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#312837 - 10/08/2008 02:52 2005 Toyota Prius with FM modulator
robricc
carpal tunnel

Registered: 30/10/2000
Posts: 4909
Loc: Orange County, NY USA
My friend Aamir became the newest empeg owner today with the epic install into his 2005 Toyota Prius. The install was probably the most frustrating one yet simply because of mounting issues. One would think that somewhat DIN-sized opening below the stereo would house the empeg nicely. Unfortunately, getting the translucent door to close with the empeg in there was a royal pain.

In the end, we're both pretty pleased with the outcome. The modification to the dash opening could be a bit cleaner, but it will be hidden behind the translucent door most of the time.

We decided to use this FM modulator to feed the empeg into the stock stereo. Unfortunately, most AUX-in adapters for this car either aren't made anymore, or they're about $300. For $30, I think the FM route did the trick nicely. I hooked its 12 volt input to the empeg's remote amp lead. This way, if the empeg is on, the FM modulator is on. If the empeg is off, the modulator is off. It's pretty slick, but there's nothing really high-tech about it. The sound is definitely acceptable and clean through the stock system.

You can see the install photos here, but I have included some teaser shots below. Enjoy!













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#312839 - 10/08/2008 10:43 Re: 2005 Toyota Prius with FM modulator [Re: robricc]
mlord
carpal tunnel

Registered: 29/08/2000
Posts: 13494
Loc: Canada
Nice lookin' bandsaw, ya have thar! smile

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#312840 - 10/08/2008 11:54 Re: 2005 Toyota Prius with FM modulator [Re: robricc]
Robotic
pooh-bah

Registered: 06/04/2005
Posts: 2026
Loc: Seattle transplant
Nice work!
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#312841 - 10/08/2008 15:55 Re: 2005 Toyota Prius with FM modulator [Re: mlord]
robricc
carpal tunnel

Registered: 30/10/2000
Posts: 4909
Loc: Orange County, NY USA
Thanks. I guess we were fortunate to be doing the install in a metal shop.
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#312844 - 10/08/2008 20:49 Re: 2005 Toyota Prius with FM modulator [Re: robricc]
sein
old hand

Registered: 07/01/2005
Posts: 883
Loc: Sector ZZ9pZa
Nice work Rob! Looks quite happy behind that little transparent door, like it a lot.
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#312877 - 11/08/2008 22:35 Re: 2005 Toyota Prius with FM modulator [Re: sein]
petteri
addict

Registered: 02/08/2004
Posts: 430
Loc: Miami, FL USA
Good work! That little cubby, with a bit of work, is a GREAT place for the EMPEG.


Edited by petteri (11/08/2008 22:35)

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