|07-07-2013 08:01 PM|
Ok, picked up the dot antenna that was previously pictured, moved it all over the hood, even near the Jeep emblem no better... IMO it's the quality of the radio. My wife's Saturn has no problems.
I give up
|07-05-2013 01:53 PM|
I have an aftermarket radio with Xm/Siruis. I installed mine on my cowl right behind the passenger hood hinge. I had mounted closer to the windshield, but it would get block when I was traveling due north. I moved to the present location and rarely lose signal. if you look close in this pic, you can see the small black antennae behind the pass. side hood hinge.
|07-05-2013 10:51 AM|
Thanks for the offer!
|07-05-2013 10:22 AM|
|_3m||I think I might have a spare antenna let me have a look when I get home, if I do I can send it to ya and save you a few bucks.|
|07-05-2013 09:56 AM|
I was going to try a new Antenna also! My Wife drives a Sky Redline with the older xm setup, she has no problems except for the usual bridge or tall building.
Keep the updates coming guys!
|07-05-2013 09:40 AM|
|Ivoryring||For me, it's back to bad enough that I'm not even listening to Sirius. Have to order a new antenna, and will probably get a pigtail to go from the back of the Sirius box over to the panel near the door hinge so I don't have to pull apart the dash every time I want to try a different antenna route!|
|07-05-2013 09:07 AM|
|heygenius||Since I was off yesterday, I pulled the dash apart and moved the sirius antenae so it's now in the center of the sound bar under the soft top. So far reception seems much better. I drove around to some the areas where I was having issues in the past and so far I haven't lost the signal. We'll see how this goes...|
|06-22-2013 12:41 PM|
|Ivoryring||I haven't gotten another antenna to test the cable out, but for some reason it hasn't been bad the last few days. It is frustrating that there isn't a good way to see actual signal strength|
|06-22-2013 09:25 AM|
|Silver Billet||Any update on this Ivoryring? my reception sucks also..|
|06-17-2013 08:39 AM|
|06-16-2013 09:48 PM|
Amazon.com: Sirius Radio Dot Micro Car Antenna: Car Electronics
When you unplug the factory one this will just plug into the end of the cable coming from the radio.
|06-16-2013 09:44 PM|
|insylem||Only times I've had issues with the Sirius is when Im under something getting gas or something like that.|
|06-16-2013 09:26 PM|
|Ivoryring||By the way, today I relocated my aftermarket SiriusXM antenna from right next to the stock antenna to on the hood just shy of the footman's loop. I'll report back if I continue to have reception difficulty.|
|06-16-2013 01:07 AM|
|06-15-2013 10:40 PM|
|06-15-2013 12:10 PM|
|sd72667||When I drive with the hard top, Sirius will cut out occasionally, but when I have the Trek NX soft top installed and fold back the bikini top, the Sirius will cut out 50% of the time. I have 2 external XM radios in my truck and car and they rarely cut out. I wonder if I can place the current antenna in a different location.|
|06-15-2013 12:01 PM|
|bloodfart||Thanks for the replies everyone! It must be the tent then blocking the signal. Now that I know the cause and i know exactly where the antenna is, how do i relocate it? Is the wire long enough to be rerouted? Or is it easier to leave the stock antena where it is, and just disconnect it from the radio and get a new antenna?|
|06-14-2013 09:16 PM|
-just for the record, my wife and I love our Sirius receivers (Ford Edge and the Wrangler) and the signal strength and sound quality are always 5 / 5.
|06-14-2013 06:23 PM|
Here's a pic of it, if the schematic is accurate it bolts on to there and the wire screws into it which means you can re-route it quite easily. I had a stand-alone unit before, and wrapped the wire around the tweeter and laid the antennae angled up behind the tweeter, which worked fine for a year.
|06-14-2013 06:10 PM|
|06-14-2013 10:47 AM|
|Suebabe||I have intermittant cutouts with the hard top on in my 2013 JK also. Do not have this problem and have great sound with XM in my Subaru. But I have found that I prefer streaming Pandora through my phone and definitely will not renew the Sirius next year.|
|06-14-2013 01:19 AM|
|Twiztidmn||I have one unit that i take between my work van and my Jeep. i mounted my antenna on the top of the soundbar, right by where the dome light is. Its small enough to fit under the hardtop when it is on, and doesnt get very much interference. Ran the cable under the padding along the drivers side roll bar, down the inside of the dash, and under where the driver's feet are. Came out from behind the shifter and mounted my mount there with a little Velcro.|
|06-13-2013 11:46 PM|
Antennas aren't miracle workers... there needs to be a clear path for the signal. An unobstructed antenna and a clear line of sight. Otherwise you'll have problems. Yes, tall trees on both sides of you may knock out your signal. If you have a Directv dish pointed into tall trees, would you get a signal? Nope.
I live in a mostly flat area, get pretty good Sat reception. I just hate the sound quality and the content doesn't interest me, so I don't listen to it. Won't renew it. Will laugh at them if they call me and ask if I want to...
|06-13-2013 11:12 PM|
|Morgan||I have a pioneer head unit with pioneer 920 xm receiver that I've had in two other vehicles. If I'm on a road with tall trees on both sides I get bad reception. Put the antenna on the center of soundbar and on drivers side today. Guess the jeeps just get bad reception.|
|06-13-2013 10:29 PM|
|06-13-2013 10:07 PM|
I installed my own sirius in my last Rubi and went through the firewall sticking the "dot" magnetic antenna right on the passenger side cowl in front of windshield and never had an issue with bad signal.
I'm not sure if it's interchangeable with the factory deck, but maybe try picking up one of these and experimenting..
|06-13-2013 06:15 PM|
|06-13-2013 05:47 PM|
You know, there is nothing wrong with not liking Sirius, either for sound quality or for programming choices or for commercials or for their billing or customer service... but seriously folks, complaining about Sirius on this thread is like seeing a thread that is titled "Doing my own clutch replacement, having a hard time with the new throwout bearing" and complaining about how you hate driving stick and anyone that wants to drive stick is stupid.
Now get off my lawn.
|06-13-2013 05:13 PM|
I have an aftermarket unit and originally the antennae was on top of the radio. It worked okay at best. I moved it to the top of the dash and it works much better than it did, but still not great. I have a 4Runner and my wife has a Lexus and they rarely lose their signal so I'm not sure what the issue is. I have enough slack in the wire to move it around, so I'm thinking of experimenting with it in different locations to see what works best. It rarely goes out in my hometown area, but it seems to hate I-64...and some of the places it loses the signal makes no sense - perfectly clear view of the sky in all directions... go figure.
|06-13-2013 03:24 PM|
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