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2002 Rav4 Install

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Mar 5, 2012
Bay Area
Looking for tips.
Toyota 2002 Rav4 Sport (front wheel drive if that makes any difference)

So far I have found a great path (or atleast I think so) for the antenna which is running it along the left side of the car and tuck behind the left back bummer (there is a gap) up through a vent that is behind it and in to the left side storage compartment.
My questions are
1. Can I put the radio in there (with the remote kit to the front of the car) or will this be a heating issue?
2. what is the best way to get power to that position (any good holes to poke through in the firewall to get to the power?)
3. If I fuse it properly what gauge wire should I use ( I have some 12 gauge auto zip cord but might want to run a larger gauge to facilitate emergency power tap for other radios.)

Any suggestions or tips would be much apreciated
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