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Best radio replacement for 06 tacoma

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Sgibbs, Aug 19, 2017.

  1. Aug 19, 2017 at 8:30 PM
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    Sgibbs

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    I just bought my son an 06 tacoma and he doesn't like the factory radio. Any suggestions on a good radio? Being a teenager he is interested in the touchscreens with Bluetooth.
     
  2. Aug 19, 2017 at 8:51 PM
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    Alpine INE - W960 is the one that I used to replace my factory radio with. Bluetooth, Steering Wheel Controls and Navigation. It was a little expensive but sounds great.
     
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  3. Aug 20, 2017 at 4:26 AM
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    android radio from Joying. Just like a phone. You can load any app on it and cheaper . Comes with GPS and Bluetooth and phone mirroring.
    OH, and watch movies!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvS6IwBykcw
     
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    That one looks good, but i didn't see the steering wheel controls with it. Are they sold separately?
    Also, with the GPS, does it update automatically or will it be out of date in a year, i.e. Road changes, construction etc?
     
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    The steering wheel controls were sold separately.. I think around $125.00. It uses NavTech Maps. They can be updated manually.
     
  8. Aug 20, 2017 at 8:45 AM
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    I would recommend Pioneer. I had a shop that sold car audio and the Pioneer stuff always lasted longer than and was less prone to issues. Alpine is also a good one. Sony, JVC, Kenwood & Clarion all had more returns and warranty claims at our shop.
     
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  9. Aug 20, 2017 at 12:32 PM
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    He has an Apple iPhone. Is his radio compatible with the iPhone?
     
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    I got the Crux wiring harness to interface with the steering wheel controls for around $25, but it appears the price went up to $70. The Alpine is a really nice unit, and it can handle a back-up camera, too.
     
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  11. Aug 22, 2017 at 9:23 AM
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    I would get the the bigger screen, I put the smaller one in and with the angle the display doesn't show up well
     
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    I installed a Pioneer 4200 a few weeks ago. Worth the money, but not cheap. Great with iPhone.
     
  16. Aug 22, 2017 at 5:02 PM
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    I put the $99 JVC in mine (from Amazon) :thumbsup:. The XM tuner/antenna had a rebate so it was basically free. Dash kit was from eBay.

    I am not a fan of touchscreens, I have a Pioneer AVH-5500 in my Tundra and I hate it, the "buttons" aren't responsive enough and I can't see anything when the sun hits it.

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