Wiring differences between 00 and 01?

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Old 11 Dec 2005, 10:00 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Default Wiring differences between 00 and 01?

Greets.

I had the fun of installing a trunk relay in my 01 Camry LE today. Not

a lot of room in there, and needs a nice strong pull. Ended up using
the emergency latch.. Evenso was a bitch until I stretched the spring a

bit. Works like a charm now.

I bought a remote starter for it, and that's my next project. They
have a prefab wiring harness, but they only list Camry's up to 2000.
It was suggested they do that because Toyota started using transponders

in 2001 on the Camrys... My Camry does not have a transponder.

Did Toyota make a change to the wiring harness (namely the connectors
under the steering column) between 2000-2001?

If not, it'd save me a lot of time using the harness rather than
splicing all the wires...

Thanks!

Joseph

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Old 15 Dec 2005, 10:23 pm   #2 (permalink)
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Damn...

I can't think of a more on topic posting than this, yet I get not a
single response.

After exhausting my luck with the dealers, who would give no info, I
went out and bought a shop manual... On the outside chance anyone else
runs into this situation....The harnesses are the same.

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Old 16 Dec 2005, 07:06 pm   #3 (permalink)
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On 15 Dec 2005 19:23:03 -0800, "Ice" <joseph@vndinc.com> wrote:

>Damn...
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>I can't think of a more on topic posting than this, yet I get not a
>single response.


Although I understand your angst, I also understand why there were no
responses. Most of the guys on the group are owners of no more than
one Camry. Therefore, no one had an answer. It would seem as though
the manual you have purchased is an aftermarket book, and will likely
not be as complete as the Toyota books would be. They may be close
enough that there is no appreciable difference anyway.

In my automotive work ( all electrical stuff - Ford/Lincoln/Mercury) I
know a lot more than the factory manuals know about later model cars I
service. and volumes more on older ones when it comes to my field of
expertise.

Good to hear you have found what you needed though. And thanks for
sharing your findings. I own a 2000 camry right now. It will likely
help me to know there is little or no difference.


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Old 17 Dec 2005, 12:20 pm   #4 (permalink)
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Scott,

Very true. I hadn't thought that maybe the book wasn't thorough.
Nowhere does it say "they are the same" but it does list the part
numbers as the same.

I went ahead and bought the harness adapter.. If it ends up being
partially different, that's ok.. I'll save splicing into at least a few
wires. Not that I'm concerned about doing it.. I just am an electron
flow purist.. I don't even like using test prods...

Whatever my findings... I'll post it back here. If it ends up working
perfectly, it could save someone with our year a lot of time and
effort...

Joseph

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Old 05 Jan 2006, 05:25 am   #5 (permalink)
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In case anyone is installing a Bulldog alarm in a 2001 Camry, the TOY-1
harness DOES work perfectly in the 2001. The website and literature do
not list this year.

HOWEVER.....

I believe it will only work if your Camry does NOT have a transponder.
You'll know if you have one. They require the $4 million dollar keys
;-)

If you decide to put a trunk opener in it, drop me an email. It took
me 4 hours to find the best way to do it. I can save you a l;ot of
time. It's not that hard once you know where to put it and how to hook
it up.

So now my wife has 1 remote that manages the keyless entry, remote
start, and trunk opener.

I'm considering adding an alarm and using an electronic switch to arm
and disarm it with the door locks. Otherwise she'd need to carry an
extra remote.

Joseph

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Old 05 Jan 2006, 09:00 pm   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks Joseph, for the followup. I'm glad to hear you had success!


>In case anyone is installing a Bulldog alarm in a 2001 Camry, the TOY-1
>harness DOES work perfectly in the 2001. The website and literature do
>not list this year.
>
>HOWEVER.....
>
>I believe it will only work if your Camry does NOT have a transponder.
>You'll know if you have one. They require the $4 million dollar keys
>;-)
>
>If you decide to put a trunk opener in it, drop me an email. It took
>me 4 hours to find the best way to do it. I can save you a l;ot of
>time. It's not that hard once you know where to put it and how to hook
>it up.
>
>So now my wife has 1 remote that manages the keyless entry, remote
>start, and trunk opener.
>
>I'm considering adding an alarm and using an electronic switch to arm
>and disarm it with the door locks. Otherwise she'd need to carry an
>extra remote.
>
>Joseph


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