Originally Posted by SconnieHailer
Hmmmm, i've disconnected the battery on my '12 a few times already. No issues. Know what head unit your looking into? Pioneer DEH-80prs is a solid option
Well my "new" Tacoma is an '07 but new to me. I couldn't figure any good reason you shouldn't disconnect the battery.
As for the audio. I am going to try to utilize as much of the equipment I had in my previous vehicle. The reason I got this truck is that it replaces a 99 Saturn that a 175 lb, 8 point buck totaled when I hit it on the interstate at 75 mph.
The head unit is a Kenwood, (don't remember the model right off hand). It is a CD changer controller, AM-FM with CD. It is Satellite and Blue Tooth ready. The amps are both Kenwood, one a four channel 360 watt which drives 4 MB Quart co-axials with outboard crossovers. One in each corner of the car, one channel of the amp going to each speaker. The other amp is a Kenwood 600 watt, two channel amp driving two Boston Acoustic dual voice coil subs, one channel of the amp going to each sub. The signal goes through a Audio Control EQS six channel, 13 band equalizer with dedicated sub out put. I also have a Sirius Satellite receiver which is directly controlled by the Kenwood head and a Blue Tooth module for the head. This is all tuned using pink noise and a real time analyzer (RTA).
I am confident that all the electronics will be usable but I don't know yet if the speakers I have will fit. The factory stuff in the truck really sounds muddy. I don't know yet what I can use to replace the factory speakers in the doors, with the separate tweeter in the front doors and just where I can fit my subs right now.
But all this is going to take some experimentation and the battery is going to have to disconnected while I wire all this up. There were also multiple warnings about after market electronics interfering with the truck systems. Any input any of you have about this would be appreciated. These are probably Toyota disclaimers just to cover their asses when in reality there will be no problem but I thought I would ask.