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Old 06-13-2005, 02:56 PM   #46
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1999 Chevy Astro:

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Old 07-15-2005, 01:12 PM   #48
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Default 2003 Toyota 4Runner Limited V6 w/Audiovox PNP-2 Installed

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2003 Toyota 4Runner Limited V6

* Audiovox PNP-2 Hardwired to USA-SPEC iPod Adapter
*Checkout my 4Runner
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Old 08-01-2005, 02:54 AM   #49
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1994 Pontiac Firebird Formula, Sportster Replay
94 Mustang GT: light mods, Sportster Replay installed, daily beater

94 Firebird Formula: Low 11 second heavily modded toy, Sporster Replay installed

95 Jimmy 4x4: light mods, for towing and hauling
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Old 08-15-2005, 10:55 PM   #50
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Default 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo Sportster install

Anyone know the best way to install the Sportster into a 2003 Jepp Grand Cherokee Laredo? Thanks
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Old 08-19-2005, 10:04 AM   #51
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The in stall on my cruiser (2003 Ford CVP) has been done 4 times now with the Starmate-
Finally decided to use the imfamous Velcro and it is the best install yet. No wires, no obscured vision, and now closer for easier operation! So far ventilation is not an issue.

Install on my 1998 4Runner looks good but I now officially hate it after a round trip to Florida from CT. I have it installed next to the ashtray with one fo those mounts but the thing vibrates so bad ya can't read it and it out of reach for my other half!
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Old 08-24-2005, 11:15 AM   #52
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2000 Ford Explorer (Starmate)
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Old 09-29-2005, 08:23 AM   #53
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I recently put up a site detailing the install of a Sirius Sportster in my 2004 Honda Element. The site URL is

Thanks for adding my site to the list!

My Top 5 Sirius Presets:
1. Howard 100
2. UndergroundGarage
3. Chill
4. First Wave
5. Area 33

Wanna check out my Sportster install in a '04 Honda Element? click here
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Old 10-20-2005, 07:58 PM   #54
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Default 2003 Hyundai Sonata GLS Startmate Replay Install

I wanted to share my photo of my Starmate Replay install in my wife's car. I used the adjustable window suction cup bracket that came with the radio and turned it upside down. Drilled a hole under the lever that locks the suction cup and through the console and screwed the bracket to the console tray. The console has a removable rubber mat that I removed and I will re-install when I trade in the car. Wires ran under center console and carpet.

Luckily, car had two power sources and one is in the console tray area behind the radio. It was an easy 1 1/2 hour install and it looks nice. I hope it helps someone with their install. Good luck! - Gary
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Old 11-20-2005, 02:22 AM   #55
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Default Just installed the Starmate Replay!!

I am sooooo jazzed about this unit! I had a JVC PNP, the original, which I liked a lot... but the Starmate Replay is incredible! The Artist seek is by far my favorite feature as it seeks for ANY song title from the Artist... so if you add Dave Matthews, you will be alerted to ALL of his songs. By using the artist display mode, I was able to quickly add Dave Matthews, Black Eyed Peas, Counting Crows, STYX, Boston, Nora Jones, Neil Young.... etc and then received loud notifications (thru the speakers) every time one of them had a song playing! Truly incredible. With 30 artists saved, you would be alerted to thousands of songs you WANT to hear.... I'm PSYCHED!!!

The replay feature is also great because if you hear a new song and you want to hear it again, just hit the Rewind and it goes to the beginning of the song.... awesome!

The display is beautiful and the unit runs much cooler than my Gen 2 unit. I custom installed this using a bracket I made out of a Simpson's Strong Tie, a perforated piece of sheet steel about 3" x 5". I bent it into about a 30 degree angle (using my hands and a bench vise; bend on the perforations) and painted portions of it black (don't paint where the tape will go). You can get these at Home Depot or Lowe's for 52 cents! Using 3M's Exterior Mounting Tape (the 5 lb rating) also available at Home Depot, I mounted the Starmate's bracket to the plate. The other end of the plate slips underneath the headliner, in the upper right corner of the windshield (leave room to extract the wires). All wires were ran inside the door frame trim and I purchased a 3.5mm stereo extension wire (20') at Radioshack. This allowed me to run ALL wires invisibly, except for when they come up from under the dash, near the head unit and 12v power outlet. I'm using a SONY cassette adaptor which you can purchase in many places around town. I'm going to post some pics as soon as I figure out how.

The Starmate also has a tighter bass response to my ears, excellent! I've also noticed much fewer drop-outs on the tree lined streets near my home and I'm using my old antenna so it's the unit. Others have knocked the display as too bright but I find it pleasing on the 2nd to lowest setting. I love the LOUD beep when a saved artist or song is found.... I used to miss some of these on my older unit when I had it cranked.

The unit is very easy to reach at this level, it is very solid and my sun visor cover it up when I am parked. The bracket is barely visible underneath the upper windshield tinting and is why I painted it black. The bracket attached to the windshield with 2 strips of the 3M tape.

What an incredible radio! It was only $66 after rebate as I used a 12% coupon from Best Buy, which I received in the mail. The JVC unit will be retired to my home dock which sits near the Home Theatre system inside and pipes out to the patio too. I also have a home dock for it in the garage.

Sub #4.... Sirius, keepin' it real!!

This type of install would work in virtually all vehicles, yielding a very clean, ergonomically thoughtful installation.

Shopping List:
1. Starmate Replay
2. 3M Exterior Mounting Tape (5 lb rated) from Home Depot
3. Simpson's Strong Tie (3" x 5") from Home Depot
4. Flat black spray paint
5. 3.5mm stereo extension cable from Radioshack
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Old 11-28-2005, 08:20 PM   #56
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Default 1999 Dodge Durango Slt-Plus

This is an install I did on my '99 Durango. Thanks SBS members for placement ideas.
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Old 12-03-2005, 08:11 PM   #57
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2 installs here:

2005 Saturn Ion 2 - Audiovox PNP3, with SATSWB (still debating permanent mounting options at the moment)

1997 Ford Escort - Xact Visor

Hope someone finds them at least partially useful
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Old 12-06-2005, 12:53 PM   #58
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ST2 - 2005 Scion xB:
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Old 12-16-2005, 09:53 AM   #59
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Default Any installs preferably a Sportser Replay in a Scion XA?


ANY installs in a Scion XA?
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