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It seems that the antenna gets located some 3-4" more forward when the dealer installs it, compared to the factory install.
Mine was installed last week. The radio system works fine, just that the antenna looks a little bit off. The I compared it to a factory install. The dealer told me that that is where it is to be installed, per the template that came with the system.
I knew that I should have located one equipped the way that I wanted it. IF THE ONE THAT I ORDERED, HAD ONLY BEEN BUILT!!!!!
 

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Model 57 said:
It seems that the antenna gets located some 3-4" more forward when the dealer installs it, compared to the factory install.
Mine was installed last week. The radio system works fine, just that the antenna looks a little bit off. The I compared it to a factory install. The dealer told me that that is where it is to be installed, per the template that came with the system.
I knew that I should have located one equipped the way that I wanted it. IF THE ONE THAT I ORDERED, HAD ONLY BEEN BUILT!!!!!
send photo, I'm curious how it turned out, the antenna that is
 

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I'll probably add it soon...but I won't allow the template - I want it mounted as far back as it will go..if I have to do it myself I will.
Did you have the sat antenna color matched?
 

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Same thing here. Although I don't mind it that much. But it definately made me do a double take when they brought my car to me. Getting U-Connect next, hopefully they will give me some options as where to mount that!
 

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A few months ago, Hemeee(I believe) found an in-cabin mounted ant.
I have yet to see them but if I had SAT radio I'd rather have the ant. inside
 

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The instructions that come with the kit and the template say that the antenna is supposed to be farther up on the roof.

I preferred it farther towards the window and did the install myself.
 

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Rogue,

I thought I remembered you did that yourself - did you install the the whole thing yourself?
I'm thinking I may purchase and add, but want to do the install (no reason to pay the dealer $250 to do it)

I'll have to search for the install info in tech faq's (if there is one).
 

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How much does it cost and how long does it take? If one buys a kit from Mopar is it difficult to install on my own. A bit afraid of drilling the car on my own though.

It is not offered in Canada so I am debating whether to add it whenever I am in States. Anyone installed this on vehicles built for Canada?

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2006 Bright Silver 300C
Everything, but Sirius and rear seat DVD
 

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I did not get a year free. I asked the dealer closest to my how much to install and they said 3 hrs @ $89 hr. I went back to where I bought my car and they did it for $175.
 

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Darrenph1 said:
I did not get a year free. I asked the dealer closest to my how much to install and they said 3 hrs @ $89 hr. I went back to where I bought my car and they did it for $175.

I understand, this is in addition to

82208881AA Sirius Satellite Radio Receiver and Antenna Kit: includes CAN B receiver, permanent mount antenna, owner's manual, and activation information. Vehicle specific installation kit is required. For use with Mopar and production radios only. $175

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82208723 Sirius Satellite Radio Installation Kit: for all vehicles; includes I-sheet, templates, wiring harness, antenna cable, mounting bracket, and hardware. $124


So the total price comes to 175 + 124 + 175 = $474 plus subscription. Am I correct?
 

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Rogue,

I thought I remembered you did that yourself - did you install the the whole thing yourself?
I'm thinking I may purchase and add, but want to do the install (no reason to pay the dealer $250 to do it)

I'll have to search for the install info in tech faq's (if there is one).

I installed everything but the antenna myself. I had the antenna painted at a local body shop and tossed them a $20 to drill the hole and help me align it properly. I dropped my headliner in the parking lot at work and drove straight to the body shop. The wiring involved and Tuner install with the factory kit is very straight forward and requires minimal removal of interior panels and trim.

Hardest and scariest part of the install is drilling that hole and working with your headliner. Make SURE your hands are clean!

I never did a Tech FAQ on the install because I did it before the FAQ/Tech section existed... :biggrin:
 

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tekhen said:
A few months ago, Hemeee(I believe) found an in-cabin mounted ant.
I have yet to see them but if I had SAT radio I'd rather have the ant. inside
You are correct tekhen, a glass-mount antenna for Sirius became available late last year... here is the post with info.

And here's another thread on the glass-mount antenna subject, which includes photos of the antenna installed
 

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ricardo said:
I understand, this is in addition to

82208881AA Sirius Satellite Radio Receiver and Antenna Kit: includes CAN B receiver, permanent mount antenna, owner's manual, and activation information. Vehicle specific installation kit is required. For use with Mopar and production radios only. $175

AND

82208723 Sirius Satellite Radio Installation Kit: for all vehicles; includes I-sheet, templates, wiring harness, antenna cable, mounting bracket, and hardware. $124


So the total price comes to 175 + 124 + 175 = $474 plus subscription. Am I correct?
Basically yes, the dealer where I bought my car did not charge me for the installation kit. Probably cuz the car was only a week old. Hope that helps.
 

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So I'm guessing no one has yet to do the glass mount antenna? I'd love to hear a report, maybe I should just go first :wave:

Do you all think a good stereo shop could handle the install or is it a 'dealer only' thing for those of us not brave enough to attempt it ourselves?

Patrick
 
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