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This is for prewired systems and was on a 2007. It should work for 05+.

I haven't had any issues with the mounting location of the antenna, which is far superior than the windshield mount unit they try to sell you with the tuner. You can purchase the tuner and antenna from Grubbs Nissan for a good price. $240 will get you everything you need!
http://www.grubbsperformance.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=XterraAudio

Here is a pdf of my install http://home.comcast.net/~mosi26/xterra/siriussat.pdf
 

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Not a bad option for the mount at all. Mine came from the factory and its up in front of the rvm so its never in my way has far as view goes and it gets a great signal up there.
 

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Not a bad option for the mount at all. Mine came from the factory and its up in front of the rvm so its never in my way has far as view goes and it gets a great signal up there.
Do you have the triangular antenna? That's the one the parts dept. gave me and I was a bit leary since our Scion uses the same antenna. The Scion cuts out WAY too much. Before I tried mounting the standard triangle unit, I plugged it in and put it on the hood. I only got a signal for 1 minute out of 5. I returned it to the parts dept. and picked up the mini antenna at a car stereo store. I also use the mini on our G35 and it works great!
 

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Yeah its the triangular one. The only time I lose signal is when I go under big over passes. Other than that, very seldom do I not get a signal. If you need, I can take a pic of where its mounted in case your curious.
 

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Update... I am going to have to relocate the antenna because it cuts out with the wipers on. Didn't have any rain the last couple of days so I didn't have the problem. D'OH!
 

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Yeah, don't mount the antenna where I did. I ended up moving it to the roof. At least you can see where the tuner goes though. If you use the windshield mount antenna, you can use this "how to" to get the trim off. I just did it to install a mirror and it's really easy.
http://thenewx.org/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=2443
 

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Yeah, don't mount the antenna where I did. I ended up moving it to the roof. At least you can see where the tuner goes though. If you use the windshield mount antenna, you can use this "how to" to get the trim off. I just did it to install a mirror and it's really easy.
http://thenewx.org/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=2443
which antenna mount was having issues in rain? your dash mount or your internal windshield mount? i just put in the triangle one above my rear view mirror. no issues yet.
 

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You can barely see mine on the roof right in the center on this picture,
1st I put it there, then I used a tool out of a pick set that allowed me to pretty quickly put the wire under the rubber around the windshield. goes down driver side a pillar on the outside and under the hood and through our trust boot below the brake booster, into the cab and onwards to the radio. No problems and out of the way as far as anything hitting it. 10 Min start to finish and this way pretty quick swap if you need new ant. I like a location further back, but cargo racks will get in the way, this I found to be a good location. Nothing else interferes. 15 months on this install.
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So curious. I have an '09 X with the Fosgate system. XM Radio is built into the unit, but I have no idea where the antenna is located. There's nothing outright visible on the dash or roof that I can see.
 

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I just bought my 2012 Pro-4X last week. I have had XM radio since it came out. This location for the antenna is not good. I have used the magnet mount antennas that got much, much better reception. As the previous poster asked, is there anything that can be done to get better XM reception such as replace or relocate the antenna?
 

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I'm in the same boat. Picked up a 2012 SV in Alberta this past Wednesday. Xm is terrible in northern Canada. If I am driving north at all I lose reception completely until I turn towards the south again. I'm planning on replacing the head unit with something that has sirius built into it hopefully that will solve the problem.
 
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I'm planning on replacing the head unit with something that has sirius built into it hopefully that will solve the problem.
I think XM and Sirius share the same satellites, so replacing the unit will not solve the problem. The antenna will still be an issue.
 

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How is your reception with the antenna mounted inside on the dash where you have it. I have mine in a similar place and while driving in the city its not the best it will cut in and out in every block and also sometimes while just driving around. I dont really have any problems while on the highway.

 

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Sirius and xm use different sat's on different orbits & different freq's. They now offer the same programming. I think the sirius setup is better... but it doesn't help that our stock antennas are behind plastic & blocked by the roof rack

I can tell you I've been driving all over Hawaii (in a wrangler dammit, the locals LOVE the X) And I've been using the app the entire time, cause there is no sat reception on the island. It has been perfect 100% of the time, thru the tunnels, and now over the volcano's on the big island
 
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