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I've had it with being restricted to using satellite radio only in my JK and I'm also not big on spending money on a new head unit either. So instead, I'm going to get the Sisiur Onyx radio and try to integrate it as much as possible:


https://shop.siriusxm.com/onyx-plus-vehicle.html


I found an adapter for the factory antenna cable, but I still want to try the following:



  • Splice the AUX cable into the RHB 430N head unit from behind or inside
  • Create a DC to AC power adapter in the dash to avoid having an accessory cable hanging in front of the radio
Has anyone done anything like this? Like I said, I'm not putting the money into a new head unit right now and I need the external satellite radio unit anyway.


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I've never done this in the Jeep, but...

You can buy a hardwire kit for SiriXM radios. https://www.amazon.com/Sirius-Hardwire-based-Satellite-Radios/dp/B01LZ6CS18

Find a hot wire under the dash and connect it there. (I tapped in to the wire going to the power plug that's located near the shifter to hard-wire my dash-cam so there were no wires hanging).

Adding another AUX input to your 430 will be VERY tricky. You'll have to take the radio apart and do some soldering. If you have no experience dismantling and working with electronic circuitry, it would be adviseable to seek out a radio repair shop willing do it for you.

The Onyx comes with an internal FM transmitter. You can set it to transmit on an unused frequency and then pick up the signal with the FM tuner in your 430. If you use this method instead of using an AUX cable you won't have any wires hanging. ( Many say the FM doesn't sound as good as the AUX, but I could never tell the difference in a car I once owned).

If you have Uconnect, another option would be to get SiriusXM internet access and stream to the radio from your phone using the SiriusXM app. There are apps for Apple and Android. https://www.siriusxm.com/streaming This will require a data plan for you cell and won't work if you travel in areas with poor or no cell coverage.
You could also use the internet SiriusXM in your house. (I have the internet access option with my plan and I stream from my phone all the time when I'm at home). Get a Bluetooth receiver, plug it in your stereo and away you go.
 

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I've had it with being restricted to using satellite radio only in my JK and I'm also not big on spending money on a new head unit either. So instead, I'm going to get the Sisiur Onyx radio and try to integrate it as much as possible:


https://shop.siriusxm.com/onyx-plus-vehicle.html


I found an adapter for the factory antenna cable, but I still want to try the following:



  • Splice the AUX cable into the RHB 430N head unit from behind or inside
  • Create a DC to AC power adapter in the dash to avoid having an accessory cable hanging in front of the radio
Has anyone done anything like this? Like I said, I'm not putting the money into a new head unit right now and I need the external satellite radio unit anyway.


Thanks!
If your radio will connect to your phone via Bluetooth you can get an xm radio app on your phone and stream to your radio via your phone. No external unit needed.
 

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I like the idea of that kit on Amazon. I'm currently designing the new modern electrical system for my AMC Javelin rebuild, so I'd say I'm comfortable with electrical work :) I was more looking to see if anyone knew of unused expansion inside the unit or if it would be a splice job. FM transmission sounds like a worthwhile try to avoid the AUX cable.



I would use my phone, but most of the places I go to do not have data signal on cellular. It's the only reason that I still have satellite to begin with.
 
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