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    My new Tundra has XM and in the last couple of days I've found what I think is a fatal flaw in antenna location. The antenna being on the front right of the roof seems to cause frequent interruption of signal on roads with a lot of trees that overhang the road. I'll know for sure come winter, but when I installed satellite in my old Tacoma I located the antenna at the center rear of the roof I never lost signal unless in a tunnel or under a large overhang. With the Tundra I can guarantee signal loss if when going down the road I see large trees overhanging the right side of the road. These same roads I traveled daily with the Tacoma and never lost signal. With the Tundra I never lose signal in open areas, so it has to be antenna location that's hosing things.

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    I think you right. I have my aftermarket one there too.. Loose signal sometimes like that.
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    Default Re: Poor XM Reception

    Never had an isssues I have the Tacoma antenna on my Tundra tho and it works perfect in the middle of the roof. Highlander has the same deal and that works good too. There are a few places in which it states No coverages but the Tundra does that too.
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    Default Re: Poor XM Reception

    I lost the signal once driving the 405fwy under the LAX runway. That's the only time ever in 4 years.

    I mounted my antenna in the rain gutter between the hood and windshield.
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    Default Re: Poor XM Reception

    Greg interesting location there. On all accounts
    The oem antenna location on the 2010 up
    Tundras for your xm really is positioned in the wrong area .
    When Tacoma starting there xm location a wile back 2009
    I jumped on and ordered that part . Tacomas location was positioned
    Behind the 3rd brake light And offers a excellent reception.
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