Honestly, how difficult to install?

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  1. Chris

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    I'm really looking into getting the car unit. I've thought about picking it up and could basically do so "at any minute" but based on the instructions I'm seeing on the websites of both Sirius & XM, the wiring of the antenna for the car.. woof.. that piece I'm wondering about.. like running the wiring without having the stuff droop all over the outside of the vehicle [​IMG]

    So, in honesty, how many installed themselves vs. professional install, and how easy was it?
     
  2. Gary Silverman

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    Chris, I've done XM installs on 5 vehicles(4 Toyotas and a Ford Expedition) and all of them had a rubber trim around the windshield/rear window that I could put the very small diameter antenna wires under. I used a small screwdriver and a plastic putty knife to peel the trim back a little bit and push the wires underneath.Nothing is exposed afterwards.Once the wires were inside the car, it was just a matter of hiding the wires under easily removed parts to get to the dashboard area.
     
  3. Ronald Epstein

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    Gary,

    Question.

    The installer at Circuit City did the same
    thing you did --- install the antenna wiring
    underneath the rear window's rubber trim.

    The problem is now that the trim has been
    disrupted (lifted), it constantly loosens
    itself away from the rear window. In other
    words, I'll get out of my car and see half
    the lower part of the window trim hanging out
    of place.

    Is there any kind of glue/adhesive that you
    would recommend that I can adhere the trim
    back in place with?
     
  4. Gary Silverman

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    Ron, I haven't had that problem. Maybe the installer was a little too agressive when installing the wire.
    3M makes a trim adhesive for cars. You could try that.
     
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