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Best Ipod Interface for 2nd Gen Tacos

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Firemn41, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. Oct 24, 2011 at 1:16 PM
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    Firemn41

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    Hello, I have a 2011 Tacoma Prerunner D/B. Stock Stereo with CD Changer and right now currently still have the XM trail. When that runs out, I plan on putting a ipod interface in. Things I want

    #1 Charge my Ipod
    #2 Use controls on Steering wheel to change songs
    #3 Have Radio show what song is playing.

    I dont want to use the 3.5mm aux plug.

    Whats the best one out there that you Taco lovers have found. Toyota OEM, Isimple? etc? Help please

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  2. Oct 24, 2011 at 1:17 PM
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    Maverick904

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    do you ever have plans on upgrading your stereo system at all?

    if so I wouldnt waste your money on the interface.

    If not then somebody who has one should chime in soon.
     
  3. Oct 24, 2011 at 1:18 PM
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    The Yellow Dart

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    USA Spec PA15-TOY or PA20-TOY.

    I have a PA20 on my truck and I love it. Not sure about steering wheel controls, though.
     
  4. Oct 24, 2011 at 1:28 PM
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    Pugga

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    x2 on the USA Spec. Great product, had mine for over 3 years now. Also not sure about steering wheel controls since mine doesn't have them.
     
  5. Oct 24, 2011 at 1:30 PM
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    x 4 i have the pa15-toy and i can use the steering wheel controls to change songs
     
  6. Oct 24, 2011 at 1:31 PM
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    I dont plan on upgrading the stereo system. My stock system is good enough, my 2011 Sport came with the JBL Audio system. Like I said, I would just like the 3 items below

    #1 Charge my Ipod
    #2 Use controls on Steering wheel to change songs
    #3 Have Radio show what song is playing.
     
  7. Oct 24, 2011 at 1:38 PM
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    Pugga

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    ^^^^^^There's your solution... :thumbsup:

     
  8. Oct 24, 2011 at 1:38 PM
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    Dammit, beat me to it! Mine's bigger though :D
     
  9. Oct 24, 2011 at 1:40 PM
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    dexterdog

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    I only have experience with the isimple pxamg from Peripheral. The nice thing was that you could easily update the firmware.
     
  10. Oct 24, 2011 at 1:52 PM
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  11. Oct 24, 2011 at 1:53 PM
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    I've got the standard, non-JBL audio system in mine. The PA20-TOY is actually for the JBL Nav System upgrade, but it works just fine in my unit. I access it using the DISC button on the head unit.

    It charges my iPhone, I can control the songs/playlists from my head unit, and it displays Track/Artist/Song Title on the screen (scroll through using the TEXT button). You can set it to SHUFFLE and REPEAT using head unit controls. And there's no loss of quality/volume through the interface. Also, when the iPhone is not silent, it mutes the music audio for my alert sounds/ringtones.

    The only drawback I have found it that it can only play 6 premade playlists (must be Labelled TOYOTA1 - TOYOTA6) and the bulk library.
     
  12. Oct 24, 2011 at 2:12 PM
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    Pugga

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    I never relabeled my playlists on my Ipod and I can cycle through them all fine :confused:
     
  13. Oct 24, 2011 at 2:49 PM
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    Really? Jerk! Just kidding.

    I never really tried it. I just read that in the directions and went ahead and did it.
     
  14. Oct 24, 2011 at 2:51 PM
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    Yep! When I was caught in the Snowpocalypse around Thanksgiving last year I streamed Pandora through my iPhone to system for 2 hours on my 8 mile drive home. Idiot Seattle drivers....
     
  15. Oct 24, 2011 at 6:04 PM
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    For $99 this does everything you requested. I know because I own one and this is where I bought mine. It was the best price around and fast shipping.

    http://www.autotoys.com/x/product.php?productid=16236
     
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    ^^^^
    What they said. :D

    I love mine. 120$ shipped from ebay
     
  17. Oct 24, 2011 at 6:13 PM
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    Isimple ... $50 on eBay all you have to do is upgrade firmware and you can use it o. Your stock radio

    I have a 2011 w/jbl

    Steering wheel controls
    Charges iPod
    Does not show song title though
     
  18. Oct 24, 2011 at 6:16 PM
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    Every once in a while, if I keep changing from playlist to playlist it'll get confused and default back to the top playlist and I'll have to unplug it and plug it back in. It only happens once every 6 months or so but I think it's attributed to is my ancient Ipod. I've got a 6 year old aluminum cased mini and it's actually not even listed as one of the compatible Ipods for the system but it still works very well.
     
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