1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

CD player for 2020+

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by seabag, Apr 2, 2021.

  1. Apr 2, 2021 at 6:14 PM
    #1
    seabag

    seabag [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2020
    Member:
    #340201
    Messages:
    66
    First Name:
    Ben
    Maine
    Vehicle:
    2020 Black AC MT V6
    Fisher HS plow.
    We all know that CD players are no longer part of our trucks. We can rip our music to USB sticks and play that way. But some of us need a CD player. We have big CD collections and don't want to spend the time ripping We borrow or have books on CD that keep us entertained on road trips. I can get some on my Ios phone but that's limited, at least for free ones.

    So looking for specific recommendations for a portable cd player that either plugs intoi our USB port or that Bluetooth will recognize. Ideally it is powered by the USB port as well as uses it to transfer data, keeping it to a one cord solution. I've tried using a portable USB cabled cd / dvd burner that I use to work with discs on my laptop but it isn't recognized. I've spent time wandering through google hyped ads. I've found one 200 buck unit that is designed for the job, but hesitate to lay out that kind of dough unless I know it'll work.

    I also don't know if a simple aux to USB cable could work with one of the old portables kicking around, powered from the 12volt port. It would be ugly.

    So friends, any ideas?
     
    gForceDude likes this.
  2. Apr 2, 2021 at 6:17 PM
    #2
    Dkarr13

    Dkarr13 4" 3rd Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2018
    Member:
    #274087
    Messages:
    226
    Gender:
    Male
    Ohio
    Vehicle:
    2016 Sport MT ACLB MGM
    Too much to name for this little space
    Do you not have a cd player in your media center? I can put 6 cd's in my 2016.. another reason why the newer toyotas are garbage
     
  3. Apr 2, 2021 at 6:17 PM
    #3
    0xDEADBEEF

    0xDEADBEEF Segmentation Fault (Core Dumped)

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2019
    Member:
    #285037
    Messages:
    9,401
    Kansas City
    Vehicle:
    2000 4WD MT Single Cab
    Rust, dents, miles, extra metal.
  4. Apr 2, 2021 at 6:29 PM
    #4
    seabag

    seabag [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2020
    Member:
    #340201
    Messages:
    66
    First Name:
    Ben
    Maine
    Vehicle:
    2020 Black AC MT V6
    Fisher HS plow.
    From 2020 on, Toyota like many car companies stopped putting in cd players. Some companies started much earlier.
     
    ugawino and Shocked like this.
  5. Apr 2, 2021 at 6:31 PM
    #5
    seabag

    seabag [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2020
    Member:
    #340201
    Messages:
    66
    First Name:
    Ben
    Maine
    Vehicle:
    2020 Black AC MT V6
    Fisher HS plow.
  6. Apr 2, 2021 at 6:55 PM
    #6
    crashnrondo

    crashnrondo Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2010
    Member:
    #32788
    Messages:
    86
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ron
    Wisconsin
    Vehicle:
    2021 DCSB Limited
    I'm looking for the same thing, it seems some of the bluetooth CD players are hit and miss on pairing with a Toyota
     
  7. Apr 2, 2021 at 7:12 PM
    #7
    Crooked Beat

    Crooked Beat Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2008
    Member:
    #9017
    Messages:
    193
    GTA
    Vehicle:
    09 Tacoma
    Is there any way to play tunes on a USB stick AND simultaneously also connect to Carplay? Otherwise I need a CD solution as well.
     
    Scott Rosenberger likes this.
  8. Apr 3, 2021 at 5:02 AM
    #8
    Mr.Gea

    Mr.Gea Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2020
    Member:
    #316226
    Messages:
    72
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Gea
    Lancaster, PA
    Vehicle:
    2020 TRD Sport Cement
    Really guys..learn to embrace the future and let go of the past. CD's are so 90's.
    Rip your CD's in iTunes with a good PC this will take about a minute or 2 per CD.
    Buy a 64gig mini USB and create folders on it like you would on your PC and name it whatever you like.
    Drag n drop your musics or book audios from iTunes to the appropriate folder on the USB stick.
    On the Taco's head unit click audio, USB, browse, folders, select the folder you want to listen to.
    You can listen all day without touching a single CD.
     
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2021
    kahanabob, LilTexan22, Siblue and 3 others like this.
  9. Apr 3, 2021 at 5:08 AM
    #9
    seabag

    seabag [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2020
    Member:
    #340201
    Messages:
    66
    First Name:
    Ben
    Maine
    Vehicle:
    2020 Black AC MT V6
    Fisher HS plow.
    \
    This isn't really helpful. Please read the original post. I have plenty of discs ripped to USB. That isn't the point. I'm not going to rip books on disc CD's from the libe to a USB stick. And right now the free audio book selection is way behind what discs there are.
     
    Thegenerik1, Kev250R and Jere like this.
  10. Apr 3, 2021 at 5:17 AM
    #10
    Shocked

    Shocked Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2016
    Member:
    #205562
    Messages:
    141
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2021 Tacoma TRD Pro
    How about just swapping out the head unit?
     
    ORtoCOTaco, Reaper 4x4 and RedWings44 like this.
  11. Apr 3, 2021 at 5:21 AM
    #11
    PacoDevo

    PacoDevo Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2017
    Member:
    #230479
    Messages:
    1,053
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Pops
    Bazetta Twp. Ohio
    Vehicle:
    2016 SR5 DCLB white "Quinn the Eskimo"
    PXL_20210403_122303407.jpg PXL_20210403_122256138.jpg
    I haven't used one of these adapters in my truck - I have a '16 with a 1 CD player - BUT I bought a similar one for an old Bang & Olefsun unit (1980s) to use with my cell phone and it works fine. Definitely worth trying for the price!
     
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2021
  12. Apr 3, 2021 at 5:38 AM
    #12
    Shocked

    Shocked Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2016
    Member:
    #205562
    Messages:
    141
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2021 Tacoma TRD Pro
    I ripped my CDs years ago and put them in storage. They just take so much room, they scratch, and just a pain. I also destroyed a few CDs on extremely hot days by leaving them in the car by accident. I don’t miss road trips and taking 20-40 CDs and realizing the one I was in the mood for, I didn’t bring.

    I think Ford started a long time ago. My wife’s 2016 RAV4 doesn’t even have one.
     
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2021
  13. Apr 3, 2021 at 5:42 AM
    #13
    Shocked

    Shocked Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2016
    Member:
    #205562
    Messages:
    141
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2021 Tacoma TRD Pro
    kahanabob likes this.
  14. Apr 3, 2021 at 5:56 AM
    #14
    Doc62

    Doc62 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2020
    Member:
    #346138
    Messages:
    233
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dave
    SE Pennsylvania
    Vehicle:
    2021 Tacoma TRD Off Road, 2019 Sahara
  15. Apr 3, 2021 at 6:05 AM
    #15
    ugawino

    ugawino Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2021
    Member:
    #356185
    Messages:
    286
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Bill
    Paola, KS
    Vehicle:
    2021 TRD Off-Road, Silver Sky Metallic
    Mods? We don't need no stinking mods.
    No.

    You would have to get the aforementioned USB -> 3.5mm jack adapter.
     
    PintSize likes this.
  16. Apr 3, 2021 at 6:17 AM
    #16
    JoeCOVA

    JoeCOVA IG @MightyJoeFlannel

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2016
    Member:
    #202463
    Messages:
    7,670
    First Name:
    Joe
    Colorado Springs
    Vehicle:
    2017 DCSB TRD OR
    35" Trepadors w/ OMF Beadlocks, Kings, OBA, 5.29s etc
    You had 20 years to rip the music..
     
  17. Apr 3, 2021 at 6:21 AM
    #17
    OrangeRa1n

    OrangeRa1n Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2021
    Member:
    #353307
    Messages:
    238
    Gender:
    Male
    Houston Area
    Vehicle:
    TRD-Offroad 2021
    Disk readers take up a lot of space and the fact that they have been discontinued from cars and computers for the past 8-10 years makes them more expensive to manufacture.

    OP, you could always pick up a Bluetooth CD player or adapter (as mentioned by others) and connect it to the Taco. Personally, I like how the oem head unit in the 2020+ works and looks, so I wouldn’t remove it.

    I know this is not what you are asking but if you have a smartphone you could always use audible or an unlimited music subscription for $5 a month. You could also burn the cds to your Apple or Google music account an avoid dealing with usbs and have them in the cloud.
     
  18. Apr 3, 2021 at 6:28 AM
    #18
    Cudgel

    Cudgel “Tonka”

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2017
    Member:
    #214640
    Messages:
    3,343
    Gender:
    Male
    Live in: An Ocean of Plastic Trash
    Vehicle:
    2017 OR DCLB
    ICON8 Lift -285s. upTOPoverland rack.
    Swap your head with someone.
     
  19. Apr 3, 2021 at 6:58 AM
    #19
    0xDEADBEEF

    0xDEADBEEF Segmentation Fault (Core Dumped)

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2019
    Member:
    #285037
    Messages:
    9,401
    Kansas City
    Vehicle:
    2000 4WD MT Single Cab
    Rust, dents, miles, extra metal.
    Thats why I said transmitter. It takes the analog signal from a portable cd player, digitizes it, and then transmits via bluetooth to the trucks stereo.
     
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2021
  20. Apr 3, 2021 at 7:08 AM
    #20
    ugawino

    ugawino Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2021
    Member:
    #356185
    Messages:
    286
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Bill
    Paola, KS
    Vehicle:
    2021 TRD Off-Road, Silver Sky Metallic
    Mods? We don't need no stinking mods.
    Unless someone has a bunch of bootlegs or rarities, there's no reason to not have Spotify or some other music account. A million songs at your fingertip for the cost of less than 1 CD/month. It baffles me why anyone would still want to fumble around with swapping out CDs while driving.
     
To Top