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hello! :D

as the title says, i have a 95 camry LE
i recently purchased a bundle headunit&speaker deal from wal-mart and have no idea how to get it all easily installed in my car, being completely car-dumb :x

anyone got some words of advice?
maybe a dumbie's step by step guide perhaps.

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=7788881

theres the product.
most important thing for me would be to get the head unit properly installed
i can deal with the stock speakers for a bit but i want to listen to cd's! :p

sidenote: i also have a wiring harness from wal-mart as well but cant find it on the website
 

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Try the Sony website to access installation wiring instructions.

www.sony.com

Make sure you get the wiring straight as Toyota color codes will be different from the harness.

Check the Avalon section as someone just posted a stereo install complete with photos.

Determine if your car has a head unit with remote amp or built-in amp as the wiring harness will be different. If you are putting in a radio with a remote amp into a car with a built-in amp and visa versa you will need to modify or install a harness. If just replacing a built-in amp with the same type you need only get the wiring connections hooked up.
 

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sadly ive already seen both of those pdfs from my prior google research :/

i think im kinda understanding how everything needs to happen and such but the harness is still confusing me like crazy

can anyone explain exactly how to connect a harness?
 

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hmm i like the deal on that walmart set, can anybodytell me if the speakers are any good, or an upgrade over the toyota factory ones? I might get this deal myself, and try to fumble through install
 

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sadly ive already seen both of those pdfs from my prior google research :/

i think im kinda understanding how everything needs to happen and such but the harness is still confusing me like crazy

can anyone explain exactly how to connect a harness?
It isn't plug and play, but it isn't too hard either. You buy a harness that hooks into the factory wiring. One end is a connector end (the one that literally hooks on the car wiring side), and the other side is bare wires. Those bare wires connect to the harness that comes with the aftermarket radio. The radio harness (that came with the radio) will have one connector on one side, and bare wires like the other harness. You get to custom make a harness for your car for use with that radio. :clap:

Sometimes the wire colors match up perfectly, and it's easy as sin. Sometimes the colors don't match, but don't panic, just read the schematic and read what the function is and match them that way.

So you have 3 options to connect the wires:
1) twist together, then tape (or heat shrink)
2) butt connectors
3) solder, then tape (or heat shrink)

#3 is my personal favorite, but really any of the 3 will least for years.

So you build your harness while watching TV, or at the dining room table, then when it comes time to install, it's easy. ;)
 

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mmph so aside from the harness question for a second

i just tried to get a little of the work going by pulling off the panel and unscrewing the HU

and i managed to get the first 3 off, and then to my joy the top left screw is busted and i have no way of twisting the sucker off.

anyone got a quick tip to get that little screw off?
:(:(:(:(:(:(
 
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