I just installed Sirius in my Mustang ('06 GT Vert) and my 2001 Ford Ranger.
Both vehicles are equipped with an Xact Replay head unit (www.getxact.com
). The head unit was a father's day gift, I ended up buying a second unit and the home mount kit. Yesterday I ordered the hardwire power cords for both vehicles to eliminate the cigarette lighter adapter. No need for excessive visible wiring.
On the Ranger, I had no problem routing the antenna coax through the trim and out the third brake light opening for roof mounting. The vehicle has a Sony XPlod system with an aux input, so no FM radio problems there. Once the power cord goes in, all wiring will be hidden in the trim. I mounted the head unit above the rear view mirror with the suction cup mount.
So far, I have it in the Mustang with the antenna just sitting on the dash. I may try it this way for a while to see if I can just hide the wiring in the trim and have the antenna in the center of the dash (forward, with the wire disappearing at the bottom of the windshield).
Running the antenna to trunk may be a bit tricky. There's a metal pan beneath the convertible top storage area and I'm not about to drill that as it's meant to drain water around the trunk. Running it inside looks a bit tricky with the top in motion. Haven't spent much time on this part yet.
I am hoping that the Ford TripTunes accessory will be an easy install to get the output of the Replay into the Shaker 500 and then just use the AUX button for Sirius.
If anyone has any suggestions/thoughts on this I'd love to hear them.