Satellite radio receiver is located on roof. Is now covered.
I have a 2007 dodge mega cab, diesel 2500 with the factory radio (sirius radio option). I am putting a roof rack on. When I do this it will cover my sirius radio receiver which is located on the roof. What can I do to continue getting reception? Can I put an additional receiver on the dash?
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They do not have an a/c filter. The mega cab does however have a screen on top of the hvac unit that is used for the airflow to the rear vents. The screen was removed in some cases to improve airflow to the rear vents. The instrument panel must be removed for access to it.
We had the same issue with our 2007 Dodge Ram truck. We use an external antenna when we have the camper on. You can buy these at various places on line. Get the car antenna not the home antenna. It magnetically mounts onto the truck so we put it on our hood and routed the antenna wire through the passenger side door. Our satellite box is behind the glove box. Remove the glove box and look up in the cavity. We were able to just unplug the factory antenna and plug the external antenna in. It's easy to switch back too. Just be careful with the antenna wire because it's fragile and any little bit of damage makes it useless.
You may have to go to your nearest electronics store or Sirius vendor to see if they have an extension cord...as a Sirius customer i never seen one though......Your best bet is to remount the antenna to the forward part of the roof, towards the windshield.
You will need to get another sat antenna, and locate it somewhere either above the camper, or where the camper does not obstruct the antenna. Any store that sells sat radio equipment (Fry's, Best Buy, etc) will have the micro antenna. Install it either on the hood of the truck, or on top of the camper. You will need to run the antenna to the rear of the dash. They make Y couplers that will allow you to run both the OEM antenna and the extermal antenna at the same time, and it will not hurt the system to have both wired in at the same time.