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Cool Satellite Radio Antenna Installation in 07 GT

I have a 07 GT convertible and was wondering whats the best way to get the satellite radio antenna wire from the trunk lid to the front of the interior up to the dash. Not sure how the interior panels come off. I assume they are all clipped on since no screws are visible. Any great on ideas on how to run this wire in a convertible would be greatly appreciated.

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i ran mine under the sill plate on the passenger side. but i am re-thinking putting the antenna on the deck lid. when i open the trunk it leaves a funny loop in the wire and it is umm unsightly. my antenna is in the middle of the leading edge of the trunk lid.


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Stealth Sirius Antenna

I installed mine under the liner on the rear deck. This 'Stealth' install works great! Reception is the same as my F150 with the antenna on the roof.
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I can't mount mine on the rear deck under the rear window because when I put the top down the rear deck gets moved as the top is coming down into the car. Thats why I posted this question about the convertible. What is the best place to mount this antenna in a convertible to be able to run the antenna wire with limited hassles. Has anyone done this on the convertible?
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I installed mine under the liner on the rear deck. This 'Stealth' install works great! Reception is the same as my F150 with the antenna on the roof.
that is AWSOME! thanks!
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Riordan,
The factory stangs have it on the trunklid I believe? Wonder how they are mounted?

Have you upgraded the sound system in the car?
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The factory stangs have it on the trunklid I believe? Wonder how they are mounted?

Have you upgraded the sound system in the car?
my money is on the wire following the hinge. i was going to do mine that way when i installed it but i was worried about it getting pinched. i have the worst luck with xm antennas.
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I mounted mine on the corner of the drivers side front fender. Ran the wire on the inside of the door, under the floor mat, and into the console. Very simple and no hassle.
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Question Satellite Radio antennae

Still wondering if someone came up with a good idea on how to run the antennae wire from the dash back to the trunk lid or somewhere else in the rear. I still haven't installed one yet but would like to do it sometime this winter when I can't drive it. I have satellite radio in my company car and would like to switch it from vehicle to vehicle. I have not upgraded my sound system. I have the Shaker 500 radio system and I think it sounds just great the way it is. Any suggestions on the antennae installation would be welcome. Do not like the idea of mounting in the front. I have seen it on a few other stangs and I don't care for the appearance of it on the hood area.
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The Nav unit GPS antenna is mounted under the dash, looking up through the windshield. There is a convenient spot above the heater box that is easily accessed by dropping the glovebox down. Why don't you try that and see how it works?

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I mounted mine on the windshield header because that's all steel up there. Ran the wire under the windshield windlace and down to the fender, under the windlace between the fender and the door, then under the passenger side trim panel, behind the glove compartment, over to the radio cradle mounted next to the factory stereo on the dash.

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I installed a factory Sirius kit in my 07 vert. The receiver in mounted in the trunk, so the harness had to be routed from the radio to the trunk, which is essentially the same job you are talking about. You have to take the rear seat cushion out. The side panels, door sill panel, etc. are fastened with clips and you just pull the panels out for the most part. For the rear seat quarter panel (below the quarter window, pull the top cover off first and work your way down. I assume you are using a magnetic antenna. I mounted mine on the front edge of the trunk lid at first, but opening and closing the trunk caused the wire insulation to seperate. I bought a second antenna and installed it on the panel ahead of the lid so the wire doesn't move. Reception is just as good in that location.

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I ran mine from inside the deck lid, around the bottom of the rear seat to the center console, across the floor between the front seats, and nehind the dash. It tucks away very nicely... I think the only place it's visible is just an inch or so in the gap between the rear seat and the center console.

I recommend using double sided 3M tape to stick the antenna down. I just relied on the magnet, and when I took it off, it left bits of aluminum (what was the Sirius logo) stuck to my paint! And when I tried to get it off, it left bad swirls. Needs some kind of pad or something...

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try running the cable under the car and mounting it on the inside of your rear bumper. the plastic of the bumper shouldn't be enough to block the signal and no one will ever see it.

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