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Old 10-24-2009, 11:18 AM
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I'm thinking about having satellite radio installed in my husband's car for a gift this year. Does anyone have any recommendations for a good car stereo place in Charlotte where I could go for general information & installation?

I live in the Cotswold area but it doesn't necessarily need to be nearby.

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Old 10-24-2009, 06:27 PM
Location: Matthews, NC
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Unless your or he are deadset on a professional installation, there are plenty of kits to put it in your car without having it professionally mounted. You can a lot of information at XMFan.com :: #1 Fan Site of Sirius XM Satellite Radio :: XM Radio Community Forums. There is probably something out there for the Sirius receivers too.

As far as general information you may want to call XM or Sirius directly. A lot of stuff has changed since they merged and it would be best to get info straight from them, IMO. I love having it and think it is definitely worth it.
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Old 10-25-2009, 04:25 PM
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Go to Crutchfield website. You punch in your cars make, model and year and they'll show you head units(replacement stereos) that will fit your husbands car. They come with kits that allow you to install the radio, with very simple instruction. They even have an 800 number to call if you get stuck and they'll walk you through it.

I've used Crutchfield three times, every time I had the old radio out and new one in within an hour. Their prices are usually a bit more expensive, but you'd spend a lot more at an installation garage.
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Old 10-26-2009, 11:13 AM
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Check out Freeman's or Car Audiomasters if they are still around. Don't go to Best Buy or something like that. They hooked up a radio in a car for me with electrical tape. I wound up having to completely redo it after I discovered that mess.
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