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Old 11-03-2006, 12:18 PM   #1
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I have a sirius 1, and would like to hard wire it into the stock radio. Does anyone know what is necessary? I hate using the FM Modulator, the thing is a piece. I had to do this in my Jetta, but I had an aftermarket head unit with RCA inputs. The stock radio has a button that says CD/AUX. I'm guessing I can wire into that.

Does anybody know any other ways to use the unit without the FM modulator? Thanks!!!
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will the sat swb work??
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That should work. It's a wired FM modulator, which will sound much better than the built-in wireless FM mod. If you want an even cleaner sound, you could find an adapter that converts your car radio's CD changer port into an AUX input port, which you could then use to connect to your car dock. I'm sure that Best Buy or Circuit City would have the correct adapter fot your car since the Accord is very popular. If you want to research the adapters on your own, take a look at PIE electronics and Blitzsafe. You can search for the correct AUX adapter for your car on those sites my make and model. This is a more expensive solution than the wired FM modulator, but it will give you the best sound.

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If the radio says cd/aux, that means it's got an aux input (probably RCA).

Check the radio to see what sort of aux connector is has. You may just need to plug in a 2xRCA to 1x1/8" cable.
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I think I read online that you need a converter if you want to use the AUX input. It was around $100, but then I need to buy the RCA cables to connect into that. Looks lke it will be $115 to $120.

If i get the FM modular, they run like $20...

Is the FM modular vehicle specific?

Does anyone have a link to one for my car?

How do you install it?

Thanks!
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The FM modulators are not vehicle specific. I think the sat swb should work for you. You can also try the newest FM wired relay, which Crutchfield lists as being compatible with all Sirius plug and play receivers.

the install should be simple, as long as you don't mind taking apart your dash. You'll basically have 3 wires to connect. One wire goes from the FM wired relay into the FM out port on your Sirius tuner. A second wire goes from the FM wired relay into the antenna jack on your car stereo (you'll need to unplug your car's current antenna wire from this jack). Then, if you still want your FM radio to work when you aren't listening to Sirius, you will plug your car's antenna wire (which was previously plugged into the car stereo) into the open antenna jack provided on the FM wired relay.

Some cars might require an adapter for the antenna wires (changes the size of the plug since not all cars use the same size antenna jack). If you order from Crutchfield and plug in the make/model of your car, they'll include the antenna adapter if you need it for your car. I plugged in a 2003 Accord into teir site, and it doesn't look like you need the antenna adapter.
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You could get an adaptor to turn the aux port to allow for RCA Inputs. Then you can use a headphone jack to RCA from the headphone out on your sirius radio and wire directly into the factory radio

http://www.siriusbackstage.com/forum...ad.php?t=89494
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does anyone know where i can get a manuel that tells me how to take apart my dash to get to the antenna on the back of the radio? I have decided to use a hard wired fm modulator, because that was a cheap route.
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