Entertainment Electronics 1st Gen Adding Sirius PNP, FM Adapter, Hardwired, Antenna

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  1. SNEEEZY - Erika

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    #1 SNEEEZY - Erika, Jul 9, 2011
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    UPDATE: Adding Sirius PNP, FM Adapter, Hardwired, Antenna

    This is what I have to work with:

    XACT Sirius Plug-N-Play Receiver

    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001Q5DQOU"]Amazon.com: Sirius Radio Dot Micro Car Antenna: [email protected]@[email protected]@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/[email protected]@[email protected]@31dyGN8wV-L[/ame]

    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000KGLL84"]Amazon.com: Audiovox Sirius FMDA25 FM Direct Adapter (Black): [email protected]@[email protected]@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/[email protected]@[email protected]@41oeziHOV5L[/ame]

    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002PO8D1M"]Amazon.com: Sirius Direct Wire POWER Kit Provides Hardwire Hookup for 5 & 12 Volt Sirius Radios Like Sportster, Starmate & Stratus: [email protected]@[email protected]@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/[email protected]@[email protected]@51xklFe-dfL[/ame]

    OEM Radio (non-HK) with OEM iPod interface installed


    Removing the headunit was very simple.

    Now I'm completely stuck!

    The OEM antenna adapter doesn't look anything like the plug which came with the Sirius FM Adapter. Prior to purchasing, I spoke with Sirius customer service to make sure I purchased the correct component and I was assured it was the proper part #.

    I'm thinking I will be required to purchase an antenna adapter...but RealOEM's diagram shows plugs (male/female) that match perfectly...but they appear to be located in the body panel next to the seat behind the driver:

    RealOEM Diagram

    Any assistance/comments/guidance would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. SNEEEZY - Erika

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    After additional research, I've discovered that I do need to purchase an antenna adapter.

    Purchase made & should arrive within the week.

    Hopefully the weather will be cooler next weekend...perhaps I'll take pics/video of the installation process.
     
  3. Jason Montague

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    :cornut: Good Luck Erika. You'll be happy when the plan and fruition come together.:Thumbsup:

    Jason
     
  4. SNEEEZY - Erika

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    UPDATE!!!

    The antenna adapter set arrived today & were installed in less than 5 minutes!

    Powered up the radio & it worked just fine.

    Next step is to hard-wire the Sirius unit and it says I need to attach the black ground wire ring terminal to a good chassis ground.

    The Bentley (yup, found it last night!) says there are 23 ground locations throughout the MINI.

    The diagram shows where some of the ground locations are nearest to the center stack; however, I'm not sure which one I should use?

    The ring terminal appears to be 1/8" ID....

    Please recommend a ground location near the center-stack/glovebox so that I can finally finish this project...

    PS: I also need to tap into a 12v circuit that shows 12v when the key is turned on, drops to 0v when the engine cranks and then returns to 12v when the key falls back into the run position.

    I need to install the fuse adapter as shown in the 3rd pic in OP.

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    #5 Crashton, Jul 14, 2011
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    Any bolt that goes to the structure of the car can be used as a grounding point. It will be easier than trying to locate a factory ground unless one is right where you need it.

    Also you can use an add a fuse deal like this. It's easier to hook up that way. You should be able to find one at the local auto parts store. I use one in my MINI to power my Garmin.

    Tomorrow I'll tell you what fuse I put the adapter in, sorry I don't remember & it's my time to hit the hay. :sleep:

    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Littelfuse-FHA200BP-ATO-Add-A-Circuit-Kit/dp/B0002BGELQ"]Amazon.com: Littelfuse FHA200BP ATO Add-A-Circuit Kit: [email protected]@[email protected]@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/[email protected]@[email protected]@21wAMu2jHsL[/ame]
     
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    Ok here is what I did. My add a circuit is in the 15amp fuse socket that is for the radio. If you look at the back of the fuse panel cover you will see all the fuses & what they are for. The beauty of the add a circuit is that it is completely reversable & you do not have to cut into any wires on your car.
     
  7. phydeaux

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    I'll second the add-a-fuse. They cost all of about $6, and are VERY simple to install.
     
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    Thanks, Crashton!

    The kit comes with an add-a-fuse...the part of the kit that has the ring terminal is for grounding the actual powersource unit for the Sirius PNP.

    I lost the power adapter that goes into the lighter socket; so Sirius recommended the powersource unit that I purchased. Something about warranty & such...

    Once I find a ground nut for the ring terminal, there is a prepped wire that mates the add-a-fuse that comes in the kit via butt connector to the prepped wire on the powersource. (Hope that makes sense...)

    Powersource has two wires: (1) which has the ring terminal & (1) that is prepped for the butt connector.

    Add-a-fuse with the kit has (1) wire which goes into the other end of the butt connector.

    BIG THANKS for letting me know about the radio fuse. :aureola:
     

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