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How to replace radio with after market with easy and minimal cost

Hi, I have Rx330 2004 with factory radio 6CD and sounds poor want to replace it with after market radio MP3 players. Please suggest what is the best way to do it with easy and minimal cost. Also if there are any challenges which may stop me to do so... such as indash design or amp fitting etc.

Thanks for yout help in advance.

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  • downloads_ww Oct 21, 2008

    Hi Butoxige,

    Thanks for your valuable inputs, I can certainly go to bestbuy and get it installed. However I'm still not sure if I can install normal CD, DVD, MP3 and receivers (ex: Sony CDX-GT820IP), I know that Rx330 dash does not provide enough space to fit these but with some adjstments can this be done.

    Please suggest.



    Once again thanks for your help.

  • downloads_ww Nov 13, 2008

    Hi Butoxige,
    Thanks for your help... and sorry for my delayed reply to you I was away for a while.
    This is an excellent information what I was looking for.
    I do have couple of more questions, if you could provide more details this will help me further.
    1. When we fix BeatSonic radio - will it be able to connect with steering wheel controls - volume etc
    2. Afetrmarket radios will have inbuild amp which will bypass factory amp is suppose but would it improve the sound without changing the factory speakers or you may suggest for new speakers as well

    Once again thanks for your help.

  • downloads_ww Nov 13, 2008

    Also I found this site which has the faceplates please review and suggest:



    http://www.jdmpit.com/jstore/product_inf...

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Hi Butoxige,
Thanks for your help... and sorry for my delayed reply to you I was away for a while.
This is an excellent information what I was looking for.
I do have couple of more questions, if you could provide more details this will help me further.
1. When we fix BeatSonic radio - will it be able to connect with steering wheel controls - volume etc
2. Afetrmarket radios will have inbuild amp which will bypass factory amp is suppose but would it improve the sound without changing the factory speakers or you may suggest for new speakers as well

Once again thanks for your help.

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I wouldnt recommend doing it yourself because from what I can see the stereo isn't a separate contained unit but rather built into the dash so it would be challenging and look weird. If you dont mind paying, best buy will install for just over $100. If not, www.crutchfield.com has a way to match what radios will fit your car and they will usually include instructions on how to install the radio as well as the special tools to remove it.

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  • Brandon Whitman Oct 21, 2008

    your right, i looked at some pictures. there is some stuff that can be done, but you have to change that whole face plate and put in new mounting brackets.

    http://shop.beatsonicusa.com/category.sc...

    this link has some of the parts and pictures about aftermarket stereo kits for your lexus. have a look at it, it should be what you are looking for. again, the in dash design will make it harder to do than say a toyota with a contained unit, but that shouldnt stop you. you'll just have to get a whole new face plate.

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