Great kit, but instructions could be better
2005 Toyota Avalon
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
PLEASE READ FOR THOSE TAKING THIS TO A SHOP TO INSTALL: Toyota, for whatever reason, has hooked up their climate control/information display to the factory radio. This means that while your climate control will still work if you do not use this kit, you will not be able to physically see the temperature setting for the car. So you CANNOT get rid of your factory stereo if you wish to continue using the climate control/information display. This kit enables you to relocate the factory stereo elsewhere in the car so that you can continue to power your display with the new stereo system you have installed. I believe most people have theirs relocated to a spot in the trunk. I was able to relocate mine to underneath the passengers seat (it does not interfere with any seat travel). I give this kit 4 stars because the instructions were not exactly clear and the shop I took it to did not understand what the purpose of these wires were when I first took the car to them. They thought the wires were for a JBL system amp, but my Avalon did not have a JBL system. When I picked up my car the first time, I noticed the climate control display was not working and realized what the problem was. So, if you are taking your car to a shop to install the radio PLEASE EXPLAIN TO THEM what these wires are for because the instructions are not exactly the best. I would also recommend making sure you turn off your radio so it doesn't keep displaying it on the display.
Pros: Allows full control of factory climate control/info display Enough length to relocate it anywhere in vehicle
Cons: Instructions could be made more clear