I'm replacing the HU in my 2011 SR5 DCLB. I have done some searches (which is how I got as far as I have so far), but I'm still looking for a little mroe info. I appreciate your help, and I imagine that a lot of this has been asked-and-answered already, so if you know of a link or FAQ, that's great.
OK, so I have my HU and the following items:
1. The Metra Double-DIN kit
Great Double DIN......you will use your existing Metal Brackets. You mount your radio first then you just snap in the Metra kit. It has these small little clips about 5 that don't always snap right into the existing holes. If you take a razor blade and cut into the Metra kit just a little to make the small holes bigger you will get them to fit better. Be careful not to break these small clips because I don't know where you can get replacements other than buying a whole new kit.
2. the TY-8100 harness
Looks like you got the right harness, connect all the wires as they are color coded. Do not I repeat do not connect the "Orange" illumination wire - you run the risk of blowing out your Dash lights. You don't need this wire anyways so just tape it off or cap it.
3. the ASWC Steering wheel control interface kit with the LD-SWC-F3.5 wire. (You will not use the extra piece that is included in the kit, it has a female 3.5mm hole with 2 wires a brown and a brown with white stripe wire - you can just mail this to me. )
This one gets a little tricky but for this specific radio it has a dedicated "Hardwire Remote" input so just find it and you will snap in the wired male plug from the ASWC.
Ok, on Toyota Tacomas you will utilize 3 wires from the factory plug in order to locate this specific plug it is the white plug that is not used after taking the factory radio out and does not hook up to the aftermarket wire harness might be a 20 pin plug but not sure and no there isn't 20 wire coming out of it. You will use the following 3 wire colors. 1. White with Red (pinkish) stripe, 2. Yellow with Black stripe. 3. Purple/Violet with White stripe. The instructions on the Axxess state that T-taps are not recommend but you can use them be sure to get some a radio shack they are called "Quick-Splice Connectors" get the 22-18 gauge wire you can use "Quick Connects" these can be found at Walmart or radio shack. You will need 3 connectors. Make sure you have your Axxess Harness connected and prep before making the connections. I use T-taps because I can tap into the factory wires and leave them ready and then I put the male part of the taps to the harness (ASWC) to the 3 wires I use and when I put everything together its as easy as taping in 3 wires and done.
Ok you are going to use the following wires from the ASWC.
1. Red (+) - you can plug in directly to your harness power source (Red Wire)
2. Black (-) - this is where it gets tricky, you will have to have an extra piece of Black wire (or whatever color). You can plug the Black (-) wire to the wire harness and also extra piece. I would use a 18-12 gauge Closed-End Connector on these because now you will have 4 wires all coming together. Use a zip tie to hold them in place and use the caped plug to keep them all together. Or you can solder all of them also.......now if you want to do the brake bypass you take the Brake Wire (this one is almost always a light green but make sure read your Pioneer Instructions to find it) and just connect it with this bunch. So you should have the 2 Black wires from the harness, the ASWC Black wire, the extra piece of Black wire coming out of the bunch and the Brake wire from the Stereo. All of these wires are Negative (-). This is the hardest part. The extra Black (-) wire taps into the White with Red (almost pinkish) wire. This is a negative wire.
3. You will use the Black with Green stripe wire. This wire taps into the Yellow with Black stripe from the factory pin plug.
4. You will use the Green with Orange stripe wire (don't confuse the Orange with Green stripe they look almost the same). This wire taps into the Purple with white strip wire from the factory pin plug.
The way you will know if this has been hooked up right is that you should see a Red light flash when you turn your key on and push your steering wheel controls.
The ASWC interface is an Auto detect feature so all you have to do is make sure it is hooked up right and it should work. You can also manually program it but you probably don't have to........
Do I need anything else? Also, is there anything else I should be doing while I'm in there? If you follow the instructions above you should be good. Remember its all in the prep work!
1. Do I need anything to use my OEM AUX input?I haven't looked at how it is connected to the factory HU (haven't cracked the dash yet).
Not sure, my truck doesn't have OEM Aux input.
2. My truck has the steering wheel radio controls but does not have the Bluetooth steering wheel controls. I know that there is a kit out there that allows you to use the OEM steering wheel controls for the bluetooth, and I think that the wiring harness is there for them...is there any point to purchasing the OEM controls and the kit to use them? My guess is "no", it's probably a lot of money and some moderate install work for minimal gain. Or will it not even work with my HU? I think you are right.
Your Stereo already has bluetooth, it would just take a few strokes of your hand to get it to work......
3. Has anyone done the parking brake override on this HU yet? I know that there are some kits out there, but I'm not sure which ones are the best ones to use. Any experience?
Like I said, find the Brake wire (look at your wiring diagram from the instructions) and tap into the Negative (Black) wire on the harness and you're done. No need to buy a relay and switch. Although I would recommend that you sure the web and see what other say. I do not have this specific unit but did have a Pioneer AVIC-D3 a while back and that's what I did.......never had any trouble.
4. How difficult is it to splice into the BU camera so it runs on both the HU and the mirror? What is the procedure for this?
Only had the camera running on my Stereo so not much help here.......search sure its been done before.
5. Any tips or tricks or gotchas?
Do not connect the Orange Illumination Wire......you run the risk of blowing up your Dash lights. The risk is to much.
Prep work is key, make sure everything is connected and secure and no wires are exposed. Solder when you have to or use Close End Connectors aka caps.
Good Luck Mike, looks like a very nice Stereo......let us know how it goes. If you need help just PM me or give me a call......PM for number.
Thanks in advance,