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In my car, I replaced my Sony plug and play that has a dual lead antenna input with a SkyFi (one lead antenna). Is there a way to use the existing dual lead antenna with the SkyFi? I really don't want to have to replace the antenna which is installed very nicely. Thank you.
post #2 of 8
The old dual lead antenna is one lead is for satellite,the other is for the ground repeater signal.. So IF you are only using the satellite signal only I would think all you have to do is replace the end on the sat lead to fit your SkyFi. I'm not sure which is the sat lead,green or yellow. But to find out umplug one or the other and whichever one still picks up the signal on your Sony is the sat lead.


BTW God bless you for putting up with that Sony PNP as long as you have..Just joking but that unit was a bear.. :)
post #3 of 8
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Thanks so much for the advice. I did what you suggested and it worked perfectly. Saved me a lot of time by not having to replace the antenna.
post #4 of 8
Glad I could help.....
post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 
As for the Sony unit, its been disconnected for over a year. I think I threw it in the trash so that nobody else would have to put up with it. I agree it was a terrible unit.

I am lucky that I did not have to pay for it though. I work for GM (who I believe owns 20% of XM). GM had an employee deal where the Sony hardware was free with a 6-month commitment to XM. I took the deal, had the service for aobut 8 months and disconnected it due to the poor sound quality. The antenna stayed in the vehicle since it was easy to leave it there. All the wiring was hidden behind trim panels.

I gave the vehicle to my dad, he wanted XM so we got him the SkyFi unit, and thus I had the Sony antenna with the SkyFi receiver. I'm very grateful for your advice, as I know little about antennas and did not want to risk destroying the SkyFi antenna wiring in a failed attempt to adapt it to the Sony antenna. I was about to begin the long process of removing the one antenna and replacing it with the other (which would have required removing a lot of trim panels), but then I decided to throw the question out here on AVS. Thank goodness for this forum and your reply.
post #6 of 8
Fram - I think you'll find out the SQ will be better with the SKyFi,especially if your Dads new unit is the SkyFi 2. But again don't expect CD quality. But the SQ will also depend on how you have it hooked into his radio. FM wireless Mod,wired FM Mod,cassette adapter,etc.

And in the short time I've been a member here this forum has saved me a lot of money and time. It's a great place,good luck and enjoy.
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Originally posted by barbie845
I think you'll find out the SQ will be better with the SKyFi,especially if your Dads new unit is the SkyFi 2.
Does the SkyFi2 have better SQ than the SkyFi1?
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Does the SkyFi2 have better SQ than the SkyFi1?
yes it does. The SQ on the 2 is alittler better.. The output,volume output on the 2 is much better than the 1.
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