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renfield90
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renfield90 Nov 27, 10:28am - #336799 

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Question about stereos

How hard is it to install an aftermarket stereo? I'm guessing you remove the center console, unplug the old stereo, plug in a new wiring harness, then plug in the new stereo. Am I missing something?

BTW I've already taken my stock stereo out...there's two wiring harnesses and a power cable. I don't see how it can get any more complicated...am I wrong?
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OneShotUno
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OneShotUno Nov 27, 4:57pm - #336800 

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That's pretty much it. Assuming you get the wiring harness, the hardest part would be matching up all the wiring so that the plug on one in can plug into the stock plug and the other end plugs into the new head unit. Easy job.
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tido
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tido Nov 27, 7:25pm - #336801 

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the easiest way to do it is get a lexus harness. its much easier and no splicing!!! thats what i have for my car!
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FloydianSlip6 Nov 27, 9:35pm - #336802 

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lucky for you, you own a GT so yup, it's that simple. UNLESS you purchased the JBL audio upgrade. In which case you will need to bypass the factory amp.

It's not ALWAYS as simple as just taking it out and plugging it in. But in your case, yes, yes it is.
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renfield90
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renfield90 Nov 27, 11:04pm - #336803 

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yup, stock stereo, non-JBL. Thanks guys!
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celicafourotwo
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celicafourotwo Nov 28, 6:21am - #336804 

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Originally Posted by tido
the easiest way to do it is get a lexus harness. its much easier and no splicing!!! thats what i have for my car!


so u're using the stock amp with ur new unit?? i have premium sound system, so there's no harness for it..u said you the lexus harness..wat's the model number and how much bro???
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tido
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tido Nov 29, 2:46am - #336805 

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i got the jbl system too..the harness from the lexus uses the amp..the guy charged me the same price for a regualar one..i got it done at nebreska funiture mart...with the lexus harness everything just plugged right in!! no cutting or anything! um..im not totally sure what year..but if you could get your hands on one and look at them, you'd definitely know! i'd guess 97-up.
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xmangt1
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xmangt1 Nov 29, 3:06am - #336806 

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U will have 2 wiring harnesses & an antenna cable coming from the car I believe. Once you have the new harness, instalation will be a snap!
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xmangt1
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xmangt1 Nov 29, 3:07am - #336807 

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Don't forget to get a plastic car stereo installation kit.
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celicafourotwo
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celicafourotwo Nov 29, 4:18am - #336808 

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Originally Posted by tido
i got the jbl system too..the harness from the lexus uses the amp..the guy charged me the same price for a regualar one..i got it done at nebreska funiture mart...with the lexus harness everything just plugged right in!! no cutting or anything! um..im not totally sure what year..but if you could get your hands on one and look at them, you'd definitely know! i'd guess 97-up.


thanks..too bad you odn't have the model number..it'd be so much easier..oh well..
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Doppelganger Nov 30, 4:31am - #336809 

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I just installed a new headunit this evening. It's extremely easy. The hardest, most time consuming part is splicing the wires for the new headunit to the wiring harness, and that would probably be a breeze with a good crimping tool; my crimping tool is pretty cheap.

Take off the upper console (four philips screws), unbolt the stock radio (four hex head screws), and it pulls right out. Take the brackets of the stock radio and put them on the new one, connect the wiring harness, and reassemble. Piece of cake!

Here's mine:
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