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Screen Glare on Radio/Nav

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by bernuli, May 22, 2018.

  1. May 22, 2018 at 8:18 AM
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    bernuli

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    I borrowed a friends 2016 Tacoma for a few days and was surprised at how unreadable the Radio/Nav screen was in the daytime...you know when the sun is out.

    I don't think the rest of the Toyota line has such a hard to read display, is this just with the Tacomas?

    I'm looking to get a 2018 but that screen will annoy me on the regular. Can anyone recommend a good aftermarket radio I could install or have installed that might also be compatible with the factory backup camera and whatever other systems are tied in to the needlessly shiny stock display?
     
  2. May 22, 2018 at 12:12 PM
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  3. May 22, 2018 at 12:24 PM
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    Anchovy

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    I've never had that problem, if I did it was usually because there was dust on the screen and once I wiped it off it was fine
     
  4. May 22, 2018 at 12:26 PM
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    Mark_H

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    I cranked up the brightness on the display and that helped alot.
     
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  5. May 25, 2018 at 3:36 AM
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    SD_Taco

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    Black out those windows! Problem solved :cool:
     
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  6. May 25, 2018 at 3:50 AM
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    Crutchfield. Be careful if you want an aftermarket to be wireless, most of the aftermarkets still require USB tethering. As far as sun on the screen I have'n't noticed. I have noticed that the receiving SirusXM in the North East is terrible and had to DEMAND a refund from them as they fought me even when I produced gps coordinates for more then 50 drop out locations on my 20 mile round trip not related to overpasses. Prepare to pony up the ca$h. I put in the front camara mod...works well. If you are that specific about sun glare you will want to do real research.
     
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  7. May 25, 2018 at 5:15 AM
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    EdgeCrusher

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    This truck is way better with glare then say my parents Highlander that's only a year older. In fact it's so nice it automatically switches with lighting changes not dependent on the headlghts. Non issue, your friends radio needs settings adjusted.
     
  8. May 25, 2018 at 5:50 AM
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    techgeekwill

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    We had a '14 Highlander that was terrible about this. Haven't noticed it in my new '18, even with the sunroof open.

    If you want to got the aftermarket route, there are a ton of good CarPlay/Android Auto receivers. Problem is, you'll need the adapters and other things to integrate the vehicle settings/information. Those add up fast.
     
  9. May 25, 2018 at 5:58 AM
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    Freetime

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    I think you're just looking for an excuse to get an aftermarket radio. My truck has dealer legal tinted windows and glare has never been an issue. If you want the aftermarket radio, just buy it.
     
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  10. May 25, 2018 at 6:07 AM
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    toyotatacomaTRD

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    Don't get the sunroof if you don't like glare, unless you want to keep the shield closed all the time. I've got tinted windows, no sunroof. Glare isn't an issue for me.
     
  11. May 25, 2018 at 3:07 PM
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    So it sounds like you have no clue what you're talking about in the first sentence then. They all come with sun shades. Non issue.
     
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    My son 3D prints these for $22, includes shipping. In black. Inbox if interested. This is mine that he created for me because I couldn’t find one anywhere else. Attaches with 3M double sided tape or command hook tape (very small squares)
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    Nice! But it seems like you can hardly see the screen all together, lol.
     
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  14. May 10, 2021 at 7:09 AM
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    You have a very belated PM ;)
     
  15. May 10, 2021 at 7:41 AM
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    what is that made of?
     
  16. May 10, 2021 at 7:47 AM
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    I definitely don't understand some of the comments here. I live in Florida and I have tinted windows on my Taco. Glare on the darn head unit screen is ridiculous. No I don't have a sun roof. My wife has a Toyota Avalon. Same flipping thing on her unit. Terrible glare when the sun hits it just right from the windshield. It makes no sense to me why they would tilt the screen install backwards which cause the sun to glare off the screen so you can't see it. I am forever holding my hand over the screen to block the sun so I can read the screen
     
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  17. May 18, 2021 at 10:48 PM
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    ARE cap, wade inchannel vent visors, weathertec floor mats, ranch hand grill guard, tuffy security boxes in bed, lockable tailgate handle. Still have stuff that needs to be installed and still have stuff ordered lol.
    i am interested in one if you still have
     
  18. May 22, 2021 at 5:11 AM
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    Appears the OP has maybe moved on. Is anyone else maybe 3D printing a shade?
     

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