I need some help and hope someone out there can answer some of my questions. First, I own a 2004 Chevy Colorado (I hope no one flames me for this
), and I am trying to do a custom XM / Sirius antenna install.
The other day I saw a Mercury Sable in a parking lot and noticed its Sirius antenna. It was then I knew - that was the antenna for my customization! Very good looking antenna
So I went the the Ford/Lincoln/Mercury dealership and spent some time talking to a couple of the parts guys and ended up buying the antenna and the receiver/bracket for the underside.
1) Does anyone have a picture(s) of how these antennas are mounted to the car?
- I assume that I cut a rectangular hole - but I notice that you have to be REAL careful not to cut it too big as the bracket from underneath that probably fastens it to the sheet metal around the perimeter doesn't span out very far. Is this how it is fastened or am I missing a part?
If you look at the following picture, it seems that the gap is awfully big - much thicker than the sheet metal on the roof. Am I missing a shim or something?
2) What are the parts I need to fill in my antenna?
I need the internal antenna circuit board as well as the wire(s?) that feed down or adapt to the standard mini SMB cable connection.
It seems that the Sirius and XM antennas are one in the same - I have people telling me that I can plug the Sirius antenna into my XM receiver and it works. So if I could just order the internal connections and any outer connections to adapt it, then I would rather do so.
Otherwise I am going to cannibalize my existing GM XM antenna board, take out the white connectors on the Sable antenna, and feed the cabling straight through.
Any help, suggestions, pictures, or direction is welcome. If I saw some pictures (if someone happened to have taken some in the past) it may help me connect the diagram I saw on the parts guy's computer to what I need (since both the parts guys had no idea what I needed!).
Thanks for reading this!