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3rd Gen Functionality with Aftermarket Head-Unit

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by regrubuen, Jul 30, 2020.

  1. Jul 30, 2020 at 3:42 PM
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    regrubuen

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    Hi All,

    I have a 2019 TRD Sport (cav blue with manual transmission for those curious) and was thinking about upgrading my head-unit to one from Crutchfield that has Apple Carplay. I was just curious about what functionality is lost when you go to an aftermarket head-unit (even with the iDatalink Maestro), and then in addition what head-units you all recommend to keep the most functionality possible.

    Thank you in advance for all your help!!
     
  2. Jul 30, 2020 at 3:50 PM
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    JaCado

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  3. Jul 31, 2020 at 7:38 AM
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    TiHo

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    I just upgraded mine to the Pioneer DMH-WC6600NEX. Fits flush with a little bit of work and fits the premium bezel perfectly. The only functionality that I lost was the compass and the turn by turn directions on the screen above the steering wheel but your going to lose those with any aftermarket headunit. I still have the compass in my mirror and being able to use Waze and Google maps on a big beautiful screen make you forget about losing those in a hurry.D8DEC2C9-6407-4897-833B-D6813A7B3CDA.jpg
     
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  4. Aug 14, 2020 at 4:32 PM
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    Bmuscari

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    I have the Pioneer DMH-WT8600NEX with the 10.1" screen. Like the last guy said, I only lost in dash compass and turn by turn. I kept everything else with the Maestro RR. 20200729_165004.jpg
     
  5. Dec 28, 2020 at 10:16 AM
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    JustinInATX

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    Did you have to get the XM tuner as well or did the factory XM connect with the iData Link Maestro? About to order this.
     
  6. Dec 28, 2020 at 10:20 AM
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    TiHo

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    You have to get a XM tuner but if you get the antenna adapter cable from Metra you can use the truck's XM antenna instead of the antenna that comes with the tuner.
     

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