Changing Stereo's in 100 Series

Submitted: Saturday, Feb 25, 2006 at 20:05
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What is the best way (no damage) to replace the double DIN factory stereo in the 100 Series landcruiser.
I have a head unit and CD changer to install along with a GME UHF into the dash.
I have replaced over 20 odd stereo's in my time and just want to know the best way to get into the dash.

Aslo I have heard that the factory Toyota stereo is actaully a little bit wider than the standard DIN and so some spacers may be required on installation

Any help will be great.
Cheers
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Reply By: Rock Crawler - Saturday, Feb 25, 2006 at 23:19

Saturday, Feb 25, 2006 at 23:19
Unfortunantly , you will have gaps with after market radio's/cd players in a 100 series , if your good with mbf , then shape some to the ouside and screw on from behind the plastic , use plastic filler to fill any gaps and paint in mat black.

a bit of fuss , but will look the goods

or you can go for a douple din unit and fit your uhf in the concole like I did !MPG:3!
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Reply By: Kadgie - Saturday, Feb 25, 2006 at 23:45

Saturday, Feb 25, 2006 at 23:45
Sounds like a good plan.
But what is the way to get into the dash
Do we need to start back at the console, or start with fascia itself?
Jonesy
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Follow Up By: sjp - Saturday, Feb 25, 2006 at 23:52

Saturday, Feb 25, 2006 at 23:52
is this the one with the cd etc ,are you selling ,i'am in the market for a cd ,radio etc for my 105 series as they ononly have a radio cassette
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Reply By: Kadgie - Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 01:13

Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 01:13
This does have the CD player, all works fine.
Selling is a good possibility if I can get the other unit to fit.
I have the unit from a previous car (troopy) and would like to fit it to the 100 series.
Will possibly try and get it done tomorrow (depending upon other jobs from the boss)
Will keep you posted!
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Follow Up By: Member - Paul T- Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 07:07

Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 07:07
Kadgie

Remove both of the air vents to either side of the radio. You will find bolts which hold the centre panel in place, remove those and the centre panel pulls out.

The vents are held in by clips only.

Hope this helps
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Reply By: 100 Series - Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 07:36

Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 07:36
My single DIN cd player fitted in without the need for spacers etc, however my GME TX 4200 uhf needed spacers either side. For the spacers I used a peice of mdf (about 5mm thick) either side with some black felt like cloth glued to the mdf. I found this very effective and looks very neat.
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Reply By: Mikee5 - Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 20:03

Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 20:03
The airvents on each side of the stereo can be levered out. I recommend using a padded screwdriver starting at the top. Once inside the whole stereo/ heater/Aircon module is held in I think by 4 bolts. undo these then move the module towards you to get the plugs undone. I fitted a Pioneer CD player in the bottom space and a GME TX3400 UHF in the top. GME sell a fitting kit to fill in the space around the CB. Before fitting the CB I filled the top space with a storage space/pocket which I bought from Autobarn. It held 2 or 3 CDs.
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