Radio wiring colour code & speaker upgrades.

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Andy, a very simple source of information, that applies to most vehicles.
Call in to your nearest Halfords, have a look at the audio section for the connector adaptors - for a Toyota the part niumber is - PC2 - 17 - 4. On the rear of the packaging you will find a chart of wire function and the associated colour and trace colours.
My radio wiring was also the proverbial rats nest and the wiring to the speakers was pathetic. I ditched the five O/E speakers and the rear sub amplifier, behind the rear panel, along with all the wiring. I have fitted some Sony 3 way speakers in the lower dashboard panels. A pair of 6 x 9 speakers in the load compartment, my dogs enjoy listening to the Archers, and a pair of Pioneer speakers with separate tweeters in the rear doors. I had to do quite a bit of cutting for the speakers in the rear load area.
I also rewired all the speakers with some decent thick cable, in order to this I had to remove the seats and the carpets to ensure it ran in the correct places. I bought "flat" audio cable where the two cables run paralell to each other and put plenty of duct tape to hold / protect it.
Someone I work with is selling a Pioneer Digital Radio, only 12 months old, at a very considerable saving over the new price, I also bought some of the speakers off him, and I will be fitting the head unit today. So later on I will find out how it all sounds. I had to buy an adaptor from the radio to the power aerial.
See the links below.
http://www.pioneer.co.uk/uk/product_detail.jsp?product_id=3D41&taxonomy_id=3D25-121
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/DAB-adapter-f...oryZ1498QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
Hope this helps.
Regards Gareth Jones. '97 1-HDFT Newport S. Wales.
 
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Hi Gareth,
Thanks for the hot hint - I'll get myself along to halfords at
lunchtime! Good luck with your new ICE setup. The new pioneer unit
looks lovely. What are you doing with the other din slot in your dash??
Cheers - Andy - '97 80 GX Clitheroe, Lancs.
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Andy, a very simple source of information, that applies to most
vehicles.
Call in to your nearest Halfords, have a look at the audio section for
the connector adaptors - for a Toyota the part niumber is - PC2 - 17 -
4. On the rear of the packaging you will find a chart of wire function
and the associated colour and trace colours.
My radio wiring was also the proverbial rats nest and the wiring to the
speakers was pathetic. I ditched the five O/E speakers and the rear sub
amplifier, behind the rear panel, along with all the wiring. I have
fitted some Sony 3 way speakers in the lower dashboard panels. A pair of
6 x 9 speakers in the load compartment, my dogs enjoy listening to the
Archers, and a pair of Pioneer speakers with separate tweeters in the
rear doors. I had to do quite a bit of cutting for the speakers in the
rear load area.
I also rewired all the speakers with some decent thick cable, in order
to this I had to remove the seats and the carpets to ensure it ran in
the correct places. I bought "flat" audio cable where the two cables run
paralell to each other and put plenty of duct tape to hold / protect
it.
Someone I work with is selling a Pioneer Digital Radio, only 12 months
old, at a very considerable saving over the new price, I also bought
some of the speakers off him, and I will be fitting the head unit today.
So later on I will find out how it all sounds. I had to buy an adaptor
from the radio to the power aerial.
See the links below.
http://www.pioneer.co.uk/uk/product_detail.jsp?product_id=41&taxonomy_id
=25-121
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/DAB-adapter-for-normal-car-antennas_W0QQitemZ58101
05977QQcategoryZ1498QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
Hope this helps.
Regards Gareth Jones. '97 1-HDFT Newport S. Wales.
 
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What are you doing with the other din slot in your dash??
Andy - to be honest - no definite plans - at present. Does anyone make a convertor to accept 52mm dia gauges ? May be a location for additional switches ?
Regards Gareth.
Clitheroe - lovely area - the Trough of Bowland - I saw lots of curlews in the fields when I drove through.
 
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A every day story of country folk.
Jeff, it shows you read my post.
They also enjoy rap - Snoop Doggy Dog. Enough enough.
Gareth.
 
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