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  • My XM Install - 01' Firebird

    The vehicle is a 2001 Pontiac Firebid. It took me about an hour to wire everything up, works great...





    I had to unbolt the trunk lid to run the wire, which was alot easier than I thought it would be...






    I get decent reception...


    XM in MediaEngine...




    The song title in the playlist doesn't match the song at the top because all the stations were updating at the time.

  • #2
    looks pimp :-P i was gonna do that with my gps mouse but i didnt wana run 20 feet of usb cable to the back :-P

    how much did that **** cost u and whats the monthly fee

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    • #3
      XM PCR - $85
      Bought new antenna - $29

      My carputer is in the back so it's no big deal. Normally XM service cost like $12.95/m but since I'm on my dad's plan it cost me $6.99/m

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      • #4
        hey,
        great work.
        how did you put together the dash with the lcd screen?

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        • #5
          Nice job!
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          • #6
            Hey Andy, since your rear wing is not metal, did you know you could pull out the 3rd brake light and mount both your antennas in there? Just run the wiring next to the brake wiring.
            1999 Black Pontiac Trans Am
            CarPC's in F-bodies
            How To Relocate Climate Controls on the 97-02 F-body Cars
            (AMD Sempron 3000+, Opus 150)
            Car PC system is out, Alpine system is in.

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            • #7
              Interesting, I'll definitely look into doing that. It will definitely help make my system more stealthy.

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              • #8
                The antenna can also be put under the plastic of the front nose piece, but since your PC is in the rear...
                Another spot would be under the black plastic cover by the window wipers, just as long as it isn't under the metal wire mesh.
                As long as there is no metal covering it, your good to go.
                1999 Black Pontiac Trans Am
                CarPC's in F-bodies
                How To Relocate Climate Controls on the 97-02 F-body Cars
                (AMD Sempron 3000+, Opus 150)
                Car PC system is out, Alpine system is in.

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                • #9
                  I mounted my antennas underneath my rear bumper, above the license plate... just FYI!

                  Where do you have the mobo mounted?
                  Project "Media-Z" : 99 Camaro Z28 (Click to View)

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by kiztope
                    I mounted my antennas underneath my rear bumper, above the license plate... just FYI!

                    Where do you have the mobo mounted?
                    Andys is in the spare tire well, I have mine temporarily in the rear passenger foot well, right behind the seat. I'm using a full size ATX mobo. I might leave it there or put it in the drivers side rear cubby hole.

                    Kiztope, have any pics of your setup in the 99?
                    1999 Black Pontiac Trans Am
                    CarPC's in F-bodies
                    How To Relocate Climate Controls on the 97-02 F-body Cars
                    (AMD Sempron 3000+, Opus 150)
                    Car PC system is out, Alpine system is in.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by JasonWW
                      Andys is in the spare tire well, I have mine temporarily in the rear passenger foot well, right behind the seat. I'm using a full size ATX mobo. I might leave it there or put it in the drivers side rear cubby hole.

                      Kiztope, have any pics of your setup in the 99?
                      Actually, I do have pics, but am not happy enough with the bezel to post pics! Maybe I'll post a few later tonight... My PC+ Amp + x-overs are all mounted on the rear trunk well, on that nice flat area. I am in the process of making a fiberglass cover for it all, for security sake.
                      Project "Media-Z" : 99 Camaro Z28 (Click to View)

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