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XM Radio in 2006 GTO

I'm having XM installed in my GTO this week...I have a Delphi XMSkyfi2 that I will be able to transfer from it's docking station to my car...my question is has anyone put XM in there GTO and if so, where did you put it in your car? I'm looking at all possible options. Thanks!
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Well I have the XM Roady 2 it's smaller than the SkiFI but I mounted it just behind the power window buttons in that little empty space. My antenna is in on dash as far back in the corner of the windshield as I could get it. And picks up real good + don't scratch paint + I didn't have to run the wire outside + I don't like that black bubble on the top of my car or the free advertising it gives

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GOATGIRL, I have the RoadyXT and if I can figure out how to insert a picture here (can anyone tell me how to do it?), I'll show you where I had it mounted. The installer popped the center console and created a mount to come out between the seam in the silver molding at radio level on the passenger's side. The only thing I would do a little differently is raise it up a few more inches. It is "slightly" in the way of the passenger, but not bad. They ran the antenna around the glovebox, under the passenger side door jam, thru the back seat, around the rear window molding and I have the antenna top back center.




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Just use www.imageshack.us just upload your pic there then post the link in the "insert image" box

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Thx GTO 400. I posted them to the racing site I do for my buddy. Let me know if those links worked.
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That looked great Russ2005! I think that will work well! I also liked your idea GTO 400 but I think it's too big for that...any other ideas?
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Thx GOATGIRL, I hope that will give you an idea. There is really not anywhere good to mount the XM Radio. My goal was to get power from the radio and not "cut" anything. The molding is slightly separated, but it looks more separated in the photo than for real. It works well. I also picked up a remote for my XM Roady XT online for $10. I keep it in the center tray and use it to change channels...otherwise is is a little bit of a reach to change channels. Like I said, I would make the custom mount maybe 1" - 2" higher so does not interfere with passenger's knee although where it is located is not a big deal. The installer charged me $75 for the whole job including, wiring, custom mount, running wire for the antenna. Well worth the cost.
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I have the Commander in mine. Located it in the pocket below radio.
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I have the Commander in mine. Located it in the pocket below radio.
I have the Sirius unit that is similar to the Comander. Fits below the radio, and when I park in the city, it is hidden by the cover. It is hard wired in, but the installer mentioned that he had to use an adapter. Put the antenna on the trunk just behind the rear window, where it can barely be seen. Paid $75 to have it installed...well worth the $$$.
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Hey guys! Thanks for all the help and advice on this subject....I just got my car back and it looks great! Unfortunately, it really couldn't be placed where I really wanted (right where the ashtray is) but I do have it in. I'm going to be taking some pictures of it tomorrow and have them on the site. The guys who did it for me did an incredible job! Can't see any wires, didn't mess the car up, and hooked the antenna up where the rearview mirror is...reception is great!

Again, thanks for the input...it was a big help!
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