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Kool, I understand your wanting to keep it as original as practical but I like to modify and change things up. I don't have any payments so I'm making it the way I like it. I have pretty much rebuilt everything but the engine and tranny.
That was good that you figured out that the stealership was attempting to rip you off and that you resolved your issues.
I recently posted several youtube videos for troubleshooting and repairing common problem areas on the RAV4.1 so check them out. On of the people posting the youtube videos, MAtt doesn't believe in the typical shop and shade tree mechanic method of shotgun replacing parts until you happen to luck into the right part or you give up in frustration.
Sounds like you're getting a good plan to upgrade your stereo, don't forget, those old OE speakers are also in need of replacement.
Gator '99, SXA11L-AWMGKA, 5-speed, 4x4, 5 door, LHD, OME lift + 30mm front, 235-75-16 A/T tires, brush guard, double din stereo, gauges, 145 amp alternator, oil filter relocation, grounding mod, painted engine, tranny, and differential, full undercoat, sound deadened, replaced differential seals upgrade tranny cooler lines, louder horns; fuel, brake, cooling, suspension systems all rebuilt...