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Old 01-22-2007, 09:26 PM   #1
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Default Removal of XM Tuner to replace with SIR-GM1

Someone had some great pics and pointers for removing the bus harness from the XM tuner by pulling the little blue tab. Now how do you remove the antenna connector from the XM tuner? Mine has two cables into a blue connector. I can't get it off without breaking it. Does anyone know the secret?
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just squeeze the top clip and PULL the connector away:





you can use an adapter cable on the Dual Lead antenna to allow the use of the OEM XM antenna on the SIR-GM1 unit
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Thanks Brian. "A photo is worth a thousand words" sic Using an adapter cable sounds like a much better idea than putting a new connector on the end of the OEM XM cable. Where can I get an adapter cable?
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Default ANTENNA ADAPTER IS AWESOME (DirectD should have thought of it)

Brian, I replaced the XM tuner in my 2003 Silverado with the SIR-GM1 using the antenna adapter. It works like a charm. All Head Unit functions work. Sound is crystal clear.

I did break the locking tab on the antenna connector. (notice the scratches on the connector from my pulling and prying) I just couldn't get enough pressure on the release tab while the tuner was still mounted. The fit to the adapter is snug so I don't think I'll miss it.

It was tedious work getting the XM tuner and mounting plate out because the 7mm hex screws were facing away and they were between the frame and the tuner. I eventually enlisted the help of my wife who has tons more patience than I. The SIR-GM1 didn't fit the plate perfectly so I improvised with a couple of straps (orange). I reinstalled with the screws pointing in the right direction.

Thanks for the help.


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here you go, finished install of SIR-GM1 in OEM XM Tuner location:
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