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need help with aftermarket HU install

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by dayNnite4, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. Aug 8, 2011 at 7:05 PM
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    dayNnite4

    dayNnite4 [OP] We can't stop here, this is bat country.

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    Just a few questions before i get started..

    1. before i go at it with a screwdriver, whats the best way to remove the stock dash and getting the hazard button out? heard the hazard button can be a bitch
    2. if anyone has used a metra ASWC, or maybe any aswc, where are the factory swc wires? a color or the wires and maybe a pin # would be great!!
    3. does tacotunes suck as bad as everyone makes it seem? :(

    thanks!!
     
  2. Aug 9, 2011 at 6:00 AM
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    Joehs

    Joehs Okie!

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    1. I use a butter knife. Slides easy and you can get it far enough in the stock dash to pry without bending the vanity plastic. Hazard lights, just pay attention to what you're actually removing. I spent ~30 minutes the first time and finally figured out I was trying to remove too much. Everytime I go at it now it takes <2 minutes to get the dash torn apart. It's incredibly easy.

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    3. I have no experience with TacoTunes, but that is for good reason. I spent lots of time researching them here on the board and looking through every DIY thread I could find. Eventually, I had Marv fab some things for me and did the install myself. Was a lot easier than I anticipated.
     
  3. Aug 9, 2011 at 6:05 AM
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    screwdriver works fine but put some duct tape or painters tape over the head of it so that it wont scrape up the dash, then just be gentle, it should pop out pretty easily
     
  4. Aug 9, 2011 at 8:01 AM
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    Head unit removal:
    leave your doors unlocked and windows open in a parking lot some night.
     
  5. Aug 9, 2011 at 10:35 AM
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  6. Aug 9, 2011 at 8:23 PM
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    dayNnite4

    dayNnite4 [OP] We can't stop here, this is bat country.

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    thanks for the help guys! hopefully tacotunes doesnt fuck me and as for the ghetto stereo removal, alpine, new jersey isnt a likely area to have a radio stolen..apparently bentleys come with better head units than tacomas..who would have thought
     
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