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Old 04-04-2006, 03:47 AM
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Hey guys, I was just wondering where the antenna was located on the xB I know it is not a regular antenna whip and I don't know if it is in the front windshield or in the rear.
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It is in the passenger side rear window
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Yup. The radio antennas in the xB are in BOTH rearmost side windows - looks like defroster wiring. Speaking of wiring, here is the wiring between the head unit and the antennas:



Those diversity antennas also require an antenna amp, located up under the 'combination meter'...



And lastly, the antenna amp requires power, which it gets from the head unit power antenna lead:

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wow talk about detail. See the reason I am asking is because I just got a XM Satellite radio and it gives me a car kit that I have to either use a tape deck, which my xbo doesn't have, direct audio jacks (red and white), or wirelessly through a select channel, and I want to get the best quality so the only thing I can do is wirelessly because I can't do the other 2.
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shouldnt there be a plug on the back of the HU for XM??? thought there was.....since its a factory option....

not sure where/what it would look like tho
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Originally Posted by kkawana
shouldnt there be a plug on the back of the HU for XM??? thought there was.....since its a factory option....

not sure where/what it would look like tho
I think he bought the plug and play version of XM, not the factory option that plugs directly into the stock headunit. You cold try USA Specs TOY- adapter that plugs into the back of the stock headunit for sound versus FM modulation. This would allow for a better sound quality, than the modulator, but you would still have to control the XM thru the external unit and turn the volume up on the radio itself. Oh and awsome diagrams Tomas, id like to see the hat you pull them out of ,your like a magician with those things.
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Yea I bought one of the seperate ones. Not the kit for the car because I like to use it more than just in my car. I got one of the ones that you can wear on you and I have a home kit and a car kit. I will have to look at that site and see if they have what you were talking about. Thanks for the help.
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Did you get the Myfi or the Airware here is a link to what you need. Good luck.
http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/USA-S...oductDetail.do
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Oh and awsome diagrams Tomas, id like to see the hat you pull them out of ,your like a magician with those things.
Any cheap magician can pull a rabbit out of a hat, I specialize in pulling hats out of rabbits...




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Originally Posted by Tomas
Oh and awsome diagrams Tomas, id like to see the hat you pull them out of ,your like a magician with those things.
Any cheap magician can pull a rabbit out of a hat, I specialize in pulling hats out of rabbits...




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Thats a good quote, intelligent and a comedian, wow ,Tomas your quite a guy. But you still need to show me where you get all those diagrams from. Do you have a vault at your house or somthing, LoL.
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Originally Posted by ProshopXB
Did you get the Myfi or the Airware here is a link to what you need. Good luck.
http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/USA-S...oductDetail.do
I got the MyFi. I am going to have to wait until I get my next paycheck to grab that...Thanks for the help.
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Originally Posted by ProshopXB
Thats a good quote, intelligent and a comedian, wow ,Tomas your quite a guy. But you still need to show me where you get all those diagrams from. Do you have a vault at your house or somthing, LoL.
Much more mundane than that, yet still showing above average cunning.

I have the full xB Repair Manual set, the Owner's Manual and most of the accessory installation documents as computer files (.pdf).

I have a set on my server, a set on my primary machine, a set on my laptop, and BEST of all, a copy in a tiny, portable, keychain USB flash drive... :D



(Sounded like a good idea to me...)

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Default Antenna puzzle

Im looking into upgrading my antenna for my 2005 Scion xB but I don’t have a roof connection all I can find that resembles a antenna is a little black nub in the top middle of the rear hatch and I can’t figure out how to upgrade the antenna from this nub. I am however leaning towards the “shark fin” style of antenna if it’s compatible with the “nub”. Any advice or suggestions would be extremely helpful. Thank you.
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