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Old 07-08-2006, 10:45 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Great info, Brian. I think you're right about the tuner location. I searched an Acura forum and the only post I could find that addressed the topic was in regards to an '04 TL, I can only assume that it's still in the same spot. The unit I'm going to have installed is the Starbase, going to put it in the center console similar to this, except in the upper bay:
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yeah, 20feet should be more than enough to get you from the rear right of the trunk to where you plan on having the Sirius Starbase tuner installed:


just received this email from the first person to buy the adapter cable from me, Steve White, from this forum:

Ok Brian....you got me very curious, so I just did a fast connect without routing the antenna wire and didn't shrink wrap it....but it works awesome! I'm not sure if you're familiar with the S50, but on the antenna aiming screen, I'm getting 3/4 of a full signal on Sat signal and 1/4 on Terrestial. And like I said, that's without the shrink wrap or playing around with it too much!
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Again, great info, Brian. I just emailed you some questions.
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Thumbs up Works great Brian...thanks again!

I just wanted to confirm that this mod works great! Like I said in the email to Brian above, I just did a real quick connect to try it, since I was at work. On one particular road where there's lots of heavy tree cover, the Sirius antenna would give me dropouts, but now I get a clear signal.

The only thing I had to do was to take off the plastic housing on the Honda XM antenna lead. Just be careful not to damage to antenna lead itself when doing so. Then slip the copper O ring over the connector, hook up the new antenna lead and shrink wrap it. The other end gets routed to your dash just like the Sirius wire did previously. I'm very happy with the results.

I wanted to thank Brian again for his contributions to this forum. Check some of his posts where he helps others here to get an idea of the kind of guy he is. He certainly put a lot of time and effort to making this mod work for us Honda owners, so if you can, please support him!

You rock Brian...and now so do I....and without that butt ugly Sirius antenna stuck on my roof!

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What about an 06 Civic Si? Is the antenna and leads the same as the TL and Accord?

I'd offer to be the Civic Guinea Pig .

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I have a Honda Ridgeline (it has a OEM Pioneer-made head unit) and I'm going to use the antenna connection if the following combination will work. I emailed www.logjamelectronics.com about an adapter that switches Honda's 14 pin to Pioneer's IP bus connector (PIE HON03/PC-PIOX ) and they said it will only work with XM and not with Sirius because thats the way it is. Well both the XM tuner and the Sirius tuner have the same IP-bus connection so it doesn't make sense why it wouldn't work. As long as the pinout is the same with the adapter (PIE HON03/PC-PIOX) or make one myself using Pioneer's pinout and Honda's pinout of their 14 pin connector. I would prefer to make this factory install instead of having the add-on Sirius radio.
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I'd offer to be the Civic Guinea Pig .

not necessary for Guinea Pig status any longer, now that i am certain it works.

What about an 06 Civic Si? Is the antenna and leads the same as the TL and Accord?

here is the XM tuner location for the Honda Civic, will be a single lead:


let me know what you find and what you're wanting to do with the OEM Honda antenna. you can email me personally as well.
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Well both the XM tuner and the Sirius tuner have the same IP-bus connection so it doesn't make sense why it wouldn't work. As long as the pinout is the same with the adapter (PIE HON03/PC-PIOX) or make one myself using Pioneer's pinout and Honda's pinout of their 14 pin connector.

yes, the physical connection pin-out may be the same, but do the XM tuner and Sirius tuner both speak the same language? that is how the Blitzsafe adapter works on Sirius BMW's with an XM tuner, because Blitzsafe has a language interpreter to communcate between the XM Tuner unit and the Sirius enabled headunit.

that is a software issue and not a connection issue.

but there's no harm in trying. is the Honda OEM HeadUnit Sirius compatible? it was designed for XM use only with proprietary software from Honda.
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Well, I got Brian's adaptor on Friday, and had CC install it today. Works great! The guys at CC were very skeptical, but I printed out a bunch of photo's that Brian posted, explained the process, and there were no problems.

I had the original XM tuner pulled out, and had the Sirius tuner installed where the XM was. There was actually enough cable with the Starbase that I didn't need the 20' of cable that Brian sent me, the cable that came with the unit was run around the spare tire, underneath the pass-through, under the backseat, and then up under the door trim on the drivers side to the center console. Can't see one wire... Here are a couple of pics, one showing the signal strength out in my drive way, sounds as good as the XM. Thanks, Brian!





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WOW duke that is one sweet install!!! Good Job! Thanks for sharing it with us. Brian did you right!
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Thanks for the compliment, DAB, but CC (and Brian) deserves the credit. I hear a lot of complaints about the big box pushers doing installs, and I actually went to several local places first, but no one would touch this project with a 10' pole. CC was the only installer in town that would step up, and they did a great job.
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CC most certainly did a fine job. I think some of these CC and BB stores get a bad rap. You know its like anything else, you have locations with good installers and some with crappy ones. Mom and pop local stores are the same way.

You'll enjoy that setup for awhile. I had a Starbase at one time, but eventually opted to go with a new head unit and tuner combo. The Starbase while I had it was very nice.
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I istalled Brian's cable in my 06 Civic Si this weekend. Signal is MUCH stronger now that I'm not using the Honda antenna. Thanks for the cable .
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I'd offer to be the Civic Guinea Pig .

not necessary for Guinea Pig status any longer, now that i am certain it works.

What about an 06 Civic Si? Is the antenna and leads the same as the TL and Accord?

here is the XM tuner location for the Honda Civic, will be a single lead:
Any idea where the XM tuner is on the 06 Acura TSX?
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'06 Acura TSX, same as the others:


let us know if it's a Single or Double.
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