How to Fix a Sirius Car Antenna


Installation for a connection to Sirius Satellite Radio consists of two items: a control module and an antenna. Both are made to be durable, but will on occasion need to be replaced. Fixing the module often requires buying a whole different radio and activating the new unit. Fixing an antenna just means replacing it. Since it can be hard to detect what exactly is wrong with an antenna, it's less of a hassle, and pretty cheap, to replace it.

  • Purchase a Sirius new antenna. These can be found at radio stores and websites, or through Sirius customer service. Prices, as of January 2011, ranged from $18 to $30.

  • Connect the antenna to a home unit. The antenna should be placed in a location that has a clear view of the sky. Be sure that no trees or buildings are blocking the antenna. If placed near a window, blinds can also be a hindrance. If possible place the antenna as far south as possible. Once located, plug the antenna into the module.

  • Connect the antenna to a car unit. Locate the antenna on the roof the car, at the highest point possible and at least 3 inches from any window, hatch or other object on the roof. Run the cable through the plastic molding along the windows and ceiling or under the carpeting. Continue routing the cable up the back of the dashboard and plug it into the module.

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