Is installing an aftermarket radio possible?

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  1. Zexesy

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    [​IMG] I got an 05. Metra 70-1761 wiring harness does not fit. (See attached photos) I can't find a harness that does fit. To add insult to injury, the A/C and MPG traking doesn't work unless the OEM radio is installed. What do you suggest I do to install an aftermarket radio while maintaining all the original functions? Just splice the wires and install it?
     
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    Got my pioneer installed at Best Buy. They did a great job using the interface harness and everything works
    Including all the steering wheel controls. So there's a off the shelf interface for a g2 available no splicing necessary.

    Got the front speakers replaced with pioneers too and the system sounds 100% better.
     
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    I had an issue with the MPG tracking after my double din install until they put a resistor somewhere. I bet if you search there is a thread about it.
     
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    So what your saying is that I need one of those steering wheel harnesses to accomplish this?
     
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    You need an ac retention harness that plugs in behind the radio

    Posted via the PriusChat mobile app.
     
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    It's possible! Either use the resistor that came with the Metra harness or use the radiopro4.
     
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    i bought a scosche adapter harness and the metra axxess for my '04. the scosche kit had the resistor preinstalled. it worked perfectly. if you have the jbl, you got a whole nuther problem and need something called a tyto adapter kit. I forgot exactly what it is because I decided not to spend the money and just kept the jbl in my'06.
     
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    My car has a JBL stereo system. I needed to buy a metra TYTO-1 harness and 68 ohm resistor. Thanks for the help.
     
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    Yep a 68 ohm resistor was required, the instructions on how to use it came with the JBL specific harness.
     
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    There are two options, mounting a single DIN below the factory one behind the push-out door (See this thread: Stealth install an aftermarket stereo in Prius | PriusChat) or replacing the facory system with a double DIN (or maybe larger) and using an adapter kit. If the stock radio is disconnected a resistor needs to be installed as noted by others. See the stealth install thread for a lot of tips on wiring, IIRC it covers how to do both setups.
     
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