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2nd gen, recommendation needed!

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Bigcanoe, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. Jan 22, 2013 at 4:49 AM
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    Bigcanoe

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    Hi all,

    I want to replace the stock radio in my 2006. I want something whose colors will match the dash at night, so I guess orange? I dont need a ton of fancy features, but I need at least aux input (the whole reason for doing this), single CD, FM radio. I plan to order from Crutchfield to get the install bits, and I want to spend $100 or less.

    If I could spend $50 or less on a "box" to add a quality aux port to the stock radio, I would probably go that route and keep the stock look.

    Suggestions?
     
  2. Jan 22, 2013 at 9:44 AM
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    pinktaco808

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  3. Jan 22, 2013 at 9:50 AM
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    I guess there are too many options to recommend, Crutchfield is full of them!
     
  4. Jan 22, 2013 at 9:54 AM
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    I think the expense limit of 100 may be a problem. Many different double din decks. On my Pioneer, I have a choice of about 5 colors to choose from (orange being one of them).

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  5. Jan 22, 2013 at 9:55 AM
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    Very nice. I am considering upping my budget a bit. I think the double din would look sweet in the Taco. I dont want anything with a flip face or removeable face. I do need aux and maybe ipod/iphone, and bluetooth would be nice.

    I dont want anything to glity with a ton of lights and shiny buttons or crazy design :)
     
  6. Jan 22, 2013 at 10:03 AM
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    what you are describing is the factory radio. Why are you replacing? More power?
     
  7. Jan 22, 2013 at 10:05 AM
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    If you are replacing to get axillary, there is a mod you can do to get an auxiliary input with the stock head unit. I did it in my 05.
     
  8. Jan 22, 2013 at 10:05 AM
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    Aux port...blue tooth and maybe ipod?
     
  9. Jan 22, 2013 at 10:06 AM
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    i know that my 09 at least had a factory aux input. i'm not sure what year they atarted doing that though. i had the stock setup not jbl
     
  10. Jan 22, 2013 at 10:06 AM
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    How about <$10. If you are only looking to add the Aux. I can help you out if you want to do it, I live in Cary.
     
  13. Jan 22, 2013 at 10:18 AM
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    I might also consider an after market plug in thingy like the ones from USA or Grom Audio?
     
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    Tempting, but I worry about frying something, I am a newbie solderer...is it a touchy spot to get to and solder? I have soldered wire to wire, but not wire to board.
     
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    It's not bad to do. If you're looking at maybe going aftermarket anyways who cares if you fry it. Like I said I can give you a hand I'm close.
     
  16. Jan 22, 2013 at 8:55 PM
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    Thanks for the offer! I am about to pull the trigger on an aftermarket, I think I will enjoy all the new features. If I bail I will get in touch for some soldering help :)
     
  18. Jan 23, 2013 at 7:20 AM
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    OP I am also in the market for a head unit. I have been debating on the inexpensive single DIN or spending a little more for a touchscreen. There is no doubt about it the touchscreens look awesome in the Tacoma. From what I have researched the above mentioned unit is a great no nonsense unit but I am being swayed to a touchscreen after looking through some the other builds on this sight. I found the Pioneer AVH-P2400BT which is a last year's model discounted on Crutchfield. In my opinion it is a clean unit and I like it because it comes with the extras like bluetooth. The downside is it has a smaller screen and I don't prefer the aux and usb ports on the front but you cant beat the price. Look for the $25 dollar discount code online and it comes to $275 shipped.

    The other alternative is to look on Amazon but of course it doesn't come with the install kit. Good Luck and let us know what you get.
     
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