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Pioneer DMH-WC6600NEX Information Thread

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by ClubSoda, Jun 20, 2020.

  1. Oct 7, 2020 at 7:15 PM
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    I’d like to know too[/QUOTE]

    Yes with the Maestro you will retain all vehicle settings and steering wheel controls. The only think you lose is the turn by turn directions on the small screen in the instrument cluster.
     
  2. Nov 2, 2020 at 9:48 PM
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    Took the plunge. Here is the initial rough fit of a 6600 in a 2015 using the Metra 5500 kit.
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    Took a little more modification than I was expecting and it’s gonna take some finer detail work, but it works and I think it looks great. Doesn’t have the factory look of newer Tacoma’s, but overall I’m happy with it.

    Also added a Scosce wireless charger behind the cup holders, so no more cables.
     
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  3. Nov 2, 2020 at 9:54 PM
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    Looks fantastic to me!
     
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  4. Nov 3, 2020 at 5:03 AM
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    When you get a chance can you expound on what, where, how you modified to get it installed?
     
  5. Nov 3, 2020 at 12:25 PM
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    @ClubSoda would you mind augmenting your 1st post with specific details on the GPS vs SAT antenna colors? It's caused some confusion in the past and might be good to have a 1st post with summary info because of that.

    It just came up again in the main thread.

    TIA.
     
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  6. Nov 3, 2020 at 2:08 PM
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    Really not a lot of modification, but had to remove more material than I was expecting. The specs of the two monitors make it seem like there is only 1/4" difference widthwise between the 5500 and 6600 screens. So, I was think I would just need to sand off ~1/8" and be good to go. Not so much. The 5500 kit must be designed to create a frame, recess the screen or something, because I ended up having to remove about 1/4" all the way around. If you look at pics of the kit there is a bend on the sides, I basically had to cut all the way to that. On the top and bottom there are bevels where I assume the 5500 is framed, I had to cut all that away as well.

    I didn't have to make any modification to the mounting brackets. They fit the 6600 perfectly, including the monitor mount. For the dash kit I used a rotary tool with cutting disc and sanding wheel (got a Dremel tool kit at HomeDepot for like $20) to remove most of the material and then hand sanded to clean up the edges. I also took the mounting clips off the factory dash kit because the ones Metra includes are too thin and didn't hold.

    The monitor sticks out slightly at the top and is recessed at the bottom. On the top, it doesn't really matter because only the finished part of the monitor shows. On the bottom and the lower sides, there is a gap, but it's not more than 1/4" and I probably removed a little too much material. It will probably work to my advantage when I fill the gap (current thinking is to cut and glue a thin sheet of plastic to recreate the frame). Then I will sand and paint the whole thing.

    On the stereo install, I ordered from Crutchfield and added their Ready Harness for $25. Everything was pretty much plug and play except for the speaker wires which I had to crimp myself. I even went through the hassle of routing the microphone into the existing overhead console spot. The GPS I mounted under the dash (they recommend to install on top of the dash) and so far it seems accurate. The Maestro app walks you through the setup step-by-step. Pioneer firmware update and CarPlay setup were not the most intuitive process, but eventually got that figured out as well.

    This was my first stereo install and I was surprised it went as smoothly as it did even having to modify the kit. The whole thing took me about 8 hours off and on over the weekend. Probably another couple hours to do the finer finishing work.

    Just for grins I sent the pic to Metra with suggestion they look at making a 2012-2015 6600 kit besides the generic single din floating kit they offer now. Like with 2016+ Tacoma, the 6600 could be a great aftermarket CarPlay/Android unit for 12-15 as well. An off-the-shelf dash kit would help. Doubt anything will come of it, but figured I could at least pass it along.
     
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  7. Nov 4, 2020 at 1:54 PM
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    Added under "Installation Tips" :thumbsup:
     
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  8. Nov 13, 2020 at 1:21 PM
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    What size bezel do you have for this set up? I have an SR with the 6” radio :(
     
  9. Nov 13, 2020 at 4:31 PM
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  10. Nov 17, 2020 at 8:33 PM
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    Just installed mine today, and ive been trying to figure out how to get video to play on the HU from my phone. Can someone give advice on this please
     
  11. Nov 17, 2020 at 8:54 PM
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    For videos, since I generally use YouTube, the only way I've successfully watched a video was by using the Browser option on the unit. From the CarAVassist app, you specify links to open, which works, though, it's not intuitive. I'm not entirely sure there's any other way to project a video to the unit, maybe someone on the discussion thread has found a different way. Using the browser has worked for me so far.
     
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  12. Nov 18, 2020 at 8:36 AM
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    Right on, thanks brotha. I tried getting the CarAV to update firmware via my phone but ive seen a lot of people have had issues and found it works best via USB so im gonna try that. Thank again man
     
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  13. Nov 18, 2020 at 9:22 AM
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    Yeah the app update can be frustrating. I've found that I have to completely disable Android Auto from launching on my phone, ensure that the HU is connected to my phone's hotspot, and make sure that USB tethering is enabled for the transfer to work correctly. Some folks have it work without any issue. I really wish Pioneer enabled updates within the actual unit itself..
     
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  14. Nov 19, 2020 at 8:59 PM
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  15. Nov 20, 2020 at 10:48 AM
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    Hey I'm experiencing a really strange problem with the HU right now and was wondering if you've seen this yourself, or heard from others. Currently my HU is locked on the back-up camera display and I am unable to access anything else. None of the buttons on the side are functional at this time I've tried all the basics to try and reset the unit, but to no avail.
     
  16. Nov 20, 2020 at 11:10 AM
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    Not something I've experienced or seen personally. I'd probably try turning the truck off for about 15-30 minutes to see if that helps. I'd contact Pioneer directly though if that doesn't help or if you see this happen frequently.
     
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  18. Nov 22, 2020 at 8:08 AM
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    Does this headunit work with the factory jbl speakers, amp and sub?
     
  19. Nov 22, 2020 at 9:16 AM
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    Crutchfield shows that this radio works with the JBL Setup. I'd reccomended posting this question in the discussion thread, or reaching out to Pioneer for confirmation.
     
  20. Nov 24, 2020 at 11:32 AM
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    I installed a firestick on mine and can watch anything through the firestick. Anything online using the firefox app on the firestick.
     
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