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Old 04-18-2008, 11:16 AM   #1
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For those who read the best thread ever titled "Suction Cup Install" know that this installation was a pain the ass.

I ended up using 3M Plastic velcro with some 3M adhesive pads in the cup to take away the concave follwed by sheets of the adhesive between the cup and its holder to aleviate any movement.

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I opted for the more expensive unit as it changes colors, like Saab interior green.

I also in the installed the Aux In cable, getting a little "hiss" from it, suggestions?

Also, with the exception of the end of the audio cord sticking out of the left of the unit, I managed to hide all the wires.

I just need to find an audio cord that has a 90 degree end.
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I have a Stratus III in my 9-3, rather had... the thing shit the bed the other day inexplicably. Funny, I'd expect something on the car to busticate before the aftermarket part.

As for the hiss, that's a disparity in ground reference. Dollars to donuts, if you wind up the motor while that thing is looking for the big tin can in the sky, you'll hear alternator whine, too.
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As for the hiss, that's a disparity in ground reference. Dollars to donuts, if you wind up the motor while that thing is looking for the big tin can in the sky, you'll hear alternator whine, too.
How do I fix this if "ground disparity" if it is the problem?
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Nice install, very clean! I love the green lighting to match the rest of the interior.
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How do I fix this if "ground disparity" if it is the problem?
I have installed a Rockford Fosgate OmniFi unit in my car, also using the AUX in port, and I have no whine whatsoever.

I used the following wires:

12v constant = Red on back of stereo
ground = Black ground on back of stereo
12v switched power = cigarette lighter power
Dimmer = cigarette lighter light connection

My AUX wire is routed and tie-wrapped firmly in place via the factory install guide.

Also , use a good quality, heavy gauge gold tipped stereo wire... this will cut down on interferance as well..

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I have installed a Rockford Fosgate OmniFi unit in my car, also using the AUX in port, and I have no whine whatsoever.

I used the following wires:

12v constant = Red on back of stereo
ground = Black ground on back of stereo
12v switched power = cigarette lighter power
Dimmer = cigarette lighter light connection

My AUX wire is routed and tie-wrapped firmly in place via the factory install guide.

Also , use a good quality, heavy gauge gold tipped stereo wire... this will cut down on interferance as well..

HTH!

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these work great for that problem.

You got the expensive one to match the interior whereas i got the cheap one to match the SID.



mine is mounted in the bottom cubby on the NG

Very nice install i like the fit. The color screen would really bother me at night though. does it have an auto dimmer or do you have to do it yourself?
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Also , use a good quality, heavy gauge gold tipped stereo wire... this will cut down on interferance as well..

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Thanks for the tip.

I just got (via radioshack.com) a new stereo wire, I bought because it has a 90 degree tip which works better for my install.

Luckily, it is gold tipped and much thicker and better insulated.

I still have some interference but is almost tolerable, and sound quality is much, much better.
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Glad to see you joined the right sat radio company, Sirius ftmfw!.

I have a lot of different sirius setups.... I don't have any pics of the 9k since its still in pieces.

The Aero (an older Clarion unit originally in my viggen in '02 or '03, hardwired fm modulator, works nicely)



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