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How can I access the G4 Connector? I just want to add bass to my rav4, and will only be installing the Basspro Hub. I don´t want to disassemble door panels and fish cables. I think I would prefer just to splice the 3&8 and 4&9 cables on the G4 Connector (if I´m not wrong), and run them thru side edge plastic covers.

Did you obtain the signal for the Basspro hub from the Rear Door Speakers, or Front Door Speakers?

Did you needed to connect the remote blue cable? If I´m not wrong, I should not be needing to connect this cable if I´m using high level input.

I know Im asking a lot, but since you have the G4 plug in your glove compartment, can you please tell me the colors of the appropriate cables?

I will really appreciate your help, and any knowledge and info you can bring to my project.
Bassprohub is being fed RL+RR via the ST4.1200D thru-out which originates from pins 3+8(RL) 4+9(RR) of G4 connector of the stock Pioneer head unit. Keep in mind these wires are aluminum conductor so you will be unable to solder these.

Yes, you will need 12VDC on the blue remote wire in order to turn on the sub. I just connected this to the 12VDC accessory outlet located in the boot *rear that also provides power to the sub since this turns on with ignition power.
 

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Thank you very much for your help. Just one last question. How can I access the G4 connector? Thru the glove compartment?
G4 is the black connector attached to the radio that the audio signals pass thru to speakers on the 6-speaker non-JBL RAV4
 

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Yes, this carries all audio out to the speakers in the 6-speaker non-JBL 2019 RAV4
Thanks man.

I have another retarded question.

I need to identify the rear speaker wires (want add a subwoofer).. Looking at your diagram i need wires 3/8 and 4/9..

Question regarding the connector that is shown in the bottom left corner of the wiring diagram you kindly provided..what side of the connector is shown in the diagram? Front side that goes into the head unit or the rear one that has insulated wires coming outof it?

Thanks again. Appreciate your help. Youre making this project possible for me lol
 

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Thanks man.

I have another retarded question.

I need to identify the rear speaker wires (want add a subwoofer).. Looking at your diagram i need wires 3/8 and 4/9..

Question regarding the connector that is shown in the bottom left corner of the wiring diagram you kindly provided..what side of the connector is shown in the diagram? Front side that goes into the head unit or the rear one that has insulated wires coming outof it?

Thanks again. Appreciate your help. Youre making this project possible for me lol


Pins 5 & 10 are unused on that connector. So it pinouts 1,2,3,4 (TOP) and 6,7,8,9 (BOTTOM) left to right of connector with wires that plugs into the head unit
 

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I will be hooking up an Audio Control LC2i this weekend to my 2020 Rav4 XSE Hybrid non JBL. Then an amp, door speakers, sound dampening, and a custom sub box for a 12" sub. I was planning on just pulling the high level from the actual rear speaker and fishing new speaker wire back from the door to the spare tire area, and into the LC2i as the high level input. Then connecting the amp from there. Do you think this is a good idea or is there an easier way? On the Hybrid the 12V battery is in the back corner. Then I would have to run new speaker wire out from the amp and back up to the door speaker locations. Thoughts???
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I have rav4 2019 hybrid. I replaced the dash speakers with infinity REF3022cfx 3.5". I replaced the door adapters with your adapters from amazon. the speakers in the front doors are infinity 6530cx 6.5". There is a big difference in sound clarity. However, there is no bass. When I set the volume to be on right or left side. They sound fantastic. When i set the balance in the middle the bass is gone. The head unit is unable to keep up with these hungry sensitive speakers. i did also sound deadening. i realized I need an amp.

another weird thing i have to mention. The speakers wires color on front doors (left and right) are the same color. Right front door. Positive is white and gray is negative. Same the left front door.? What is going on here??

now, the big question. Is there a harness for the G4 head unit we can buy to avoid cutting wires. So i can connect to amp and then connect the same factory wires of speakers to the amp without running more speakers. Another important question. You have six speakers, how did you connect them to 4 channels amp? I need 6 channel amp with dsp.

i am planing to buy everything. But I need a harness for toyota rav 4 2019.
thanks for this thread.
 

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now, the big question. Is there a harness for the G4 head unit we can buy to avoid cutting wires. So i can connect to amp and then connect the same factory wires of speakers to the amp without running more speakers. Another important question. You have six speakers, how did you connect them to 4 channels amp? I need 6 channel amp with dsp.
If you look at the schematic in my signature, the stock Pioneer head unit @20W amp continues to drive the 2 dash tweeters in addition to feeding high level amp inputs front/rear.
The 4 door speakers are now driven by the external amp. Sub is driven by the amp. There may be a aftermarket connector for G4 which carries all 8 audio speaker signals leaving the head unit but I haven't looked recently.
 

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If you look at the schematic in my signature, the stock Pioneer head unit @20W amp continues to drive the 2 dash tweeters in addition to feeding high level amp inputs front/rear.
The 4 door speakers are now driven by the external amp. Sub is driven by the amp. There may be a aftermarket connector for G4 which carries all 8 audio speaker signals leaving the head unit but I haven't looked recently.
Thank you. Nice trick to offload the big speakers only to external amp. I am thinking to install 6 Channels Amp with DSP so I can control all the frequencies of the channels and tune each pair of speakers separately. I just noticed from your pictures that G4 connectors has the colors of the dash speakers only. I couldn’t find the color of the front speakers (white and Gray). They are must be in another connector. How come right and left front door has the same wire colors (solid white and solid gray)??? Toyota is driving me crazy with these freaking connections??
 

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Thank you. Nice trick to offload the big speakers only to external amp. I am thinking to install 6 Channels Amp with DSP so I can control all the frequencies of the channels and tune each pair of speakers separately. I just noticed from your pictures that G4 connectors has the colors of the dash speakers only. I couldn’t find the color of the front speakers (white and Gray). They are must be in another connector. How come right and left front door has the same wire colors (solid white and solid gray)??? Toyota is driving me crazy with these freaking connections??
Perhaps I can help as I just finished my Bazooka sub install yesterday thanks to the diagram somms posted, Toyota wiring is odd and doesn't follow any normal color schemes for speaker or power connectors. You need to look at the pin out to get the correct wire to use;

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So take a look at 1 (FR+) & 6 (FR-), 2 (FL+) & 7 (FL-) for the normally colored gray / gray w/black stripe and white / white w/black stripe in any other car I've worked on.

The power wire is on another connector, pin 1 IIRC and green in color.
 

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If anyone finds an aftermarket connector for G4 let me know please. I searched and gave up and just bought some of the lever nuts that somms mentioned.I found them at Menards on sale for only $3.99. I am in the process of adding amp, door speakers, 12" subwoofer. Here is a progress pic of the removable amp rack i built yesterday. Amp fits perfectly under the rear cargo area. Do you have any pics of your installation night blade?
 

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If anyone finds an aftermarket connector for G4 let me know please. I searched and gave up and just bought some of the lever nuts that somms mentioned.
90980-12C39

Part# for G4 audio connector linked above. You would still need to score the pins required but you could then build your own replacement connector if you wanted.
 

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Thanks everyone for the awesome information in this thread.

Keen for any advice you might have for me. Looking to do a quick and dirty upgrade to the dash and front speakers.

For the dash:

Code:
Kicker CSC354 3.5" 90W Car Speakers
Speaker Design     2 - way
Woofer Size | in [mm]     3 1/2 [89]
Tweeter Size | in [mm]     1/2 [13]
DC Resistance | ohm     3.2
Peak Power | Watts     90
Continuous Power | Watts, RMS     30
Sensitivity [SPLo] | dB @ 1W, 1m     88
Effective Frequency Range | Hz     80-20k
Mounting Hole Diameter | in [mm]     3 [78]
Top Mount Depth | in [mm]     1/4 [6]
Bottom Mount Depth | in [mm]     1 11/16 [42]
Tweeter Protrusion | in [mm]     1/8 [3]
Grilles     No
Tweeter Magnet Material     Neodymium
Tweeter Dome Material     PEI [polyether imide]
Tweeter Design     Balanced dome
Woofer Cone Material     Polypropylene
Woofer Surround Material     Polyester foam
Link

Plus the harness @jon7chow found
(eBay For 2016-19 Toyota Tacoma Tweeter Dash, Front Speaker Harness Adapter (Pair))

And for the front speakers:
Code:
Infinity Reference 6522IX 6.5" 2-Way Car Speakers
60W RMS Power Handling
180W Peak Power Handling
53Hz - 21kHz Frequency Response
Link

Is there a harness for this? I've never installed a speaker before!
 

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Thanks everyone for the awesome information in this thread.

Keen for any advice you might have for me. Looking to do a quick and dirty upgrade to the dash and front speakers.

For the dash:

Code:
Kicker CSC354 3.5" 90W Car Speakers
Speaker Design     2 - way
Woofer Size | in [mm]     3 1/2 [89]
Tweeter Size | in [mm]     1/2 [13]
DC Resistance | ohm     3.2
Peak Power | Watts     90
Continuous Power | Watts, RMS     30
Sensitivity [SPLo] | dB @ 1W, 1m     88
Effective Frequency Range | Hz     80-20k
Mounting Hole Diameter | in [mm]     3 [78]
Top Mount Depth | in [mm]     1/4 [6]
Bottom Mount Depth | in [mm]     1 11/16 [42]
Tweeter Protrusion | in [mm]     1/8 [3]
Grilles     No
Tweeter Magnet Material     Neodymium
Tweeter Dome Material     PEI [polyether imide]
Tweeter Design     Balanced dome
Woofer Cone Material     Polypropylene
Woofer Surround Material     Polyester foam
Link

Plus the harness @jon7chow found
(eBay For 2016-19 Toyota Tacoma Tweeter Dash, Front Speaker Harness Adapter (Pair))

And for the front speakers:
Code:
Infinity Reference 6522IX 6.5" 2-Way Car Speakers
60W RMS Power Handling
180W Peak Power Handling
53Hz - 21kHz Frequency Response
Link

Is there a harness for this? I've never installed a speaker before!
By replacing your stock front door with less sensitive and more power hungry aftermarket speakers that will continue to be driven by the same @20W RMS provided by the stock head unit, these replacement speakers may sound better to you at lower volume levels. Being under amplified they may actually sound weak at higher volume levels though.

Would have to recommend some type of aftermarket amplifier in order to properly drive those Infinity door speakers IMHO!(y)
 

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Thanks everyone for the awesome information in this thread.

Keen for any advice you might have for me. Looking to do a quick and dirty upgrade to the dash and front speakers.

For the dash:

Code:
Kicker CSC354 3.5" 90W Car Speakers
Speaker Design     2 - way
Woofer Size | in [mm]     3 1/2 [89]
Tweeter Size | in [mm]     1/2 [13]
DC Resistance | ohm     3.2
Peak Power | Watts     90
Continuous Power | Watts, RMS     30
Sensitivity [SPLo] | dB @ 1W, 1m     88
Effective Frequency Range | Hz     80-20k
Mounting Hole Diameter | in [mm]     3 [78]
Top Mount Depth | in [mm]     1/4 [6]
Bottom Mount Depth | in [mm]     1 11/16 [42]
Tweeter Protrusion | in [mm]     1/8 [3]
Grilles     No
Tweeter Magnet Material     Neodymium
Tweeter Dome Material     PEI [polyether imide]
Tweeter Design     Balanced dome
Woofer Cone Material     Polypropylene
Woofer Surround Material     Polyester foam
Link

Plus the harness @jon7chow found
(eBay For 2016-19 Toyota Tacoma Tweeter Dash, Front Speaker Harness Adapter (Pair))

And for the front speakers:
Code:
Infinity Reference 6522IX 6.5" 2-Way Car Speakers
60W RMS Power Handling
180W Peak Power Handling
53Hz - 21kHz Frequency Response
Link

Is there a harness for this? I've never installed a speaker before!
I went with what jon7chow used, the Infinity REF-3022cfx and the harness for the tweeters you listed from eBay. They sound great, much better than stock.

 

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By replacing your stock front door with less sensitive and more power hungry aftermarket speakers that will continue to be driven by the same @20W RMS provided by the stock head unit, these replacement speakers may sound better to you at lower volume levels. Being under amplified they may actually sound weak at higher volume levels though.

Would have to recommend some type of aftermarket amplifier in order to properly drive those Infinity door speakers IMHO!(y)
Thanks for the heads up, I will keep that in mind. I'm not chasing huge volumes, but if I'm not satisfied and I add an amp down the line these speakers would be enough for decent sound?

To give a reference for what I consider 'decent' (because I know we all have different levels/standards of quality!) my current cars have:

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HU-850 RDBS radio with built in 6-CD changer
11 Premium Sound speakers
Dolby Surround Pro Logic®II with center speaker and digital sound processor
Premium Sound amplifier, 4x75 W plus 25 W for the center speaker
Premium Sound digital sound processor
(2006 Volvo XC70)
^ this sounds really great to me and I would never need more than that in a car, while my other car (2015 Fiat 500 S) has a 'six speaker stereo' which is weak sauce. When I test-drove the RAV (I am taking delivery this week) I would place it between my two current cars in terms of sound quality which is why I thought I should try a small boost like the tweeters and front door speakers because it might be enough to tip it up to 'good enough'.

I went with what jon7chow used, the Infinity REF-3022cfx and the harness for the tweeters you listed from eBay. They sound great, much better than stock.
Awesome!
 
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