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XM Commander installed in my 2001 GTS #77816 Jan 6, 3:36pm Jan 6, 3:36pm
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XM Commander installed in my 2001 GTS
I just wanted to share my XM radio install with everybody in case somebody was thinking about it. It took me about 3 hours and was well worth the effort.

I couldn't find a decent way to mount the XM controller so I fab'd up a flexible mount out of a lamp from LOWE's and a project box from RS. The flexible mount is secured by the bolt on the passenger seat left front mounting bolt. Right now I am using FM modulation, but I may go RCA, anybody have thoughts on this? The antenna was a breeze, I ran the wire through the hatchback, down the moulding on the driver side into the receiver mounted in the dash.


Check out my completed install here:
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Re: XM Commander installed in my 2001 GTS [Re: JETNC] #77817 Jan 6, 3:57pm Jan 6, 3:57pm
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XM is awesome, i love it.

the techno stations are AWESOME


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Re: XM Commander installed in my 2001 GTS [Re: JETNC] #77818 Jan 6, 4:14pm Jan 6, 4:14pm

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trance...



Re: XM Commander installed in my 2001 GTS [Re: JETNC] #77819 Jan 6, 4:15pm Jan 6, 4:15pm
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I like it all! I just hope I don't get into a wreck flippin channels...

Re: XM Commander installed in my 2001 GTS [Re: JETNC] #77820 Jan 6, 4:18pm Jan 6, 4:18pm

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thats tyte...i would have never thought of that rofl


Re: XM Commander installed in my 2001 GTS [Re: JETNC] #77821 Jan 6, 4:32pm Jan 6, 4:32pm
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It cost about $20 to do it. I think it would be easy to mount anything that way, but it may cost a little more.

Re: XM Commander installed in my 2001 GTS [Re: JETNC] #77822 Jan 6, 6:23pm Jan 6, 6:23pm
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Nice. Very smart using a lamp for that arm.


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Re: XM Commander installed in my 2001 GTS [Re: MxReb0] #77823 Jan 6, 6:44pm Jan 6, 6:44pm
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sweet bro thumbsup

i would recommend sedning isaac a pm and see if he might be interested in adding that to the installs section...we currently do not have an xm radio installation guide.

Re: XM Commander installed in my 2001 GTS [Re: JETNC] #77824 Jan 6, 8:10pm Jan 6, 8:10pm
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Very original thumbsup


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Re: XM Commander installed in my 2001 GTS [Re: JETNC] #77825 Jan 6, 8:14pm Jan 6, 8:14pm
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looks cooll!!

any night pics??


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Re: XM Commander installed in my 2001 GTS [Re: jgmx] #77826 Jan 6, 10:30pm Jan 6, 10:30pm
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Should have Gone With SIRIUS. Enjoy paying for commericals.
looks unique though.

Re: XM Commander installed in my 2001 GTS [Re: OOSilver_S] #77827 Jan 7, 3:15pm Jan 7, 3:15pm
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Yeah, the 5 minutes of commercials I heard this week was killin me...

Re: XM Commander installed in my 2001 GTS [Re: OOSilver_S] #77828 Jan 7, 3:17pm Jan 7, 3:17pm
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Originally Posted by OOSilver_S
Should have Gone With SIRIUS. Enjoy paying for commericals.
looks unique though.


the stations that i listen to on XM dont have any commercials. i think some stations do, but most of them dont.


i got my pirate antenna ball back! *rock*
Re: XM Commander installed in my 2001 GTS [Re: JETNC] #77829 Jan 7, 5:19pm Jan 7, 5:19pm
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nice innovation with the mounting thumbsup


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Re: XM Commander installed in my 2001 GTS [Re: Evan] #77830 Jan 7, 7:46pm Jan 7, 7:46pm
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Originally Posted by EvanJ
Very original thumbsup


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Re: XM Commander installed in my 2001 GTS [Re: ilovemyGT] #77831 Jan 7, 9:22pm Jan 7, 9:22pm
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Originally Posted by ilovemyGT
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Should have Gone With SIRIUS. Enjoy paying for commericals.
looks unique though.


the stations that i listen to on XM dont have any commercials. i think some stations do, but most of them dont.


It just seems stupid to me to pay 10$ a month for xm with 30 stations that have 9 minutes of commercials for every hour when you could get SIRIUS which is 13$ a month with absolutly no commericials on music stations. If thier gonna make money off advertising, why should you pay so much?

Re: XM Commander installed in my 2001 GTS [Re: JETNC] #77832 Jan 7, 9:27pm Jan 7, 9:27pm
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did you buy those leather seats after you bought the car? (sorry for the hijack)


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Re: XM Commander installed in my 2001 GTS [Re: JETNC] #77833 Jan 7, 9:37pm Jan 7, 9:37pm
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very cool idea, looks cool. thumbsup

Re: XM Commander installed in my 2001 GTS [Re: DiabloGTS] #77834 Jan 8, 4:14pm Jan 8, 4:14pm
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Nah, they are stock seats. Why?

Re: XM Commander installed in my 2001 GTS [Re: JETNC] #77835 Jan 8, 7:24pm Jan 8, 7:24pm
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looks good

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