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aftermarket HU and steering wheel controls

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by bmgreene, Feb 18, 2015.

  1. Feb 18, 2015 at 4:54 PM
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    bmgreene

    bmgreene [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone know if there's a brand/line of single-DIN aftermarket head units which are compatible with Toyota steering wheel controls out of the box?

    I'm looking to replace my system to make room for a CB and because the factory unit seems to have some kind of a loose connection in it somewhere which makes it shut down randomly. I'm not looking to get elaborate, but would like to retain the wheel controls, and the adapter kits out there cost more than the head units I'm currently looking at, so it's not worth the price if I have to go that route.
     
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    thanks,

    For some reason it didn't occur to me to check Amazon for the adapter, I can live with the $50 that amazon wants, as opposed to the $140 that Crutchfield lists it at...
     
  4. Feb 20, 2015 at 9:43 AM
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    I can confirm that the Axxess unit works perfectly with my Pioneer AppRadio 4 in my 2011 Tacoma.
     
  5. Feb 20, 2015 at 4:56 PM
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    They also have a wireing harness you can buy for like 5 bucks that will plug into the stock plugs, so you don't have to cut anything. It worked fine on my 2014 Tacoma
     
  6. Feb 24, 2015 at 7:44 AM
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    It's some money, but I'm using a PAC SWI-CP5 in another car which is programmable via device app for the vehicle with connection instructions for about any car on the planet and all aftermarket head unit brands. Works like a champ. Also gives easy customization on the controls, such as long-press, etc. Disclaimer: I've not used it in the Tacoma, yet, but I suspect it'd be great.
     
  7. Feb 24, 2015 at 10:51 AM
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    If you go with the Access definitely get the add-on harness, makes things really easy.
     
  8. Feb 24, 2015 at 1:36 PM
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