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Author Topic: '01 Avalon Installation  (Read 523 times)
N4CDB
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« on: April 02, 2008, 08:06:29 AM »

The family is taking a trip this month and we're taking my mom's car since it's got more room. I have a Tacoma and the YL has a Camry. I didn't have any problems with either of those. However, I've searched high and low and can't find a way to route power through the firewall in the Avalon.

It seems that the existing holes are tightly filled and I've struck out looking under the dash to find a way in/out. Has anyone installed a rig in an Avalon? I guess I can use the 12V outlet (not the cig lighter) but I'd rather go to the battery.

Keep in mind this is mom's car so I don't think she'll be too keen on me drilling. :-)
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W3LK
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« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2008, 08:20:20 AM »

Go to your nearest custom auto audio shop. The will know how to get through the firewall without drilling.

I've yet to see a vehicle that didn't have at least one hole to get cables through.

73,

Lon - W3LK
Naugatuck, Connecticut
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« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2008, 08:47:33 AM »

It isn't any different that any other late-model Toyota. Look at the main wiring harness entrance. It is on the driver's side, above where the clutch pedal would be if it had one. There is an extra double sealed passthrough. From the engine compartment, it looks like a baby bottle nipple. It is only large enough for a pair of #10s, which means you'll have to install fuses after you run the wire. If it were mine, I'd use 4008 RigRunner, and just leave it in place when you get back from the trip.

Just remember, mag mounts aren't safe, and you'd be better off with a trunk lip mount in this instance.

Alan, KØBG
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N4CDB
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« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2008, 08:24:11 AM »

Thanks guys. I've looked at that wiring harness but I don't see any room to put anything else through. I'll try to get the car this weekend to check it out again though.
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