Re: Powering Sirius unit by splicing into 12V outlet
depending on what unit you have, it might run on 5 volts not 12, cutting the wires and connecting them straight to the trucks wiring will fry your unit (sirius, that is)!
i put my starmate 3 in the not an ashtray and did just what e_piph_a_ny suggests, works like a charm.
a wird from the wise, signal level and sound quality from the fm transmitter isn't that loud or clear, i got the antenna adapter and the sound quality improved but the volume level isn't that great (sirius all the way up, and the radio at about 17 is adequate), i'd suggest an aux input adapter like the isimple if you have an ipod. that way you can have the ipod hooked up, plus another input for sirius.
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What? they're not?