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Sirius help

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Chad Conant, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. Chad Conant

    Chad Conant Member

    Exactly what do I need to get it in my car. Understand that I have an in-dash CD player right now that is nowhere near Satellite ready.
  2. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    For a second, I thought this said "sinus help."
  3. Chad Conant

    Chad Conant Member

    Thanks for the creative response, but this is actually a serious (please pardon the pun) question. I'd like to use it as the answer to "what do you want for Father'sDay?"
  4. JBHawkEye

    JBHawkEye Active Member

    I had mine installed at the Dodge dealership when I bought my new car.

    It could be a bit of a hassle, especially if you have an older model.
  5. Dirk Legume

    Dirk Legume Active Member

    Nah, but it might not be cheap. Go to a car stereo place, tell them what you want (make sure they are a Sirius dealer), and prepare to write a check. You will have to decide which model reciever works best for you. It might be a portable one rather than an in dash model. But they will know what you need.

    Best Buy can do it as well, I believe.
  6. JBHawkEye

    JBHawkEye Active Member

    I was going to suggest Best Buy. And yeah, you'll probably have to get a portable receiver, rather than one installed.
  7. Chad Conant

    Chad Conant Member

    OK. But would a portabe receiver actually work through my car stereo, or how would that work?

    I knoww I sound like an idiot, but I never thought about wanting one until recently.
  8. Rockbottom

    Rockbottom Active Member

    The car stereo/Best Buy place can wire the receiver into your FM stereo inside the dashboard. That is how mine was mounted, along with a metal permanent mount and antenna wiring underneath the headboard to the roof. I turn the truck on = Sirius turns on/mutes the rest of the channels/crystal-clear sound.

  9. dargan

    dargan Active Member

    Rockbottom is on top of things. This is also how it was/is in my truck/car.
  10. budcrew08

    budcrew08 Active Member

    Get XM. Much better. And it really won't matter soon when the companies merge.
  11. bagelchick

    bagelchick Active Member

    Mine is portable. It plugs into my lighter thingy. I turn it to 88.7, put the antenae on the dash and I'm good to go.
    It's great when I travel as I just take it with me.
  12. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Most of the portable Sirius receivers have built-in FM transmitters; their range is surprising. And modern GM radios have a non-standard antenna connection.

    And budcrew, you're crazy. Unless you want specific sports or college conferences, Sirius has XM beat hands down (I had XM in the past and have the current version via DirecTV). Sirius has a much better music mix and it turns out that former MTV VJ Mark Goodman's radio skills weren't rusty at all.
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