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Old 18 Sep 2005, 07:27 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Default Installing new stereo in 2002 Camry...

I'm planning to install a new in-dash cd/mp3 stereo in my '02 Camry. I
have the correct wiring harness and I've done a number of stereo
installs, so I'm no noob, but I have a couple of questions.

1. The Camry has a six-speaker setup and my stereo only has a 4
speaker setup. What do I need to do to get all six speakers hooked up
and are there any reasons I shouldn't do it?

2. How do I exactly get to the stereo to take it out? I asked one of
the guys at Circuit City and he said I needed to take everything on the
dash apart. Based on the fact that he didn't elaborate and give me
specifics, I think he was full of crap. I suspect there is an easier
way. I've "googled" it, but turned up very little. I found one
website that sells harnesses and things that only showed one page of
instructions, unless you buy the harness from them, then you can see
the rest. On the one page that it did show, it looked as though I
would need to get under the hood and remove screws that seemed to be
going into the firewall. Does this sound right?

Anyway, I would appreciate any help.

Thanks.

Jit.

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Old 19 Sep 2005, 05:41 am   #2 (permalink)
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The whoe dash does not have to come apart.. You were right about that guy.
Its REAL simple. You'll need a flat head screwdriver and a 10mm socket.
First, pop out the strip under the radio that has the ac controls on it.
Just pry it out with the screwdriver. You can cover the tip with a rag if
you are worried about scratching anything. It'll pop right out, diconnect
the connectors on the back, and set it aside. Now, do the same thing with
the trim surrounding the radio, the one with two vents on either side of
the unit and the clock ontop. I usually pry from the top, putting a
screwdriver in behind the edge of the plastic and pulling straight back,
towards the rear of the car. It might take a little fiddling, but it will
pop out, no screws or anything to worry about. Now that you have those two
pieces out, there are 4 10mm bolts that hond in the radio. Remove 'em, and
there you go.
And also, the front left and right pairs of speakers run off only one
signal, so your new radio will run all 6 without having to screw with
anything. Good luck, post if you need help.

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Old 22 Sep 2005, 01:17 am   #3 (permalink)
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Awesome!

Thanks for the prompt and detailed response to both questions!

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Old 23 Sep 2005, 11:26 am   #4 (permalink)
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this link might help you.

http://www.installdr.com/InstallDocs...PDF/869013.pdf

Eric

"lucidjit" <lucidjit@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> I'm planning to install a new in-dash cd/mp3 stereo in my '02 Camry. I
> have the correct wiring harness and I've done a number of stereo
> installs, so I'm no noob, but I have a couple of questions.
>
> 1. The Camry has a six-speaker setup and my stereo only has a 4
> speaker setup. What do I need to do to get all six speakers hooked up
> and are there any reasons I shouldn't do it?
>
> 2. How do I exactly get to the stereo to take it out? I asked one of
> the guys at Circuit City and he said I needed to take everything on the
> dash apart. Based on the fact that he didn't elaborate and give me
> specifics, I think he was full of crap. I suspect there is an easier
> way. I've "googled" it, but turned up very little. I found one
> website that sells harnesses and things that only showed one page of
> instructions, unless you buy the harness from them, then you can see
> the rest. On the one page that it did show, it looked as though I
> would need to get under the hood and remove screws that seemed to be
> going into the firewall. Does this sound right?
>
> Anyway, I would appreciate any help.
>
> Thanks.
>
> Jit.
>



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Old 23 Sep 2005, 11:33 am   #5 (permalink)
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Sorry, I thought this was for Camry's 2000 and later, looks like it is
actually 92-95.

Eric

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> this link might help you.
>
> http://www.installdr.com/InstallDocs...PDF/869013.pdf
>
> Eric
>
> "lucidjit" <lucidjit@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:1127089646.023785.305330@g49g2000cwa.googlegr oups.com...
>> I'm planning to install a new in-dash cd/mp3 stereo in my '02 Camry. I
>> have the correct wiring harness and I've done a number of stereo
>> installs, so I'm no noob, but I have a couple of questions.
>>
>> 1. The Camry has a six-speaker setup and my stereo only has a 4
>> speaker setup. What do I need to do to get all six speakers hooked up
>> and are there any reasons I shouldn't do it?
>>
>> 2. How do I exactly get to the stereo to take it out? I asked one of
>> the guys at Circuit City and he said I needed to take everything on the
>> dash apart. Based on the fact that he didn't elaborate and give me
>> specifics, I think he was full of crap. I suspect there is an easier
>> way. I've "googled" it, but turned up very little. I found one
>> website that sells harnesses and things that only showed one page of
>> instructions, unless you buy the harness from them, then you can see
>> the rest. On the one page that it did show, it looked as though I
>> would need to get under the hood and remove screws that seemed to be
>> going into the firewall. Does this sound right?
>>
>> Anyway, I would appreciate any help.
>>
>> Thanks.
>>
>> Jit.
>>

>
>



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Old 23 Sep 2005, 08:21 pm   #6 (permalink)
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Ok, your help with the removal and installation of the new stereo was
perfect. It came out fine, and I installed the new stereo, no problem.
I'm gonna go for broke with another question, and I don't expect it
will be easy.

I have one of those "Bass Tubes" that goes in the trunk. Nothing big
or fancy, but it gives me just enough bass to enjoy a pretty wide range
of music. But anyway, I need to run the wiring from the front to the
back, including the power going from the battery. I've always wondered
how professional installers hide the wiring so well. Happen to know
the trick?

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Old 24 Sep 2005, 10:56 am   #7 (permalink)
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The trunk installation isn't terribly difficult, just time consuming
because you have to take a lot of stuff out to route the wiring. There
should be a big rubber boot in the fire wall near the steering column and
one on the other side of the glovebox. The power cable from the battery
should go through there.
Then route the signal wires from the stereo and the power from the
battery down the side of the car and through the trunk. All the factory
stuff (like satellite radio) goes down the right side of the vehicle. This
requires removing the glovebox (held in by 4 screws and one 10mm around the
perimeter of the box) the plastic door sill covers (held in by clips) the
lower b-pillar cover (held in by clips) and the rear seat bottom cushion
(also held in by clips). When you remove the fabric trunk liner, you'll
see a couple of holes where you can run the wires into the trunk.
It's doable, just make sure you clear some time to do it.

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Old 24 Sep 2005, 07:49 pm   #8 (permalink)
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On Sat, 24 Sep 2005 11:56:21 -0400, qslim wrote:

> The trunk installation isn't terribly difficult, just time consuming
> because you have to take a lot of stuff out to route the wiring. There
> should be a big rubber boot in the fire wall near the steering column and
> one on the other side of the glovebox. The power cable from the battery
> should go through there.
> Then route the signal wires from the stereo and the power from the
> battery down the side of the car and through the trunk. All the factory
> stuff (like satellite radio) goes down the right side of the vehicle. This
> requires removing the glovebox (held in by 4 screws and one 10mm around the
> perimeter of the box) the plastic door sill covers (held in by clips) the
> lower b-pillar cover (held in by clips) and the rear seat bottom cushion
> (also held in by clips). When you remove the fabric trunk liner, you'll
> see a couple of holes where you can run the wires into the trunk.
> It's doable, just make sure you clear some time to do it.



What I would have said!

BTW, where ya been. The politics getting too thick for ya?
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Old 25 Sep 2005, 12:40 pm   #9 (permalink)
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Yeah, thats about the short of it. I do like getting on here and helping
people out from time to time, but the political garbage is out of control
sometimes. Particularly in the Toyota general forum. I barely go in there
any more!

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Old 26 Sep 2005, 09:38 pm   #10 (permalink)
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On Sun, 25 Sep 2005 13:40:31 -0400, qslim wrote:

> Yeah, thats about the short of it. I do like getting on here and helping
> people out from time to time, but the political garbage is out of control
> sometimes. Particularly in the Toyota general forum. I barely go in there
> any more!



Yeah, that's what I thought.

I miss having you there. Tegger is still there, and MDT still sticks his
head in now and then (RARELY) but there isn't anyone there really anymore
with any real tech expertise. Ray O is a pretty good source, all in all,
but it would be nice to have some hands on guys left there when one of us
really does have a question!

Plus, we need more racing fans! you say Scott win Watkins with a Toyota
engine, right?!

What a race THAT was, a REAL F1 style road course! Fantastic racing for a
change!
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