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Stereo install help

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by Bs 02 Taco, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. Jan 7, 2009 at 12:27 PM
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    Bs 02 Taco

    Bs 02 Taco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    02 Tacoma 4x4 regular cab 5 speed
    Swiss cap Deckplate Stupid door chime Synthetics AFE pro dry JVC Ipod compatible head unit Vanilla air freshener :) 25%tint
    I am looking for a head unit for my 2002 reg cab.
    All I really want it for is to play my Ipod.
    I dont want to have to create a playlist.
    I just want to plug in and control from the Ipod.


    I also need to know if anyone has any write up's on how to install?
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Jan 9, 2009 at 5:46 PM
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    krlang

    krlang NewEnglander

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    03 2WD 2.4L Tacoma Reg Cab
    Chrome Bumpers F&R, Grille & Corner Lights, Wheel Skins, Red/Clear LED taillights, Remote start, PDL, Cruise, K&N, All Kenwood, DNX-5120 6.1" NAV/TRAFFIC/DTV/DVD/XM/BLUETOOTH/USB/IPOD/SUB/rear cam, Tint, Air Band radio, Class 3 Hitch with 4/7 pin harness, Transmission Cooler, Red Top Battery, "Deck Plate" mod.
    I havent seen a writeup, but it isnt that difficult to take apart.

    Remove the heater control knobs, dont lose the clips like I did.
    Then the heater face plate pops off, also remove the ashtray.
    The ashtray mount comes out next, two screws in vertically.
    The cover over the radio is mounted with 3 screws and two clips.
    There are a few plugs for the 12v outlet, and the ashtray light.
    Then I swing it up and over my steering column, I leave the airbag switch alone. :eek:
    There are 4 large phillips screws mounting the radio, and most double DIN radios reuse stock mounts, screwed on the sides of the new radio.

    The harness adapters work really well, I think I have a pic of one somewhere....

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    The harness came from Wal-Mart, a bunch of butt splices and a couple of other wires and i was up and running.
    This was the radio I removed to install my DNX-5120, it worked well.
     
  3. Jan 9, 2009 at 6:39 PM
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    Bs 02 Taco

    Bs 02 Taco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Vehicle:
    02 Tacoma 4x4 regular cab 5 speed
    Swiss cap Deckplate Stupid door chime Synthetics AFE pro dry JVC Ipod compatible head unit Vanilla air freshener :) 25%tint
    Wow nice work.
    I got my radio from Crutchfield today.
    Took my stock one out.
    Putting my new one in and cant get the plastic covering back on
     
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