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Re: [RFI] Car Advice

To: RFI Reflector <RFI@Contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [RFI] Car Advice
From: dalej <dj2001x@comcast.net>
Date: Wed, 31 Dec 2008 12:27:52 -0600
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There was a discussion about this several years ago.  I installed my  
radio anyway.  Never any problem with the car or warranty service.   
You should have called Toyota customer service rather than talk to a  

Subaru is a good choice too.


On 31, Dec 2008, at 12:00, Joe wrote:

> I was looking into buying a Prius.  When I talked to the Toyota  
> salesman, I
> told him I was a ham and asked if there were any known issues on  
> installing
> an all band, (VHF-HF) 100 watt, radio in the car.
> He was most emphatic when telling me that the installation of any  
> electronic
> transmitting device in the car, outside of a garage door opener,  
> would void
> the warranty.
> Needless to say, Toyota lost a sale.  Subaru won.  No problems,  
> saved 10
> grand, and get 35 mpg on trips...ragchewing on HF all the way.
> Sorry about the interference issues with your Sequoia.  Guess the  
> salesman
> knew what he was talking about.....
> Joe Wolfe
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jim Brown" <jim@audiosystemsgroup.com>
> Subject: Re: [RFI] Car Advice
>> On Wed, 31 Dec 2008 09:38:06 EST, Jimk8mr@aol.com wrote:
>>> Any experience or recommendations of something to get or something
>>> to  avoid?
>> I had MISERABLE luck with my Toyota Sequoia -- 100W on 20M crashed
>> the car's computer and put me in "limp home" mode in the middle of
>> the Nevada desert. Luckily I was able to reboot it by pulling
>> battery leads off and restoring.
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