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I have a 2007 GMC Sierra with built in XM Radio. I am installing a AVIC-Z2 unit. my question is does anyone know if i can use my existing antenna. I don't want to use the one that comes with the xm module that works with the new avicz2.. I have looked for an adapter and I am not finding anything. thanks for any info you can provide.
thanks for the input. some other people have evidently been able to use it though. i haven't tried it yet. I found this thread:
yes, stryper, it is possible, and people do it all the time, even cross breading them from XM>Sirius and Sirius>XM, depending on what make/model/year vehicle you are adapting to.
all you need is an adapter cable, to go from the OEM XM antenna lead termination to the location at where you have the aftermarket xm tuner mounted:
on your 2007 GMC Sierra, the XM Tuner is located behind the glovebox:
I like it when I learn something new. I had never seen or heard of this adapter before.
Where did you get this adapter?
yes, Shawn, you can email me directly via the email address in my Signature below for complete detailed information.
was going to say 'Admins. don't like for me to post personal contact information in the post' but you are an Administrator.
brianrwebb: was going to say 'Admins. don't like for me to post personal contact information in the post' but you are an Administrator.
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I've got a 2008 Sierra and i was wondering if you knew how to do the same thing to it and if i had to have the pioneer xm adapter for it to work
You would want to contact BrianRWebb via PM about this (if he's still active).
I'm pretty sure it can be done, although I think he said his price was in the range of what a MP3 player cost. I've seen adapters online as well, but can't post competitor links.
I'm pretty sure you would also need the XM adapter - this only adapts the factory antenna to work with whatever tuner you happen to be using.
Hope This Helps!!!
yes, short, i can or you 'can' adapt the OEM XM Antenna on your Sierra to adapt to ANY aftermarket Sirius or XM tuner module.
but this is the antenna only, which is to say you CANNOT adapt the OEM XM Tuner to work with an aftermarket headunit; you will always needs to buy that manufacturer's interface and tuner for it to receive SAT reception, but the OEM roof mount antenna can be adapted to that aftermarket sat tuner, eleminiating the need for an additional external sat antenna.
most all of the people i deal with regarding antenna adapters have either google'd ny name or email address or been referred through a previous existing post, but if i can help yuo directly you are more than welcome to email me directly; many times what happens is an email conversation that results in a specific solution, but my antenna adapter is only one step of that solution.
Appreicate your input on my XM problem and what options I have.
08 Sierra factory XM Radio / Antenna.
Broken windshield replaced, dealership saying when windshield was replaced, XM antenna wire was cut. I've tried looking to see diagrams on-line of placement of antenna wiring but unsuccessful.
Removed glove box and think I located XM antenna wire. Does anyone sell just the wire from module to antenna?
Dealership gave a price to fix $350.
Sadly, Brian hasn't been on the forums in over a year.
I can't link to competitors (even though CF doesn't sell most of the items), but see this and especially the GM insider link.
I think what you need is a F-F SMB connector extension cable - you would want to verify that first.
You should be able to find them around $25-50 online.
You should be able to go from each end and figure out the routing of the cable - but you might have to remove the headliner, maybe even the dash to do it.
I've heard of the cables being damaged during windshield replacement, and I'd think the glass shop (assuming it was replaced by one) would be liable for repairing it.
Dealership $350 is parts and labor, correct? I imagine most of that is labor.
Anyone else have suggestions?
Thanks for the quick reply on my issue.
It is frustrating trying to resolve issue without having to purchase the entire XM OEM Antenna Kit.
I understand the rules on this forum but it would make sense if they don't offer the product to buy to
consider stocking the item or allowing helpful people such as yourself to direct to outfits that do.
If they sold the item, I'd buy it....
Will do some more research on your points.
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