99 camry: hidden amp?

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Old 24 Apr 2006, 03:08 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Default 99 camry: hidden amp?

Anyone know where the audio amplifier is on the '99 Camry CE? (I've
got the one with the tape player.) A google search said the amp might
be under one of the front seats; Crutchfield said it's close to the
passenger door. Anyone have a more specific location? Haynes says
nothing on the topic...

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Old 24 Apr 2006, 03:11 pm   #2 (permalink)
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Passanger side upper right behind glove box
<onehappymadman@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> Anyone know where the audio amplifier is on the '99 Camry CE? (I've
> got the one with the tape player.) A google search said the amp might
> be under one of the front seats; Crutchfield said it's close to the
> passenger door. Anyone have a more specific location? Haynes says
> nothing on the topic...
>



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Old 24 Apr 2006, 04:30 pm   #3 (permalink)
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ck wrote:
> Passanger side upper right behind glove box


Thanks a bunch!

- one very happy madman

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Old 24 Apr 2006, 06:25 pm   #4 (permalink)
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ck wrote:
> Passanger side upper right behind glove box


Would a wiring harness (like this one from wal mart) properly bypass
this amp?

http://walmart.scosche-cars.com/prod...oductID=870833

If not, how do I bypass the amp myself? (Which wires go where...?)

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Old 24 Apr 2006, 06:26 pm   #5 (permalink)
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Oopsey that link doesn't work... try entering "1021183" in the "Search
for..." box.

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Old 24 Apr 2006, 06:31 pm   #6 (permalink)
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There should be 2 small plugs that feed from the amp which are spkr and
power you can get a harness plug adaptor from a stereo shop and you will
have to lengthen the wires some what
<onehappymadman@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> Anyone know where the audio amplifier is on the '99 Camry CE? (I've
> got the one with the tape player.) A google search said the amp might
> be under one of the front seats; Crutchfield said it's close to the
> passenger door. Anyone have a more specific location? Haynes says
> nothing on the topic...
>



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Old 24 Apr 2006, 06:36 pm   #7 (permalink)
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On Mon, 24 Apr 2006 16:25:13 -0700, onehappymadman wrote:

>
> ck wrote:
>> Passanger side upper right behind glove box

>
> Would a wiring harness (like this one from wal mart) properly bypass
> this amp?
>
> http://walmart.scosche-cars.com/prod...oductID=870833
>
> If not, how do I bypass the amp myself? (Which wires go where...?)


Probably not. Those Scosche harnesses are for replacing the head unit only.

Have you seen the connectors on the amp? I am willing to bet they are not
the same, but I could be wrong.

What are you trying to accomplish here? I am assuming you want to replace
the head unit and bypass the amp. Are yu replacing the speakers also? If
so, just rewire the speakers using a heavy gauge speaker wire. You'll need
some kind of snake to run the wires through the rubber thingys in the
doors.

As far as the amp wiring, you could fabricate something that will work.
Try to find some matching contacts for the connector, and wire it from the
input harness to the output harness, or just take the wiring right from
the head unit, crimp the matching connetors onto your home made wiring
harness and hook it up.

As long as you don't screw around with the contacts too much, they will be
tight enough to hold until you sell the car. Oh, and put shrink wrap over
the contacts; we don't want anything shorting out back there!

Also, make the wires long enough to make a loop, and then Zip Tie the loop
to the existing harness, so it won't pull apart for some reason.

--
In the grand scheme fo things...
What difference does it make?

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Old 24 Apr 2006, 07:43 pm   #8 (permalink)
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Hachiroku wrote:
> On Mon, 24 Apr 2006 16:25:13 -0700, onehappymadman wrote:
>
> >
> > ck wrote:
> >> Passanger side upper right behind glove box

> >
> > Would a wiring harness (like this one from wal mart) properly bypass
> > this amp?
> >
> > http://walmart.scosche-cars.com/prod...oductID=870833
> >
> > If not, how do I bypass the amp myself? (Which wires go where...?)

>
> Probably not. Those Scosche harnesses are for replacing the head unit only.
>
> Have you seen the connectors on the amp? I am willing to bet they are not
> the same, but I could be wrong.
>
> What are you trying to accomplish here? I am assuming you want to replace
> the head unit and bypass the amp. Are yu replacing the speakers also? If
> so, just rewire the speakers using a heavy gauge speaker wire. You'll need
> some kind of snake to run the wires through the rubber thingys in the
> doors.


Yup, replacing the head unit, bypassing the amp, but not replacing the
speakers. (Although the idea of using heavier gauge speaker wire is a
good one... I think I might have to try that on my '96 camry.)

Is it really necessary to bypass the amp? I'm guessing the amp won't
be too happy seeing an input of 22+ watts RMS.

> As far as the amp wiring, you could fabricate something that will work.
> Try to find some matching contacts for the connector, and wire it from the
> input harness to the output harness, or just take the wiring right from
> the head unit, crimp the matching connetors onto your home made wiring
> harness and hook it up.


I'm trying to understand exactly how the wiring works for the amp. I
guess I'll find out more once I take the glove box out...

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Old 26 Apr 2006, 02:32 am   #9 (permalink)
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The weirdest thing. I went ahead and bought a JVC MP3/CD player from
Best Buy (it was on sale, $99) and a wiring harness from Wal-Mart for
$7. It seems to work fine in the '99 Camry CE.

So, do I *not* have an amp in my '99 Camry?

If I *did*, would the sound be guaranteed to sound like crap? Or is
the amplifier happily amplifying the signal from my JVC KD-G220, 18W
RMS?

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Old 26 Apr 2006, 03:15 pm   #10 (permalink)
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NO AMP Vehicles with leather and moon roof or jbl system have the amp so you
are good to go
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> The weirdest thing. I went ahead and bought a JVC MP3/CD player from
> Best Buy (it was on sale, $99) and a wiring harness from Wal-Mart for
> $7. It seems to work fine in the '99 Camry CE.
>
> So, do I *not* have an amp in my '99 Camry?
>
> If I *did*, would the sound be guaranteed to sound like crap? Or is
> the amplifier happily amplifying the signal from my JVC KD-G220, 18W
> RMS?
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