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Radio question

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Scott 96tacoma, Jan 24, 2009.

  1. Jan 24, 2009 at 9:08 AM
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    Scott 96tacoma

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    My 96 Tacoma has a factory am/fm radio in it. Radio face plate # is A51202. It has 2 cconnectors and 1 antenna lead. I want to up grade to a factory am/fm tape cd. There are several on Ebay. The upgrade units all seem to have 3 connectors going to the back of the radio,is the 3rd connector for an external amplifier? I am assuming my radio is self amplified. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks Scott
     
  2. Jan 25, 2009 at 6:30 PM
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    higherlux

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    the first is for power, front speakers
    the second is for rear speakers
    the third is for the cd player to plug in to the radio
     
  3. Jan 26, 2009 at 5:47 PM
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    Thanks for the reply. I just bought one on ebay. The radio guys say that face plate # 1614 and 1610 are self amplified. I will let you know how it works out.
     
  4. Jan 26, 2009 at 5:49 PM
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    glad i could help:D
     
  5. Aug 19, 2009 at 1:08 PM
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    What if the CD player is integrated in the radio? I have an '08 and there were 3 connectors plugged into the OEM radio. Does this run off to a connector for a changer or something?
     
  6. Aug 19, 2009 at 1:44 PM
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    I have whatever radio/tape player came standard for the 01, and I know one of the rear connectors can be used to plug in either the factory CD or an accessory. I have it connected to a unit that then plugs into an mp3 player and also a Sirius radio.
     
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