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Trouble adding CarPlay to 2019?

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by dannybten23, Jan 3, 2020.

  1. Jan 3, 2020 at 1:02 PM
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    dannybten23

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    I'll be getting a new Taco soon. Might go 2020, might go 2019.
    Has anyone added CarPlay to their 3rd Gen with an aftermarket headunit? Were there any problems? any loss of functionality?
    What did it cost?
    I got a $1,000 quote.
     
  2. Jan 3, 2020 at 1:14 PM
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    5nahalf

    5nahalf I build dumb things

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    Many people have added it to their older trucks. I have it in mine by using a android based joying headunit designed for the corolla. It works well, no complaints, but I tend to use the android built into the headunit since it does everything and more that carplay or android auto can do.

    It cost me about $350 to do, plug and play. The only things that stop working is the info in the center of the cluster for song titles and navigation.

    But, I never really used the cluster for those things anyhow.
     
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    destin_meeks

    destin_meeks I used to fix people's crappy stereos

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    You can get it for less than a grand, depending on what radio they quoted you, but for a good radio that’s not unreasonable.

    I’ve got a pioneer in mind and have retained all factory functionality.

    you are going to spend $336+tax on the parts. That’s your mounting kit, Maestro RR harness, and all adapters and such.

    Best Buy is running free labor if you buy the radio from them. Your local shop will charge $100-$200 for 1-2 hours I’d imagine.

    so the rest comes down to the radio.
    You missed all the sales so I’d hold off till March or so when the good prices come back. An entry level pioneer with wired CarPlay will go on sale for $250. A good pioneer with wireless CarPlay will run you $500. A fully loaded unit with wireless CarPlay and NAV and a better screen and all the goodies will run you $1000-1200.

    so if they quoted a grand, just check the price of the radio they quoted, add in the $336+tax in parts, and whatever is left over is labor. If they quoted you a grand for a pioneer 1550, then that’s crazy. But if it’s for a mid-upper level kenwood excelon or pioneer 4500, they’re right on target
     

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