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New Sirius Install

Old 06-01-2009, 02:21 PM
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This is really not my area of expertise but I'll give it a shot, just don't take it as gospel. Mounting it on the trunk should give you just as good reception as the roof, but there prolly will be a few rare instances where the roof would be a better spot, like if the satellite is in the sky way ahead of you. But I would think there is a chance of leakage mounting it on roof, unless there is something from the factory that allows you to install it properly. In the trunk there should be weather stripping on both the trunk lid, and where it comes down so it will seal around the wire just fine. NO mater where you install it, you will lose reception under a bridge, at least I would imagine I've never personally had XM radio. Mounting it on the dash will also work, but may not look so great and give you a bit less reception. My moms Avalon came with the factory XM antenna mounted on the top of the windshield behind the rearview mirror. So it does work, but she would lose reception going under a thick covering of trees too. I don't know if that is normal, or from the install location.
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