11-17-2005, 02:02 AM
I just bought an Eclipse AVN5435 for my tc and i was wondering if anyone had installation instructions for me? i want to do it myself but might just go and get it done somewhere round the philly area. so if anyone knows any good installers in the philly area or instructions to install this please hit me back.
11-17-2005, 04:37 AM
Eclipse's warranty isn't valid unless it's bought at and installed by an authorized dealer. If you did buy it from a dealer, then I would suggest you take it back to them and pay their undoubtedly astronomical installation fee, just for the peace of mind. If not, then I'd say it's only worth the money if the shop charges you $50 or less.
11-17-2005, 05:25 AM
It's a really easy install. If you do it right it looks stock and the door still closes
11-17-2005, 01:00 PM
well i bought it off an authorized dealer....crutchfield.com but i have to find an authorized dealer in the area to install it. i have no problems tackling it bc its not that difficult of an install from what i understand. i do know that there r some mods to the bracket that need to be done and i would like some instructions to help me along with that.
11-17-2005, 02:45 PM
Ok I have the same radio. If you put on the Toyota brackets on the radio and put in the dash as is the door on will not close. To fix it you need to drill the holes out, move them back. That is toward the front of the car so the radion sets further back in the dash
11-17-2005, 07:03 PM
ok.....do these brackets come with the kit or do i need to go to a dealership or store to get these? also how do i get all that silver trim up and out of the way to get to the radio?
11-17-2005, 07:18 PM
no offense, but if you are asking how to pull the dash trim up, you should not be doing the install and should be taking it to someone else.
Edit: look in the tech section, there's got to be a guide there for it.
as for the brackets, he means the stock brackets that you unscrew from the stock radio. The best thing to do when mounting the brackets is to grind down the 4 inner "nipples" flat, then drill out the 2 forward "dips" on each bracket and use those for mounting holes.
11-17-2005, 07:24 PM
hahaha ur a funny guy private i was simply asking is there a trick? like an easy way to unclip it? what kind of clips r holding it down etc....bc i would like to keep the interior of my car nice and dont want to accidentally mess something up just bc i didnt know of something that someone who has done the install has found out either the hard way or word of mouth.....it was a simple question no smartass comments necessary
11-17-2005, 07:31 PM
Searching and the tech secion. Both should help you.