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Old 02 Jan 2007, 08:44 am   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 2003 Camry XLE. Has anyone connected a Sirius S50 directly to
the radio (not using the FM transmit function Sirius has)? If so, how
difficult is it to get to the Car's radio connection?

Or should I just pay a car stereo installation place to make the
hook-up?

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Old 02 Jan 2007, 10:31 am   #2 (permalink)
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On Tue, 02 Jan 2007 06:44:06 -0800, prisoner80@aol.com wrote:

> I have a 2003 Camry XLE. Has anyone connected a Sirius S50 directly to the
> radio (not using the FM transmit function Sirius has)? If so, how
> difficult is it to get to the Car's radio connection?
>
> Or should I just pay a car stereo installation place to make the hook-up?



Do you know what kind of head unit? And, are you installing a Sirius
controller like Toyota sells for $350 (and you can pick up at Radio Shack
for $149), or a Dash-mounted unit?

The cable from Toyota is $150, IIRC. Google PIE Toyota Adapter, $80, plugs
into the head unit and has RCA inputs so you can connect almost anything
to it.

However, I installed an Aiwa I had hanging around in a Mazda I bought last
week, so I could have a direct connection from my XM receiver to the head
unit. The difference in sound quality? Negligible...Perhaps it is a lot of
effort (pulling the dash apart, wiring it in, etc) for little gain...
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Old 03 Jan 2007, 01:44 pm   #3 (permalink)
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prisoner80@aol.com wrote:
> I have a 2003 Camry XLE. Has anyone connected a Sirius S50 directly to
> the radio (not using the FM transmit function Sirius has)? If so, how
> difficult is it to get to the Car's radio connection?
>
> Or should I just pay a car stereo installation place to make the
> hook-up?


You need the PIE X3 with the appropriate cable, which should be the PIE
X3-TOY. The PIE X3 gives you three sets of inputs, and costs about $45,
and the cable is another $15. You get a remote control that will switch
between the different inputs to the head unit.

However, what you need depends on the original head unit, and whether or
not you have a navigation system.

You may just want to buy a new head unit that is Sirius compatible. It's
a much cleaner installation, with the program information displayed on
the head unit.
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Old 03 Jan 2007, 10:58 pm   #4 (permalink)
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On Wed, 03 Jan 2007 11:44:58 -0800, SMS wrote:

> prisoner80@aol.com wrote:
>> I have a 2003 Camry XLE. Has anyone connected a Sirius S50 directly to
>> the radio (not using the FM transmit function Sirius has)? If so, how
>> difficult is it to get to the Car's radio connection?
>>
>> Or should I just pay a car stereo installation place to make the
>> hook-up?

>
> You need the PIE X3 with the appropriate cable, which should be the PIE
> X3-TOY. The PIE X3 gives you three sets of inputs, and costs about $45,
> and the cable is another $15. You get a remote control that will switch
> between the different inputs to the head unit.
>
> However, what you need depends on the original head unit, and whether or
> not you have a navigation system.
>
> You may just want to buy a new head unit that is Sirius compatible. It's a
> much cleaner installation, with the program information displayed on the
> head unit.



Where'd you get on for $45?! I haven't seen them less than $65, and $75-85
is the usual price!


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Old 04 Jan 2007, 11:13 am   #5 (permalink)
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Hachiroku * wrote:
> On Wed, 03 Jan 2007 11:44:58 -0800, SMS wrote:
>
>> prisoner80@aol.com wrote:
>>> I have a 2003 Camry XLE. Has anyone connected a Sirius S50 directly to
>>> the radio (not using the FM transmit function Sirius has)? If so, how
>>> difficult is it to get to the Car's radio connection?
>>>
>>> Or should I just pay a car stereo installation place to make the
>>> hook-up?

>> You need the PIE X3 with the appropriate cable, which should be the PIE
>> X3-TOY. The PIE X3 gives you three sets of inputs, and costs about $45,
>> and the cable is another $15. You get a remote control that will switch
>> between the different inputs to the head unit.
>>
>> However, what you need depends on the original head unit, and whether or
>> not you have a navigation system.
>>
>> You may just want to buy a new head unit that is Sirius compatible. It's a
>> much cleaner installation, with the program information displayed on the
>> head unit.

>
>
> Where'd you get on for $45?! I haven't seen them less than $65, and $75-85
> is the usual price!


"http://www.cardomain.com/item/PIEX3"
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Old 04 Jan 2007, 09:16 pm   #6 (permalink)
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On Thu, 04 Jan 2007 09:13:07 -0800, SMS wrote:

> Hachiroku * wrote:
>> On Wed, 03 Jan 2007 11:44:58 -0800, SMS wrote:
>>
>>> prisoner80@aol.com wrote:
>>>> I have a 2003 Camry XLE. Has anyone connected a Sirius S50 directly to
>>>> the radio (not using the FM transmit function Sirius has)? If so, how
>>>> difficult is it to get to the Car's radio connection?
>>>>
>>>> Or should I just pay a car stereo installation place to make the
>>>> hook-up?
>>> You need the PIE X3 with the appropriate cable, which should be the PIE
>>> X3-TOY. The PIE X3 gives you three sets of inputs, and costs about $45,
>>> and the cable is another $15. You get a remote control that will switch
>>> between the different inputs to the head unit.
>>>
>>> However, what you need depends on the original head unit, and whether
>>> or not you have a navigation system.
>>>
>>> You may just want to buy a new head unit that is Sirius compatible.
>>> It's a much cleaner installation, with the program information
>>> displayed on the head unit.

>>
>>
>> Where'd you get on for $45?! I haven't seen them less than $65, and
>> $75-85 is the usual price!

>
> "http://www.cardomain.com/item/PIEX3"



Ah, but:

* Requires factory satellite radio, CD changer, or rear-seat entertainment (RSE) system
* The X3 can be combined with an aftermarket CD changer interface
adapter (available separately)

He's looking for an adpater for an aftermarket (Off the rack) Sirius
portable radio.

I think this is what he needs:

http://www.discountcarstereo.com/detail.aspx?ID=548


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