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Stinger Audio

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by NDTacoma, Jan 25, 2024.

  1. Jan 25, 2024 at 8:48 AM
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    NDTacoma

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    The joying cost roughly the same price, has a larger display and has more functions.
     
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    To each his own. I prefer to buy from places that I know I can get customer service from. Stinger has great customer service and tech reps for any install issues.
     
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    I have been eyeing this but cannot find any photos of it installed.
     
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    Here is a pic of the $150 head unit installed in my truck;
    20240131_111137.jpg

    It is a VAST improvement over the OEM 6-disk unit, and so far, it works great!
     
  7. Apr 30, 2024 at 8:30 AM
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    eherlihy 2009 Access Cab TRD Off Road

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    Update: after 4 months, and driving from Fort Myers, FL, to Boston, MA, I am very happy with this radio.

    PLZ just released a new version with a better (QLED) display, for $160. If that works as well as the one pictured above, it is a great deal.
     
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    Thank you for the update @eherlihy

    I looked on there store and didn’t see the newer OLED model you mentioned. would you
    link it please? Contemplating this for my 2013..

    Thank you for the recommendation OP, considering that vs Joying as well.
     
  9. Apr 30, 2024 at 12:04 PM
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    eherlihy

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    Here is the link to the NEW PLZ MP-926W Head Unit; https://www.amazon.com/PLZ-Wireless-Bluetooth-Receivers-Subwoofer/dp/B0D1BGXBG4
    $169.99, but with a $30 coupon means that it will cost you $140 plus tax.

    Also - In post #3 above, I neglected to mention an ISO to Tacoma wiring harness that I purchased for $12. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08LQ6C45Q/

    The whole setup will still cost you <$200, and give you: Wireless Android Auto/CarPlay, a backup camera and display, an amplifier that is BETTER than the OEM, Preamp outputs - if you want to run a separate amp, and steering wheel controls.
     
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  10. May 6, 2024 at 7:55 PM
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    I'm looking at that for my 2012. Any tips on fitment- I looked on their Amazon store but couldn't find much. Thanks for the tip on the harness!
     
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    I used the OEM radio mounting brackets (steel) rather than the plastic ones included with the Metra bezel.

    Regarding the SWC, here is how I THINK that I did it 4 months ago;

    DISCLAIMER: Please don't blame me if you screw this up. I am recounting the info below from memory, and I find that my memory isn't what it once was.

    I looked at the OEM SWC wiring diagram:
    Steering Wheel Control Wiring Diagram.jpg

    The SWC uses pins 6, 7, and 8 on the 20-pin connector.

    I then modified the Metra 70-8114 wiring by cutting the Green, Yellow and Black wire at CONNECTOR B (which will not be used), and splicing the G, W & B wires to the Grey, Green and Black wires of the PLZ C connector which was included with the radio (steering wheel controls - CLEARLY labeled). The white and red coax connectors on the Metra connector C are not used.
    Metra 70-8114 Steering Wheel Control Harness-images-0.jpg

    Here is the PLZ wiring diagram:
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    Then, simply plug connector C into the stock wiring harness, and the C connector into the radio, I programmed each button, and vollia!

    Ya, sorry for the hijack.
     
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