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I've got a 1989 FJ62 and I'm looking to upgrade my sound system. Does anyone have any recommendations on a head unit or plot holes to avoid?
My setup is near identical, except I'm running the Continental VDO head unit. Sounds pretty good for a budget system.Rockport Fostgate makes some great 5" shallow mount speakers that work great in the front doors of my 60. No window track interference.
I left my stock stereo in the dash and put a bluetooth receiver in my Tuffy console then added similar Rockport Fosgate 6 "x 9"s in the rear cargo panels. It sounds great!
This is what I am dealing with now.Get whatever stereo suits your fancy.
If your Cruiser is like mine and the stereo rats have been in there, then you'll need a soldering iron, heat shrink, and some spare wire to undo the work of the stereo rat. Do it right once and you'll never have to touch it again.
Get in there and tug on some wires to see where they go. If you don't find them in the dash, then start tracing from the speaker foreward instead of from the dash to the speakers. 60s are simple creatures. Still, get yourself a soldering iron and heat shrink. Weller is a good brand of iron.This is what I am dealing with now.
Can't even find the speaker wires to the RH front door - they are just lost somewhere in the dash.
I am going to have to pull the dash apart, and I suspect run some new wires - but I don't want to leave a mess of unused "lost" wires floating around.
Four problems with that:
1. It is genuinely a daily driver, so I can't do anything that will leave it off the road for any length of time;
2. I have no idea what I am doing.....
3. I really have no idea what I am doing....
4. No, seriously, I have no idea what I am doing....
So I am about to learn about wiring a 60 series under the dash, and I hope I don't rip out anything that I need......
By the way, although mine is a 62, it is an early 62 with a 60 dash (Square binnacle) and that means a single din, but I am putting a 10" screen into it, and running a reversing camera, and hopefully setting in a dashcam also, and it has GPS and ...... I am going to learn an awful lot when I finally decide to take the time to do it all......
For now, the only music is the sound of the mighty 4.0ltr 6...... and the tyre noise.... and the gearbox noise...... and the wind noise from the roof rack.....
Maaaate...... I have a soldering iron and a meter to check if there is any actual electrickery going through those hoses...... I just don't really knowing what I am doing with it.Get in there and tug on some wires to see where they go. If you don't find them in the dash, then start tracing from the speaker foreward instead of from the dash to the speakers. 60s are simple creatures. Still, get yourself a soldering iron and heat shrink. Weller is a good brand of iron.
Edit: Why are you putting a backup camera in there? The last time I used one of those was to keep an eye on the grain in the tank on a combine harvester. In Aus I believe they are called, "headers". I did three harvest seasons in Washington State and one harvest in New South Wales. It's bad when you fill the combine up so much that grain is spilling over the side.