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nevermore Oct 27, 3:06am - #310607 
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opinion needed on installing Sirius in 2002 Celica

I have a 2002 celica GT. Still has the stock stereo in it.

I would like to add Sirius into my car but I am not sure of a good spot to mount the reciever. I really don't want to get a new sirius compatable head unit. I would prefer a plug and play box so it can be taken inside instead of being dedicated just for my car. (better value that way)

I just can think of a good spot to install the receiver/cradle. Anyone else out there have a satalite install.

I also have a Dell DJ which I am installing using a proclip center mount.

Any ideas, pictures would be appreciated...

Thanks,
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10celica10 Oct 27, 8:51am - #310608 
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Well what sirius did you get...theres over 6 different ones to buy...
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badceli Oct 27, 9:05am - #310609 
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I put it under my seat. I had the antenna on the roof. Didn't like it. Moved it behind one of the rear side panals in the back. Didn't pick up stations there. Got tired of it and threw it in my closet.
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nevermore Oct 27, 10:03am - #310610 
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Havent picked one up yet... thinking about the XACT portable, but havent made up my mind as of yet

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10celica10 Oct 27, 10:26am - #310611 
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Do you want convienience or functionality or better looking?

Id go for a better looking place...put it in the top flip up thing! its easy to install. ez as pie. if you have any questions regarding install lemme know but as of now im goin to bed smile

Ill come back to this topic tomorrow if theres anymore input.

Also, why Sirius and not XM? is it because you like sports?
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nevermore Oct 28, 1:33am - #310612 
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I am into the NFL and NHL (not this year). I know XM has ACC (college - Atlantic Coast) and NBA but I am not into those as much. So that is why Sirius is getting more consideration than XM.

I was thinking about installing in the popup compartment as an option. I like the XACT since it has the option to be taken anywhere (can be used like a walkman), but I dont think it will fit in there. I could be sold on a differnt unit as long as it can be used in the car as well as in the house/office. I just don't spend that much time in the car to justify the cost... So that might have to be the route I go...

I talked to a couple audio installers today and none of them as of yet had installed a cradle based unit in a 7th gen celica. They have only done the head unit and receiver route so they didnt have any useful ideas (sigh)...
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10celica10 Oct 28, 9:37am - #310613 
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I like the Sirius Sportster its called its like a mini version of the Deiphi Skyfi, i dunno if any places still have it but you can bring it in and out just like the majority of them. i think the one yur talking about is odly shaped and theres a boombox for it where you can fit two of them in it correct?
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nevermore Oct 28, 12:33pm - #310614 
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I know Best Buy still has the Sportster. Did you have that in yours before? After looking at the storage comparment above the radio, it doesn't look like many of them will fit in there unless unless it is shorter in size...

Best buy also had one which was a windshield mount (cradle is held by a medium size suction cup), think it was made by JVC.

I may just end up sitting on this project for a bit. There will be more receivers coming out as time goes on, and maybe that would end up providing some better options...
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AZZKIKR Oct 28, 1:06pm - #310615 

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I got the XM satellite radio...either one is awesome...go wth sirius if you like it...its one of the best things I've ever spent my money on
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nevermore Oct 28, 4:13pm - #310616 
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Did you go with a head unit/receiver option or the plug in play option?
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ExNihilo Oct 28, 6:03pm - #310617 
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What's the monthly fee for Sirius?

300,000 KM/Sec. Its not just a good idea, its the law.
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Krocdawg Oct 30, 5:25pm - #310618 

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$12.95... I had XM before my car got broken into, then went and tried out Sirius, I like Sirius a lot more.. in my opinion.. if you dont want to mount the antenna on the roof, I mounted mine on the rear hatch and it works great, I've never had any trouble with reception at all..
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