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I need help installing new head unit.

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by C Wills, May 12, 2013.

  1. May 12, 2013 at 2:22 PM
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    C Wills

    C Wills [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have the pioneer avh-x5500bhs. I need help installing to my truck , Non jbl, I'm just a little confused. I didn't buy the wiring harness and there is 3 plugs in back of the radio. Any help wiring in new radio would be appreciated .ImageUploadedByTapatalk1368393749.676766.jpg
     
  2. May 12, 2013 at 3:09 PM
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    Rich91710

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    Buy the wiring harness. It's a 10 minute job to connect the harness to the Pioneer's plugs.
    Do NOT cut your factory harness.
     
  3. May 12, 2013 at 3:38 PM
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    C Wills

    C Wills [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Ok. Who makes it? Where should I get it?
     
  4. May 12, 2013 at 3:41 PM
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    ^This.

    You can find the harness at a stereo shop or online, I got mine from Crutchfield.com

    :D
     
  5. May 12, 2013 at 3:57 PM
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    Yep, just get the factory harnesses from crutchfield. There are 2 of them. One is your power/ground/front speakers, second is the rear speakers. I have a spare one of those if you want it (rear), and a set of rear door speaker adapters, I'm about a 1/2hr from you. In your pic - iirc- the middle plug is pwr/grnd/frnt spkrs, the plug on the left is for the rear set and the plug on the right is for the steering wheel controlls. If you take our advise and order from crutchfield, get yourself the steering wheel controll adapter and the factory harness adapter for it and do this all at once.
     
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  6. May 12, 2013 at 5:48 PM
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    C Wills

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    Ok. Thnx. I put everything back together. I was ready to install my radio. I'm gonna order it tonight
     
  7. May 12, 2013 at 6:05 PM
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    If I were you,I'll drive 1/2 hr to get from Toy4me, install it that night or day...:D
     
  8. May 12, 2013 at 6:12 PM
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    Some bilsteins, OME 885's, and an AAL.
    I agree. Just get it over with. Knock it out and be done with it.
     
  9. May 12, 2013 at 6:13 PM
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    Oh....... I cut my factory harness to pieces.
     
  10. May 12, 2013 at 6:22 PM
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    Rich91710

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    Good luck in the future.

    When that HU gets stolen, or you want to upgrade, it's going to be a hassle reworking the harness for the new HU.

    I feel sorry for the next owner of your truck.
     
  11. May 12, 2013 at 6:26 PM
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    jparf

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    You won't use all the factory plugs. At least I didn't in my 13. What year is yours.
     
  12. May 12, 2013 at 6:32 PM
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    Just to be clear, it's the rear speaker harness plug that I have, not the front w/ pwr etc.
     
  13. May 12, 2013 at 6:35 PM
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    My truck is an 05.
     
  14. May 12, 2013 at 6:36 PM
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    So , will I have to buy more than one harness? Or do they come together?
     
  15. May 12, 2013 at 6:39 PM
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    Im sure there won't be one... Its got 146000 on the ODO, Im 16, and Im keeping it throughout college
     
  16. May 12, 2013 at 6:44 PM
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    Buy this if you haven't yet.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002BEQJ8/ref=oh_details_o08_s00_i01?ie=UTF8&psc=1
     
  17. May 12, 2013 at 6:48 PM
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    '87 and up?

    Toyota hasn't changed the harness in 25 years?
     
  18. May 12, 2013 at 7:38 PM
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    C Wills

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    Thnx. About to order it
     
  19. May 13, 2013 at 3:46 AM
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    Apparently. Worked in my 13.
     
  20. May 13, 2013 at 11:01 AM
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    xguntherc First time Taco

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    post pictures once that's installed. I might get the same HU
     
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