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Old 07-04-2011, 11:47 PM   #1
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Installing satellite radio

I have a satellite radio in my pickup that I want to install in my 2006 Surfside, and I need to know if and where I can find the radio antenna (assuming there is one).
The satellite radio I have requires mounting a clip-on device to the external radio antenna, which transmits the satellite signal through the antenna to the vehicle's radio, where you tune to an unused radio station to get the satellite station.
I do not see any sign of a radio antenna on the Surfside, but figure there must be some kind of antenna built in somewhere. Short of tearing apart the dash to follow the antenna cable, I'm hoping someone may know something about how the radio is wired.
Any ideas??
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The radio antenna is in the center of the roof just in back of the front cap. The problem I see is to get to it from the inside you have to remove the front TV. Bill
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Old 07-05-2011, 08:04 PM   #3
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Ouch .. from what I see, that's a major undertaking .. I may just have to look at other avenues or leave my satellite radio at home.
Thanks for the quick reply Bill, at least I know where the antenna is located now!
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Old 07-05-2011, 08:16 PM   #4
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If you can get an antenna that is side mount for the satellite it would be easy to mount it close to the roof above the pillars the windshield. There is a panel inside the cabinet that comes out with just two screws and gives access to where the wires go from the dash to the overhead TV etc. Just another idea to look at. Bill
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Old 07-06-2011, 06:33 PM   #5
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If the Surfside has a dash radio, then there is a roof antenna and it does have a cable. I would remove the radio, that antenna wire should be attached in the back, otherwise if no radio exists and there is a roof antenna, remove the cover plate where radio goes, the antenna cable should be in that location (center dash).
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