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Old 05 Nov 2011, 08:50 am
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I decided a while back to go out and remove the 6 disc changer from the PT today, and also took out the factory Sirius unit.

I have a JVC headunit, Sirius and I-pod adapter to install. One thing I was hoping to do was to not have to have another antenna up on the roof, as the factory one is already there. After talking to stereo shops and reading online and hearing "It can't be done" I decided to dig into this. Turns out this was extremely easy.



This is the JVC SIR1 unit. It's new home is there the old sirius unit was.




There are 2 connectors, a white and blue one. The white one is the terrestrial antennas, and I don't believe they are used any longer. We want the blue one.




It's a little blurred, but the antenna plug inside the blue connector looks the same as the newer unit. It is. I talked to someone who says they never changed the guts of the plug.




All you have to do is simply unclip the little white cover off the blue connector, and simply remove the wire. This is what you should have. Just plug that into the antenna connector on the aftermarket unit, and make sure you secure the unit to the bracket, and you will be fine. Some people put a little hot glue or tape on it, but that's up to you.




Turned the power on to the radio, and all is well...and only one antenna... Hope this helps anyone who didn't know how easy this is. Works like a charm, and has been now for 2 months!

Shawn
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They told you It can't be done ! wow they never try i use the factory pt cruiser antenna with a pioneer tuner and also install a Sirius satellite in a 2004 suburban using the xm antenna, they are all the same work in the same band you just have to cut the plastic of the plug or replace the plug
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They told you It can't be done ! wow they never try i use the factory pt cruiser antenna with a pioneer tuner and also install a Sirius satellite in a 2004 suburban using the xm antenna, they are all the same work in the same band you just have to cut the plastic of the plug or replace the plug
That's what they told me...can't be done. But I like to look into stuff, and like you said, easy to solve. Must just be a way to make additional $$$.
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Hello,
What was wrong with the stock head unit, and is the sirius unit separate or integrated into the radio. And finally if it still works, is it for sale?
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Some 2004 and up pt cruiser radios are satellite ready , like the 6 disc in the GT vehicles, the xm tuner is not inside the radio, it is a seperate piece
If you are looking for one you can use the xmd1000 from audiovox
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Default Re: Using factory Sirius Antenna with aftermarket stereo...easy!

Where is the factory Sirius tuner located? And how did you run the cables for the antenna.

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