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How to determine if I have JBL

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by SELAroadrunner, Jul 3, 2020.

  1. Jul 3, 2020 at 6:02 PM
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    SELAroadrunner

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    Bought a 2017 used in January. Can you have navigation and not have JBL system. Also is the complete system JBL or just components? TIA
     
  2. Jul 3, 2020 at 9:24 PM
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    If it says JBL on your doors speaker grills, then you have a JBL system. If it says JBL in the center bottom of your radio, you have the JBL system. If you have a factory subwoofer behind the passenger rear seat, you have the JBL system.

    There are 3 versions of tacoma audio systems.

    Base model
    Entune (same speakers as base model, just better head unit)
    JBL (Upgraded speakers, sub, and the same entune headunit as the other model**)



    ** JBL entune headunit and non-JBL entune headunit are functionally the same, but the outputs are different and not compatible with each other.
     
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  3. Jul 3, 2020 at 9:35 PM
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    Thanks friend, that narrowed it down to the non JBL Entune version. I figured you had to expose the components to find the manufacturer. One other thing, with the exception of the JBL subwoofer are the dash, front and rear door speakers the same size across all trim levels?
     
  4. Jul 3, 2020 at 9:38 PM
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    Yep!
     
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    While I’m asking questions...say I wanted to upgrade existing speakers how capable is Entune head unit? I can live with it as is just contemplating it at the moment...
     
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    So yes and no on speaker speaker size. The holes in the doors are all the same for speakers. The front have 6x9 in the doors and 2.5 inch in the dash. On JBL the rear speakers are also 2.5 inches while the non-JBL uses 6.5 inch in the rear. This doesnt really matter though, as when you replace the speakers you get adapter plates that attach to the doors then to your speakers.
     
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  7. Jul 3, 2020 at 9:48 PM
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    I know alot of guys that just did speakers at first, should be alright, but not my expertise, I'd jump into the audio forum thread and ask there.
     
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  8. Jul 3, 2020 at 9:50 PM
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    Im actually surprised how decent the stock speakers considering how absolute cheap they are.
     
  9. Jul 3, 2020 at 9:51 PM
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    Stock headunit is just fine for driving most speakers, though if you go to the audio section, everyone is going to tell you that you need a amp.
     

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