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Old 12-29-2006, 03:10 PM   #1
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Old 12-29-2006, 08:02 PM   #2
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Alright.....First of all, run the antenna under the steering column area. There should be a couple screws to take loose, and pull the panel off (make sure you dont get the wire in the way of anything.) Run the wire up the side panel, then run it out the door near the top and stick the magnet on top of the truck.

2nd.... If you want to do this, you can hard-wire the power. Buy a "Add-a-circuit" from auto zone or any auto parts store. You can plug it into your fuse box. Now, clip the end that goes into your vehicle off and crimp it together. Now, your radio should turn on with the truck.

And 3rd....the sound. The best option would be to buy a USA Spec factory interface. These plug into your CD changer input on the factory radio. Then you have better sound with a cleaner look.

I'll put some pics of my install up soon.
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Old 12-30-2006, 03:15 AM   #3
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before you go ultra hardcore following reply #1, try running the wires in some of the dashboard's creases. It may not be the best way, but it definitely reduces the eye sore.

that's what I did with my latest sirius install. i'll post pictures up later when I have the chance.
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Old 12-30-2006, 08:15 PM   #4
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If you plan on hard wiring the cig lighter plug, try soldering some wires to it, dont just clip off the plug and run those to 12V and ground. Some radios run off of 5V so, it can damage them.
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