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Old 07-09-2008, 02:57 PM
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Would like to buy a Sirus radio unit and install it into my stock radio/CD unit for long trips for me and my wife. We are an older Boomer couple.

We have a 2002 CrewCab with the factory single CD changer.

I am really not experienced with radio installations, and could have my mechanic do it for me, as I would like to retain my original radio unit and integrate the Sirus radio unit into my factory unit, if possible. Like the look of factory radio, ect...and a neat installation.

Recommendations as to best Sirus radio unit, equipment/wiring hookups/ necessary would sure be appreciated.

Thanks in advance

Mike
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Old 07-09-2008, 03:22 PM
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I have one of these mounted in My 01 f250sd, I drilled the dash but they do come with a suction cup mount for the windshield..

Pana-Pacific Products

All you need to do is plug the Lighter acc plug in and run the antenna to the top of your dash. Expect to pay $40-$60 at best buy or other retailer..

Just preset your radio to one of the presets in the receiver and you are set. It sometimes can run interference on the highway with power lines..and trains sometimes. but never have i lost a signal in the mountains..

i also have the boom box (ghetto blaster) accesory for when we are camping, nice to have tunes in the middle of the bush.....
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Old 07-11-2008, 06:53 AM
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Guess what I am asking is which is the best Sirus radio to buy and connectors, ect..to integrate it into our existing factory OE radio/CD unit.

Mike
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i dont think thay have the correct hook ups on the factory radios i have a aftermarket pioneer radio with the sirus hook up i will post some pics later of the radio it still looks clean and neat not to mention it sounds better
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Old 07-13-2008, 03:11 AM
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u can use a fm transmitter but that isnt as cool as wiring it in that would be the way to make it mobile to other vehicles
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i dont know if a radio from a newer model psd would fit but they have the connections for sirus on them
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There is a small adapter you can buy that allows you to use the AUX input connection with your Sirius or XM transmitter. Here's a LINK.
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Old 07-13-2008, 06:11 AM
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Think I will scout out a newer Ford radio replacement with the Sirus connector.

Our truck radio and CD changer is six years old and will probably "give up the ghost" in the future anyways. If I cannot find one that fits, the connecter mentioned above might work for me.

May take a look at our upgrading speakers, too. Might at well at our age. Only go around once.

Wife of 44 years has much better hearing than I do. And if Momma ain't happy ain't nobody happy!

Are there differences in Sirus units? Which are the better ones?
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Other than when I switch stations from one to the next, some seem faster to switch, I haven't seen much difference-personal preference.
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Thanks, everyone, did not mean for this to be such a long thread, but the information is really helpful. Next step is to call a Ford Tech friend of mine to see which year radio with Sirus Connection will work in my 2002 truck.

Mike
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