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09 Radio display text

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Viking88, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. Viking88

    Viking88 [OP] Devil's Advocate

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    Does anyone know how to make the song title / artist scroll on the display? There is so much more info to display but I'm capped at just so many static characters.
     
  2. tacoholic

    tacoholic 09 but I drive a 012 Expedition...

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    That is kinda odd...I can't offer any help with it but this'll give you a nice top bump.
     
  3. Jester243

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    I don't know if it is same as my '08 or not. On mine you press the "text" button on the radio for the first line of text. then press and hold the "text" button again for two or three seconds, it beeps and then displays the second line of text. This is for the RDS on some local stations for the band and album info.
     
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    I'll try that Jester, thanks
     
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    I tried pressing the 'text' button like you posted on my '09 and got nothing at all.:(
     
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    The CD has to have the data on it and if you burn from Itunes make sure that you check the box for that....otherwise it just says no data.
     
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    Also for radio stations they have to broadcast in RDS if you are looking for that.

    Here only two of the stations I have programmed broadcast that way.
     
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    whats rds? so your saying the chevys from like 2002 can get radio information but an 09 tacoma needs a special signal?
     
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio_Data_System

    For a list of radio stations that broadcast using RDS, CLICK HERE. Click on the frequency at the top and look for the station you desire.
     
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    so the chevs dont need rds?
     
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    coudnl't tell you I don't have a chevy. But if it can display the info then more than likely the radio had the RDS function.
     
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    my friend has one..07 sierra and displays info here..with mine on same station it dont..weird
     
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    Just treid on my 09 (without the JBL). RDS does not seem to work. I know the stations I listen to use RDS and cant get it to work. RDS is not mentioned at all in the manual.

    However, CD song names do show up when playing a CD.

    I assume the 09's are not RDS capable.?
     
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    I have the JBL stero that had the RDS symbol just above the CD opening , does yours? Do all Tacoma steroe's have this I really don't know
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    Just checked, mine does NOT have the RDS symbol and after doing some searching (google RDS tacoma) it seems the RDS feature is for the more expensive JBL option.

    Now we know. THANKS for posting the pic!!
     
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    wow tacomas are so basic..no rds no heated mirrors... simple things should be standard
     
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    I have the JBL system in my 09 and it does not have RDS. I was pretty disappointed to find out that this fairly old technology didn't come with a high dollar upgraded system.
     
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    I agree. Heated mirrors would be nice. I'm OK without the RDS as no cars I have ever owned had this.

    High definition digital radios would have been cool too!
     
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    Not to be rude but you are sure you have the JBL and not just the 6 disk changer? Others have been unsure in the past
     
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