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Old 12-27-2006, 09:33 PM   #1
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Here is the install in my 2004 Mustang GT Conv.



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Old 12-27-2006, 09:53 PM   #2
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I also have a mustang and just got Sirius for xmas. Where did you mount your antenna? I can't tell in your pics.
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Old 12-27-2006, 10:11 PM   #3
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Well, my trunk is (I believe) fiberglass, so I can't stick the antenna to the center of the trunk so it's coming out of the trunk on the left side right up near the rear window. I'll get a picture sometime of how everything is run when it is light out.
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Old 12-27-2006, 10:21 PM   #4
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I stood there and stared at my car for about 25 minutes thinking of the best possible locations for the antenna.

My first thought was to put it on the trunk, but then I realized when I went to open the trunk I would need some excess cable hidden down in there b/c of the way the trunk opens. Good point, I'll have to see if mine is fiberglass too.

I think I'll end up sticking it on my roof, since I don't have a convertible.

I was just curious to see what other mustang owners have done.
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Old 12-28-2006, 02:38 PM   #5
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got a starmate replay on my 04 mustang(wish it was GT). have the antenna coming out of the trunk over the glass to the roof. trying to figure a good way to have the wire hidden by the weather stripe. any thoughts?

i keep my starmate between the steering column and the radio. i don't like the suction cup mount but i'm worried about it not getting enough air to keep it cooled. it's attached by the supplied velcro and gets hot. can this be a potential problem?
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Old 12-28-2006, 03:24 PM   #6
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got a starmate replay on my 04 mustang(wish it was GT). have the antenna coming out of the trunk over the glass to the roof. trying to figure a good way to have the wire hidden by the weather stripe. any thoughts?
I just installed mine on the roof, in the center, towards the back of the car. I used a dull putty knife to lift up the weather stripping and shove the wire underneath.

I then ran it to the side of the rear window and again used a putty knife to shove it under the weather stripping on the side of the window.

Then ran it into the trunk. I lifted up the weather stripping that seals the trunk and filed down the metal to make a nice smooth groove to hold the wire in and wrapped it in duct tape to protect it in that spot. Put the weather stripping back on over it....that worked out well. I saw that filing down part suggested on crutchfield's installation tips on their website.

Ran it down the side of the back seat and lifted up the molding on the floor where you open the door.

That's as far as I got, b/c I want to buy one of those permanent dock holders that bolts in next to the stereo/AC & Heat controls. (I can't remember where I saw them online.) I will probably end up hard wiring it as well.

I'll post some pics later if anyone is interested.
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Old 12-28-2006, 05:01 PM   #7
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thanks for the ideas sc!

i plan on hardwiring mine to the fuse box with one of those radioshack cig adapters. i've never done anything like this before so i'm a little cautious jumping right into it.

also my factory radio has no aux input. the aux adapters i've seen online are 70-100. way too much. i might as well get a new face with a 3.5mm adapter pro installed for the same price.

wifey just got a digital camera for christmas i'll take some pictures too.
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thanks for the ideas sc!

i plan on hardwiring mine to the fuse box with one of those radioshack cig adapters. i've never done anything like this before so i'm a little cautious jumping right into it.

also my factory radio has no aux input. the aux adapters i've seen online are 70-100. way too much. i might as well get a new face with a 3.5mm adapter pro installed for the same price.

wifey just got a digital camera for christmas i'll take some pictures too.
Hardwiring this won't be too bad. The hardest part is finding a way to run a wire through the firewall in your car....you may have to drill a hole. I've already done this a few times in my car.

I think I'll wire mine up so it doesn't stay on when you take the key out...I could see myself having a dead battery some morning b/c I left my starmate on.

If you have any questions about wiring let me know....I'm a so-called electrical engineer, not that this is that difficult of an install.

I also plan on making my own permanent mounting bracket like this one:
http://www.crutchfield.com/S-OYwWqWk...50&I=042FO5794

I hate the suction cup thing and I just can't let myself pay $35 for a bent piece of painted sheet metal with a few holes drilled into it. Unless someone knows of a cheaper place to get something like that.

K4Lic0, sorry for kind of hijacking your thread.
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K4Lic0, sorry for kind of hijacking your thread.
No problem, you're still talking about a Mustang.
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