How to install CD player in CAMRY-98

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Old 03 Feb 2005, 09:02 am   #1 (permalink)
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Default How to install CD player in CAMRY-98

I just bought a sony CDX-R3300 mp3 CAR CD player from best buy. Bestbuy
wants about $90 for installtion. Considering the cost of the player
($99), I wanted to install the player myself. Please provide any
helpful sugesstion. I haven't done anything like this in the past. My
car has a factory installed FM/Tape player with an optional space below
it to install another player.

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Old 03 Feb 2005, 10:09 am   #2 (permalink)
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<snehru@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> I just bought a sony CDX-R3300 mp3 CAR CD player from best buy. Bestbuy
> wants about $90 for installtion. Considering the cost of the player
> ($99), I wanted to install the player myself. Please provide any
> helpful sugesstion. I haven't done anything like this in the past. My
> car has a factory installed FM/Tape player with an optional space below
> it to install another player.
>

I know it sounds like a lot of money, but if you have never done it yourself
and you don't have the special tools required to pry open the dash, then it
is worth it. The installation costs includes the cost of the conversion
harness that you would need to purchase separately. If you mess up any parts
on the dash or electrical system, it would cost you a lot more than $100 to
fix it. Many places will re-install your OEM receiver for free if you plan
to sell the car (not sure about BestBuy).

BestBuy is good about taking refunds, so you could look around and see if
you can find a better deal for receiver with installation.


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Old 03 Feb 2005, 10:45 am   #3 (permalink)
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WORST BUY installs for free
but you get taken, they damage your car
they cut wires, mis-wire, etc, they are a danger


so Take that POS back to them

buy a stereo from a LOCAL stereo shop
Install should be $30-$40 and the only part needed is the harness to plug it
in $10 max
If you have a 4" tall stereo now, You need a Pocket, $15 max,, The Sony will
bolt in to the toyota brackets

or Buy off the internet and do it yourself

Installation is so frickin easy on that car
use www.bought4less.com
click on how to /help click om install dr
click the upper left box
click toyota,yada,yada,
u got the idea


<snehru@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> I just bought a sony CDX-R3300 mp3 CAR CD player from best buy. Bestbuy
> wants about $90 for installtion. Considering the cost of the player
> ($99), I wanted to install the player myself. Please provide any
> helpful sugesstion. I haven't done anything like this in the past. My
> car has a factory installed FM/Tape player with an optional space below
> it to install another player.
>



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Old 07 Feb 2005, 11:48 am   #4 (permalink)
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It took some effort to remove the old FM/Tape unit. Toyota uses 10mm
metric screws. So I bought a metric socket set from Sears to remove the
unit. I have ordered the wiring harness from www.crurchfield.com. Once
I get the wiring harness I will try to put together the unit and keep
you guys posted of the developement. Thanks for your pointers.

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Old 07 Feb 2005, 12:41 pm   #5 (permalink)
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www.bought4less.com gives you the harness with a stereo purchase on many of
the them.

<snehru@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> It took some effort to remove the old FM/Tape unit. Toyota uses 10mm
> metric screws. So I bought a metric socket set from Sears to remove the
> unit. I have ordered the wiring harness from www.crurchfield.com. Once
> I get the wiring harness I will try to put together the unit and keep
> you guys posted of the developement. Thanks for your pointers.
>



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Old 25 Mar 2005, 12:16 am   #6 (permalink)
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Can you return it??

I just bought a cd player off of e-bay for my wife's 97 Camry. It is a stock
Toyota CD and sounds great.
If you do decide to bye off of ebay make sure the seller knows what type of
connections you have on the radio that is in there now. The first CD player
I bought had connections that were for a different system. I returned it
with a picture of what my connector should look like and was sent the right
one.

<snehru@gmail.com> wrote in message
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>I just bought a sony CDX-R3300 mp3 CAR CD player from best buy. Bestbuy
> wants about $90 for installtion. Considering the cost of the player
> ($99), I wanted to install the player myself. Please provide any
> helpful sugesstion. I haven't done anything like this in the past. My
> car has a factory installed FM/Tape player with an optional space below
> it to install another player.
>



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