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I’d order a few extensions from retro fit. It’s a few bucks and worth it. Not saying it can’t be done but it takes some time to lay out. I ordered the extensions after I installed and will be moving the relays further back. Just my opinion.
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Wonder if a borescope with a magnet attachment would work? Something like this? Don’t think the coin is magnetic enough though. But if you could get eyes on it maybe you can come up with a solution to pick it up?? https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076BKVCJC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_qTVGAbP4SJ8RP.
I picked up this one from Home Depot. On sale right now. Works great and action is smooth 3-Ton Low Profile Floor Jack with Speedy Lift https://homedepot.app.link/YnPJn15c0J
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Toolbox1 replied to frankinbus's topic in Audio, Electronics, OnStar, MyLink, Intellilink & SiriusXMI did something similar to use my star mate 4 with my shark fin antenna. The adapter is pretty short so I picked up a extension for it as well. Hope me this helps
You will still have to change the channels on the receiver etc. this allows you to use the factory antenna with the aftermarket sirus head unit. That’s exactly what I did (used an old unit with a lifetime subscription). Works great. I didn’t live the ui in the stock head unit anyway
There are tons of how tos on this site showing how to remove the screen. Just search for “remove screen”. Just pop the trim off surrounding the screen and there are 4 hex bolts. Remove them and slowly pry the screen towards you and it will pop out. Super easy
I did this exact same thing a few months ago for my 2014 LTZ. The connection for the Sirus antenna is behind the screen (top right). You can buy an adapter a extension cable and tie it right to your external unit. Reception is way better than the magnetic antennas. is a easy job just pick up some pry tools so you don’t damage the dash.
I would bet they say that to make $$. Its a easy job. If you read some of the posts youll see some brand new trucks have this exact issue. Id rather do it myself than the unknown if the replacement will do the same thing. A bead of silicone around it before reinstalling is peace of mind. You remove the screws from the oh sh*t handle Remove the screw from the sun visor Buy yourself some trim tools and pull the headliner down around the driver side. Youll be able to pull the headliner down far enough to reach the antenna screw. Unbolt it and clean the roof and existing seal with some rubbing alcohol. Put a bead of silicone around and reinstall. Ryan
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