Last post on Feb 09, 2011 at 9:11 PM
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Toyota FJ Cruiser, Entertainment System, SUV
#27 of 36 Can Stock FJ Subwoofer be added??
Aug 04, 2008 (5:21 am)
I just got an '07 FJ and it doesn't have the Subwoofer, but someone in my area is selling one, will it just plug right in and be ready to go? Does the subwoofer unit also have a power amp in it?
Lastly, when I say I JUST bought it, I mean, I have had ot for 3 days! So can someone tell me where the Aux is for the stereo? THX
#28 of 36 Re: Can Stock FJ Subwoofer be added?? [evilgreco]
Aug 04, 2008 (2:55 pm)
If you're sure it was made to fit the FJ, then it will just plug right in. Otherwise you'll need to do some re-wiring. The FJ sub is powered, meaning it has an amp built in. The factory connector is inside one of the plastic panels that pop off in the back of the vehicle, on the right side. That connector has 12V power and speaker connections (left and right). Oh yeah, I think the factory unit also requires a switch in the dash to turn on power to the sub.
#29 of 36 Re: Can Stock FJ Subwoofer be added?? [emerling]
Aug 13, 2008 (5:46 am)
It's actually a Subwoofer from an '08 FJ and comes with the switch. Does anyone know if the switch just plugs right in and is pre-wired?
Is the subwoofer worth it? Does it boost volume as well as bass?
#30 of 36 Re: Can Stock FJ Subwoofer be added?? [evilgreco]
Aug 30, 2008 (11:05 am)
The wires that plug into the switch are hiding in the dash. I have my dash torn apart right now, so that's how I know. The parts you need to take off are not very difficult... I think you need to remove the center console to get that switch panel away from the dash, though. Again, not so difficult... let me know if you need some advice to get in there.
BTW, where'd you get the sub and switch ?
#31 of 36 Re: Can Stock FJ Subwoofer be added?? [emerling]
Sep 03, 2008 (5:52 am)
I didn't end up getting it. Every time I find one, it's gone when I am ready to buy it. Oh well.....the search goes on.
#32 of 36 Thoughts on satellite radios and install altenatives for in dash radio
Oct 23, 2008 (10:39 am)
Noticed previous posts on volume issues with satellite radios. Plugging it in directly to the I Pod dash jack is one half of solution. The other is, if your satellite "head" unit has this option, check the menu for signal "out" options. If you have this available select "line out" versus "FM signal out". I have a new Sirius unit and this maximizes volume and deals with the issue of having to change FM bands when traveling from city to city to avoid dedicated local signals.
(2) For those who want to change or add to their existing in dash units look at the web site metraonline.com . Look at your make, model and current in dash unit INCLUDING speakers option if one is listed for your make and model. It will give you printable instructions on how to disassemble your dash to access your radio including tools needed. It also offers alternative racks by different manufactures that will fit by above parameters. A very feature rich site if you have the time to look around. Crutchfield is another web electronics site that will give you the above. They have a catalog with all sorts of stereo stuff and phone support. Under satellite radio options it offers mounting brackets by car make and model.
#35 of 36 Re: What's the story with satellite radio? [jimirl]
Feb 08, 2011 (9:24 am)
I was shocked to find out how much satellite radio would cost me to install. This on a unit that was satellite radio-prepped. I ended up buying an XM Snap! for about $60.00 from Radio Shack. Installed in about 15 min and works great. Don't expect many extras... only 5 presets, but the price was right.
#36 of 36 Re: What's the story with satellite radio? [winkman10]
Feb 09, 2011 (9:11 pm)
Ya...I decided to forego the module when I found out how expensive it was, too. Pretty outrageous, IMHO; however, I guess they get away with it.