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Old 09-05-2005, 12:01   #1 (permalink)
chuckster
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INSTALLING SIRIUS SAT. RADIO in 2005 Explorer

Has anyone installed Sirius Radio in their Explorer using the factory
Sirius "ready" radio. My dealer wants $650 to install the unit, and I
feel this is way too much, for a radio that is "Sirius Ready".
If so where did you buy the reciever and where did you mount the
antenna? How hard was it to do? THANKS!!

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Old 09-06-2005, 07:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: INSTALLING SIRIUS SAT. RADIO in 2005 Explorer


"chuckster" <crrogers@ptd.net> wrote in message
news:1125943955.770529.168920@g47g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> Has anyone installed Sirius Radio in their Explorer using the factory
> Sirius "ready" radio. My dealer wants $650 to install the unit, and I
> feel this is way too much, for a radio that is "Sirius Ready".
> If so where did you buy the reciever and where did you mount the
> antenna? How hard was it to do? THANKS!!


I did the instal myself in my 2004 Thunderbird. Radios and More provides the
proper instructions for a vehicle along with the receiver. In fact, the guy
at Radios and More sent me the instructions before I bought the receiver. It
was realtively easy in my case. Some people ignore the instructions and
install the antenna on the dash. This saves a lot of work.See
http://www.radiosandmore.com/ .

Ed


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Old 09-06-2005, 15:01   #3 (permalink)
Mark Barrett
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Re: INSTALLING SIRIUS SAT. RADIO in 2005 Explorer

chuckster <crrogers@ptd.net> wrote:
> Has anyone installed Sirius Radio in their Explorer using the factory
> Sirius "ready" radio. My dealer wants $650 to install the unit, and I
> feel this is way too much, for a radio that is "Sirius Ready".
> If so where did you buy the reciever and where did you mount the
> antenna? How hard was it to do? THANKS!!


I just installed the radio, satellite receiver, and satellite antenna
on my son's 95 Explorer. Since you already have the "Sirius Ready"
radio you only have to install the satellite receiver and run the
wire up to dash. Satellite ready only means your head unit will
accept another source, namely a satellite unit. Ensure the cabling
from the satellite receiver to the head unit uses a compatible
connector. I placed the receiver under the larger rear seat, bolting
it to the floor. The antenna must be outside. I hot glued it right
at the center back, routing the wires in the hatch back molding.
Mark

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Old 09-10-2005, 23:01   #4 (permalink)
Jim Warman
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Re: INSTALLING SIRIUS SAT. RADIO in 2005 Explorer

The factory kit is labour intensive... satellite receiver and antenna go in
the back. It gets worse if you want to be sure there's no new squeaks and
rattles after you're done. I only did one..... if they ask me to do another
one, I'll run out back and hang myself...


"chuckster" <crrogers@ptd.net> wrote in message
news:1125943955.770529.168920@g47g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> Has anyone installed Sirius Radio in their Explorer using the factory
> Sirius "ready" radio. My dealer wants $650 to install the unit, and I
> feel this is way too much, for a radio that is "Sirius Ready".
> If so where did you buy the reciever and where did you mount the
> antenna? How hard was it to do? THANKS!!
>



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Old 09-16-2005, 13:01   #5 (permalink)
mr inspector
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Re: INSTALLING SIRIUS SAT. RADIO in 2005 Explorer

How hard can it be to install a SIRIUS unit to a head that is already
prewired to handle it?? I can see the antenna being a bit@h but that
should be it. Am I missing something??? if so let the group know since
this will be the "add on" of the future. Any install tips??

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