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Anyone know what the plastic piece is for on the trunk of picture dsc02364 which is in the gallery misc. file? Mount for rear rack? :)
 

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Without even looking at the picture you're talking about, I'm gonna say that it is the XM antenna. Yeah, pretty stupid location if you ask me... glad I didn't get it.

edit: damn... hyzer beat me to it.
 

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Could you provide a direct link to the picture? I am not easily finding it by searching right now... thanks!
 

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I would want it right next to the FM antenna... but having it in the middle makes the entire rear deck lid a giant satellite dish.
 

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Hyzer and my post must have crossed in the mail! :)

Yep, XM Satelite Antenna.

Too bad it's not painted the color of the car.... does anyone know if they can be painted without hurting reception?
 

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Mine will be! :)
 

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Fformula88 said:
Hyzer and my post must have crossed in the mail! :)

Yep, XM Satelite Antenna.

Too bad it's not painted the color of the car.... does anyone know if they can be painted without hurting reception?
they can be painted without a problem and not impair reception.....lots of other Xm info over at xm411.com
 

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IMHO even if you were to painted the same color, it will still not look good in that location, it ruins the smooth look of the rear deck.
 

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Thanks for the info Pao! :thumbs:

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IMHO even if you were to painted the same color, it will still not look good in that location, it ruins the smooth look of the rear deck.
I agree, but at least if it was the same color it may not stick out as much. Especially on a lighter color car, like that silver, or a white one.
 

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I love the idea that you need a big ugly antenna to get AM/FM, but you only need a 2" square to receive communications from outer space! They need an AM/FM antenna upgrade package.
 

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stang said:
I love the idea that you need a big ugly antenna to get AM/FM, but you only need a 2" square to receive communications from outer space! They need an AM/FM antenna upgrade package.
Ah, but you don't need any ugly antenna for AM/FM. This car has one, but many new cars have an AM/FM antenna built into the rear backlight. :)

I suppose the Sol's target price was too low for GM to splurge on an in-glass Antenna for the Sol.
 

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stang said:
I love the idea that you need a big ugly antenna to get AM/FM, but you only need a 2" square to receive communications from outer space! They need an AM/FM antenna upgrade package.
Oh, but they do! I'm gonna have the AM/FM antenna upgrade.

It's gonna be upgraded right into my attic and never seen again...

That should certainly help my MP3 player reception anyhow! ;)
 

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dori-san said:
Oh, but they do! I'm gonna have the AM/FM antenna upgrade.

It's gonna be upgraded right into my attic and never seen again...

That should certainly help my MP3 player reception anyhow! ;)
ditto.
 

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Same here! I'm going to buy the shortest replacement antenna I can find just so I don't have a little threaded knub on my car. But my main source of music will be my Dell DJ20. I ordered all my car adaptor accessories for it today even!
 

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antenna blues

I thought the pictures with the gross antenna were for the mules. Sad to put such an antique on a evo car.????????? Pontiac does have some quota employees in the design section as well it seems. Mine will go to the garage pile as well.
 

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I was wondering if that XM antenna was only in that location on a mule, or are they actually leaving it there? :confused: I might take it off of the order, if that is the final look ...
 

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I was wondering if that XM antenna was only in that location on a mule, or are they actually leaving it there? :confused: I might take it off of the order, if that is the final look ...
Yup, that's where it goes (middle of rear deck lid).
 

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mceb said:
Yup, that's where it goes (middle of rear deck lid).
:eek: :cryin: :eek: :banghead:

I want XM, but I might cancel it ... I wonder how bad it stands out on a Sly Sol?
 
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