Where does one find a good price on 24V turn sig and dual filament tail light bulbs? I've got 24V bulbs in my toad tailights and need a tail light bulb. Someone posted something like "Lighthouse" recently as a supplier for 24V bulbs. I bought some marker light bulbs at the local NAPA and got bent over. Trying to avoid that!
Got the XM radio thing done. Bought an XM SKYFi 2 with a couple antennas. The tunerl moves between vehicles.
It works too good! I've tried the cassette adaptor (Lexus and Jeep both have CDs and cassette) and the FM transmitter (Astro only has CD). They all work well. I was worried that the FM transmitter would be funky sounding...sounds great. All you do is pick an unused FM channel from a list of presets in the tuner and it transmits on that freq. Cool.
Instructions indicate the cassette adaptor offers the highest quality sound, with the FM modulator second (this is hardwired into the antenna lead) and the FM transmiitter is supposed to be the worse....I cannot tell any difference. Only downside is that the unit will not work under anything...sort'of like sat TV. However, out in the open, I just throw the antenna on the dash and it works fine. They have all sorts of rules for mounting the antenna, but it seems to work anywhere that it can see the sky. This should be a welcome addition to the sound system in the bus. It has all the news channels in the lineup....Fox News, ABC, CNN, The Weather Channel, and right wing talk radio almost continuously. 160 some channels...good thing a remote comes with the decoder! Even has a tiny TiVo...hit a button when have to leave for a few, and it'll record 30 minutes of whatever you are listening to so nothing is missed.
BTW, if anyone buys an XM radio, be advised, when you activate the unit, it must be turned on and set to channel 1. I failed to do this...partly because I activated the unit at about 1 AM and didn't realize that they send a signal that has all the channels as an initialization rite. Well. I dinked around for several hours, using bad language and all, and finally called them for assistance. Very fast service and it was re-programmed by them...working perfectly now. Took about 20 minutes. You can see the channels loading on the screen.
This XM seems to be money well spent. I dearly love electronic toys...especially when I can figure out how to operate them...