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I have a B6 A4 without SAT prewire. I don't think I even have an inset in my trunk to put the module. Can I mount it elsewhere. I guess the benefit to putting it in the trunk is the fact that the antenna should be back there.

I wonder if the antenna would get good reception being somewhere under the dash.

Does anyone have experience with locating the SAT module and/or antenna somewhere other than the trunk?
 

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caykroyd said:
I have a B6 A4 without SAT prewire. I don't think I even have an inset in my trunk to put the module. Can I mount it elsewhere. I guess the benefit to putting it in the trunk is the fact that the antenna should be back there.

I wonder if the antenna would get good reception being somewhere under the dash.

Does anyone have experience with locating the SAT module and/or antenna somewhere other than the trunk?
It could be mounted anywhere... but it is a rather large module so plan on it taking up a big chunk of space.
 

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Be aware that radio antenna and GPS antenna are totally different. You will need much better placement for XM antenna to get good reception than you will need for GPS signal.

The best placement for SAT radio antenna will be as close to outside of the car as possible (roof, rear shelf, close to windshield, outside on th etrunk etc.)

Module can be placed anywhere because you don't need to everyday access to this box.
 

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Thanks for the responses. I guess I will wait until I receive the module to see its real size before deciding where to put it.

I don't want the antenna outside of the car, and I believe Todd1010 had problems with the antenna just under the back shelf. I guess I can play around with different locations.

But since Howard Stern moved to Sirius, I've got to get it up and running soon. :D
 

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the performance of the SAT antenna greatly depends on where you live. Also, Sirius has pretty much been proven to be not quite as reliable as XM because of the way their satellites orbit the earth. In my area, I get a great terrestrial signal all the time, so it fills in all the gaps I might have from the sat signals. My antenna is hidden under the rear parcel shelf in my sedan and I only have dropouts if I'm on an interstate going through BFE and pass under a bridge.
 
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