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10-30-2003 5:03 PM
flasher2001
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HondaGal : Interesting info, BillAce. *Thanks for sharing! *
i dont completely follow his post about the PIE working or not working if the CD changer port is open

they make the X3 adapter for use with you DO have a changer.
10-30-2003 1:04 PM
HondaGal
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Interesting info, BillAce. Thanks for sharing!
10-30-2003 1:01 PM
BillAce
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HondaGal : Good choice with the PIE adapter, Flasher. I read it's supposed to be much better than the Soundgate. I don't have a PIE because they don't make one for my stereo unit so I'm using an FM modulator and it works well enough for me.

Sooooo, when are you going to hook it up to your bike?
That's why I don't use the PIE product. The line doesn't support enough vehicles and if it does you need to not have the changer port open. I've had trouble with defective Blitzsafe devices in the past, though they make everything you could want for XM. Soundgate has really col stuff. THe Remote interface that is preprogrammed so if you change the head unit your steering wheel controls still work and the Docking station that gives 2 Aux inputs on the OEM changer port with an OEM changer in the car. I use it all the time, in particular the GM On Star interface and it's good stuff that I haven't had trouble with to date. I just wish they were here in NJ instead of Blitzsafe.

Bill
10-30-2003 12:55 PM
flasher2001
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HondaGalToo : ... *I think some foam and electrical tape will solve that.
dont you mean DUCT tape ?? *
10-30-2003 12:39 PM
HondaGalToo
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Looks good, Flasher! I have one installed in my truck, too, using an FM modulator. I just stuck a bracket down near the floor to simplify the installation. I don't really need to see the screen and I can use the remote to change channels.

I also have a cradle hooked up to my bike (via the Autocom)so I can listen on the bike, too! Got a few little bugs to work out (the wires jiggle loose). I think some foam and electrical tape will solve that.
10-30-2003 11:34 AM
luvtolean
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Flasher, I was disappointed in you in those first couple a pics.

Looks good!



10-30-2003 11:21 AM
figment
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flasher2001 : i can get 'miles from anywhere' fairly easy, but no canyons here.
There are only two birds one east and one west. I was up in Arkansas going due south on Scenic byway 7 with hillsides close in on both sides. Lost the signal for 2 minutes out of a 6 hour trip. Not bad...
10-30-2003 11:11 AM
HondaGal
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Good choice with the PIE adapter, Flasher. I read it's supposed to be much better than the Soundgate. I don't have a PIE because they don't make one for my stereo unit so I'm using an FM modulator and it works well enough for me.

Sooooo, when are you going to hook it up to your bike?
10-30-2003 10:17 AM
flasher2001
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i can get 'miles from anywhere' fairly easy, but no canyons here.
10-29-2003 5:59 PM
figment
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I ran my antenna the same way flasher. Works great. Only had a loss of signal in some canyons last weekend MILES from anywhere.
10-29-2003 5:55 PM
BillAce
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I was curious about the year because I know Diamler Chrysler has a direct plug in Sirius receiver, but I'm pretty sure it only works on 04 models.
10-29-2003 5:43 PM
flasher2001
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Quote Call me dumb, but are you using a casette adapter to feed the XM radio thingy to your car speakers?
Aren't you switching the digital signal w/ xm (is it even digital?) to analog?
Anyway, it's still a cool set up, even if I'm wrong about what you're showing.
no, you're not dumb (my post was probably hard to follow), and no, i'm not using the cassette.

the vehicle kit comes standard with the cassette adapter. *i tossed it and now stay digitalesque with the PIE adapter. *i simply hit the MODE button on my headunit until it switches to what it thinks is the CD Changer, then i'm there.

Quote Flasher, when I installed my XM Delphi in my truck, I didn't have any problems.

thanx, i needed that *

thank you, bill, my truck is an '03



10-29-2003 5:39 PM
BillAce
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What year is your Dodge? That at least an 02 Dash if I'm not mistaken. Satellite radio signal is only didgital to the receiver and from there it becomes analog. Your best option is definitely direct audio, next would be a cassette adapter and I never recommend FM modulators. FM has the worst frequency response and signal level of the available options. I usually use the Soundgate interfaces for Aux/Satellite/Bose applications.

Looks good BTW.


Bill
10-29-2003 5:36 PM
BDA116
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My truck's radio has XM built right in. I have the 'service', but rarely (meaning probably a total of 45 minutes in the 8 months I've had it) listen to it.
I can see how it would be great for those that live in areas with weak signal or for road trips where radio signal goes away, but it's not for me.

On radios where you need the external adapter, the signal goes through an unused FM frequency - typically 89.1, not through a cassette-type adapter.
10-29-2003 5:34 PM
HondaGal
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Flasher, when I installed my XM Delphi in my truck, I didn't have any problems. *

I can't listen to regular radio anymore.

Nice install, btw. XMFan is a very informative website.



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