March 7, 2007Got any pics? Some pics of the amp terminals, rear of the deck, deck display, etc would help.
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March 7, 2007ill get pics tomorrow if i can.
about the amp speaker outs: my dad said tha t since there is no power according to the test light, that the deck is no good, or there is a wiring problem. i told him that you wouldnt see any voltage coming out of there, but he knows everything. it doesnt make any sense that there would be a wiring issue, because we replaced all of the inline fuses, and the radio gets power. also, the guy who had it before the guy i bought it from said the radio always worked, and the guy i bought it from said it worked, and then it just stopped. so i think a new unit will solve my problem.
can i temporarily mount the unit without the dash kit? and i may need help installing the new wiring harness so be prepared...lol
March 7, 2007What kind of deck is in there right now? If it's an aftermarket one, you should have no trouble mounting it in there with the existing mounting brackets.
Did you check the voltage at the remote terminal on the amp yet? (put one lead from the meter on the remote terminal, and the other on the main ground terminal)
March 7, 2007did toyota use alpine for there premium sound or whatever? because its an alpine cd/tape/am/fm deck, ill post a pic in a few mins. it looks factory from behind, the wires go inside it instead of having a connector on the back
March 7, 2007here is the pic:
i can get a pic of the back and of it taken out of the dash tomorrow, but if i had to guess, its factory
March 7, 2007Wow. I'd definately recommend getting a new deck! That thing looks like like one of the first CD decks out. I'm not sure about Toyota using Alpine for their premimum audio. When it's out, get a pic of the connector to the deck from the factory wiring.
I know how it is rolling with ancient audio gear. That's not even close to as bad as the setup in my first truck (79 Chev p-up). I used a tape deck I got for free with a tape adapter and a cd player sitting on the seat. I wired in some 6x9's for behind the seat. It sounded like crap and only one of the front speakers worked, but dammit, it still rocked!
March 7, 2007yea, i figured it was pretty old, and you should see the speakers... ill get a pic of em tomorrow too.
now where to get a deck? is it a good idea to buy used? is the stuff from walmart (pioneer, sony) any good?
March 7, 2007Anything by a name brand should do what you want. Are you sure the deck now has RCA pre-outs? If it does, make sure the new deck has 2 sets that aren't sub pre-outs (bass only). Anything by Alpine, Pioneer, Kenwood, Panasonic, Sony, etc. should be fine. New gives you a warranty and all the required install components, but you could find a pretty cheap used deck on Craigslist. If you can afford it, go new. Decent new decks can be found for less than $100
March 7, 2007this whole RCA thing is confusing me....how do i know the difference, and what is the difference?
March 8, 2007Here's your standard RCA plug:
There's a bunch of RCA jacks on the back of this receiver:
March 8, 2007thanks, so how do i know what kind they are? if they are for bass or not?
a fellow member on ChevyTruckWorld.com has a Pioneer DEH-2300, says it works perfect, and is sending me pics today. it is $70 including shipping.
March 8, 2007Look up the specs and see what kind of "Pre-Outs" it has. It will say something like:
Sub Pre-Outs: 1 pair
Front/Rear Pre-Outs: 2 pair
Usually if they've only got one pair of pre-outs, they're for the sub. Many decks allow you to switch the pre-outs to a front or rear channel like you need.
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