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iSimple Tacoma Adapter

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by namariegaudi, Sep 5, 2008.

  1. Sep 5, 2008 at 10:43 AM
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    namariegaudi

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    Got an iSimple package for my Tacoma. The iSimple is model PGHTY1. My Tacoma stereo looks like the one below. I know the manual says the stereo needs to have an "SAT" or "AM/SAT" button, this stereo doesn't seem to have one, is there a work around this with the current kit I have or am I already screwed and need to get another ipod2car adapter of another brand?

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  2. Sep 17, 2008 at 7:48 PM
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    DW2

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    I have a 2007 Tacoma with the factory radio model number 86210-04141 which is a AM/FM single CD unit. I tried the iSimple adapter and it would power the ipod but I can not get the radio to switch to the adapter or accept any signal. After 2 day on the phone with iSimple and toyota I had to send the adapter back. It will not work. I am still looking for an adapter that will. Let me know if you have found one.
     
  3. Sep 17, 2008 at 7:50 PM
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    chris4x4

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  4. Sep 17, 2008 at 8:00 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    it sounds like that unit will work w/ the 09's, but nothing else
     
  5. Sep 18, 2008 at 12:13 AM
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    All I can say is...

    Guys - stay far far away from the FM modulation adapters.

    You'll be much happier with a direct hook-up adapter. There are lots of options out there!!'

    Search search search!!
     
  6. Sep 18, 2008 at 7:17 AM
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    namariegaudi

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    I kept on browsing in the forum and in other sites. Maybe...I do stree the word "maybe" the Metra iPod Toyota Adapter solution might work for cases like us...just need to confirm from someone if the solution works with stereos that don't have the AM/SAT or AUX buttons...let me know if you hear anything....
     
  7. Sep 18, 2008 at 7:33 AM
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    Here's a couple threads about it...
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/audio-video/3767-installed-metra-ipod-mp3-adapter.html

    I personally have the ipod2car PXDP unit in my truck.

    Here's some search results...
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/search.php?searchid=66814
    and more search results
    http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/search.php?searchid=1645663

    Good Luck!
     
  8. Sep 20, 2008 at 2:07 PM
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    DW2

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    :D forget the iSimple. I just installed a US Spec PA15-TOY and it works perfectly even with the single CD radio. It works perfectly.
     
  9. Sep 20, 2008 at 5:23 PM
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    chris4x4

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    X2! Thats the unit I have, and you have an extra RCA and Sat. input while still being able to use the Ipod. :)
     
  10. Sep 20, 2008 at 7:21 PM
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    Janster, why do you say that? I've got two of them, and they work great, no cables to tangle. I like wireless anything when I can get it.
     
  11. Sep 20, 2008 at 8:26 PM
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    I used a couple different FM units before I got my Metra adapter. The audio quality of the FM units sucks in comparison to the hard-wired units. I thought they were good too until I experienced the alternative. The FM units also tend to have a hard time finding a free station if you are in a large city. I got tired of having to change stations as I traveled...
     
  12. Sep 21, 2008 at 5:36 AM
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    Exactly what rhoppas mentioned....

    FM modulations isn't a direct hook-up. Your sound quality depends on the Fm frequency and being able to receive it (without interferance).

    Perhaps you got lucky getting a clear station and never have problems with interferance.

    I never used FM modulation for my ipod, but I have a GPS with bluetooth and getting that to work with my cell phone was horrible. No clear stations to use & all sorts of bleed through & interferance.
     
  13. Sep 21, 2008 at 8:36 AM
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    Yea, FM modulators are crap. Some work decent, but for instance.... switch between a powerful clear local FM station, then to CD. There you have it. Not to mention, if you go on a road trip somewhere chances are, the freq you have will be in use somewhere with a much more powerful transmitter. Also, if you like privacy it's possible the guy next to you could tune in :D

    I install the metra adapter into the stock unit (see the thread on metra a few down) and it works wonderful, easy install. Plus it keeps your unit charged as well... and you control via the ipod which is a bonus in my book.
     
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