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Have a sirius starmate 5.have tried new dock,new home dock,and new antennas."antenna not detected"appears on screen.can get signal if I push reciever down,or move it on dock;but will not maintain signal.can this be fixed?reciever only used about 6 mos.

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Remove the back cover on your radio. The antenna connector is located on the right of the dock connector. Carefully resolder the connections. There are 2 pins (they lead to 3 contacts). Very easy repair, all you need it a fine tip soldering iron and some flux. You can get those for around $15 at wally world.

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