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Old 11-05-2006, 06:23 PM   #1
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Has anyone installed the sirius wired modulator in a 2006 dodge ram? Did you install it at the antenna break, or at the radio? Any problems?
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Old 11-05-2006, 09:50 PM   #2
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Casey, at the radio with the antenna adapters!

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brianrwebb,
Why can't it be installed at the antenna break versus the back of the radio?
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what is at the antenna break? is it the same proprietary antenna leads?

it can, if the antenna adapter is still the same, i have never had a reason to go to the antenna break, because the headunit has always been removed for power supply and mounting of the PNP to the dash, with a vehicle specific bracket.

guess, if it's easier for you, then the antenna break is the way to go. the headunit just unscrews from the dash behind the dash trim bezel. but if you've got a hold of the antenna extension break.

got a pic of it?
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The break's pretty easy to get to (it's accessible by just taking out the glove compartment, I believe). The signal is going to be the same either way, you can't be seeing signal loss with the modulator since it's not powered by the antenna cable.

Try it at the break first, if nothing else the back of the radio's easy to get to.
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I'll take a pic of it soon. The problem with the break are the connectors. They appear to be opposite; thus, the lead coming from the outside antenna has a female end, and the lead going to the radio has a male end (a male plu on each end - that's odd). Based on that, if I were to use the wired modulator, it appears that the mod would hook up backwards - the signal would actual be sent towards the outside antenna. Is this correct or am I way off key here?
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does anyone know if it really matters how the wired fm modulator is installed - if the antenna connectors rae reversed from normal like my Dodge at the antenna break and I connect the ends in reverse order to the modulator, will it really not work?
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casey, go ahead and do it that way, the antenna adapters are just a means to an end, a solution for the non-standard antenna leads, nothing more. i understand they are reversed, but as long as the lead coming off the antenna using the antenna adapter goes INTO the Motorola female receptical first, then you are going in the right direction.

WAIT, if i'm understanding you correctly, you can't do it that way, Casey, because the antenna adapters are designed to be used AT the radio lead, if they are reversed at the antenna junction, you cannot put the lead coming off the antenna with the antenna adapter attached into the female receptical of the Sirius modulator Relay, you'd have the wrong Motorola end to plug into the Relay.

MAN! will you just install it at the headunit! you'd resolve all your issues, there'd be no question.

are you terrified about removing the headunit and damaging the dash trim? it's all body clips, nothing dramatically foriegn.
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Brianrwebb,
You're right -I think I am afraid of damaging the dash. Its my first dodge, and I don't know much about the dash. Unlike most, I don't have the pull down cup holders. Mine has the 4x4 shifter in the floor with the permanent console surrounding it (with cup holders). Thus, the area where the cup holder tray pulls down is open, but there is a fascia piece there hiding the 2 screws I need to remove to start removing the bezel. If I could just figure out how to remove the fascia piece ...

I was able to install a PNP in my Surburban at the antenna break very easily, and was hoping to do the same here, but "it ain't gonna happen". Thanks for the suggestions.
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Casey, not to make a mockery of your situation, i just do it more often and on a consistent basis, so i don't have the fear you do, BUT, have you looked at the PDF files from the other link. it really aides you in telling where the body clip pins are, and the screws, and i understand about the possibility of damaging the interior of the truck, all you have to remember is, be careful.

if anything, you should be able to give it to CC or BB and have them do it for $25-50 max, it's just simple plug-and-play connections, nothing more.

on the Suburban, i am guessing the antenna leads were not reversed?

do you have the parts- Relay and antenna adapters on hand? have you tried it at the extension. i've never done one at an extension, but as said above, i do not think it will work there only because the leads you are adapting to now are in opposite order, therefore not giving you the correct orientation when plugging into the relay.
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Brianrwebb,
Yes, you are correct - the antenna break in the suburban had the correct ends so the relay plugged in without difficulty. I did look at the pdf files, but it doesn't show how to remove the fascia piece on my truck. My console is new for this year and I can not figure out how to get it off (without damaging it). I'll keep looking ...
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Canes,

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