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Stereo Upgrade BASIC How To... (2nd Gen)

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by 007Tacoma, Jan 11, 2007.

  1. Mar 10, 2012 at 8:28 AM
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    ToyotaKTMracing

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  2. Mar 11, 2012 at 9:10 PM
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    has anyone had problems with getting their factory subwoofer to work properly with an aftermarket head unit??? Its getting full power but it is not putting out bass. I am thinking I am going to need to run a separate wire just for the sub
     
  3. Mar 20, 2012 at 3:53 PM
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    Wow, great description and pics! My 3 year old decided it would be a good idea to throw some change in to my CD player, and I was worried I was going to have to completely remove the dash in order to get the radio out... I don't know why I thought this... Maybe just because it looks so seamless...

    This method should work on a 2012, correct?

    Thanks for the great post!
     
  4. Mar 20, 2012 at 3:57 PM
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    Did you get the JBL wire harness? Their is a special one just for taco's with JBL.
     
  5. Mar 23, 2012 at 12:01 PM
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    i dont think i have the JBL system, the back of my stock head unit is made my panasonic
     
  6. Mar 23, 2012 at 9:08 PM
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    factory sub = jbl system
     
  7. Apr 25, 2012 at 9:05 PM
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    I spent an hour and never found where the info is for JBL or not?
    Where are you talking about EXACTLY
     
  8. Apr 25, 2012 at 9:08 PM
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    If the head unit or the door grills have a JBL logo, you have it. Otherwise there will be no logo.

    Example of JBL logo here
     
  9. May 14, 2012 at 11:36 AM
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    Hello. I am thinking about installing an aftermarket unit in my 2007 prerunner. I am maily looking for sound quality and bluetooth (phone and music). Is there a way to avoid that space under the unit with a single Din? I don't want to go with double din if I don't have to as these units are more expesive. Thanks
     
  10. May 14, 2012 at 11:56 AM
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    You could squirt some JB Weld in them thur hole, make it all purdy like with yur drywall knife, even sayin'!


    Short story, there isn't a pre-made solution. You'd have to try something along the lines of getting lucky with cutting up plastic or you might get a fiberglass insert... which would look goofy.

    Bottom line, why do you NOT want an extra pocket? I have a CB radio and my gum in there. If my radio had a remote, I'd stick that in there, too. It's a handly spot to have.
     
  11. May 14, 2012 at 1:23 PM
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    I would like to keep the "original look" as much as possible.... I will continue with my research in the mean time... I am now looking at double Dims.... Thanks!
     
  12. May 15, 2012 at 1:35 AM
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    This is my single. The slot underneath will hold cds.
    [​IMG]

    Crutchfield gives several things FREE with a stereo purchase. And they have good prices.
     
  13. May 15, 2012 at 5:27 AM
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    That is a good picture. Does it look ok with the climate control panel being textured and the radio panel being just "flat silver"?
     
  14. May 15, 2012 at 5:42 AM
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    Radio panel matches & is textured.
     
  15. May 15, 2012 at 10:21 PM
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    Anyone know the thread pattern of the 10mm bolts that hold the brackets to the frame?
     
  16. May 16, 2012 at 7:05 PM
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    Hey to all. I have a 2012 Dbl Cab and I was wondering if its possible to install the JBL complete stereo in my truck.
     
  17. Nov 18, 2012 at 3:49 PM
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    For the 2012 taco, do you have to remove the front stereo face in order to have access to the screws to remove the airbag indicator/clock?
     
  18. Dec 15, 2012 at 9:48 AM
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    I just skimmed through this whole thread and searched TW but haven't found an answer. This quote is all I've found but I'm sure I've seen other members have done this. But I'm considering buying this http://www.crutchfield.com/p_130APPRAD2/Pioneer-SPH-DA02-AppRadio.html app unit for use with my 4S. My question is how hard is it to integrate the factory back up camera into this?

    Also looking for opinions on this unit. I see some bad reviews about some bugs but also have seen a comment from Amazon on it saying there is a firmware upgrade that is supposed to fix it. Has a lot of great reviews also. Seems to me if you have a 4 or 4S Iphone you're good. :notsure:

    Anyway looks like a heck of a deal if it does work.

    Edit: I thought I quoted a post that said "found the camera" but didn't see anything else in the thread about it.
     
  19. Jan 7, 2013 at 10:47 PM
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    Great job man!
     
  20. Jan 16, 2013 at 4:26 PM
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    Will these instructions work for removing the head unit from a 2013?
     
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