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Connect sirius fm adapter to 2008 honda civic sedan radio

Installer having problem connecting sirius radio fm adapter to 2008 honda civic sedan antenna. he is going in thru the glove box and can not reach the fm antenna? Help.

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  • heick Jun 16, 2008

    We have the FM channel working, but without the connection I am getting static noise. The installer cannot reach the antenna thru the glove box and I dont want him to take the dash board off.

    Is there an easy way to get to the car antenna? Thanks.

  • heick Jun 19, 2008

    This does not tell us how to get the radio out. There is no faceplate that comes off on this radio.

  • heick Jun 23, 2008

    We will try this.

  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock May 11, 2010

    Is this using a black box to plug the car antenna into so the Sirius will use the direct fm channel setting?

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    How can I get the radio tuner to stop at a dead fm station?

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Yes. Factory installed radio.

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You should use the direct FM box to get the static to go away. You unplug the antenna from the radio, plug the antenna lead from the box into the radio, the antenna line plugs into the box. You will have a mini jack that plugs into your radio or dock.

This way you can switch it on any station to get rid of the static.

You shouldn't need to take the dashboard out to get to the radio. Usually you have to take the trim pieces in front of the radio to get the antenna line out.

Sometime you can reach it from the back of the radio if there is enough clearance to get cak there.

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