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Old 07-04-2006, 01:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Honda OEM XM antenna adapter connector

well, after many different attempts at making an adaptable coax piece for the proprietary Acura/Honda XM antenna coax lead termination, i've found, through the combination of multiple RF connector parts, a solution.

some Acura/Honda have a Single lead:


others have a Dual lead:


either way, it will be necessary to remove the connector housing to expose the actual connector jack inside:


once the connector housing is removed, the assembly of my parts can begin:



adapter cable is terminated in a RA SMB plug for the majority of car docks and direct tuners, however i can terminate it to whatever your tuner or car dock accepts:


copper spacer collar and shrink tubing:


assembly of parts:





i then place a shrink tubing sleeve over the connector body, shrink it with some heat, and you're done:


if anyone is interested in using their Acura/Honda OEM XM roof-mounted SAT antenna for their Sirius tuner, please email me. Brian-
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Wow, This is excellent.

Even with the pics it may be a little confusing to most people

So it would only connect the SAT lead and no the TERR Lead?

I was able to use a Terk SIR MINI antenna on my own vehicle with a Chrysler Tuner and Terk Splitter. That works quite well. I don't know if I removed the TERR Lead how much reception I would lose, but since I'm in a city with a lot of good repeater coverage it makes me less interested in only using the one lead.

I think that this should be offered to many people and truly the amount that you have put in is astonishing. You have contributed to this forum so much with this.

Thanks for going out of your way to help people who are looking for this.
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So it would only connect to the SAT lead and not the TERR Lead?

Yes, BUT the TER signal coax, on the dual coax leads, is not necessary to receive both SAT and TER frequencies on your Sirius receiver.

on older tuners, the internal boards were not able to separate the two different frequencies from the same coax, they required the antenna to do it for them, thus the need for dual lead antenna. now, the tuner's separate the frequencies themselves, thus the single coax lead antenna and single lead antenna docks/tuners/receivers.

if using only the SAT coax lead from a dual lead antenna, your single antenna lead car dock/PNP receiver (S50, etc.) will still gain reception with both SAT and TER signals; even older dual lead docks will gain reception of both signals with the aid of a signal splitter, such as you used.
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Will this work with the Acura antenna lead as well?
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yes, Acura and Honda share the same proprietary antenna coax lead termination.
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Brian, your plan looks awsome. I wish I lived in So Cal to have you hook mine up. This is exactly what I (and many others) would love to do. Unfortunately, my skill level is no where near high enough to attempt this myself, and I don't know anyone I trust enough around where I live to try this out on my new car.
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no, i know this, that is why i sell the adapter cable pre-terminated to your desired length and RF connector, all you need to do as a user is to locate the OEM coax Honda lead for yourself, then it is simple plug-and-play.

let me know, would post on the Honda/Acura forums as well, just need to locate and join them for showing other Sirius subscriber's with OEM XM set-ups.
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Brian,

How much are you selling these for? I have an 06 Accord EX and would love to do this so I can get rid of the ugly black antenna on my trunk. I'm not sure where the XM box with the antenna connection is though.

BTW, I am in awe of your abilities with this stuff.

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on the Accord the XM tuner and antenna coax lead should be in the right rear of the trunk, behind the trunk lining:



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Ok, Brian, let me see if I understand what you're doing... you're disconnecting the antenna from the XM OEM receiver/tuner/whatever, removing the cover from the antenna lead, splicing in a copper spacer between the existing lead and new coax cable that will plug into the Sirius tuner. If I'm close, maybe I could do it...

Where would one start to look for the OEM coax lead on a '06 Acura TL? Would it be similar to the Accord? I'll probably shoot you an e-mail to get some prices. Also, I've read quite a few posts in an Acura forum from people trying to figure this out, I'll post a link if you'd like.

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Brian,

I just went to check and sure enough there it was. On my 06 Accord (non-navi), I have a single antenna lead. Here is a picture of it hot off the presses...



I would probably need a 20 foot cable just to be safe since it needs to route from the trunk to the center console. How much would that be?

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i PM'd you. my mails are in your private InBox. you can also email if you prefer at my personal email address below-
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Brian, I've read some conflicting opinions that the XM antenna may/may not be compatible with Sirius for various reasons (freq range being one). Have you had any issues with compatibility? (I suppose that you haven't, or you wouldn't be doing this set-up).
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DUKE, i believe the OEM XM tuner to be in the rear right of the trunk as well for the TL, although in this part breakdown, it just shows the antenna coax going down to the right, they don't show the tuner location:
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Brian, I've read some conflicting opinions that the XM antenna may/may not be compatible with Sirius for various reasons (freq range being one). Have you had any issues with compatibility? (I suppose that you haven't, or you wouldn't be doing this set-up).

Duke, i understand your concern, but no, i have never had any compatibilty issues with using any XM antenna on any Sirius tuner/receiver.

i have been selling and using XM antenna adapters on Sirius units now for 6months or so, mostly GM/Chevy up to this point. i have in my possession the OEM XM Acura and Honda antenna with the proprietary connector, and they work on all the Sirius PNP car docks and Direct Tuners i've tried them on.

but i guarantee its operation, otherwise i would refund the money.
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