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    Default where to put a sirius antenna inside or outside the car

    Hey i was woundering if anybody out there has put a sirus antenna inside the front dash of the car. The reason i ask is i have a kenwood head uint that is sat ready. I already bought the sirus tunner and trasmiter box. Some people say it need to go outside and others say it will work in side. my connsern are if it go's outside when i was my car it will fall off or get damaged or some will ripe it off or damage it. I have a 2000 Vw Jetta GLS and every know that i have that big black antenna in the back center hood of my car which make mounting the sirus antenna kind hard to make it look clean and not odd. If any one out there has any suggesting please running buy me Thanks

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    Default Re: where to put a sirius antenna inside or outside the car

    what do the installation instructions recommend? if all it has to do is have a clear line of sight to the sky and it can be inside, i would mount it to the top of either the back window or the top of the windshield
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    Default Re: where to put a sirius antenna inside or outside the car

    I have XM. I have mounted the antenna both inside the car and outside the car. Reception is MUCH better when the antenna was mounted outside the car, on the roof...Smithy
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    Default Re: where to put a sirius antenna inside or outside the car

    i have sirius and i have mounted it on the trunk lid and on the back dash and the reception is better when it is outside but i left it on the back dash by the third break light and it work fine for me.
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    Default Re: where to put a sirius antenna inside or outside the car

    If you want to make it look clean and hide it then put it out it in the grill, tucked away as best you can. You would only notice it if you looked hard.

    BTW what antenna do you have?

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    well it works best outside and they make those magnets pretty damn strong so even goin through carwashes doesnt budge it...i was lazy for my car i put it on the rear deck so i lose signal going under bridges and sometimes random places..

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    I put mine in my previous Jetta on the rear deck and I utilized the car seat attachment point behind the center seat headrest. Worked great except when I went under overpasses or opened the trunk, depending on the angle of my parking job.

    Thought about installing it in the dash when I replaced the unit, but never got around to it.

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    Default Re: where to put a sirius antenna inside or outside the car

    I found mine worked best mounted outside, I just dropped it above the rear driver side and ran the wire along the doors. Seems to get the best reception there as I tried it inside and signal was low. And as mentioned the magnets are STRONG. mine has never budged a millimeter. I have Sirius and one of the small disc ones. barely noticable

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