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Is it possible to upgrade factory cell phone microphone?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by taco_newb, Dec 25, 2019.

  1. Dec 25, 2019 at 9:11 AM
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    taco_newb

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    When I make Bluetooth phone calls, whoever I am calling always complains that there is a delay and that the audio quality sucks. Any way I can fix this?
     
  2. Dec 25, 2019 at 9:21 AM
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    The Tacoma microphone is near the overhead map lights. Try talking in that direction (while safely keeping your eyes on the road). Also try to turn the speaker volume as low as possible and see if that helps. The cell phone microphone may be picking up sound too. Make sure your phone is not near the Tacoma speakers.
     
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  3. Dec 25, 2019 at 9:36 AM
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    This is common, people have it cranked up too high
     
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  4. Dec 26, 2019 at 9:37 AM
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    Thanks for the comments but I really want to upgrade the microphone itself. It is possible?
     
  5. Dec 26, 2019 at 10:16 AM
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    It's possible. Theres a few threads floating around with people trying it. Most people are trying to keep OEM microphone and wire into aftermarket HU though. Find out the wiring for oem mic, remove it and splice into an aftermarket. Good luck, have fun. Don't think you'll see much improvement, though.
     
  6. Dec 26, 2019 at 10:16 AM
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    Also make sure the AC vents are pointed away from microphone.
     
  7. Dec 26, 2019 at 10:34 AM
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    Word has it that if you speak too closely into the mic on the 3rd gen you can hear the legendary Mike Sweers himself talking about the tougher, more reinforced metal which he promised the 3rd gens would have.
     

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