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2013 touch screen HU and alpine power pack

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by EricU, Oct 5, 2015.

  1. Oct 5, 2015 at 9:35 PM
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    EricU

    EricU [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I just bought a 2013 texas edition today(yay for stickers and emblems ha) it has the factory touch screen with USB/AUX and Bluetooth. I have no reason to replace it since it does everything i want, minus the power output.

    I have an Alpine Power pack mini amplifier from a previous truck and figure since my budget will not allow for the system id like, i might as well be reasonable with myself and goals and use this amp.

    I do not want to cut the factory harness, so could i use the metra part number 71-1761 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...ue&ref_=ox_sc_act_title_1&smid=A1LSE3TWU9LIV0

    to plug into the headunit, then connect speaker wire to RCA cables http://www.crutchfield.com/p_136XDCLR2S/JL-Audio-XD-CLRAIC2-SW.html?tp=1222

    connect to power pack (select speaker wire input on amp)

    then connect the output wires to the metra 70-1761 http://www.crutchfield.com/p_120701...r-Wiring-Harness.html?search=70-1761&skipvs=T

    to the factory harness?

    i know its a round about way to do it but it keeps me from having to cut the factory harness.

    set the HPF at 60hz and adjust sensitivity accordingly?

    reason being is i have the RCA's, the Amp, and would only need $30 worth of harnesses to complete the install.

    eventually at a later date i would replace the door speakers and sound deaden the doors, but id really like to keep the factory headunit as i have no need to replace it.
     
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  2. Oct 12, 2015 at 1:58 PM
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    EricU

    EricU [OP] Well-Known Member

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    well i ordered the above parts, got everything installed today. WOW, just a small jump in power resulted in outstanding gains. i put the fronts on a 120hz HPF and the rear at 80hz HPF. Definately need sound deadening for the doors which i will add RAAM audio deadening and ensolite later on after this coming winter.

    i have the gain set very low as the factory speakers cannot take too much power without distortion but the results are great.

    I do have some a Alpine type-s tweeters from a while back when a customer gave them to me, and those are rated at 1100hz-22k hz so i will probably swap those in the front doors for a better mid/high.

    while doing the install i also tapped in an extra set of speaker wire to RCA adapters for a subwoofer later down the road. i will just need to find an amp that works with high level inputs and ill be in business.
     
  3. Dec 13, 2015 at 2:36 AM
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    hyper15125

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    Perfect, I've been trying to figure out what harness, reverse harness works for the 2013 Tacoma with the standard touch screen non JBL. I need to pull high level inputs off of the head unit rear outputs for a small sub and don't want to cut or splice. Thanks for confirming!
     
  4. Dec 15, 2015 at 8:19 PM
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    will this work with a 2015 touch screen/nav non JBL?
     

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