new to the forum, and new to Rav4.
I picked up a 2012 Silver Rav4, V6, 4WD less than a month ago.
So far, I've added a
Myron&Davis Navi/radio, Back up camera and replaced the stock front speakers(Polk Audio DB6501).
However, I do have a few questions and I'll list them by priority:
I would like to add a LED strip to the underside of the door handle. While I was routing the GPS antenna(velcro'ed to the rear view mirror, I ran a single wire from the over head dome lights to the front door. The plan is to ran this wire into the door, and connect the LED to the dome light. The negative end of the LED would need to be grounded in the door somewhere. so the question is is there a ground point in the door? if not, can I add one. on the driver side, it's less of a big deal. I can easily ran 2 wires into the door and connect the ground to the grounding point behind the panel. Unless there's also a ground point in front of the passenger door that I don't know about.
While I had the door panel off, I snapped a picture of the side mirror connector. I'm pretty sure my Rav4 is assembled in Canada, and it's a 7 pin connector. I'm assuming this is ready/plug and plug for heated side mirror with turn signal?
The Myron&Davis Hu came with a 20 pin connector, well my 2012 has the 28. I need to make a wiring harness, have all the parts. Just can't find an easy to read diagram. I downloaded the 2012 rav4 radio wiring, can't make sense of it. If anyone has done this, some help will be appreciated. Also wondering how I can connect the "parking brake". I'm assuming this is the feature that let's you watch movies only when the brake is on, can I just ground it to have video anytime?
Lastly, I wanted a switch to turn on and off the Sub I'm adding. It's been awhile but there's suppose to be a signal wire from the deck to turn on the amp? I wanna put a switch in series so I can turn on and off the amp. Is there a place where I can pick up panel mount switches that matches what's already in the car?
Thanks in advance
Oh, other things I've added are Weathertech side wind deflectors, Wade front bug deflector. Already ordered parts for a retrofit, hood lift struts, and planning on side molding and nerf bars. I was gonna get the fog lights but I seeing how they might be useless after the retrofit, I'm putting the fogs on the back burner for now.