2005 Camry and a third party CD/Mp3 player???

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Old 07 Dec 2005, 10:10 am   #1 (permalink)
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Default 2005 Camry and a third party CD/Mp3 player???

Hello everyone,
I just purchased the 2005 Toyota Camry. What an awesome machine! The
only issue I have - I'd love to put an MP3 CD player in place of the
factory installed CD player. Could someone advise if there could be any
issues with installation of a third party CD deck in 2005 Toyota Camry?
Is this something a user could do or should I leave it to a
professional? I understand that some kind of special mounting
face-plate would be required since the original CD player takes more
space than any standard CD deck? Is such thing easily available?

Also, is it possible in any way to connect the "on-steering-wheel
CD/radio controls to a new (I'm lookinginto Kenwood) deck?

I'd greatly appreciate any info or directions (links?) on the above.
Thanks in advance.

Best regards,

Alan D.

P.S. I'm located in the GTA area (Mississauga, Ontario).

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Old 07 Dec 2005, 05:51 pm   #2 (permalink)
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Check Crutchfield for new headunits and the steering conntrol converter.
Why not keep the OEM unit and just a a box that let you hook up an MP3
player? Far cheaper and you retain the nice OEM look. Don't know why Yota
has got the word on upgrading their radios yet - satellite radio? MP3?
Decent speakers? Check out links below -

http://www.blitzsafe.com/blitz_catal...tz_toyota.html
http://www.logjamelectronics.com/pietoy03aux.html


<alander98@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Hello everyone,
> I just purchased the 2005 Toyota Camry. What an awesome machine! The
> only issue I have - I'd love to put an MP3 CD player in place of the
> factory installed CD player. Could someone advise if there could be any
> issues with installation of a third party CD deck in 2005 Toyota Camry?
> Is this something a user could do or should I leave it to a
> professional? I understand that some kind of special mounting
> face-plate would be required since the original CD player takes more
> space than any standard CD deck? Is such thing easily available?
>
> Also, is it possible in any way to connect the "on-steering-wheel
> CD/radio controls to a new (I'm lookinginto Kenwood) deck?
>
> I'd greatly appreciate any info or directions (links?) on the above.
> Thanks in advance.
>
> Best regards,
>
> Alan D.
>
> P.S. I'm located in the GTA area (Mississauga, Ontario).
>



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Old 07 Dec 2005, 05:55 pm   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: 2005 Camry and a third party CD/Mp3 player???

On 7 Dec 2005 08:10:17 -0800, alander98@hotmail.com wrote:

>Hello everyone,
>I just purchased the 2005 Toyota Camry. What an awesome machine! The
>only issue I have - I'd love to put an MP3 CD player in place of the
>factory installed CD player. Could someone advise if there could be any
>issues with installation of a third party CD deck in 2005 Toyota Camry?
>Is this something a user could do or should I leave it to a
>professional? I understand that some kind of special mounting
>face-plate would be required since the original CD player takes more
>space than any standard CD deck? Is such thing easily available?
>
>Also, is it possible in any way to connect the "on-steering-wheel
>CD/radio controls to a new (I'm lookinginto Kenwood) deck?
>
>I'd greatly appreciate any info or directions (links?) on the above.
>Thanks in advance.
>
>Best regards,
>
>Alan D.
>
>P.S. I'm located in the GTA area (Mississauga, Ontario).


Check out the head unit in the Scion. They play MP3 files and have a
good chance of connecting to the wiring harness.

I have asked service techs and parts people at the local Toyota
dealership and none of them could/would say if it would work.

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