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Question about stereos #336799 Nov 27, 2:28am Nov 27, 2:28am
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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?

Re: Question about stereos [Re: renfield90] #336800 Nov 27, 8:57am Nov 27, 8:57am
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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.

Re: Question about stereos [Re: OneShotUno] #336801 Nov 27, 11:25am Nov 27, 11:25am
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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!

Re: Question about stereos [Re: tido] #336802 Nov 27, 1:35pm Nov 27, 1:35pm
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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.

Re: Question about stereos [Re: FloydianSlip6] #336803 Nov 27, 3:04pm Nov 27, 3:04pm
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yup, stock stereo, non-JBL. Thanks guys!

Re: Question about stereos [Re: tido] #336804 Nov 27, 10:21pm Nov 27, 10:21pm
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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???

Re: Question about stereos [Re: celicafourotwo] #336805 Nov 28, 6:46pm Nov 28, 6:46pm
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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.

Re: Question about stereos [Re: tido] #336806 Nov 28, 7:06pm Nov 28, 7:06pm
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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!

Re: Question about stereos [Re: xmangt1] #336807 Nov 28, 7:07pm Nov 28, 7:07pm
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Don't forget to get a plastic car stereo installation kit.

Re: Question about stereos [Re: tido] #336808 Nov 28, 8:18pm Nov 28, 8:18pm
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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..

Re: Question about stereos [Re: celicafourotwo] #336809 Nov 29, 8:31pm Nov 29, 8:31pm
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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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