2019 RAV4 Hybrid XLE Blue
The stock Pioneer head unit outputs @20W RMS while the kicker key you installed is 45W RMS which should sound like a big difference...In my opinion the power level from the headunit feels like low power but I could be wrong. After the Amp was installed, there was a obvious difference with audio and bass. All speakers are still stock with the exception of the rear, both rear speakers got replaced as soon as the driverside rear speaker died and popping started to develop on the passenger side rear.
I was thinking of replacing the remaining speakers since I believe the rear speakers are doing most of the work.
If they're any tests or functions you would like to check out to see if I encounter any issues please let me know
I followed this post to remove the door panelsSorry this stuff all makes me nervous but with everything shut down and me with my new speakers on the way and the JBL BassPro Hub just sitting in the trunk of my 2020 RAV4 XLE non JBL system I'm itching to start wiring some stuff up. I haven't found a video of someone taking the door panels off of the '19-20 model and would love a video or some pics if anyone here has them.
I've already swapped out the dash tweeters with 3.5" Infinity Ref. speakers and 400hz bass blockers(that was super easy BTW) it's just getting the door panels off and exactly where to run the 8 gauge power line out to the battery.
I see people talk about a rubber grommet nipple or something but I am worried that I'll snip the wrong thing and mess up the computer system for the car or some other catastrophic screw up . Can someone walk me through the process with pictures or video for a beginner like me? I bought 6.5" SSA Evil midbass/midrange for the front doors and Infinity Ref 6.5" coaxial for the rear doors.
I do have a similar sized amp to the Kicker and was hoping to mount it directly in back of the HU though not sure if there is space enough (Alpine KTP-445A Head Unit Power Pack) but will be holding off on that upgrade for awhile.
Thanks in advance for any and all help!!
Thanks and yeah that video you posted is what gave me the gumption to try this in the first place.I followed this post to remove the door panels
I finally decided to open up my door panel in order to look at what could be causing my mirror to vibrate and though that while doing it, i might as well write a quick how to remove door panel. A quick spoiler, i found and fixed my vibrating mirror You will need a small flat head, a #2...www.rav4world.com
Thanks to @Sunken
And this video to remove panels
This is very helpful, thank you! And this stuff is what I need to see: "There are two silver screws that can stay in place and do not need to be removed."See my install notes:
Well we know which specific pins coming out of G4 are the rear speakers - that's all you need really for that method right? Very true. I meant more “it’s not going to be too bad at all” combined with “measure twice cut once”.www.rav4world.comNot sure why folks bother with time and effort to source these odd toyota speaker connectors. It is just so easy to crimp a couple of spade connectors onto the existing speaker wire since this is what 99% of aftermarket speakers normally require. Guess people want to retain these stock...www.rav4world.com
I just want to make sure I understand this right. So you bought the TacoTune Harness. Then you took the male connection and connect it to the back of Toyota OEM head unit. Then connect that to long speed wired to reach to the back to your amp. Then for the amp output, did you use male or female? or no connection, just the wires in with screws? then to another speed wire (number 2) to a female connector to be inserted in the male speakers connection that was originally connected to the head unit. How did you know which cable for which speaker? or just plug and play?Heres a Breakdown
The Tacotunes harness has the "Generic"/ standardized wire coloring for speaker.
Depending on the Amp, all you should need to do is-
•Cut harness in half
•Optional(Remove Extra Green and Purple wiring if you dont plan to run any wires to the back for a Subwoofers)
•Splice Male Connector of the harness to the Input of the Amp
•Splice Female Connector to the Output of the Amp
Harness wire alone won't reach anywhere. The use of Stereo SpeedWire or equivalent has to be used to extend the reach of the TacoTune Harness.
And the SpeedWire the steps would be, in a simplistic method-
Male Connector --> Speed Wire --> Amp Input --> Amplifier--> Amp Output--> Speed Wire --> Female Connector