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Toyota Avalon Sirius and XM questions
When the technician installed it and I went to pick it up, the antenna, instead of being the normal small one that was installed by the third brake light in the rear deck area, was a HUGE 6"x2" obnoxious looking object glued to the windshield (on the inside) to the right of the rear view mirror.
If that wasn't enough, the sound quality of the Sirius receiver was HORRIBLE. Every channel sounded as if it had a reverberation or echo effect on it. Not the FM radio or CD...but only the Sirius channels.
They did som checking and found out that this is, in fact, the correct antenna now shipping as factory installed or installed later by the Toyota dealership.
Installing the kit was a 3-hour labor process where they have to tear apart the dash and many interior panels to run the antenna wire, and now it all had to be uninstalled as I couldn't live with the looks or the sound of the system.
I suspect with all the hacking on the dash and panels the car will rattle forever, but I'll just have to live with it.
I can't believe consumers will live with this antenna, or the sound quality of the new Sirius units for the Avalon, so if you're thinking of getting this...hold off until the situation is rectified.