Land cruiser ute stereo

Submitted: Monday, Apr 27, 2015 at 19:37
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Hey there,
I have a 2011 landcruiser ute (workmate)
I'm looking to put in new speakers and possibly amp/sub. Needing to know if anyone has done this and left the original head unit in ?? Is it easy enough to connect in ??
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Monday, Apr 27, 2015 at 20:47

Monday, Apr 27, 2015 at 20:47
Not really au fait with the later model head units, Alex, but they may well have provision for extra speakers as they look like they would be common to other models. Well, the lower market Toyotas.

Here is a wiring diagram that may be some help if you decide to go ahead. Super cheap also sell some adapters for this task, though think most of them might be for fitting an after market head to original wiring.



The Toyota head units have very good sensitivity, they are Fujitsu made, so are as good as you'll get for listening to AM on remote travels. However, removing the original head unit means you could fit one of the double DIN units with screen, and all the fruit that goes with that.

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Reply By: Member - Blue M - Tuesday, Apr 28, 2015 at 07:21

Tuesday, Apr 28, 2015 at 07:21
Alex H, I have a GXL 2013 model. I got the original replaced with an Alpine system and a decent set of 6" speakers in the doors.
Sounds 100 times better than the tinny little speakers in the dash. I got it done by Rockhampton Car Sounds.
I got the slim line head and by doing this, I had enough room under it to fit my UHF radio under it as well.
To fit the speakers in doors, they had to remove the little pockets on the doors and fit another one that he makes there in the shop.
Not cheap but sounds great.

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Reply By: AlbyNSW - Tuesday, Apr 28, 2015 at 07:29

Tuesday, Apr 28, 2015 at 07:29
It is a simple job to do
I replaced the head unit as well but you could start with replacing everything else and do head unit later if needed
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Reply By: Member - Wooly Adelaide - Wednesday, Apr 29, 2015 at 12:03

Wednesday, Apr 29, 2015 at 12:03
Hi Alex,

Alot of us with these utes pull the factory door pockets off and replace with Commodore ones from VR,S,T

They look ok and save having to make a speaker fit inside the door as they have provision for the speaker in the pocket.

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Follow Up By: Mapesy (QLD) - Thursday, Apr 30, 2015 at 08:46

Thursday, Apr 30, 2015 at 08:46
Hey Wooly - do you have a photograph or you mod? Very keen on this idea.
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Follow Up By: Member - Wooly - Thursday, Apr 30, 2015 at 13:18

Thursday, Apr 30, 2015 at 13:18
Hi Mapesy,

Sorry I dont have a photo. This mod is still on my to do list but it will happen sometime because I like the look and function of it.

If you want to see some photo's you could look on LCOOL forum and use the search function. (its free to join)
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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Thursday, Apr 30, 2015 at 19:47

Thursday, Apr 30, 2015 at 19:47
Dept of Interior also do a speaker/door pocket. See below:



Probably a bit dearer than the 2nd hand alternative, but they appear to make good gear.

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