I don't have a GPS antenna - do you mean the XM Radio antenna? If so, I put the GEX receiver under the climate control section (under the radio). It fits perfectly in there! I then ran my antenna coax above the gas and brake pedals, past the driver door under the sill cover, past the driver's side rear door under the sill again, and up through that crack between the upper and lower body panels. I used a file to cut a slot in the sheet metal seam under the seal to run it through, then up to the drivers side corner of the rear hatch where the door closes (opposite the hinge).hey rav4mike,
I just installed my avicz140b and added the gex-p920 xm tuner. I installed it on the rear passenger side pannel, a little in front of the area where the jack is stored.
where did you put your gps antenna?
I took my antenna apart and tried to fit into the stock roof antenna, and now dont get any sound of my unit. The HU sees the XM channels, song title, artist; but no sound comes out.
I just went in there, and flipped the antenna circuit board, thinking that maybe i just dont have enough reception. I tried reseting the p920xm tuner, sent a new activation code, but still nothing.
Ahh, young glasshoppa, you must remember your googlefoo. Funny, they designed it so it could even be plugged in wrong.Yes, I did mean the XM antenna that came from the GEX, but you figured that out =)
Also, thanks again for the reply and the pics.
At this point, I dont know if the IP-bus cable is busted from when I pulled it through the headliner to the HU or if the GEX module I bought is defective.
I figured it out, and feel really stupid now. I didn't read the installation manual until just a few moments ago when I googled my problem. As it happens, I'm not the only to plug in the IP-Bus cable into the "Input" instead of the "Output". Since I have been driving my car naked all week because I'm not done with all the stuff I want to install, it was a simple matter of unplug and plug back into the "output" of the tuner.
The antenna is not working properly with the direction I put in last night, so I will flip it back to what it was before. I think I had it the right way to begin with. :doh:
The pictures all show up for me. Check RPM's album and let me know if you can view them there:What happened to all the pics? Bummer
http://www.installdr.com/harnesses/toyota-wiring.pdfrpm do you have a radio wiring color code because i also want to change my head unit but can't get where to put the correct wirings for my 2007 model. thanks
Maybe they fit better if you had the JBL system to begin with? Do the Toyota stock JBL speakers still use the funky tri-mount system, or do they have screw mounting holes in different places, or an adapter to make the stock JBLs fit?New to site, but I just finished installing half of my new speakers into my 08 rav4.
I have the JBL system in there, and I was not happy with the muddy sound up front. So I took of the door panels (to replace my mirror housings) and I noticed the front speakers are actually a 2.5 inch full range woofer.
I dug into my speaker bin from when I was young and found a set of JBL gto603c component speakers.
These speakers are pretty much made for the rav4. They are a 3-way component, but a little special. The tweeters are actually a 2.5 inch midrange, with a 1 inch tweeter mounted to it.
These happen to slip right into the factory mount, and fit perfect.
Sound is 10x better with just those 2 speakers replaced.
I still need to replace the woofers, along with the rear speakers and then pull the sub from the rear door.
Final plan is to get a non-sub rear gate, then put a pair of old JBL gtx 8 subs under the rear floor panel.
Moral of the story, if you want a perfect fitting speaker, and can find them.
JBL gto603c is what you need to get.