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Can you replace the HU on a JBL system?

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by JayB27, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. Oct 27, 2012 at 10:45 AM
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    Hi, I want to upgrade my system in my truck. I have a 2010 dc with the jbl system. Im fine with the system but i hate the head unit. Is it possible to just put a new touch screen Hu in it? Im reading mixed reviews with lots saying you can't. You lose features and cant use steering wheel controls etc.. etc...

    I have a blue tooth and wheel controls and back up camera in mirror so I don't to lose any of my features replacing the HU.

    If someone could link me to some things or recommend a Hu.

    I'm looking for a touch screen. no nav, maybe pandora features nothin to crazy priced.

    Thanks in advanced,
    Jason
     
  2. Oct 27, 2012 at 3:39 PM
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    Your In OC? Go talk to Tom at Beach Auto Sound In Huntington Beach, hes at Beach and Talbert next to Der Wienerschnitzel. I talked to him about my Stero, I too have the entune, I have gone to him for 5 previous vehicles. Tell Him Hucky, my nickname sent you, or call
     
  3. Oct 27, 2012 at 7:39 PM
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    You will need this guy to retain the stock amplifier.

    http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_9708_Scosche-TA07SRA-TA07SRB-TA07SR.html


    The rest of the system is very straight forward for installation. You will only need to run a power wire, ground, remote, and dimmer wire (if desired) to your head unit. The rest will run with your head units RCA pre-outs. Make sure you get a unit with 4 channel pre-out.

    Lemme know if you have any other questions. I did this before.
     
  4. Oct 27, 2012 at 8:29 PM
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    ^ Nice, Thanks guys. I'm not sure exactly when I will be getting a new head unit. I just wanted to see if it was going to be possible. This will be my next thing I buy for the truck :D
     
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    I took my sub/amp/head unit all out if my JBL system. Granted the whole system shut down as soon as I pulled the amp... So I had to splice into each wire and run them from the back of my cab all the way up to my head unit to run the speakers off the head unit. It kind of sucked, but I was glad to bypass that stupid system... And I got to clear up some room in the back for some subwoofers!!! Woohoo
     
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    The link you sent me says compatible with 2003-2007 I own a 2010
     
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    Dude that sucks you had to go through all that. Ive never done stereo wiring like that. hope I don't have to go through all that.
     
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    Yeah I wouldn't doubt its the same since Toyota hasn't made many changes to the tacos. Is it difficult to wire everything up for a new head unit? I've never installed a radio before.
     
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    4 wires are all you'll need to splice. Easy as pie to do. Hardest part will be fitting all the stuff behind the head unit in the dash. The adapter takes up a decent amount of space.
     
  11. Oct 28, 2012 at 1:24 AM
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    hmm ok. I know who to bug when I get my head unit and start my install =) i went to crutchfield.com and it gave me a list of HU that are compatible. with correct adapter of course
     
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    I got mine from crutch field and their tech service is top notch. You can call in anytime with any install issues...

    And what dude said above, hardest thing is fitting everything behind the dash...
     
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    There should be no 'compatible' and 'incompatible' radios. I don't know why crutchfield is doing this. Radios adopted the standard ISO 7736 ages ago, so all radios are meant to be the same size. The only thing that can change is the depth... but the taco's got a pretty deep dash so I still don't understand.
     
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