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Radio installation problems

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by Chensley410, Oct 26, 2020.

  1. Oct 26, 2020 at 10:06 AM
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    Chensley410

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    Okay have a major problem I need anyone to suggest the wiring harness and any radio that will fit a 2004 Toyota Tundra v8 4.7L because dash kits won’t fit it and the wiring harnesses won’t attach to the original white ones it came with need answers asap
     
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  2. Oct 26, 2020 at 10:51 AM
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    SouthPaw

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    Are you going with single or double din radio? You won't find a connector to plug into the aftermarket radio from your OEM harness unless you have one made. I believe Crutchfield offers this service if you buy a radio from them. You will need to cut the OEM connector off and match them to the corresponding wires on your new radio. This was copied from the TS boards:
     
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  3. Oct 26, 2020 at 11:12 AM
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    I installed an aftermarket dual din stereo in my 05 sr5 tundra. Factory stereo was fine other than the tape deck... So it had to go.

    Used the metra 95-8202 dash kit. Also had to use a steering wheel control adapter (PAC SWI-RC) and amplifier adapter kit since I had the factory JBL system (PAC TATO). If I recall the amp kit came with a wire harness adapter that plugged into aftermarket stereo and handled most of the wiring. But that was 6 years ago and can't remember exactly. Hope that helps.
     
  4. Oct 26, 2020 at 11:22 AM
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    For any car I have ever replaced a stereo in, I go to crutchfield's website and then price out what I need. Sometimes Crutchfield is cheaper, and sometimes Amazon is cheaper, but it will at least give you all the items that you need to purchase to get things going without much effort beyond turning a few screws, etc. You don't need to cut out any harnesses or plugs out of the truck, there are plenty of aftermarket adapters to help make things easy, almost plug and play. The aftermarket ones are usually color coded to the aftermarket radio to make it easier to wire together. I had to get the PAC TATO and PAC SWI-RC for my wife's Sienna Minivan
     
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    If you are replacing the factory radio and using an aftermarket wiring kit. You have to remove the factory amp as well to connect the second wiring adapter. It connects to the connector that attaches to the output of the factory amp located behind the lower part of the console.
     
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  7. Oct 26, 2020 at 12:30 PM
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    Absolutely true. The connector that plugs into the factory radio comes directly from the amplifier. Remove the amp, and it will all make sense:thumbsup:
     
  8. Oct 26, 2020 at 10:36 PM
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    Op, did you get it sorted out?
     
  9. Oct 26, 2020 at 10:38 PM
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