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I plan to mount the antenna at the rear of the roof. Wire will run down along the rear windshield. How does the wire enter the trunk? Over the trunk seal or under the seal? Or another way?

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I ran a antenna wire over the seal but it would leak a bit in the rain.

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i ran mine out the front and under the windshield trim and ran it to the top of the roof... had no issues (Front of Car)

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I have both my Sirius and and XM antenna on the back of the roof and ran both antenna wires under the seal. I have had no problems and we have gotten enough rain and snow that if I was going to have problems I would have by now.
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Thanks, SHOZ. I will move the antenna to the front roof.
I am putting the radio on my daughter's car (2000 Taurus) and the rubber pad along the edge of the windshield is not quite soft. I am afraid of cracking it by lifting it to tuck the wire under. If the rubber cracks a little, is it a big deal? It shouldn't affect the seal of the windshield, right? As far as I know, seal is between the windshield and the frame, and the rubber has little to do with sealing.

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Thanks, SHOZ. I will move the antenna to the front roof.
I am putting the radio on my daughter's car (2000 Taurus) and the rubber pad along the edge of the windshield is not quite soft. I am afraid of cracking it by lifting it to tuck the wire under. If the rubber cracks a little, is it a big deal? It shouldn't affect the seal of the windshield, right? As far as I know, seal is between the windshield and the frame, and the rubber has little to do with sealing. [/b]
The rubber is just there for cosmetics and to help with wind noise.

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Mine was at the rear-right portion of my roof.

Ran the wire under the rubber seal there. The glass is held with butyl, so that rubber piece is just for aesthetics. Now my antenna is at the rear of my roof, but in the center. The wire goes under that same piece of rubber, down to the trunk. I have my wire under the seal along the trunk, no problems so far.

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Nice touch. No problems with reception?
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