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2000 Radio install

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Speed2acer, Mar 26, 2015.

  1. Mar 26, 2015 at 11:46 AM
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    Speed2acer

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    Hey All:
    Im trying to install an after market radio in my sons 2000 Tacoma and have a big question: Does anyone make a direct fit radio harness for the SINGLE connector style radio from the early 2000s? This year has been a PITA ever since new as there are many deviations from the later 2000 year.

    Any help would be greatly apprieciated.
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  2. Mar 26, 2015 at 12:43 PM
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    If the early 2000 stuff doesn't look like it will fit, try the '99 stuff. Pretty sure I got the adapter from Crutchfield for my early 2000 Taco, bought in February of that year.
     
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    Best Buy would be a good place to check. They're swapping out radios all the time and keep adapters on the shelf.
     
  5. Mar 26, 2015 at 1:16 PM
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    Thanks but none of those work. This is a specific type of radio harness Not the dual harness that is currently used.
     
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    You have a pic of the harness. Usually with toyota a single harness means no rear speakers.
     
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    Are you trying to install a stock stereo?

    Usually, an aftermarket stereo comes with a plug that goes into the stereo and then has a bunch of wires. The wiring harness adapter that you buy will have a plug that fits the plug coming from your truck, and then a bunch of wires. You have to splice the wires from the plug that came with the stereo to the wires on the adapter plug.

    There is no direct fit adapter that goes from a stereo to the truck's wiring harness.
     
  9. Mar 26, 2015 at 3:54 PM
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    Well that's Lame! :mad:
     
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    you need the harness for the deck
     
  11. Mar 26, 2015 at 7:10 PM
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    yeah, you need the deck harness that plugs into that port you posted a picture of, (brand/model of deck specific) then the toyota adapter harness.

    if you have a fat single plug, trace the wires down and see if you have a factory amp back there(about 4x4x2 in size and it is silver usually), if so, on the other side of the amp are the 2 plugs for the toyota harness 70-1761
     
  12. Mar 27, 2015 at 11:01 AM
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    This x2


    WHen I did an install in a friend's Tundra I ran into that same scenario. We thought we had the wrong harness but the stock single plug ran further into the dash to an external amp mounted inside the dash. I just unplugged the harness going into the other side of that amp and it matched up with the 2 plug adapter he bought at Autozone
     

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