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Gen 2 Montero / Re: 1995 SR couple of questions
« on: January 14, 2019, 11:39:32 PM »
What - pray tell- is a windshield clip?

Gen 2 Montero / Re: 1995 SR couple of questions
« on: December 30, 2018, 10:01:01 PM »
The video is for Gen 3- are the seat mechanisms the same?

Gen 2 Montero / 1995 SR couple of questions
« on: December 30, 2018, 09:17:11 AM »
1. I have a buzzing type rattle that appears to be near the left side windshield when the vehicle get up to about 60 mph. Anyone else have this issue and a fix?

2. Once again I am confounded by the rear bench seat. I have spent hours trying to figure out how to fold it forward. Can someone give me a step by step instruction on how to fold that thing forward? It's such a pain, I am considering taking it out - once I figure out how to fold it forward.

Gen 2 Montero / Re: 1995 SR Fuse #11 shorting out
« on: June 02, 2018, 09:08:23 AM »
But, the stereo isn't on that circuit, is it? I would think that the overdrive not working would be an indication. Would an electrical connection involving the overdrive short out the gauges? That's the only "other" thing that is a symptom other than an obvious short.

Gen 2 Montero / 1995 SR Fuse #11 shorting out
« on: June 01, 2018, 09:00:03 PM »
MY Monty has 110,000 miles on it and just recently, the 10a fuse "11 in the under-dash fuse box started burning out. At first, I could drive it for several hours until it popped, but no all I do is turn on the ignition on and it pops, when I turn the key to start. When it popps, it makes it so the speedo, tach, odometer, all the gauges and idiot lights no longer work. What still works is the 4WD light and the light that shows me which gear I am in. After dark, the dash lights turn on so I can see the dash, but none of the indicators work. I've been driving it around trying to see if there is any pattern to this. One thing I noticed is when I push in the Overdrive button, it doesn't seem to shift into a higher gear now. Here is a list of what I have done fairly recently that could possibly have affected it:

Swapped out the electric adjustable shocks to some KYB's, I took the electrical wires and just ziptied them up and out of the way without covering them with tape or cutting them (could that be it?)
Recently changed the stereo to put in an alpine stereo.... I had the installer put a switch inline to the antenna, so I could keep it from going up if I wasn't listening to the radio

It really bothers me to drive without gauges and i'd like to fix. Anyone have any  ideas?

When I was doing this, from all the reading I did, I replaced all the rubber hoses behind the heads and I also got lifters with bigger oil ports. Apparently the lifters in these don't get as much oil as needed. It only cost another $100, so I figured what the hell?

Gen 2 Montero / Re: 95 SR Radio
« on: January 24, 2018, 06:17:49 PM »
Paj- the current radio is a one piece, 2 din unit. Cassette on top and equalizer underneath. Pics would be good, and you have no trouble viewing while driving? I'm not sure I understand the tilt out.

Gen 2 Montero / Re: 95 SR Radio
« on: January 24, 2018, 05:38:46 PM »
Ah Ha.... someone who knows what they are doing.... what is a sail panel? Do you run an amp in yours? Pioneer are supposed to be good speakers, I read the TS-A's are very good. Crutchfield says a double din doesn't fit, but obviously it is a double din location. Any recommendations of adapter connectors? Also I never play CD's so any recommendation for a similar head unit that has similar specs but doesn't have CD?

Gen 2 Montero / Re: 95 SR Radio
« on: January 23, 2018, 02:38:29 PM »
So what do you audiophiles think about putting some surface mount speakers on the upper rear door trim, facing forward on mounts? Accoustically? I am no audiophile, but I cannot imagine the speakers in the door panels is an ideal location. I would think maybe a couple in back facing forward and maybe a small set on the dash facing backward would be much better. I have done a bunch of searches for this topic and haven't found the answer. The more I think about it, the more I am liking the idea of having some sort of docking station with maybe and indash stereo to mate my android phone or tab to, and having flush mount speakers instead of going through all the hassle of replacing all the door speakers. Feedback appreciate as I literally have no clue. I am having difficulty with the position of the stereo to even consider a double din. By having a long arm floor mount for my tab or phone, I can have all my controls literally at eye level all the time.

Gen 2 Montero / 95 SR Radio
« on: January 20, 2018, 06:47:03 PM »
So I have the (I guess) double din cassette/radio w equalizer. I assume there is an amp somewhere.... is this an Infinity unit? If not, any idea what it is? My 95 is in really good condition, and the radio sounds ok, but I was wondering if there were a way to make it a little sound better utilizing the stock radio and amp. I am 62 yrs old, so my pavement pounding stereo aspirations are long gone. I just want it to sound really good at low to mid volumes. I am assuming since the speakers are over 22 years old, that maybe they may need a "tune up". Any recommendations for specific speakers which would work well with the stock head and amp? Or any other ideas?

On a side note, I was considering replacing the head unit with a 2 DIN mp3 stereo, but decided against it as the location of the stereo is pretty much worthless (near the floor consol) while you are driving, so I was actually considering getting an ipad mount to get the screen up where I can use it and then pipe the music from my ipad directly into the aux in on the front of the stock stereo. Would there be any issues with this? It would save me the hassle and extra expense of a new head unit and I could utilize the stock head and amp.

Comments? Suggestions?

Gen 2 Montero / Re: Custom Channel Iron Front Bumper?
« on: January 13, 2018, 02:27:54 PM »
Yeah, I bought it several years ago to use on my mining claim, but never took it in there (I need to carry it in on my back for a couple of miles). If it is nestled in between the frame rails, behind the bumper it may be difficult to access the high/low speed lever. I have the 10.5 at my mining claim and I have used the hell out of it for years and never had a problem. I got the configuration from Winches Plus- and I have the modular system. I probably have 500 hours on it.... it's a working brute.

Gen 2 Montero / Re: Custom Channel Iron Front Bumper?
« on: January 13, 2018, 11:50:31 AM »
Yours is not over-stated, but beefy and simple. I like that. The new "space age" bumpers really turn me off. Maybe it has to do with my age.

Gen 2 Montero / Re: Custom Channel Iron Front Bumper?
« on: January 13, 2018, 11:46:38 AM »
I want a bumper like yours. Now I can see what you are talking about. So maybe I may look for the more stealthy winch mount. What kind of winch are you running? My Milemarker hydraulic woudn't work in that set up, so maybe it may be an electric winch. Are you running dual batteries or just one big one?

Gen 2 Montero / Re: Custom Channel Iron Front Bumper?
« on: January 12, 2018, 11:50:05 PM »
Toasty, I am not sure I follow you about the mounting.... can you re-phrase that? Are you saying the winch is best mounted between the frame rails and not above them?? I'm not sure where a winch is normally mounted- the Toyota I had was 20 years ago. Where does the stock bumper sit in relation to the frame rails? I'd go look at my Monty, but it is in the shop down in Reno getting the valve seals replaced. Looks like the people in Sac do a really nice job on their bumpers. His facebook page has a tube bumper they just built for a Monty, but it just doesn't look like it would protect the truck unless it was just a slow speed bump.... but what do I know?

Gen 2 Montero / Custom Channel Iron Front Bumper?
« on: January 12, 2018, 04:17:41 PM »
I am looking for some sort of not terribly fancy custom channel iron front bumper with a winch mount for my 1995 SR. I saw that you guys have a mount for a winch using the original bumper, but I want something a little sturdier that sticks out a little further. I used to have a winch bumper made from 4" channel for my toyota and it stuck out 8" and the areas on either side of the centered winch was used for lockable boxes where I could store tire chains, tow straps, snatch blocks and all winch related stuff. Does anyone make anything like that for the Montero? I may put my 12,000lb milemarker hydraulic winch in there or maybe opt for something a little lighter like an electric winch. Just shopping options.

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