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ipod adapter?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by MikeyD, Aug 16, 2009.

  1. Aug 16, 2009 at 6:49 PM
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    MikeyD

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    I have a 2007 tacoma regular cab with a single disc cd player. i want a ipod adapter to connect to my stock radio but i want to be able to control the music from my ipod not the radio. does anyone know what one i should purchase and where to order it? Thanks mike
     
  2. Aug 16, 2009 at 7:22 PM
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    ajohnson

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    I ordered the USA-spec I-pod interface from Crutchfield. I can control music with the radio and/or the I-pod. Its pretty simple to install.
     
  3. Aug 16, 2009 at 7:39 PM
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    pokeng

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    I had a USA Spec adapter with my Honda Accord before getting my taco. It worked good. It has a direct mode which allows you to control the play using the iPod. I was going to get one for my taco, but have decided to replace the whole head unit instead.
     
  4. Aug 16, 2009 at 9:27 PM
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    rpparkster

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    Got the same one for the Tacoma. Sounds like it'll do what you want. Personally, I like the radio controls but you have to arrange your music in Playlists to work correctly.
     
  5. Aug 16, 2009 at 9:30 PM
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    Kyouto42

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    The Metra adapter also does this, but you can only control via the ipod. I have it installed, but it was from CompUSA, probably only available on ebay or craigslist now...

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    It just plugs into the back of the changer, and you get a standard 3.5mm rca jack for other devices (though it's not amplified and is weak output).
     
  6. Aug 17, 2009 at 5:17 AM
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    USA SPec PA15 TOY allows control from the Ipod and Factory radio. I installed it in my 2008 with single CD player. Works great and no fiddling to keep it working. You don't have to have songs in playlists - but if you do, each of lists 1-5 looks like a separate CD to the radio. No matter what you do, CD 8 as displayed by the radio is the "Ipod Direct" function which means complete control from the Ipod, not the radio.
     
  8. Aug 17, 2009 at 12:10 PM
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    Is there a link to where this iPod USA SPec can be purchased? Cuz I'm in need of using my iPod I'm tired of collecting CDs haha
     
  9. Aug 17, 2009 at 12:12 PM
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  10. Aug 17, 2009 at 12:16 PM
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    chris4x4

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    X2....or 3 for the PA15-TOY. Has a direct mode, and works great with the factory HU. Keeps Ipod charged, and allows full use of the steering controls to navigate thru songs, and play lists.
     
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