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ipod adapter grom vs pa15

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by waller24, Feb 17, 2010.

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GROM or PA15

Poll closed Mar 19, 2010.
  1. GROM

    7 vote(s)
    50.0%
  2. PA15

    7 vote(s)
    50.0%
  1. Feb 17, 2010 at 2:59 PM
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    waller24

    waller24 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    usa spec iphone adapter pa15, 1.5 coil lift, warn transformer, warn 8000 winch, UWS black short bed tool box, Grey weather tech mats, mounted streamlight stinger xt, rbc 4x4 light Alignment cam .15 .16 cast 2.24 2.5
    i have seen the GROM and the PA? 15 to be used in the 05-10 trucks without mp3 stock radios. What has your success been and is there any difference. Ive seen the GROM alot cheaper than the 15.
     
  2. Feb 17, 2010 at 6:13 PM
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    waller24

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    is there something besides these two that i could just hook up like the stock 2010's where i can just plug into my headphone jack? That would be just fine for me.
     
  3. Feb 17, 2010 at 6:56 PM
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    treaddy

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    wow,
    i installed a pa-20, easy to do, and sounds great,
    way better than the r.c. plug, direct connection and charges
    cheers!
     
  4. Feb 17, 2010 at 8:40 PM
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    ryhar85

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    I just ordered the Grom unit for my 05 taco. Should be here tomorrow (i hope) I have heard good things about it. . . but only time will tell.

    On a side note, anyone have any good input on removal of the factory head unit with a 4wd knob and the airbag on/off control? I watched a video tutorial on a taco without these, is there a difference? Or can someone point me to a thread that has this info? Thanks - New to TW
     
  5. Feb 18, 2010 at 10:01 AM
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    pyrite_taco

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    i have a Grom on my 2010 JBL, works like a CD Changer -- got the v2 one with the USB hookup for flash drives (also hard drives)
    stick an old 80gb laptop (usb mass storage adapter) drive in the glove box and forget what FM radio is... ha

    no noticeable difference in sound quality vs MP3 cd in the stock HU.
    i would recommend it
     
  6. Feb 18, 2010 at 10:02 AM
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    Look here 1/4 way down 2nd Gen DIY section. http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/technical-chat/4838-cheap-free-mods.html#post45403
     
  7. Feb 18, 2010 at 10:14 AM
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    Bryan07sport

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    i have the usa spec pa15 and it works awesome. I love it. Hardest part was just fishing the wire behind the dash. i have my ipod in my center console with the wire coming up through the bottom. Never have to touch my ipod at all except to download music to it. turn the car on, ipod is playing almost instantly.
     
  8. Feb 22, 2010 at 6:30 PM
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    ryhar85

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    I finally got my grom adapter today! It took a whole 10 minutes to install it completely. I love it. It works exactly as they said it would. The best part: No more damn FM transmitters! I don't know why I didn't get one of these a long time ago. Sound quality is excellent. I would highly recommend this for anyone looking for ipod adaptability w/o having to replace the factory head unit (which I like the look of).:D
     
  9. Feb 23, 2010 at 5:54 AM
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    panamerican

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    I installed the GROM iPOD TOYI2 in my '08 last night. I have the regular (non-JBL?) 6 CD radio with steering controls. It took me about 20 minutes to run the adaptor to the passenger side glove box.

    I did need to wrestle with the radio a little bit after removing the four bolts but it eventually popped right out without issues. This movie actually helped me even more than the instructions. Watch how easily the glove box flips down, making it easy to fish your unit's harness.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cV8Z5pCZGjU

    The GROM iPOD TOYI2 unit sounds great with my iPOD. The connector appears to be very good quality. Plus, with this version, they've added an aux port to plug in other devices besides your iPOD. Mine cost under $100 with shipping, ordered directly from GROM Audio.

    I really couldn't be more pleased. I say go Grom!
     
  10. Feb 23, 2010 at 10:37 AM
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    waller24

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    Any experience with the iPhone and grom, also do u have to set playlists for it to work?
     
  11. Feb 24, 2010 at 2:44 AM
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    I have a '09 with JBL 6 cd changer and would like to install the Grom Ipod interface.
    I have the Grom interface in my Acura NSX and love it. I would like to move my iPod from car to truck, so the Grom is favored over the US-spec.

    Has anyone got the Grom Ipod adapter to work with the '09 JBL 6-cd changer?
    I have searched and found some info, but not enough to confirm.

    thanks.
     
  12. Feb 24, 2010 at 4:31 AM
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    BlancoTaco08

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    I have a grom. I think it sounds really good but I'm not a audio snob. I use it with the stock(not JBL) 6 cd changer.
     
  13. Feb 24, 2010 at 9:47 AM
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    i have a Grom and it works with my '10 JBL i believe they are the same radio as the '09s JBL
     
  14. May 23, 2010 at 1:44 PM
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    Grom Audio has free shipping on all items over $80. The Grom Ipod adapter for the Taco runs $89.99 so it qualifies. There is a $5 off coupon TWEET5 you can use at checkout to bring it down to $84.99 shipped.
     
  15. Dec 9, 2010 at 1:53 AM
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    Wasn't trying to resurrect this thread but I cannot decide between the Grom audio or usa spec.
     
  16. Dec 9, 2010 at 2:45 AM
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    Can any of the 2 search artist album or songs through the factory radio?
     
  17. Dec 9, 2010 at 3:34 AM
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    Janster

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    With the PA15-Toy .... you need to put it into DIRECT mode and use the ipod to search for an artist.
     
  18. Dec 9, 2010 at 4:46 AM
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