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Re: Generic problem for all In Dash Receivers
Usually you haave to take the molding compoanants of the dash off. there are several brackets and torx screws that hole the dash to the sub frame. this is a tedious task but use patients and you will be able to remove the top of dash. the molding along the inner windshield must be removed as well. keep me posted as to the result of whether the bad connector or wires are the problem. please rate this thanks
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did the error code start with the tape getting stuck? i have heard that if you disconnect the battery for 5-10 minutes it will reset the radio but make sure you have a code for it to unlock it it the radio has security. they say it starts working again if you do this. again this is just what i have heard a toyota tech say when i worked there. it may be that it knows it has a problem with the tape and keeps it inop, as far as getting the tape out, it either breaks the tape or the tape player or both. i worked at a car stereo shop for 10 years and very rare for both to survive.
Need some more info. Is your unit the small square tuner at the top of the dash next to the gearshift and the cassette in the center of the dash below the AC?. If so, you need to install the deck in the center below the AC. To make it very easy use the adapter harnesses as well, that way 80% of the installation can be done at the kitchen table. Wire the harness kit to the new decks harness, mount the deck in the kit, then put the antenna adapter on your new unit. In your truck, that whole center AC area pops off then it's 4 screws and the cassette is out. Same for the Tuner piece. The factory antenna wire is right behind the cassette deck. Pull it back, plug it in, test your speakers, snap it back in the dash, replace the tuner part with a pocket and your good to go. Total time hour to 2 hours for a novice. If you need further help, post a comment and I can help you step by step. Hope this helps
check out this website www.mobileinformationlab.com
it is full of wiring diagram for vehicles.
did you happen to purchase the aftermarket wire harness that actually allows you to plug into the factory chassis harness? good luck let me know how you end up.
The cassette adapters are notorious for getting stuck in the deck. More often than not its the wire that comes out of it that causes it. The cleanest and safest way to remove the cassette adapter is to remove the radio, take off the top and "Help" it eject with your fingers or some narrow tool that may get behind it to push it forward and out.
If you dont want to take the deck out of the dash, you can try pushing the eject button while manipulating the adapter wire, but I dont recommend it. Its just better to take the deck out.