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Old 25 May 2003, 02:25 am
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I’m thinking about adding XM radio to my cruiser but would like some suggestions on the placement of the antenna. I don’t like the hockey puck antenna; I would prefer a glass mount on the side rear window. Has anyone done this and which antenna did you use.

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Old 25 May 2003, 03:18 am
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It has to see the sky, and un-obstructed. The hockey puck is paintable - the Terk model is. I don't think you could do much good side mounting, and I am afraid you may have too much signal loss if you try a thru-glass mount.

The antenna has been one of the biggest complaints about satellite radio; both XM and Sirius. Most of the aftermarket ones use self-adhesive pads and run the lead-in wired through the hatchback gasket. The stock antenna for the Sirius setup offered by Chrysler requires drilling a hole and passing the antenna wired through the roof.
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Old 26 Jul 2003, 01:00 pm
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I have the hockey puck antenna on my Ranger and the mini-shark fin on my Cruiser and move my Sony plug n play XM radio easily between the two. I am quite satisfied with the looks and reception of both.

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Old 27 Jul 2003, 06:08 pm
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Upser14,

Here is a pic of my Antenna Specialists XM antenna:



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It has to see the sky, and un-obstructed. The hockey puck is paintable - the Terk model is. I don't think you could do much good side mounting, and I am afraid you may have too much signal loss if you try a thru-glass mount.

The antenna has been one of the biggest complaints about satellite radio; both XM and Sirius. Most of the aftermarket ones use self-adhesive pads and run the lead-in wired through the hatchback gasket. The stock antenna for the Sirius setup offered by Chrysler requires drilling a hole and passing the antenna wired through the roof.


Hi,

I just joined about a week ago and have a 2006 limited. It came with the black hockey puck antenna. I saw this post and was thinking about painting it.. do you know how to get the paint code for the car, or I was trying to google for covers for it that are pre-painted the color of the car.
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Old 14 May 2009, 01:26 pm
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JACKFROST4U, welcome to the Forum.

Drivers door, there is a label, look at the bottom line, you will see a PNT:xxx, that is your paint code.
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JACKFROST4U, welcome to the Forum.

Drivers door, there is a label, look at the bottom line, you will see a PNT:xxx, that is your paint code.
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Old 14 May 2009, 10:02 pm
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I used my XM antenna on the dash and on a flip platform near the top of the window. Worked well except when going under bridges or in high stands of trees.

I wouldn't do any kind of permanent work until the new dual band radios come out. Sirius-XM will continue to support the old single band radios, but you won't be able to get all of the channels available unless you upgrade.
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