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Stock Stereo Ipod Connector

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Tdogg11, Aug 30, 2014.

  1. Aug 30, 2014 at 8:08 PM
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    Tdogg11

    Tdogg11 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So after being a little skeptical and doing my research I ended up purchasing this Ipod Interface for my tacoma. I have an 08 Sport with the JBL 6 cd changer. I was nervous that the plug in the back would be different but it plugged right in now problem. It has a 30 pin connector for the ipod which charges it and also still keeps the steering wheel controls which is nice. Also comes with an aux cord to plug into other devices or if you have a newer apple product and dont want to purchase an adaptor. So for the installation, as I've said before, easiest installation ever... the tacoma stereo is so easy to pull out. Then you just plug the connector into the back and you're ready to listen to music. At first I ran the cords into the glove box but decided to run the cords through the center console so the cords are next to the drivers seat. As I said I was skeptical but for $30 shipped I had to take the chance. I'm going on 2 months with it and haven't had an issue yet, and if I do then I feel okay knowing I'm not out alot of money on it. The only cons are that the text doesnt show up on the stereo and when you turn off the truck, it doesnt turn off the ipod. Hope this helps out everyone else looking for a cheap or quick fix until you get an aftermarket stereo or if you want to keep the stock look. I was going to make a write up on pulling the dash and center console out during install but I thought I'd wait. If anyone wants me to make a small write up then just let me know, I'll put it togetehr real quick. I filmed it so I would just have to put the video together real quick.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CFS68M4/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
     
  2. Aug 31, 2014 at 9:57 AM
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    Nice. Does this work with regular non-JBL radios? I have the single disc changer with no steering wheel controls.
     
  3. Aug 31, 2014 at 10:02 AM
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    As far as I know it does, everyone in the reviews seemed to use it with the non JBL, I was the one who was unsure if it would fit since I had the JBL.
     
  4. Aug 31, 2014 at 10:23 AM
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    Good stuff!! I think I'll pick this up and use my iPhone with it.
     
  5. Nov 4, 2014 at 12:32 PM
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    How does the ipod connect once installed? I do not have any sort of aux button or control on my stereo
     
  6. Nov 4, 2014 at 12:59 PM
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    Yeah I wanna know this too.
     
  7. Nov 4, 2014 at 2:39 PM
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    I had a USA spec in my 06 and it worked great. Ran the plug to the center console also.
    Made playlists on my laptop called Toyota1, etc...Good product.

    My new 14 does things a little differently.
     
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  8. Nov 4, 2014 at 2:52 PM
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    It might run through the FM channel. That's how the iConnect works and the US-TOY-Spec too I believe.
     
  9. Nov 4, 2014 at 2:56 PM
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    USA Spec uses the CD selector

    ie the playlists are CD1 , CD2 , CD3 etc , ipod direct mode is CD7 IIRC
     
  10. Nov 4, 2014 at 2:59 PM
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    Well there ya have it. I have no experience with that but had the iConnect at one point and didn't like it. The sound quality was real crappy. Had to turn the radio up to 50 and the ipod volume all the way just to have it at a decent sound level, so I returned it got a new stereo and then had it stolen 2 months later and have been back to stock for 2 years now.
     
  11. Nov 4, 2014 at 3:00 PM
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    The USA Spec works great , the sound quality is good

    The sound quality and volume of the stock AUX input sucks balls
     
  12. Nov 4, 2014 at 3:02 PM
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    I have an 08 so I don't have any type of AUX input
     
  13. Nov 4, 2014 at 3:03 PM
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    OZ-T You are going backwards

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    You should buy a USA Spec :)
     
  14. Nov 4, 2014 at 3:10 PM
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    I keep thinking about it but then tell myself that's money I can put towards the radio I want. My first mistake when I got the truck was getting the radio and not having an alarm or something in the track of the sliding window to prevent break-ins (that's how they got in). I keep going back and forth, I may pick one up in the mean time though, they seem to be fairly common in the B/S/T section.
     
  15. Nov 4, 2014 at 3:12 PM
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    OZ-T

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    Yeah I bought my USA Spec second hand on here about 3 years ago

    These look interesting too

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/342501-stock-stereo-ipod-connector.html#post9108635
     
  16. Nov 4, 2014 at 8:14 PM
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    Yeah, when you plug in your phone you just switch over to disc and it starts up right away. I think you have to the disc ejected though. I have the adaptor to connect my iphone 5 and the steering wheel controls all still work too. Its been a couple months and still going strong.
     
  17. Nov 4, 2014 at 8:16 PM
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    I had the same problem, I didnt want to spend alot of money on the other ipod connectors for the stock stereo so I picked up this one. I'm getting my new stereo put in soon, so it served its purpose exactly as i needed.
     
  18. Nov 5, 2014 at 1:28 PM
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    can you control it from the ipod itself?
     
  19. Nov 5, 2014 at 2:47 PM
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    If you are talking about the USA Spec , the answer is yes
     
  20. Nov 5, 2014 at 5:33 PM
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    Yeah, both the when charging or just using the headphone, the phone or ipod is fully controllable.
     

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