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Hi guys Im new to the forum! Great site here!

I want to install a Sirius Sportster 5 to my FJ. Ive read some threads here and have a few basic questions:

1. Is it correct that using the FJ's 12v power socket with the Sportster will fry the radio? If so, how do you power your radio? Is there a link here that will show how to set this up?

2. If I wanted to run a non-portable sirius radio through the fjammer where do I find these kits?

ANy help is greatly appreciated!!

Thanks!

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I installed the Sportster4 in my truck. I hard wired the power into the fuse box. The thing that gets tricky is that the Sportster does not run on 12VDC. It is lower like 4 volts or something. What I did was disassemble the outlet adapter that comes with the Sportster beacuse it has a voltage reducer in it. I soldered on the power and ground wires to the contacts that would normally go into the cigarette lighter. I then tapped those wires into the fuse box. Instead of using the mini-jack aux port in the truck, I wired it into the back of the aux port. There are three wires that are a very small gauge so the soldering is tough if your are not good at it. Now all I have to do is turn the radio to aux and power up the Sportster and she works. I can also still plug my Ipod into the aux jack. To mount it, I cut the suction cup swivel off the window mount and drilled a hole through it. I then mounted it to the cover that goes over the rearview mirror mount. It is a perfect fit just above the mirror. From what I have seen, the Sportster5 is identical to the 4 except it has a color screen so this should all apply to you. Please let me know if you want some pics, I could take a few tonight. Good luck!

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Thanks for the input Dubkapke....I was afraid the 12v would be a problem for what comes with the Sporster 5. What you are describing as far as disassembling adapters and soldering is beyond my current abilities, I would like to see your pics though for mounting ideas. Thanks again for the suggestions. :wave:

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Hi guys Im new to the forum! Great site here!

I want to install a Sirius Sportster 5 to my FJ. Ive read some threads here and have a few basic questions:

1. Is it correct that using the FJ's 12v power socket with the Sportster will fry the radio? If so, how do you power your radio? Is there a link here that will show how to set this up?

2. If I wanted to run a non-portable sirius radio through the fjammer where do I find these kits?

ANy help is greatly appreciated!!

Thanks!

Paulbiz

If you want to run it through the FJammer you need two things:

TOY-SC1 SiriusConnect interface (I have one brand new for sale, PM if interested)

Sirius SCC1 universal tuner (can be purchased from Crutchfield, etc.).
 

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Buy an outlet extension or an outlet adapter that splits into two. Cut the end off of either, use the female side and wire that to DC. Then all you need to do is insert the plug from the Sirius radio. I have a few items hooked into my power block in that manner. A couple of turns of tape holds the plug into the adapter. Makes for a neat, simple install.
 

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The real question is aesthetics vs portability and functionality.

The unit that installs directly to the stock radio is very clean, you see nothing.

The external units will require mounting of some sort, but usually will offer you a more robust screen and features such as recording time, bookmarking artists, and a more informative display. There is also portability.

So, clean vs. you can move it around and get more features.
 

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Thanks Dmand and JT's Cruiser. JtCruiser has hit the issue on the head...Im leaning towards the portable unit installed as cleanly as possible....I like the idea of having more features on the radio, the portability, and to be honest, I like the idea of another cool looking illuminated gadget to play with on my dash! :lol:

Gonna think about over the weekend. Thanks again for the feedback!

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Here are some pics of how I installed it above my mirror and the how I waired it to my adder fuse box.





 

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If you want to use the external unit you can plug in through the AUX switch (obviously), or use an FM tuner.


You can also use the SAT features of the radio to control the unit with TOY-SC1 + SVDOC1. This allows you to keep your steering wheel controls and control the unit itself via the FJammer.
 
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