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Old 12-27-2006, 04:50 PM   #1
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I just got the stiletto after much unwarranted trepidation from myself. (Note to self: stop reading complainer posts). Anyway, I love it. I don't have a problem with the headphone antenna. I don't have to point it anywhere inside my home (I live in Manhattan). And, I can walk around outside without any signal problems.

My question is regarding the car kit. After getting too many "no antenna attached" or whatever the error was, I ditched the FM extender antenna and wired the Magnetic antenna quite nicely around to the back and on top of my 04 Trailblazer. Everything is hidden. Looks great.

I got the "welcome to Sirius" email from the Company and the pdf instruction guide for installing the car kit makes no mention of the "Magnetic antenna", so I'm thinking it's outdated. Am I right?

My car is a lease so I don't want to play around in the back of the factory radio. There is no "aux in".

The reception is a little fuzzy, but heck, I'm just happy with the music so I don't really care.

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Gee Inko, I don't know.
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My question is regarding the car kit. After getting too many "no antenna attached" or whatever the error was, I ditched the FM extender antenna and wired the Magnetic antenna quite nicely around to the back and on top of my 04 Trailblazer. Everything is hidden. Looks great.

I got the "welcome to Sirius" email from the Company and the pdf instruction guide for installing the car kit makes no mention of the "Magnetic antenna", so I'm thinking it's outdated. Am I right?
The FM antenna has NOTHING to do with your 'antenna not connected' message. The FM component is a wireless method used to get the sound from your Stiletto to your FM radio.

The magnetic antenna IS mentioned in the guide that comes with the SLV1 vehicle kit. (should be the same as the PDF guide you got).. It's shown on page 6 under the contents section and also on pages 19 - 21 where they show highly detailed instructions on how to mount the magnetic antenna on different vehicles....
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were you trying to use the FM extender antenna instead of the magnetic antenna? if so, then that was your problem. The FM extender "antenna" is only there to try and boost the wireless signal being transmitted from your Stiletto to the FM tuner in your car stereo (like jwt said). The magentic antenna is what pulls the Sirius signal into your Stiletto. If the magnetic antenna is not plugged into the dock, you should expect the "not detected" messages. On a regular plug-n-play tuner the message would be there 100% of the time, but I am not sure how the Stiletto would react since it has a built in sirius antenna. So the bottom line is that the fm extender and the magnetic antenna do not serve the same purpose
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Thanks to both of you. I will try both now. This is probablly the reason why I get static on the car speakers even when I am playing saved music on the Stilletto. I was wondering why that was happening.

I just didn't make the connection (pun intended) that the magnetic antenna and the extender cable were supposed to be used together.

Thanks again. !
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