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jimh425

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Posted: 09/19/20 06:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If there isn’t a suitable grommet, try pulling the trim back along the cab and running the cord under it. Worked fine for my Ford for a remote cell phone booster cable. In my case, the trim wasn’t glued in place. I don’t know if Ram’s are or not, but it’s worth a look.


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Appreciate the idea. I've had the kick panel and glove box out and really don't see a good way through the firewall.


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flyte63 wrote:

While shopping for a 2020 F-250 we noticed two black parts n the top rear edge of the cab that appear to be The GPS Navigation Antenna and a Sirius XM antenna. Because of this location it seams like both would be severely impacted by a cab-over camper. Are there any 2020 Ford Super Duty owners who can chime in regarding real world experience with Nav and Sat radio performance when traveling with their camper?

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When it took me about 20 seconds to add Sirus to newly purchased car, I had to spend 2 hr on chat rooms and phone to have the service canceled. Those die-hard salesmen will not let you go easy.





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computermonkey wrote:

JimK-NY wrote:

I cannot help you with your Chevy. I can tell you what worked with my 2018 Ram. I needed a new shark fin antenna in a better location. I could only find the antenna and appropriate wiring harness through the dealer. I did find the wiring specifics online. I had to remove the cover on the passenger side front window pillar to plug in the new wiring. I made a magnetic base that would work for attaching the new antenna to the hood. Before replacing the antenna, I had about 70% function. Afterwards that went to over 90%. I still lose signal in some locations when the truck is pointed exactly north.


Our 2013 has the same issue. I googled and found the part numbers and purchased the shark fin and wiring extension. Now my question is where do you run the wiring through the firewall?

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The factory wire is relatively short but works perfectly the way I snaked the wire into the passenger door jam and up through to the engine compartment and then to the hood location. The hood location is just a few inches forward of the back of the hood on the passenger side.

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