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Old 06-10-2006, 02:15 AM   #1
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Well I've had my Sirius Sporster IR for a little bit over a year now and really enjoy being able to switch it out between cars. The only thing I don't like about it is that it is fairly large and bulky. The Sportster 4 was just released this past week and I was able to get my hands on one through www.tss-radio.com The biggest sell for me on this new unit is the considerable drop in size between the new and the old. Installation was simple being that I already had my interior antenna already mounted and taking apart the side of the dash to get the wires run up the A-pillar has become second nature. I moved the location of it to right next to the rearview mirror. I wasn't planning on it but I tried several other locations including where I had the old unit mounted but this one looks to be the best. In the old location part of the screen was blocked by the steering wheel. Not that big of a problem but it was sometimes a hassle trying to look around the wheel to see what was playing. Also the 12v power is connected to a power outlet purchased from Radio Shack that I hardwired to the fuse panel, using an Add-A-Circuit, which is now stuffed under the left kick panel.

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These are photos when I had my old Sportster IR mounted.





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what type of mount is that in the second to last picture
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what type of mount is that in the second to last picture
Something I just made up out of a bracket that was cut up and bent numerous times, and a piece of plastic pushed up against the dashboard to keep the unit from bouncing up and down.
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I think that is one of the top ten clean installs I've seen on the board. I think if people thinking of purchasing a SIRIUS Plug and Play radio saw this final result they would be sold on it.
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Does the antenna plug directly into the PNP or do you need an adapter?

I really like that feature and would love to put one in my Cadillac CTS instead of running it along the way and then out the back side door like I currently have it. This would allow me to complete the clean install instead of having the wire come out along the door.

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Does the antenna plug directly into the PNP or do you need an adapter?

I really like that feature and would love to put one in my Cadillac CTS instead of running it along the way and then out the back side door like I currently have it. This would allow me to complete the clean install instead of having the wire come out along the door.

Have a great day
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It plugs directly into the receiver. Although I had to cut a little green connector back, it works just fine.
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