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Dash Kit

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by PCHearn, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. Dec 7, 2011 at 5:59 PM
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    PCHearn

    PCHearn [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hi. I have a 2011 Tacoma double cab with the stock radio. I want to replace it with a single DIN head unit. I'm still trying to figure out which unit. What is the best dash kit? I want it to be silver in color and look as much as possible like the original one. It needs to be a textured one. Is Scosche the way to go? Where can I buy one?

    I want to keep the steering wheel controls, so I guess I need a Metra Axxess ASWC Universal Steering Wheel Control Interface. I can get one on Amazon for about $45. Is this the best way to go?

    Thanks for any help you can give me on this.
     
  2. Dec 7, 2011 at 6:00 PM
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    rex99

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    scosche is not textured. metra has a textured kit

    this is what I have, works fantastic. its for pioneers. they make adapters for other hu brands
     
  3. Dec 8, 2011 at 6:38 AM
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    Lurkin

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    The Metra steering wheel unit is supposed to be better since it does not require a resistor to be installed in the wiring and it auto-programs itself. Note that I have the SWI-PS unit and not the Metra (not available when I installed). If I had to do it over again though, it would be the Metra unit.
     
  4. Dec 8, 2011 at 10:29 AM
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    PCHearn

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    I'm looking at a Metra dash kit (#99-8214TG) on ebay. It says "not compatible with premium and amplified factory systems." I have a stock 2011 PreRunner with the 5-disk changer. How can I tell if it's a premium or amplified system? It doesn't have a model number or anything on the front. Thanks.
     
  5. Dec 8, 2011 at 11:55 AM
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    Lurkin

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    I believe that the Tacoma Metra dash kits are the same whether they are the base system or the JBL.
     
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