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Crap! Entune Radio Install... Fail so far

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by DesertWRX, Feb 25, 2017.

  1. Feb 25, 2017 at 11:08 AM
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    DesertWRX

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    Bought a 2012 Tacoma. The radio seemed like it was not original. Went to the dealer and got a build sheet and sure enough it came with the Entune system. Bought a replacement Entune and went to install it today. Crap, found cut original wires wrapped up under tape.
    What do I do?IMG_0627.jpg
     
  2. Feb 25, 2017 at 11:14 AM
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    Radio it came with.
     
  3. Feb 25, 2017 at 11:16 AM
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    Notice the upper opening... had been ground away on both sides of the top.
     
  4. Feb 25, 2017 at 11:17 AM
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    Eww

    I'd be pissed.
     
  5. Feb 27, 2017 at 3:10 PM
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    I checked with Calmini trucks and the guy said I probably couldn't get all the plugs and short wires to splice back into my truck unless I spent $300 for the under dash wiring harness! I'd really like to get this Entune system installed in our truck!
     
  6. Feb 28, 2017 at 5:53 AM
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    Yeah, not sure that will work. There's something like 10 plugs!
     
  8. Feb 28, 2017 at 8:56 AM
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    Fixing that mess is going to suck.
     
  9. Feb 28, 2017 at 8:59 AM
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    Start ID'ng wires by color to decipher what's factory and not, or what may be missing. Remove what's not factory, then proceed.

    Oh fuck nvm I forgot the PO stuck a factory radio back in. In that case the main harness should've been left alone. Idk about the rest.

    I'd almost just go aftermarket than pursue your nightmare.

    PO got rid of entune unit, and when sold truck he took his aftermarket unit and then slapped a cheap early model radio back in with a subsequent hack job of wiring.
     
  10. Feb 28, 2017 at 9:05 AM
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    While it may appear daunting there is a fairly easy situation IF you would be ok with running an aftermarket head unit.

    What I did for a buddy in a similar circumstance, was buy a nice head unit that did everything the oem unit did, what he wanted, and plus some. It retains the factory steering wheel controls using an adapter and sometimes a control box. Well that adapter, cut off the toyota end and solder onto the cut wires in your toyota. so basically its a permanent solution for running an aftermarket stereo. This solution sucks for staying oem radio, changing manufacturers of radios in 10 years, or if you cannot solder.
     
  11. Feb 28, 2017 at 9:17 AM
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    That's a JBL radio, not a typical Entune radio.

    Whole different wiring and components.
     
  12. Feb 28, 2017 at 7:00 PM
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    Check junkyard maybe
     
  14. Mar 4, 2017 at 9:01 AM
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    Go with an aftermarket touch screen, you'll be a lot happier. And you won't have to decipher wtf all those cut wires go to. Entune radios are nothing special, my 15 w/ navi is a POS.
     
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