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AVIC-Z2 installed

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Manofs, Oct 9, 2007.

  1. Oct 9, 2007 at 5:31 PM
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    Manofs

    Manofs [OP] Well-Known Member

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    so my new z2 nav system is installed and working great, but i was wondering...i have the steering wheel controls from the OEM stereo 6 cd changer, i was wondering does anyone know if they make an adapter so that i can control my nav system from my steering wheel if so let me know. i have been look but cant find one.:confused:
     
  2. Oct 9, 2007 at 5:33 PM
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    909tacoma

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    Pics????
     
  3. Oct 9, 2007 at 6:08 PM
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  4. Oct 15, 2007 at 4:57 PM
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    Where are the pictures? Do you like it? What did you pay for it?
    I have the chance to get that model for about 1200 bucks brand new direct from Pioneer, do you think that is a good deal?

    I need to pick between the Z-2 and the N-4 by tonight....
    Any imput would be much appreciated...
     
  5. Oct 15, 2007 at 5:08 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    i have an n1 and love it. so the n4 has to be like....4 times better, right?? lol i havent had any probs w/ my n1
     
  6. Oct 15, 2007 at 5:08 PM
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    ScottTRD

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    Company named Peripheral makes adaptors so you can use steering wheel controls with aftermarket radios.
    www.peripheralelectronics.com

    Model I used in my non-jbl Tacoma was the PESWIPS and using it with my AVIC-D3.
     
  7. Oct 15, 2007 at 5:15 PM
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    Do you think 1100 bucks for a brand new N-4 is a good deal?
     
  8. Oct 15, 2007 at 6:01 PM
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    wat?
    hell yeah thats a good deal...especially since crutchfield still wanst 1700 for the n3

    EDIT: oh...and the MSRP for one from pioneeer is 1600 for the n4...oh...and i only paid 400 for my n1, but it was from a buddy...that price on an n4 is really good
     
  9. Oct 15, 2007 at 6:08 PM
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    I've been on Pioneer's website all dam day... The Z-2 MSRP is 2200 I can get it for 1298 I assume it's a good deal but I really don't know.....
     
  10. Oct 15, 2007 at 7:57 PM
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    well i really dont know about the N-4, but i think the Z-2 is great, i will post pics when i get a chance. i got my for 1240 off of ebay, and it works really great. the one thing i really like about th z-2 is that it has a learning algorythm, which means it learns how you drive. whichs ways you enjoy or prefer to go, and i know the z-1 doesnt have that. but since i dont know much about n-4 i would go with the z-1 because i like it so much.
     
  11. Oct 15, 2007 at 8:18 PM
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    wat?
    2 good things about the n4 is that it has a bigger screen than all other n units...7" and it also has the best ipod interface that pioneer has out...if that tickles ur fancy. and from what i understand, its still pretty easy to bypass to watch dvd's and change nav info while driving
     
  12. Oct 15, 2007 at 9:33 PM
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    Well folks I picked the Z-2... It was just an all around good deal to me....
    The trucks at the dealer for a couple of days, so by the time it's finished my unit should be here...
     
  13. Oct 26, 2007 at 7:46 PM
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    Where are the pics at? I ordered mine but I wanna see what it's gonna look like already....

    My unit and hid's should be here on tuesday when I get back from vacation...I'll post pics as soon as I get them..
     
  14. Feb 2, 2008 at 8:42 PM
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    I am wanting to install the AVIC Z-2 in my 05 Tacoma, but how do you modify the dash? Do you modify the existing dash or do you order a new dash made just for the AVIC Z2? Names of any vendors for this modification would be greatly appreciated.
     
  15. Feb 2, 2008 at 10:27 PM
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    well i have a 2007, and i just went to ebay and looked for a dash, i dont know what the 2005 looks like but i dont see why it would be any different. i will post pics of mine when i have the chance. but just go to ebay and type in something like double din tacoma 2005, or something like that and i am sure you will find what your looking for. thats what i did and mine looks great. hope that helps
     
  16. Feb 3, 2008 at 12:48 AM
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    if anyone is looking for an indash GPS check out the Kenwood DNX7100 I looked at all the systems and this one was definately the best. I read a lot of problems with the AVIC systems check out http://www.avic411.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=19

    this system has a lot of cool features including The Ipod interface that is the most comprehensive of them all with all user controls on screen, and it plays videos off your ipod too. other cool features are the screen tilt with negative tilt angle, and controls a really nice EQ and preamp that makes the stock system sound awesome. People ask if I upgraded the speakers all the time.I spent weeks researching the units and was going to get the eclipse unit but then I saw this and was sold with the Built in Garmin 3d GPS with SD card reader to update the firmware and to download maps it is way better than the CD based gps units that are mostly 2d.

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    the blue buttons on the screen are not always there only if you select the ghost menu

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    I pod hook up plus USB to play music and to upload backgrounds

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  17. Feb 3, 2008 at 12:50 AM
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    http://sonicelectronix.com/item_5774_Scosche+TA2053B+-+TA2053.html
     
  18. Feb 3, 2008 at 2:56 PM
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    Thanks. I will post pictures after my install.
     
  19. Feb 11, 2008 at 9:20 PM
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    I am taking a second look at the Kenwood. CNET gripes about the user interface being too cluttered when using the head unit for anything other than navigation. Your unit looks great. Does it lock you out of the navigation system while your driving like the AVIC Z-2?
     
  20. Feb 11, 2008 at 11:27 PM
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    NomolosTRD

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    NO it doesn't lock you out of anything while you are driving, you can input addresses and search things like stores and restaurants while driving and add them into the route. I have programmed over ten different addresses at a time and it calculates a route to all places and rearranges them to make a straight and easy route.

    I read the reviews on cnet about the interface and I was concerned about it too. But after weighing the benefits and the menu layout as the only downside I still picked this unit. It takes about a day or two to really understand the menu but after that it's really easy to use, especially the Ipod interface, there is nothing out there that comes close to the ipod interface with the album artwork and easy menus.
     
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