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MP3 or Ipod Interface

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by SMG26, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. Jun 12, 2009 at 2:38 PM
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    SMG26

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    I was wondering what is the best mp3 interface out there that is not too expensive around $100-$150. I have an 06 tacoma dbl cab and looking for one that you can control it from stock stereos buttons and would like the text too show as well.
     
  2. Jun 12, 2009 at 2:47 PM
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    USA Spec should work....PATOY15 I think..
     
  3. Jun 12, 2009 at 3:09 PM
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    I just installed the USA Spec in my 08 yesterday. It does the text through the stereo and all together kicks ass. I was so happy to take the FM Modulator back to best buy after installing the PA15 TOY. The install took about 30 minutes, and most of that was deciding where to route the thing to and put the ipod connection. I think it was delivered in about 5-6 days and I'm very happy so far.
     
  4. Jun 12, 2009 at 4:21 PM
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    Do some searching....(blue bar top right). Many different options available to you.

    I have the ipod2car unit
     
  5. Jun 12, 2009 at 4:32 PM
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    chris4x4

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    X2 on the PA15-TOY.....Best thing I have done for the radio!
     
  6. Jun 13, 2009 at 10:51 AM
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    Thanks for the help. I just ordered the usa spec.
     
  7. Jun 13, 2009 at 11:07 AM
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    iPod Peripheral. Works great on my 2006.
     
  8. Jun 13, 2009 at 2:25 PM
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    Everything I've read about the Peripheral unit says you must have a stereo with the AM/SAT button. My stereo does not have this button, so that is why I went with the USA Spec.
     
  9. Jun 13, 2009 at 3:05 PM
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    What you need is a connection in the back of the radio where you would plug in a remote CD storage deck.
     
  10. Jun 13, 2009 at 3:28 PM
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    Are the fm radio trasmitter ones crap?
     
  11. Jun 13, 2009 at 3:32 PM
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    So Far BHLM, CB Radio
    yes the fm transmitters are crap, you can spend that same money on an interface that wont give you any static. i was lucky enough to get the metra interface right before circuit city went out of business for $50 and it works like a charm.
     
  12. Jun 13, 2009 at 3:35 PM
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    thanks vinster
     
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    Ultra POOPY. Crappola. Doggy Doo. Dog S**t.
     
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    Ok i understand. :p
     
  15. Jun 13, 2009 at 3:38 PM
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    no prob
     
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    Nope....
    I have the ipod2car Peripheral unit and I don't have the AM/SAT button.
    I actually have the 6 disc CD changer also.

    My radio looks just like this - no SAT button anywhere. It does have AM button - but I think all newer gen trucks have this?
    [​IMG]
     
  17. Jun 14, 2009 at 7:31 AM
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    Janster, you are correct. My unit looks exactly like yours. I think all you need with the Peripheral is a CD Changer female plug-in receptacle on the back, which mine had. I cannot see data on the LCD on the radio other than Track number, but I can use the track change buttons on the radio unit and all functions on the iPod work just fine.
     
  18. Jun 14, 2009 at 7:33 AM
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    The PA15-TOY lets you see song data....Artist, song, album, etc....:)
     
  19. Jun 14, 2009 at 7:39 AM
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    Well dang! The USA Spec did not have that capability when I was in the market. No biggee....but nice nevertheless.
     
  20. Jun 14, 2009 at 7:45 AM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    You use the "TEXT" button on the HU to scroll thru the different info. First screen gives track number and play list number, sencond gives artist, third gives song/album.
     
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