Nissan Murano Forum banner

1 - 4 of 4 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
487 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Hey folks... anyone that has a 2004 with Satellite radio installed can answer this question :)

How is the antenna wired?

I ask this because on the 2003, we have to use a metal-nibbler to cut a small hole in a piece of metal trim in the back, where the antenna wire runs down into and through the hatch.

So I guess the best way for YOU to check YOURS would be to pop open the hatch, then look and see where the wiring conduit runs from the antenna into the MO. I'm curious to see what they did here as opposed to our home-brew configuration.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
719 Posts
I don't think the "pre-wire" includes the antenna.

On another front, anyone see this announcement from XM?

XM Radio Gets Direct
XM Satellite Radio (Nasdaq: XMSR) is making all the right moves to become as ubiquitous as possible. The provider of 100 stations of satellite radio for $9.95 per month announced XM Direct today.

XM Direct is a universal tuner that can be connected to any satellite-ready radio through a digital adapter made and sold by third parties. XM's "open operating system" allows any third party to develop a wide variety of adapter cables for the automobile radio aftermarket and the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) market, increasing XM's potential customer reach without increasing its costs.

XM already has a portable satellite radio adapter for the car, as well as, of course, satellite radio models, but "with XM Direct and smart digital adapters, automobile dealerships and retailers can now satisfy customers who want to listen to XM through their in-dash stereo, regardless of vehicle or car stereo brand," according to Dan Murphy, Senior VP of product marketing and distribution at XM.

Murphy has one of the more important jobs at the company, working to widen the reach of a new brand and service while competing against an extremely similar product offered by Sirius Satellite Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI). Both competitors have struck deals to put their radios in cars on the factory line. XM partners include General Motors (NYSE: GM), Honda (NYSE: HMC) and Honda's Acura.

Through XM Direct, third parties have already created adapters allowing XM to work with Mini and BMW models, attacking Sirius's existing factory agreement with BMW.

XM has taken a clear lead over Sirius in the early going, surpassing 1 million subscribers this month to Sirius' 150,000. Both companies are naturally losing money as they build services and market aggressively, but with a duopoly granted by the government (it only sold two licenses for satellite radio), the eventual winner of this race should possess an attractive business model of recurring, growing revenue and steady costs.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
487 Posts
Discussion Starter #3
Well, no, I mean.. having actual Sat radio. Not the pre-wire, but an actual tuner and antenna installed on a 2004.

I'm wondering if the dealerships/installer is having to cut a chunk out of the hatch metal like we have to do, or if there is a pre-cut hole there. Just curious how it's rigged compared to our do-it-yourself approach.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
41 Posts
If you are worried about cutting metal do a hidden install in the hatch above the rear window and run the antenna wire through the rubber gromet. Makes for a clean install - I can't notice any signal loss.
 
1 - 4 of 4 Posts
Top