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Old 09-11-07, 11:21 AM   #31
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I am about to install a XM ExpressEZ with the car kit and got the kit (whatsitcallednow) FM modulator, I think (the one where you split your regular antenna up with the XM antenna).

Anyway..here's the question....does it matter WHERE I put the XM antenna (shouldn't, right). Trunk or...hood?

I just realized that it's much easier to put the antenna right inbetween the windshield washer nozzles on the hood as opposed to the trunk (where the old XM antenna was).

Any thoughts on this?
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Old 09-11-07, 07:48 PM   #32
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Doesn't matter. It will work fine on your hood as long as it is unobstructed to the sky.
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Old 09-13-07, 01:27 PM   #33
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I figured as much...but in the end chose to just rip up the interior and pull the antenna to the back. It's back there now, looking good.

Figured out a neat way to install the XM Express EZ in the ashtray compartment on the center console that works really well. If anyone's interested I'll post some pics.
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Old 10-16-07, 02:58 PM   #34
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I am installing a Sirius Sportster 4 in my 99 LS400 with Nakamichi and it looks like from what I have read in the posts that the cassette tape option doesn't work. I was planning to do the wired FM signal since Sirius says that is a better connection than the cassette adapter which is counter to this post.

I looked at the vais tech and some of the other aux input options but it doesn't look like anything is made for the 99 LS400. Am I wrong? Is there one available? Would love to get that so I could wire my Sirius and also an Ipod.

Need some help here.
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Old 11-09-07, 04:02 PM   #35
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Before I begin, please excuse my ignorance. I know nothing about cars or satellite radio. I'm here on my husband's behalf - unbeknowst to him. For Christmas I'd like to have satellite radio installed in my husband's car. He just purchased an '06 GS300. He had a Delphi XM SkyFi Car Cradle (taken from the back of the unit) in his old car that he removed. He wants it in the new car but obviously wants it to work with his navi touch screen. I started my search online when I found this forum. Lucky for me. I'd like to know if the XM model I referenced above will work or do I need to purchase a new one? If so, which one? I'd prefer to buy it some other place than the dealer to save money. Having said that, what's a good price for the unit and the install? I figure I can at least get my husband the XM unit for Christmas and he can work with the dealer to get it installed. Any and all suggestions are welcome. Thanks for your help!
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Old 11-15-07, 06:30 PM   #36
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I have an '01 gs430 with navi. Do I need to go to a local store and purchase an xm or sirius radio? or do I just buy http://www.vaistech.com/slx.php or..do I buy both to make it work? Im kind of confused.
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Old 11-25-07, 03:04 PM   #37
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Not trying to blatantly advertise here, and please let me know if I need to remove this, but we put in the vaistech xm, sirius, and ipod adapters at my dealership. I'm the tech specialist there, and would welcome any feedback on these products or anything related to the audio/nav/bluetooth systems. Just PM me. I'm not going to name my dealership, but if you want to know, just ask.
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Old 11-28-07, 09:20 PM   #38
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I've got XM and I use the tape adaptor, it works great! And my antennea is right behind the end of the door on the roof. It even picks up in the garage, LOL.
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Old 12-16-07, 07:51 PM   #40
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I have the lexus link removed from my 02 LS430, can I use it's roof mounted antenna for a future satellite radio?
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I own a 2007 GX470 with the Mark Levenson Audio system, but I want have Sirius SAT...what do I need to purchase from VAIS and which Sirius tuner do you reccommend?
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Old 12-27-07, 11:13 AM   #42
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Default XM Traffic / XM Radio for RX?

I am interested in XM for a new 2008 RX400H with Navi.

Some questions:

1. are third party receivers available that will integrate XM Traffic with the Lexus RX navigation system with ML sound option (and of course provide OEM style integration to the XM Radio functions within the RX)? I know that XM Traffic is available for LS but not RX for some odd reason...

2. where does the dealer installed XM antenna go on an RX and what does it look like? Is it a sharkfin type antenna (body color) or something else?
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I am installing a Sirius Sportster 4 in my 99 LS400 with Nakamichi and it looks like from what I have read in the posts that the cassette tape option doesn't work. I was planning to do the wired FM signal since Sirius says that is a better connection than the cassette adapter which is counter to this post.
I just did the wired FM thing on my 2000 LS and I'm happy with it. The cassette adapter did not work, at least for me. I paid to have it put in, but it would be easy to do if you know how to get behind the headunit.

http://www.amazon.com/Sirius-FMDA25-.../dp/B000KGLL84
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I am installing a Sirius Sportster 4 in my 99 LS400 with Nakamichi and it looks like from what I have read in the posts that the cassette tape option doesn't work. I was planning to do the wired FM signal since Sirius says that is a better connection than the cassette adapter which is counter to this post.

I looked at the vais tech and some of the other aux input options but it doesn't look like anything is made for the 99 LS400. Am I wrong? Is there one available? Would love to get that so I could wire my Sirius and also an Ipod.

Need some help here.
Maybe this mod can help you out..
http://www.clublexus.com/forums/lexus-audio-video-security-and-electronics/269156-how-to-build-and-hardwire-an-auxillary-input-to-oem-stereo.html

I have both Sirius and XM installed on my car.

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Maybe this mod can help you out..
http://www.clublexus.com/forums/showthread.php?t=269156

I have both Sirius and XM installed on my car.

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I would have loved to go this route, but unfortunately, I'm not quite smart enough to do it. I wish there was a kit or something to simplify the process. I'm sure it sounds much better that the FM direct wire.
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