so i finally got my homemade sirius antenna installed this morning.
here's the info in case you are thinking of doing something simililar:
so i have a 14 sport with no sirius.
i have an after market sirus radio in my car and i have the infamous big round antenna on my roof. i hated this look.
so i took some of the steps to a DIY thread from Scott (can't find the thread on DA anymore) and applied it to what i wanted to do.
his thread was actually using an OEM antenna and he drilled a hole is his roof etc and installed the antenna this way.
all i wanted was something to cover my magnet.
ebay shark fins were too cheap looking so i decided to make my own.
so here's what i did:
-i ordered this part from honda 39150-TA0-A21ZB (B FOR BLACK)
the part was $35 dollars. this part includes an XM antenna already installed and is meant for an accord that has sirius already built in.
-i undid the 4 small screws and emptied the insides. after, i was left with the plastic piece and the rubber padding that sits on the roof of the car.
-i used a small dremel to cut out some of the small plastic walls inside the plastic antenna as these walls held in the XM antenna.
-i then purchased a smaller sirius antenna as the big round circle would not fit underneath this antenna.
-once the antenna wire was installed in the car and the magnet was on the roof, i left enough room from the magnet to the back of the antenna
-i glued the magnet to the plastic antenna. i let this sit for a day to be sure it was secure.
-once that was dry, i carefully placed the magnet/antenna on the roof and moved to be lined up and centre.
what i like best is the antenna is the same colour as my car and the size of the antenna is not too big.
you see a lot of antennas that are massive and stick out like a sore thumb.
anyhow, here are some pics of the finsihed product installed...i didnt take any pictures while taking apart the piece as it is pretty simple. and i was hoping to cut and paste Scotts original thread as it was very helpful. but i still can't find the thread.
the signal is also perfect!!!!
thanks for reading!
edit...i was able to locate Scott C's thread...thanks for the great idea Scott!
Installing the Honda XM (satellite) Radio “Shark Fin” Antenna