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GPS - Bluetooth to replace factory unit?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by JakeF, Jun 9, 2015.

  1. Jun 9, 2015 at 9:32 PM
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    JakeF

    JakeF [OP] Active Member

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    Hi All,
    I'm about to become newly single, so after buying the wife a new Honda Pilot, 2 days later she decides she's leaving :)

    Anyway, I've been wanting to get a GPS instead of using the phone, but I'm not sure it's worth the hassle of taking the factory radio/touch display out, and if I were to do that, does anyone have suggestions on units that are good?

    Also my twin boys want a dvd player in the back, I've seen headrest mounted units but they are big money, is there anything anyone has that you'd recommend?
     
  2. Jun 9, 2015 at 9:50 PM
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    Up2NoGood

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    Take out GPS head unit from honda pilot and install in tacoma. A while back I bought a DVD player from Amazon that can strap to the back of driver or passenger seat for the kid to watch... Think it was just under $100.

    Sucks about the wife, sounds like u probably didn't see it coming
     
  3. Jun 10, 2015 at 2:23 AM
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    Fitz235

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    I recently installed a Pioneer AVIC 5100. Checks all your boxes, has Nav, plays DVD's, has an output to feed DVD to remote LCD screen.
     
  4. Jun 17, 2015 at 11:56 AM
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    JakeF

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    Thx - Didn't see it coming at all :) She's calming down but I'm still getting the radio!

    This Pioneer looks nice, is it easy to put in?
     
  5. Jun 17, 2015 at 2:35 PM
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    It wasn't bad. It is probably no better, or worse than most others. It probably took me 10 times longer than someone who is used to installing them. If you do end up going with this one, let me know, I have learned a few tips/tricks on the install/operation of the unit that will definitely make yours go smoother than mine. Also I'll send you a link to where I got it. Got a pretty good price on it.
     
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    Recently installed my Pioneer 8100NEX.... it's amazing. Gps is great, bluetooth is great, us you get android auto or apple car play (depending on what phone you use) which shows you weather, Google or apple maps, space to text, apps like spotify ect. You can also add the headrest or hanging screen in the rear for movies
     

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