passenger door above the hinge then through the weather molding of the windshield. No leaking even during So Florida downpours
7. Located the antenna about two inches from the winshield in the center using the rear view as the center mark.

No wires are visible at all and the constant 12 vdc allows me to keep the radio on during short trips to the store. This way I don't have to wait for all the stations to load again. Still have both power ports available for his/hers cell phone chargers.

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I know this thread is a year old, but where did you mount the actual Sirius Sportster receiver? On the dash? It sticks out quite a bit and I'm just out of ideas as to where to mount it. Can you post some pics? Thanks!
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Well I just mounted my Sirius Sportster receiver and really like where it ended up. I removed the dash, drilled a hole in the top of the storage area below the climate controls, ran the wires behind the panel, dropped them through the hole and tapped into power at the left cigarette lighter. The shifter only blocks the screen when in park, but I don't sit in my truck doing nothing but listening to music...it's used while on the road. ;-) Just thought someone might like to know for their own Commander...
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