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Old 11-28-2006, 09:38 AM   #1
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just got the new stiletto w/ car mount

havent used car that much but ive noticed lots of static
even when on mute

i have changed channels a cple of times

does it make a difference high or low numbers?

when i put my finger up by the preset buttons it is really bad



thx in advance


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Old 11-28-2006, 10:13 AM   #2
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Try on of these...

SIRIUS Wired FM Modulator Relay


You plug you car antenna into the box and the box into your radio. The you plug the other cord into your Stiletto.

Good luck...
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Old 11-28-2006, 10:17 AM   #3
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just got the new stiletto w/ car mount

havent used car that much but ive noticed lots of static
even when on mute

i have changed channels a cple of times

does it make a difference high or low numbers?

when i put my finger up by the preset buttons it is really bad

thx in advance

1st post my name is brian

and i am another excited new sirius suscriber coming from the dark side(xm)
Welcome Brian!

First thing is to find the best station for your city:
http://www.fmfind.info/

If this doesn't help you may have to install an FM wired relay (or have someone install it for you.) This method runs your signal directly into your car antenna connection. It provides a clear signal and you never have to search for additional channels if you travel from city to city.
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Old 11-28-2006, 11:54 AM   #4
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so im trying that web site but it is super slow

ive been waiting a long time 4 a response


but thx 4 advice


edit
finally got it
tried it

it eliminated about 50 % of the problem

but still a little

guess i will try the fm mod
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Old 11-28-2006, 01:27 PM   #5
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Try a very cheap..no cost way...take the FM antenna off your car and throw it away! lol No really. I had loads of static when I had my first radio, another board member told me to take the FM antenna off my car and sure enough it worked. No more FM and no more static. I keep the antenna in my trunk for safe keeping..and it would make a good weapon lol.

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so im trying that web site but it is super slow

ive been waiting a long time 4 a response

but thx 4 advice
You have to be patient. It takes the site a few minutes to figure out the best stations for your area.
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Old 11-28-2006, 07:39 PM   #7
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Before I installed the FM relay I took the FM dongle that came with my S50 and plugged it into the FM out on the Stiletto car dock - that worked well for me. But the FM relay is awesome...
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Old 11-28-2006, 08:48 PM   #8
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Try a very cheap..no cost way...take the FM antenna off your car and throw it away! lol No really. I had loads of static when I had my first radio, another board member told me to take the FM antenna off my car and sure enough it worked. No more FM and no more static. I keep the antenna in my trunk for safe keeping..and it would make a good weapon lol.

Welcome to the board and to Sirius Brian!

so tried your suggestion and that totally diabled all fm radio

so thx but fm mod is def. needed
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Old 11-29-2006, 08:37 AM   #9
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Is your radio professionally installed? Also it is important that everything is properly grounded and wired correctly.

I am using a pioneer dock using the line in from the sirius car dock and it is very clear, no static ever. I hear the fm modulator really helps this too, but consider even getting an upgraded car dock.

I am very concerned about the fidelty of the sirius radio. I always turn up the music loud which is why I am probably why I am going deaf. I am using two amps with a total of 750W going to two subs and the mids and highs in the cabin. Any static here would drive me insane!
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I had a similar problem. My car radio has an aux. connecter on the faceplate. Someone suggested buying a 1/8" by 1/8" double male connector and connect one to the radio aux and the other to the dock. I did that and it took care of the noise and only cost about $6. Hope that helps you.
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I travel quite a bit for work so I decided to purchase a second car dock to take with me and use in rental cars. I had done this with my old radio (Audiovox PNP1) and it worked out just fine.

Now with the Stiletto and car dock, it is the complete opposite. As many have said: the FM modular stinks. The Audiovox was like a 50,000 watt radio station compared to the Stiletto's 1 watt.

I put it in the car, and think I've found a frequency that works, then about a mile done the road, another station cuts in. I spent most of my time in the car either switching frequencies or moving the damn dock around to get it closer to the antenna.

I always hope that the rental car I have for the week would have an aux in. But, they never do. The rental companies never spring for the upgraded sound systems. The radios have an aux button, but no input jack.

I really wish I had kept the PNP1 for use while traveling!
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Heather is right... tried 3 models of receivers before I looked into what the heck was going on.... lol... removed the stock radio antenna and voila! even the worst spots in town no longer give me troubles. (2001 Malibu with rear mount radio antenna)
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