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Old 08-08-2005, 04:00 PM   #1
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Default Sportster Replay install into 2004 Ford Taurus

Okay, I bought it, installed it and really love it. However, the static is a pain. I also do not get the depth of sound that typical FM delivers. I understand that I can buy a wired FM modulator. Where and how would it get installed? Secondly the dash on the Taurus is so deep I need a longer power cable to be able to tuck it all in. Any suggestions there? Last issue is the contrast; on really bright, S. FL days it is real difficult to see. Does anyone know if there are longer suction cup mounts to bring it closer to the front of the dash.

Sorry for the long laundry list, but I could really use some unbiased help!
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Old 08-08-2005, 05:08 PM   #2
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you can pick up the satswb at circuit city and they can install it for you. but if you can plug cables in i think you can do it yourself. you just remove the radio and plug the cable into the fm port on the stereo then plug your am/fm antenna into the satswb cable. then you plug the other end into the fm out on your sirius unit.

click the starmate in my sig to see how i hard wired my power.

as far as a mount im not sure but panavise or pro-fit may have a bracket that would mount your sirius unit next to your stereo.
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Default very different for a Ford Taurus

Thanks for the information; however, the tuner for a Ford Taurus is located in the trunk.. I am not certain as to which plug is which.

Thanks anyway,
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Old 08-09-2005, 08:48 AM   #4
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the satswb has like 25ft of cable so it should make it up your stereo. there should be a port labled fm out on the tuner. grab the user manual and give that a read aswell.
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I am awaiting a recently-ordered PNP3 which I intend to install in my '02 Mercury Sable (identical to the Taurus) using the built-in transmitter... hope static is not an issue. If it is, then I will definitely end up with one of these FM relays.

In my old '90 Taurus, I had a similar FM relay install issue in reverse... CD changer in the trunk, radio unit in the dash. The entire install was fairly quick and easy. With the new 2000's Taurus and Sable models, the radio is easily accessible in the trunk (and of course the antenna input) and you can easily hide the cable in moldings and under the dash.

Of course, this is just what I have been thinking while looking over my interior. I'll let you know after my install next week whether my foot is in my mouth or not.

(BTW, here's the cable: http://www.circuitcity.com/rpsm/oid/...Review.do#tabs)
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