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Adding Nav/Sat. Radio

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by UncleFrancis, Apr 8, 2013.

  1. Apr 8, 2013 at 2:56 PM
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    UncleFrancis

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    My 13 Taco is great but I wish now that I had satellite radio and navigation. I have the factory touch screen. I was doing some reading but could not find the answer I am looking for... Say I were to find a wrecked 12 or 13 taco with the "entune/JBL" head unit, could I swap out radios and sign up for Sat? Even though I am sure it might cost quite a bit even from a wrecking yard its still probably cheaper than the 2k option from the dealer. Sorry if I missed this somewhere in the threads
    Thanks
     
  2. Apr 8, 2013 at 5:06 PM
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    jparf

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    I'm in the same boat. Sadly it seems the only option is to replace the head unit. I don't know if you can do a direct swap from another 12/13 but I plan on just putting in a nice Kenwood or Panasonic double DIN head unit sometime soon.
     
  3. Apr 8, 2013 at 5:12 PM
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    hakabo

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    I was looking around a while back and a lot of people run aftermarket pioneer head units. Scoche makes a pretty good dash kit that matches well.
     
  4. Apr 8, 2013 at 5:25 PM
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    tacomarandy

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    I'm thinking of getting an aftermarket. I'm just concerned about getting the controls on the steering wheel to work with it.

    For the price of the Entune option, you can havea really nice setup and then some!
     
  5. Jun 15, 2013 at 10:29 PM
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    bajatacoguy

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    I just installed a kenwood and all steering wheel controls work!
     
  6. Jun 16, 2013 at 5:42 AM
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    to be clear you need an adapter to assure all controls work. also I had the USB & Aux wired to work as well.
     
  7. Jun 16, 2013 at 6:01 AM
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    I installed a Pioneer and all the controls work with the aswc. Hardest part was stuffing everything behind the head unit. I used an external XM unit for awhile but couldn't stand all the wires. With the Pioneer I'm happy. Cost around $450 total and I did it myself.
     
  8. Jun 16, 2013 at 6:54 AM
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    Jparf or bajatacoguy - Can you list the model of Kenwood or Pioneer you got if you don't mind? I am in the same boat as Uncle Francis.
     
  9. Jun 16, 2013 at 7:21 AM
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    Pioneer AVH-X5500BHS
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00A02KOHM/ref=oh_details_o07_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Brake override so I don't have to worry about the DVD and parking brake
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00A9AQPUU/ref=oh_details_o09_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Sirius unit
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007T0NM2M/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Wiring harness
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002BEQJ8/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Steering wheel adapter
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B4PJC9K/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    USB adapter to retain stock USB plug
    http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_61468_Axxess-AX-TOYUSB.html

    I don't think my aux in works anymore but I have no use for it since I have USB and Bluetooth. Also they say there's a special Toyota adapter for the steering wheel harness but I was told it doesn't work for the 2013s so I tapped into the stock harness with butterfly crimps so I didn't have to fully cut it. There are threads here on how to make the steering wheel adapter work for our trucks, just have to search.

    Good luck.
     
  10. Jun 16, 2013 at 10:30 AM
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  11. Jun 16, 2013 at 11:02 AM
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    Bestop, MP3 Aux Input
    There is a ton of info in the Audio/Video section here. I think the answer to all your questions are there.
     
  12. Jun 16, 2013 at 11:30 AM
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    Interesting. I've never seen this. They have some pretty cool other products too. Any idea how much it costs? I can't seem to find pricing on their site.

    I'd still go with an aftermarket deck though. You get better sound quality and features in addition to getting the nav/dvd.
     
  13. Jun 16, 2013 at 5:32 PM
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    jparf

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    Woah check out the install video.

    http://youtu.be/pWxoPrZPu9E

    Bye bye warranty. This is nice but you still can't add Sirius. I ain't find pricing.
     
  14. Jun 17, 2013 at 6:31 PM
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    TacOffRoad11

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    Im not sure on pricing. I have there Bluetooth kit on my '11 and its really good. I'm actually looking to upgrade to a new HU. I want to upgrade the entire sound system in my truck.
     
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