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Stereo Upgrade BASIC How To... (2nd Gen)

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by 007Tacoma, Jan 11, 2007.

  1. Aug 4, 2008 at 11:03 AM
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    where did u get your radio harness? i have an 06 non-jbl radio with 3 plugs. i have gone to 2 different plasces and gotten one with 2 plugs an one 4 plugs. please help.
     
  2. Aug 4, 2008 at 11:21 AM
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    You need the one that comes with 2 plugs, the 3rd plug in your truck works with the factory steering wheel controls and the factory radio. Without an adapter these will not work with your aftermarket Head unit. Hope that helps. What brand is the adapter you have? Also what year is your truck?
     
  3. Aug 4, 2008 at 1:29 PM
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    my truck is an 06. it doesnt have the steering wheel controls. where do the wires go? the one with 4 connectors is schoshe the other is kit king?
     
  4. Aug 4, 2008 at 4:34 PM
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  5. Aug 4, 2008 at 5:42 PM
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    it certainly does thank a bunch.
     
  6. Aug 13, 2008 at 1:37 AM
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    where did you get your wiring harness i can't find one anywhere?
     
  7. Oct 18, 2008 at 9:45 AM
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    Ken Dawg

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    Tranny rebuilt 12/2016 at 142,500 Pioneer deh-p400ub head unit Alpine spr-69c fronts Alpine 17c rears. Rockford Fosgate 4 channel amp JL sub behind seat Upper console solder fix Recall: Rear leaf's 12/2016 To Do List: JVC KW-V820BT with Backup cam Zelwig Helper Spring Clazzio Dark Gray seat covers /heat Viper alarm w/ Starter Then drive to 250,000 miles!
    Thank you for taking the time to post the directions and photos. I just did head unit and was much easier.

    :D
     
  8. Oct 20, 2008 at 5:01 PM
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    007Tacoma

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    ...can't say that I remember seeing a single pink wire... :confused:
     
  9. Oct 20, 2008 at 6:58 PM
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    What kind of aftermarket radio was it? If it was a DVD player, this may have been the lead that the installer put on to go to your parking brake wire. This would prevent you from watching DVDs while driving down the road. Unless it is for an alarm system of some kind, in which case - I would want my money back on that one.

    Otherwise - I am out of ideas...

    Sorry to hear that someone got you. :(
     
  10. Oct 20, 2008 at 7:24 PM
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    Nope - whatever it is - it is definitely aftermarket. :D
     
  11. Oct 20, 2008 at 7:35 PM
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    Very nice write up 007! Thanks.
     
  12. Oct 24, 2008 at 5:29 PM
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    +1 to that! This thread is the reason I joined.....Thanks a million
     
  13. Oct 24, 2008 at 5:36 PM
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    Thanks! :D
     
  14. Oct 25, 2008 at 8:23 AM
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    Great write-up, always love forums for this reason.

    I have an 09 X-Runner that I just got 2 days ago. I want to replace the factory deck with the one from the car I traded in. Its a Sony deck that has the USB port, iPod controls, etc. I liked it in my VW..

    Anyways, the new X-Runners have the "Flux Capacitor" Sub Woofer thing mounted on the back wall of the access cab. I am wondering if that is going to complicate my installation of my after-market deck? Should I just be able to plug and play with the standard harnesses you can get at places like Circuit City/Best Buy, etc, or is this Sub going to make it sound all crazy?

    If anyone knows, I would really appreciate it!

    Thanks,
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  15. Oct 25, 2008 at 5:21 PM
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    Installed my deck today. In case anyone is wondering, the sub that comes stock in the 2009 X-Runner is no problem. Just connect like normal and the sub still works like it did with the factory unit.

    I got a little freaked out when I pulled the factory unit because there were 4 plugs. The harness I bought only had 2. I guess the other two are for the optional satellite radio module and something else. Must be pre-wired. I just left them hanging behind the new deck.

    Hope this helps some other X-Runner folks.

    Greg
     
  16. Oct 27, 2008 at 7:09 AM
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    Thanks for letting us know about the new XR Sub!
     
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    Incase anyone was wondering a good idea on how to wire the AUX cable into the center console or armrest WITHOUT DRILLING A SINGLE HOLE I've got some photos here to help on my install. I've kept the Ipod cable in the glovebox, 1. because I don't have an ipod (Zune), and 2. because I'm not sure the cable is long enough anyways to make it to the armrest.

    Props again to 007 for the info about the Metra Ipod Adapter...

    This is the center console pretty much taken apart as far as I needed. I removed the piece near the shifter first. It just lifts up. Then I removed the cupholders the same way.

    DSC02715_97e16d566670ef1d5a6dc78a8400f0106834fc10.jpg


    Next I dropped the AUX cable down from behind the radio and around the kickpanel on the passengers side closest to the center console and underneath the cupholders. Prop a good idea to make a small notch in the carpet here and ziptie the cable. You don't want it shifting or getting caught in the shifter cables.

    DSC02716_88f1b910c282c671704b338cd255df225afe36b0.jpg

    Then lastly, if you reach around the backside of the armrest, the little notches for the netting can be lifted enough to pull the AUX cable though. It takes a little persuading, but it can be done with out breaking them. I used a flathead screwdriver to lift the tab.

    DSC02719_2617a6c8ec42ddb2677482a020532b21cc472431.jpg



    And there you have it......hope it helps out somebody.:)
     
  18. Nov 8, 2008 at 7:37 PM
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    Would anyone have the correct wiring diagram for a non JBL radio for a 08 dc
     
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    i installed an ipod interface unit into the back of my stock player. i couldn't find space to secure the control unit. so i placed it to the upper right then pullled it back a little into a little pocket. is that a bad place to put it? im just worried it has a high chance of shorting some shit out. but it seems pretty snug. i don't think it will flop anywhere. btw it was a metra ipod interface unit for my 08 tacoma. thanks
     
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