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jsann 04-08-2013 09:24 PM

Aftermarket Nav Install - Trimming and Antenna Question
 
For those who have upgraded or swap their stock unit for an aftermarket double din unit, could you enlighten me on how much trimming was needed? Pictures would be ideal. What's the best way of trimming? Hot knife or dremel?

Also where are you guys placing the GPS antenna?

RageOfFury 04-08-2013 10:17 PM

Re: Aftermarket Nav Install - Trimming and Antenna Question
 
As for the trimming, check out my 2nd pic of this post here: http://www.jeepgarage.org/f155/sprin...tml#post793499 . You can see the trimming I did. It's not huge. I used a dremel with a sanding bit on it. Used a shopvac and a wet towel to pick up the shavings.

For the GPS antenna, I've put together an adapter that will let me take the yellow SAT antenna cable from Jeep into both the GPS and SiriusXM plugs on my aftermarket nav unit/SiriusXM tuner. So I'm using the Jeep's SAT antenna. Pics of that to come!!

Raj06MT 04-09-2013 10:35 AM

Re: Aftermarket Nav Install - Trimming and Antenna Question
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jsann (Post 799160)
For those who have upgraded or swap their stock unit for an aftermarket double din unit, could you enlighten me on how much trimming was needed? Pictures would be ideal. What's the best way of trimming? Hot knife or dremel?

Also where are you guys placing the GPS antenna?

Don't have any pictures of mine, but I used a dremel and trimmed about a 1/4" - 1/3".

As for the GPS antenna, I have mine sitting above the NAV, under the dash top cover. I was initially concerned about a poor signal as the antenna is not sitting on a metal surface but I haven't had any issues yet.

jsann 04-09-2013 11:25 AM

Re: Aftermarket Nav Install - Trimming and Antenna Question
 
Thanks for the response guys. I just finished my install, pretty straight forward. I didn't realize how minimal the cutting was. Still trying to learn how to setup/program the PAC SWC.


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