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Cant find the factory amp in a 93 4runner

I know it has one but where is it

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If its anything like my 1991 4runner SR5, there is a small factory amp inside of each rear speaker housings (None in the front 2). If there is 5 or 6 wire going into each one then they're probably in there. I found them to be garbage so I put in a after market deck that was good for 50 watts per corner (50X4). Figured out which wires from my dash to each corner speaker box were the signal wires, & just used them as my main speaker wires, by-passing the old amp completely. I snipped & heat shrank the other wires because some of the are still live & I didn't want them shorting against anything. I carved out the hole in the factory box so It would hold a decent aftermarket 6" speaker and ran it directly off the deck. It sound 10X better than the old factory set up

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