Steve K's 1999 Nissan Frontier

Alpine XM satellite radio installation


Matt Holliday

Matt Holliday was one of Crutchfield's ace car enthusiasts for several years. He brought a lifetime of knowledge and experience to our team. He has since left the company to join the family business and pursue other interests.

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Why did you decide to put satellite radio in your car?
I love African music and XM's "Ngoma" plays African music 24/7.

Why did you choose these products?
I chose the Alpine head unit for overall build quality and sound quality. I prefer having a real volume knob too.

What was the most difficult part of the installation?
Nothing related to satellite radio was very difficult, but running heavier-gauge speaker wire from the amp to the door-mounted component sets was a pain.

What plans, if any, do you have for future upgrades?
My next head unit will have an easy-to-access auxiliary input for connecting an iPod.

1999 Nissan Frontier King Cab
1999 Nissan Frontier King Cab

Alpine CDA-7995
Steve loves the control and sound-shaping features the Alpine CDA-7995 gives him.

XM tuner
The Alpine XM tuner is mounted under the driver's seat.

The roof-mount antenna.

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