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Aftermarket Stereo

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by DarthBane, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. Nov 5, 2009 at 7:32 AM
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    DarthBane

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    Hi guys,

    With the new cell-phone law here in Toronto, I'm thinking of removing the factory stereo and installing an aftermarket stereo that has a hands-free bluetooth feature. If I'm going to go to the trouble of doing this, I might as well install one that has a GPS unit built in as well. Any recommendations on models would be great.
    Criteria required are:

    1) Hands-free Bluetooth link to my Blackberry
    2) GPS nav with screen no smaller than 5"
    3) USB and Aux input for iPod-like MP3 player
    4) Cost no more than say $1000


    Thanks
     
  2. Nov 5, 2009 at 7:40 AM
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    Brunes

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    Check out the A/V forum and the product reviews- TONS of reviews and lessons learned.

    Going to a site like crutchfield might help too- They have comparison tools and stuff...
     
  3. Nov 5, 2009 at 8:46 AM
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  5. Nov 5, 2009 at 10:20 AM
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  7. Nov 5, 2009 at 10:57 AM
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    Can you hook up the rear camera to that?
     
  8. Nov 5, 2009 at 2:28 PM
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    Yup, you have to have the picture display in both the rear view mirror and the dash. i tried to get it just on the screen, but something in the rear view mirror signals the feed. there is a fairly large circuit board in the mirror that is the brains.
     
  9. Nov 5, 2009 at 2:34 PM
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    i have the kenwood ddx512. looks the same as that just a year older and doesnt have nav. i dont think the nav is worth it, my portable gps works just fine for nav, and costs WAYY less. just a thought. ps.. notice the r-cam printing above the nav button (hold the nav button)
     
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