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DVD/CD/Bluetooth for 97 tacoma

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by b54406barrel, Dec 18, 2013.

  1. Dec 18, 2013 at 9:09 AM
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    b54406barrel

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    Does anyone know of a make/model DVD/CD, bluetooth (preferably with a back up camera option) for a 97 tacoma? Pulled the panel off over the din cd player & the space below it, and it's a weird size. Not single, double, or even 1-1/2. I didn't really want to install a unit with a pull out screen on a single din if I could have the full screen.

    Thank you very much for any assistance!
     
  2. Dec 18, 2013 at 9:20 AM
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    mr optimist

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    I have a 1996, when I replaced the head unit it was definitely double din. It already had an after market unit so something may have been changed. I installed this...

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006WVX9R2/ref=oh_details_o01_s01_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    While it does not have video the sound quality is good, and the Bluetooth works very well. I would recommend Clarion as a good head unit, I know they make touch screen units as well.
     
  3. Dec 18, 2013 at 9:23 AM
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    Pioneer avh3500bhs is what I have and it's wonderful. But.... I found I rarely use the dvd player part.
     
  4. Dec 18, 2013 at 9:23 AM
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    Double din unit
     
  5. Dec 18, 2013 at 9:24 AM
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    Double din is an easy fit without modification
     
  6. Dec 18, 2013 at 9:48 AM
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    Ok, that's good to hear! Opens up a whole bunch of options, maybe even gps though we're mostly after the bluetooth. Also my wife is addicted to back up cameras. I measured using an older delco-bose 'double din' from one of our corvettes and it wouldn't fit. Maybe it was too make/model specific?

    Thank you, really appreciate the advice!:cheers:
     
  7. Dec 18, 2013 at 10:24 AM
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    Aftermarket double din only. Factory double dins are vehicle specific and usually dont fall into the universal double din dimensions
     
  8. Dec 18, 2013 at 10:31 AM
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    It should be a standard double DIN. Hit up crutchfield.com for fitment check and shopping, then check Amazon for pricing. It's often cheaper. :)
     
  9. Dec 18, 2013 at 10:36 AM
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    It is cheaper through Amazon but Crutchfield gives you install kits, correct wiring harnesses and 24/7 tech support, included in the purchase price. Worth the extra few dollars to me. You are on your own when purchasing through Amazon
     
  10. Dec 18, 2013 at 10:45 AM
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    Yep, certainly depends on what exactly you need. Sometimes for a ~$60 savings, I'd rather spend the $15 on a harness.
     
  11. Dec 18, 2013 at 11:31 AM
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    My stock harness is long gone as someone had put in a pioneer and spliced everything so the adapters aren't too pertinent. I will make sure to check consumer reports on any unit I consider. Thank you all, again.
     
  12. Dec 18, 2013 at 11:35 AM
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    If you get another Pioneer deck, your existing harness may plug right in.
     

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