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Installing 2012 stock radio in a pre-2012

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Jerez, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. Apr 3, 2012 at 5:09 PM
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    Jerez

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    picked up another non entune radio....and after cutting stuff...here it is

    JULY 2013
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    ***Ok so I cut my surround a bit (yes I used a grinder becuz I couldn't find my dremel :anonymous: lol)

    on my 2008:
    I have no steering wheel controls nor bluetooth stock...so if you have either or both of those you will have to rewire them (09+ for sure will)
    on a 2012:

    you will have to rewire your steering wheel controls and bluetooth as well.

    And by doing that this radio sits about 1/4 in deeper having enough clearance to be able to bolt it down without having the top slide off :woot:
    That surround piece is a spare one I have...going to cut mine tomorrow

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    No gap up top
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    A super small gap at the bottom that I really don't care ;)
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    Still a work in progress...need another harness and some other wiring to have this unit up at running 100%***

    I dislike that the right (scroll) knob now changes the song that your cd/mp3 is playing to the next one if you accidentally bump into it :mad:

    EDIT: also the a/c control panel sits out from the top slanted...its not flush...
    ill probably make this radio blue and white once i see whats in there :thumbsup:
     
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  2. Apr 3, 2012 at 5:12 PM
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    memario1214

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  3. Apr 3, 2012 at 5:13 PM
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    As soon as I grow a money tree the mods will be coming
    Stinks it doesn't fit right, but it looks really nice :D
     
  4. Apr 3, 2012 at 5:16 PM
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    Jerez

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    making this the "original post with radio"
    ORIGINAL:
    so i picked up this radio from another member on here (andrew8404) to see what leds it requires for future swaps and to see how "flush" it sat because people wanted to see if they fit....here are the pics :cool:

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  5. Apr 3, 2012 at 5:26 PM
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    how is the sound quality? is it plug and play?
     
  6. Apr 3, 2012 at 5:28 PM
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    the same (but i redid my entire system tho)...it literally is the same stock radio (inside) with a new face and display
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    see
     
  7. Apr 3, 2012 at 5:29 PM
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  8. Apr 3, 2012 at 5:30 PM
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    no prob :thumbsup: ill post a night pic then open it up
     
  9. Apr 3, 2012 at 5:42 PM
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    Good to know :thumbsup:
     
  10. Apr 3, 2012 at 6:15 PM
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  11. Apr 3, 2012 at 6:16 PM
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    Wow...many!
    I really think that radio should fit in there fine with just a slight mod. I think your center pin/clip isn't lining up correctly. May have to remove it
     
  12. Apr 3, 2012 at 6:17 PM
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    i thought the same but, i looked over andrews 2012 and he has the kit thats suppose to go on our truck on his and it also pops out with the pre-12 kit on his truck...i should have taken a pic :facepalm:
     
  13. Apr 3, 2012 at 6:34 PM
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    Wow...many!
    Can you just do a side by side comparison? Actually if you can get your hands on a really good pic of the back....should help enough with figuring it out.
     
  14. Apr 3, 2012 at 6:38 PM
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    ill post a pic tomorrow :thumbsup:
     
  15. Apr 4, 2012 at 1:15 PM
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    Too bad it is not a direct fit. I wanted to get the JBL radio and install into my 2011.
     
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    I know that can be aggervating. What if you were to take a 1/4 inch piece of black plastic and fill the gap?

    That or a 20 lbs sledge should do it.
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  17. Apr 4, 2012 at 4:50 PM
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    so as i first thought...toyota changed out the leds to smaller ones :facepalm:

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    (2012 left-2005-2011 right)
    theyre half the size of the previous (05-11) models...
    i doubt i will be swapping the leds in this radio at all...its already a pain to do it on the older 2nd gens...
     
  18. Apr 6, 2012 at 11:11 AM
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    Wanted this to work. I was thinking of trying it too.
     
  19. Apr 10, 2012 at 1:36 PM
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    new to the forum and would really like to upgrade my 2011 stock radio to the 2012 so i can actually read what is playing. have you made any new progress, Jerez? thanks for uploading all of the pics, they are helpful.

    i wonder what a dealer would say if asked if a 2012 radio would fit into a 2011?
     
  20. Apr 10, 2012 at 8:56 PM
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    well like i stated b4, youre going to have to buy the complete surround to make the new radio fit in your truck...(or custom make it to fit somehow)

    i noticed that when a song is playing on the old radios, it only shows part of the name of the song playing...it does the same with the new radio despite it having a "bigger" screen
     
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