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Installing 2012 Entune Nav into pre-2012 Tacoma

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by dibble9012, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. dibble9012

    dibble9012 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    The purpose of this thread is to document the process of installing a 2012 Entune navigation unit into a pre-2012 Tacoma with or without the JBL system. Here is a link to the write-up. As of now it's just pinouts, part numbers, and notes but will be updated as I make progress on this project. Most of the information I looked up myself on the Toyota tech site, but I also referenced these posts/threads:
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/audio-video/199737-non-jbl-jbl-conversion-harness.html
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2n...ssues-tips-tricks-updates-lets-hear-them.html
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/audio-video/237764-f-s-2012-factory-navigation-radio.html
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/audio-video/213184-installing-2012-stock-radio-pre-2012-a.html

    A lot of you would say "go aftermarket" and for the most part I would agree. Personally the JBL system is plenty loud and has all the functionality I want, plus it looks OEM. My Tacoma is a 2010 without the JBL system but I will describe the process for the JBL system as well (it's a lot easier than going from non-JBL to JBL).

    This is for reference use only, if you mess up your vehicle it's not my fault. I am however willing to offer advice or help if you PM me. Ok so lets get started...

    First things first: I purchased the Entune navigation unit, JBL subwoofer, and amp. Notice on the back of the headunit there are two boxes. The top box is "Display Audio". The bottom box is the navigation computer. I unplugged the navigation computer just out of curiosity and sure enough the interface changed to the basic display audio features.

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    Changing the backlighting color, this could be an entire write-up in itself so I won't go into too much detail. If there is enough interest in a write-up for that I'll do it. I like red because it doesn't ruin your night vision and it's better than the Tacoma amber/orange (or white in the 2012), the knobs might stay white. Still waiting on replacement tiny LEDs to ship but below you can see I already did the clock and hazard switch. The hazard switch was an incandescent bulb that I swapped out with a red LED I had lying around. The clock has three white PLCC2 LEDs that I replaced with red ones. The first two images below show the right and left switch/LED panels of the Entune unit. The third image shows how small the LEDs are compared to a PLCC2 LED.

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    The link to the write up is broken.
     
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    Works for me?
     
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    Works for me too. Nice work OP! I know a lot of people want to do this.
     
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    Thanks! I'll post more info when I get back into the project. In the process of moving.
     
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    adio Do. Or do not. There is no try. -Master Yoda

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    sub'd. might be interested in doing this. is it possible at all to do this on an 08? I'm thinking no chance at all since 09+ is different.
     
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    Anything is possible if you can get your hands on the right parts. Next time I'm on TIS I'll look at the differences between 2009-2010/2012 audio systems.
     
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    adio Do. Or do not. There is no try. -Master Yoda

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    thanks man. I think the only problem that I see is having that head unit fit flush with an 08.
     
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    sounds cool, too bad I can't see this on my stupid work computer!
     
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    any updates?

    and your radio came with the clock part as well?? damn i hate you :laughing:
     
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    Yes mine came with the clock. I'm still waiting on the radio to arrive (along with my household goods). Just moved and it will take a while for my stuff to arrive. Once the radio arrives I'll be at the point to plug and play and test the system out.
     
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    Awesome cant wait :popcorn:
     
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    Where did you get the entune?
     
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    Off of a member on here.
     
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    Well I got my custom non-JBL to JBL Entune harness installed. Just waiting on my navigation unit to arrive with my household goods (just moved). More details once I start testing everything.

    The custom harness is 13 feet long from the rear amplifier to the head unit. I ran it along the passenger side threshold up behind the glove box to the stereo.

    Harness at amplifier. The third connector is in the mail now.

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    Harness running along passenger door threshold.

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    Going behind glovebox.

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    Behind headunit.

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    My custom harness that converts the non-JBL wiring that went to the old sustem to go to the JBL amp. Everything is plug and play, I didn't want to cut into any of the stock wiring.

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    Like I said more details to come once I test everything.
     
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    So were u able to get the navi to work? If so did u need to buy an after market antena
     
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    Everything works perfectly. Best to buy a more expensive toyota antenna from eBay vs an aftermarket one. Tested an aftermarket one and it was not sensitive enough.
     
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    So I've got a 2011 w/ JBL that I have almost successfully converted. The only problem I'm running into is my microphone isn't working. I'm guessing it's because I don't have pin 6 on connetor R15 connected. What did you use for this wire? Your write up says "see the end of the document" but nothing is listed.

    Also were did you get your antenna for the nav unit?

    Edit:
    Pin 6 for R15 can pull off of Pin 19 (mic voice signal) from the same harness. Hooked mine up and everything is now functional.

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    with your conversion cable, is there a way to use an aftermarket amp with this system or does it have to be the jbl amp?
     
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