Installation Instructions for the 220CNP2UCA Direct Tuner Interface
Note: Before installation, your PIA must have the proper radio model protocol downloaded. Please see an authorized dealer for programming of your PIA.
When choosing a location to mount the components, care must be taken not to interfere with any of the vehicles existing systems. Good installation practices should be observed when mounting components to avoid any vibration, movement or rattling after installation.When routing the cables avoid blocked passages and any obstructions that could kink, crimp, twist, or chafe the cables. Components should be secured in place with methods such as Velcro, double stick foam tape, screws and nuts, cable ties etc. All mounting hardware and methods are at the discretion of the installer. Cables should also be secured in place to avoid movement. Care should be taken not to crimp any of the cables when installing them. And special care should be taken not to route cables on or near sharp edges that could eventually cut into the jacket of the cable.
The PIA should be located within 2-3 feet of the radio due to the cable lengths. The antenna should be located in an area to insure the cable will reach the tuner
location. Check this prior to installation. Prior to installation, locate the area where the XM Direct 2 Tuner shall be installed. Typical locations are the glove box or the center console.
1. Best reception is achieved with the antenna mounted on the metal surface of the vehicle roof in the center of an area with at least 12"x 12" of surface area and a minimum of 6"from a window or sun roof.
2. If the vehicle has roof racks or skid ribs, it may be necessary to mount the antenna off-center.
3. If the vehicle roof does not provide sufficient metal surface area then the antenna can be mounted on the metal trunk lid at least 4"from the rear window.
Caution: DO NOT INSTALL ANTENNA INSIDE VEHICLE PASSENGER COMPARTMENT. Mounting the antenna in the passenger compartment either on the front dash board or on the rear window deck area of the vehicle may interfere with reception and must be avoided.
Caution: Mounting the antenna on a non-metallic surface will also result in severe degradation in reception.
4. If an appropriate antenna mounting location cannot be identified, contact your local distributor installation department for additional guidance.
1. Once you have mounted the antenna in the correct location, plan how to route the cable from this location to the receiver, avoiding blocked passages and any obstructions that could kink, crimp, twist or chafe the cable. If the cable will come in contact with a rough metal opening, use a rubber grommet to prevent damage.
2. For antenna mounting locations at the front or middle of the roof, the cable can be routed down along the doorjamb and into the car. In some cars, the cable may be brought into the vehicle through the grommet in the doorjamb which carries the power window and power lock wires. If the cable does not fit easily through this grommet, do not try to force it through. Instead, route the cable under the weather seal near the lowest part of the trunk to reduce possible water leaks.
3. Use pre-existing wiring channels created by the vehicle manufacturer whenever possible.