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Factory head unit swap?

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Greyyota12, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. Jul 30, 2013 at 5:38 PM
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    I have a kind of odd question. I like the look of stock equipment when it comes to the interior of my truck and want to keep it that way. That being said, I want to upgrade my head unit. I have a 2012 base model tacoma. My question is, does anyone know if it is possible to swap in the new 2013 touchscreen without hacking my wiring harness to bits? Another option I was considering was adding the factory satellite radio however I can't find any concrete information on what all I would need to do. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks
     
  2. Jul 30, 2013 at 8:36 PM
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    I thought 2012 and 2013 stock non-JBL were identical headunits.
    a 2012 or 2013 with entune is different as it is a different harness w/ GPS antenna, etc.
     
  3. Jul 30, 2013 at 8:40 PM
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    its not to bad, i just done it. you will need a USB wire harness and a Atennna harness, but no cutting, fits perfect!
     
  4. Jul 31, 2013 at 7:06 AM
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    Unless I am mistaken, the 2012 base stereo is the standard stereo mostly unchanged. The base model 2013 stereo is standard touch screen.
     
  5. Jul 31, 2013 at 7:09 AM
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    Is that right? I have the same truck with an auto. What all did you have to do for the swap? Do you know part numbers? I would really like to do this. I have seen the back plugs of both and they appeared to be different. Any info you could give me would be greatly appreciated.
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  6. Jul 31, 2013 at 7:52 AM
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    Millertime, I also just realized something haha
    You live all of 30 mins from me! I live in Berea
     
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    http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewitem?sbk=1&nav=SEARCH&itemId=111124031840

    http://www.amazon.com/Metra-40-LX21...qid=1375302800&sr=8-40&keywords=lexus+antenna

    This is the things I bought, this will make the radio work and allow you to have a USB port. Everything else will plug in. Only thing I don't have working on mine is the telephone part, I don't have a Bluetooth Mic! But it is plug and play for the most part. If you wanna I can help when you get the stuff!!! Since your so close!
     
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    So I'm clear the only items I will need the the '13 touchscreen and those two adapters? Is the mic something that I can plug in and run through the dash? Also what did you do for the hole by the aux port where the USB comes out?
    Yah man that would be awesome!
    Where around here is there to go 4x4? I don't want anything crazy since my truck is not modified and I don't want to trash it. I noticed in your build pics there were some pretty cool places that seemed somewhat mellow especially that cave pic.
     
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    Oh and one more thing what about satellite radio?
     
  10. Jul 31, 2013 at 4:33 PM
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    The touch screen I got doesn't have NAV. So of you get the regular touch screen those are the only two things you need. I ran my UsB to my glove box, I have a old school iPod I leave hooked up. But you can put a USB port in, that would be something else you need but I do have one of those I bought but don't use. Yea I go up to slade/south fork alot to 4-wheel

    Edit- on the satellite I'm not sure. Didn't do that
     
  11. Jul 31, 2013 at 5:10 PM
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    Ok last thing I swear haha where did you pick up the head unit? Thank you for all your help I feel so much better about the project and my truck. I desperately wanted a '13 for that stereo since nothing else changed but settled for a '12 since I only found 2 '13 one sold and one would not negotiate lol I will have to check out slade and south fork. I am new to the world of 4x4 since my previous trucks have been for work.
     
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    I bought mine for 200$ here on TW. If you watch the buy/sell forums people sell them sometimes. You just have to be patient, people want crazy prices and the cheaper ones go quick. I seen ONE sell for 50$ on here but usally between 2-400$
     
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