2010 Honda Accord EX
Join Date: Jan 2013
location: Midwest, USA
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Measure across the roof, a few inches from the back window, from the driver's side to the passenger's side (or vice-versa) to determine the roof width, then divide by two to get the center of the roof. Mark this location on the roof with a marker that is easily removed.
Using this mark, measure 2 1/16th inches from the rear of the sheet metal on the top, where it meets the gasket to the rear window. Again, mark this location since it is where the very bottom of the Honda antenna will sit on the roof.
Measure the distance from the bottom (pointed end) of the Honda antenna to the rectangular metal post where the wire comes out of the antenna (denoted as “Line 1” in the picture). Using this measurement, measure from the mark you made on the roof for the bottom of the Honda antenna. This will be the bottom of the rectangular hole. Now, measure the distance from the bottom of the rectangular hole to the top of square area that surrounds the round, coaxial looking connector (denoted as “Line 2” in the picture). This will be the top of the rectangular hole.< continued in next post >
Measure the width of the rectangular, metal post where the wire comes out. This should be similar to the square area that surround the round coaxial looking corrector, but take the wider of the two measurements and that is how wide the rectangular cut will be in the roof. Drawing this on the roof should produce a result similar to the picture shown below.Step 4:
Remove the four, recessed screws from the bottom of the antenna and remove the top (the visible part when mounted on the roof)
Remove the black, rubber grommet from the silver, metal frame
Remove the four, small screws holding the PCB inside the antenna to the silver, metal frame
Remove the black, retaining clip holding the antenna wire in the small, metal, rectangular hole in the silver, metal frame.Note: The Honda connector on the end of the antenna wire will not fit through the small, metal, rectangular hole, so will either need to cut the wire, remove the connector, or unsolder the wire from the electronics. My picture shows the wire was cut.
Remove the screws from the bottom of the antenna and remove the top (the visible part when mounted on the roof)
Remove the PCB from the lower housing< Continued >
Remove the rubber ring from around the PCB (it may be also be attached to the cable soldered to the PCB)You should now have a loose Sirius PCB with cable hanging from it.
If your intention is to drill a single, square hole in your roof, rather than the rectangular hole shown in my pictures, then you will need to cut or file-off the small, rectangular metal shaft that previously held the wire and black, retaining clip. My pictures show this part removed.
Drill a hole in the center of the shaft where the nut screws on (there may already be a circle stamped into the metal in this location) for the antenna wire to go through.Note: The antenna wire plug that goes into the Sirius receiver may be too big to fit through this newly drilled hole, as it was in my case. As a result, I unsoldered the antenna wire from the Sirius antenna and fed it through the hole, then re-soldered it to the PCB. Another alternative is to cut a small shaft from the previously removed small, rectangular metal shaft to this new drilled hole for the cable to slide through.
If your installation is like mine, the Sirius PCB will be a little smaller than the XM radio PCB and will not fit the same way (e.g. the screws previously holding the XM radio PCB to the Honda XM radio antenna will not hold the Sirius PCB in place). Nonetheless, there are two small tabs below each of the four screw holes and the Sirius PCB will fit snuggly between the four sets of tabs. See the following picture for more details. The antenna wire may get in the way so route it along the bottom of the PCB to allow the PCB to sit securely.
Either using a slightly larger screw head, but the same thread, secure the PCB (the top of the screws will overlap the sides of the PCB). Another method is to use hot glue on the four corners to secure it.
Reassemble the Honda XM radio antenna.
Proceed to Step 3.
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