Toyota Pick-ups, Land Cruiser, and 4 Runner 1997-00

Radio

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There may be an occasion where your radio may display a code. This code will most likely be a flashing number on the display. It represents a problem with the unit. Your vehicle's owner's manual should have a list of code numbers and their meaning. Before removing the unit for service, consult your owner's manual and check for codes.

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Except Land Cruiser


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Fig. Pull the radio partially out of the dash for access to the antenna and connectors 1998 Tacoma shown



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Fig. Pull the antenna lead from the rear of the radio



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Fig. Detach all wiring harnesses

  1. If audio unit carries the designation ANTI THEFT SYSTEM , make certain you or the vehicle owner knows the security code. If the code is not re-entered after installation, the unit will not operate.
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  3. On some models you may need to remove the heater control assembly, following the procedures given earlier in this section.
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  5. If not already done, carefully remove the trim plate.
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  7. Remove the bolts holding the audio unit to the dash.
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  9. Pull the unit out of the lower dash, just enough to allow access to the rear and sides.
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  11. Unplug the antenna cable.
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  13. Detach all wiring connectors.
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  15. Remove the radio with its bracket.
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To install:

  1. Fit the audio unit and bracket loosely in place; connect the antenna and wiring connectors.
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  3. Work the unit gently into position. Be careful not to pinch any wires or lines under or around the unit. Install the retaining screws.
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  5. If necessary, install the trim plate.
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  7. Install the heater control assembly.
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  9. Connect the negative battery cable.
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  11. Turn the ignition switch to ACC or ON . Turn the radio on and enter the security code if one is required. Check the system for correct operation.
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Land Cruiser
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Remove the ashtray. Remove the ashtray holder.
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  3. Remove the three screws holding the lower instrument panel trim. Six clips also hold the trim panel. Each clip must be gently pried loose.
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WARNING
The trim panel is long and thin; it is easily broken by rough handling.

  1. Once the panel is loose, unplug the wiring connectors to the switches and remove the panel from the area.
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  3. Remove the screws holding the audio unit to the dash.
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  5. Pull the unit outward enough to allow access to the sides and back. Unplug the antenna cable and the electrical connectors. Remove the radio unit.
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To install:

  1. Loosely fit the unit into place and engage the antenna and electrical connections.
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  3. Fit the unit into the dash and install the retaining screws.
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  5. Hold the large dash panel in place and engage the wiring connectors to each switch.
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  7. Install the trim by aligning all the clips at once and gently pushing each into place. Install the retaining screws.
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  9. Install the ashtray holder and ashtray.
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  11. Connect the negative battery cable.
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  13. Turn the ignition switch to ACC or ON . Turn the radio on and enter the security code if one is required. Check the system for correct operation.
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