How to install XM rado? (1 Viewer)

Cromagnon

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First of all what do you have? A 40 will be different then a 55. What equipment, radio wise, do you already have installed and are going to use? What do you want it to sound like? You know the 40 series isn't going to be an audiophiles dream... more like a nightmare, right? What kind of budget are you looking at? What kind of skills do you bring to the table? It seems like this is going to cost a bunch of cash and time from the beginning.
 
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That's a bigger question than it would seem at face value. Does the vehicle you want to install an XM radio in already have a radio? If it does, does the existing radio conform to the DIN standards, or will you need to adapt? Do you plan to have your new XM radio mounted in the dash or somewhere else? Do you need your new radio to have any weatherproofing because you don't run a top? Do you plan to run existing speakers; do you plan to upgrade the existing speakers to better take advantage of the digital signals; are the existing speakers rated to handle the power of the head unit you plan to use; do you plan to add additional speakers, subwoofers, etc.? If you have an existing radio, is power wiring sufficient to power your new XM radio? If you have existing speakers, is the wiring running to those speakers in good condition; is the wiring sufficient to handle the power from your new head unit? Are you planning to add additional amplifiers?

There's a lot of base questions that need to be answered before a list can be created. There's also so much variation in end-user setups that a list would likely be useless.
 

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That's a bigger question than it would seem at face value. Does the vehicle you want to install an XM radio in already have a radio? If it does, does the existing radio conform to the DIN standards, or will you need to adapt? Do you plan to have your new XM radio mounted in the dash or somewhere else? Do you need your new radio to have any weatherproofing because you don't run a top? Do you plan to run existing speakers; do you plan to upgrade the existing speakers to better take advantage of the digital signals; are the existing speakers rated to handle the power of the head unit you plan to use; do you plan to add additional speakers, subwoofers, etc.? If you have an existing radio, is power wiring sufficient to power your new XM radio? If you have existing speakers, is the wiring running to those speakers in good condition; is the wiring sufficient to handle the power from your new head unit? Are you planning to add additional amplifiers?

There's a lot of base questions that need to be answered before a list can be created. There's also so much variation in end-user setups that a list would likely be useless.
What he said X10
 
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Idk if XM has the same thing but for Sirius I'd just run a bluetooth capable headunit then cast it from my phone with their app. I guess that defeats he purpose of the satellite part though lol
All you'd need is a head unit and speakers really

But does eliminate the need for any of the antennas and wiring.
 

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