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iPod Interface???

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by FMFTaco, Apr 25, 2008.

  1. Apr 25, 2008 at 1:00 AM
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    FMFTaco

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    Hello, I first want to say I LOVE my truck! But enough gushie talk.... Time to get Macho. ;) I have had my truck for a few months now and really want to install an iPod Interface into the back of my stock stereo. I don't want to do any aftermarket stereo's or anything like that, I just would like to run my iPod through the back of my stereo. How do I do this? I mean what interface or cable, or whatever, do I need???? I'm a noob with the whole stereo terminology. This is what I would like to do. http://homepage.mac.com/ebones/PhotoAlbum13.html By plugging this interface into the back of the stereo, do I loose any functions? For instance, playing cd's or anything. Any information is greatly appreciated. Thanks, Gary
     
  2. Apr 25, 2008 at 4:03 AM
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    Janster

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    There's many different options and a lot of information out there already.

    If you search this forum, other toyota forums, and google....you'll find lots of information.

    For instance:
    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=tacoma+ipod

    I'm running the ipod2car unit. It's a direct hookup to the stereo via the CD port. I bought it off ebay. I have the 6disc CD changer and the steeringing wheel controls work. You can't select music or playlists using this unit - you have to do that on your ipod.
     
  3. Apr 25, 2008 at 10:54 AM
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    Mingy

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    It seems you & I are thinking of the same thing, but I haven't got my truck yet :( - another 6 weeks :(:(.

    Based on other threads, I found USASPEC and emailed them to see if their PA15TOY was was I wanted. They replied "Yes use the PA15 TOY for this vehicle, steering wheel controls will work."

    There is a Toyota OEM interface, but I can imagine it isn't cheap. The PA15TOY is $169 list.

     
  4. Apr 25, 2008 at 12:26 PM
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    rhoppas

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    And if you want to save some money and don't mind using the iPod to change songs the Metra adapter is only $50. This is the device I use. They all install very easily. As Janster said just search the Audio/Video forum for any of these device names and you will find plenty of info.
     
  5. Apr 25, 2008 at 12:32 PM
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    Mingy

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    I did that initially in my 4Runner, but I was always worried I'd forget the iPod and end up with a broken window. I bought a radio (Panasonic?) which worked with an external iPod interface ($125) so I could control through the radio and permanently conceal the iPod inside the dash.

    I don't think I could transfer that radio into the Tacoma (when I get it :() because of the funky dash.

    But I really like the idea of keeping the iPod out of sight. I travel with a second unit.

    I also installed a number of USB ports for charging, etc., phones, since I make a point of only buying stuff I can USB charge. Thats easy to do but I haven't explored it yet. This will be easier when I get her ...
     
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