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Old 05-12-2015, 02:28 PM   #15
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Thanks for all the great advice. I went out and purchased an XM/Sirius receiver that I can move from my TV to the AS. I plan to discontinue my TV subscription when my contract is up and activate the new receiver. I should be able to install the Sirius antenna through the same opening as the regular antenna. At that point I'm hoping to be able to jack it into the regular radio to use the AS sound system. Thanks again all...
I would reconsider that. You have to snake the antenna wire anyway and above all you want a water tight roof connection for your antenna base. Don't use a cheap (or free that comes with the radio) antenna either.
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Reviving this thread to ask a related question about the original XM-ready radio in our 2006 19-ft Bambi SE....

We like to listen to NPR, but we are most often in areas with poor FM reception (for example, Ely, NV). Our usage of the AS is sporadic, so a SiriusXM subscription does not make sense. (And we do not have the receiver/antenna module.)

I am wondering whether there is a way to connect my iPhone 6 to the radio in the AS, so we can utilize the AS speakers (perhaps using Apple Radio or TuneIn Radio on the iPhone for an NPR station). Other hardware includes my iPad Air that uses the iPhone 6 as a hot spot... so perhaps the iPad can be connected to the radio for NPR streaming? Am wondering if that would be as simple as a 3.5mm male to 3.5mm male cable?

The preference is to use the AS speakers, as the iPhone/iPad are not that great for general NPR listening in their "speaker" mode.

Thoughts and suggestions would be most appreciated - and, thanks in advance!

Patricia
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If the stereo has a 3.5 mm auxiliary input, then yes, it is that simple.
I'm afraid that a 2006 model stereo may not have that auxiliary input right on the front face.
Maybe the stereo has RCA inputs on the back for auxiliary in?
If so, you could run a 3.5 mm male to 2 RCA males, but then where would it come from behind the radio through the cabinet?
Another way, but with terrible sound quality, is 3.5 mm male to FM transmitter- set the transmitter and the FM radio to a certain station with nothing on the air.
Possibly a little more expensive and still bad sound quality is a Bluetooth from the phone to FM radio frequency transmitter.
It may actually be easier to change out the stereo to a modern Bluetooth stereo with auxiliary input on the front face for not much over $100.
Sound quality may improve as well. The new stereo may have a cleaner amplifier section.
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Our radio is not Sirius ready so I installed a Sirius auto kit in the overhead next to the radio in our 2007 Bambi, using the in-line antenna kit. This way, we can remove the tuner head and use in our other car while only paying for one subscription. I did have to install an antenna on the roof of the Bambi, but it is directly over the radio cavity in the overhead.
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Maybe the stereo has RCA inputs on the back for auxiliary in? If so, you could run a 3.5 mm male to 2 RCA males, but then where would it come from behind the radio through the cabinet?
And that's exactly what we'll try, since there are indeed RCA inputs on the back. So, for <$5 on Amazon, we'll have a Monoprice cable here to try it on Monday. We can drill a hole in the side wall of the cabinet which connects to the overhead cabinet, so the 3.5mm male end of the cable can extend out to be used whenever we want to make that connection with the iPhone/iPad.

We have already accessed that connecting wall by installing a little on/off toggle switch which cuts off the power to the radio. On occasion, it used to mysteriously turn itself on, thus creating the potential for a drain on the battery!

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It may actually be easier to change out the stereo to a modern Bluetooth stereo with auxiliary input on the front face for not much over $100. Sound quality may improve as well. The new stereo may have a cleaner amplifier section.
if the above solution doesn't work, then this is clearly the way to go!

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Our radio is not Sirius ready so I installed a Sirius auto kit in the overhead next to the radio in our 2007 Bambi, using the in-line antenna kit. This way, we can remove the tuner head and use in our other car while only paying for one subscription. I did have to install an antenna on the roof of the Bambi, but it is directly over the radio cavity in the overhead.
When we had our Foretravel motorhome, that's exactly what we used to do... moving the receiver between the motorhome and the Honda CRV towed vehicle. However, our Jeep Grand Cherokee has a built-in SiriusXM radio, so one subscription for two locations (TV and AS) is no longer an option, unfortunately.
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