1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Upgrading 07 head unit?

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by RickW, Oct 7, 2019.

  1. Oct 7, 2019 at 9:21 AM
    #1
    RickW

    RickW [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2012
    Member:
    #75567
    Messages:
    126
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Rick
    Stockton, Ca
    Vehicle:
    07 Tacoma daily driven
    I would like to upgrade my head unit to something more modern. lol
    I'm thinking lose the CD player and adding GPS.
    A backup camera would be nice.

    What are my options and how much $ are we talking?

    TIA
    R
     
  2. Oct 7, 2019 at 9:43 AM
    #2
    destin_meeks

    destin_meeks I used to fix people's crappy stereos

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2017
    Member:
    #223997
    Messages:
    2,735
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Destin
    Tuscaloosa, AL
    Vehicle:
    2017 SSM DoubleCab TRD Off-Road 4x4
    Depends on if you want dedicated NAV (satellite-connected gps) or just something like google maps or Waze run through tour phone.

    If you want dedicated nav, you’re forking out some dough. If you just want map software, and are willing to pull data through your phone, you just need a unit with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.

    Alpine w650 is good. Pioneer 2550 is good. Kenwood dmx7706s is good.
    All are in the sub-$400 range when on sale.
    If you don’t have the JBL system and don’t have steering wheel controls to retain, your parts will be super cheap.

    backup cameras will hook up to anything with a screen pretty much. I prefer the ones from tailgatecamera.com that put it in the factory location, but the basic license-plate-mount kind work fine just to see behind you.
     
  3. Oct 7, 2019 at 9:56 AM
    #3
    RickW

    RickW [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2012
    Member:
    #75567
    Messages:
    126
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Rick
    Stockton, Ca
    Vehicle:
    07 Tacoma daily driven
    Thanks for the reply.
    I don't have an I phone.
    I'm not a tech guy.
    Not sure what my options are?
    Would like to keep it simple?
    Best bang for the buck!

    Going skiing this winter.
    Very poor radio reception in the mountains!

    TIA

    R
     
  4. Oct 9, 2019 at 7:46 AM
    #4
    hotboatrod

    hotboatrod Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2019
    Member:
    #291183
    Messages:
    543
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Rod
    El Cajon
    Vehicle:
    1996 Tacoma 4X4 V6 auto
    2 1/2" front lift and bigger tires and wheels
    The mountains don't have good reception but you want to remove a source (CD player) that doesn't need reception? What source is going to replace it?
     
  5. Oct 9, 2019 at 7:55 AM
    #5
    RickW

    RickW [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2012
    Member:
    #75567
    Messages:
    126
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Rick
    Stockton, Ca
    Vehicle:
    07 Tacoma daily driven
    I would like to upgrade to something that will play an I pod?
    If I am going to do that?
    I may as well upgrade everything else!

    Changing CD is too much work. lol

    TIA
     
  6. Oct 9, 2019 at 7:59 AM
    #6
    hotboatrod

    hotboatrod Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2019
    Member:
    #291183
    Messages:
    543
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Rod
    El Cajon
    Vehicle:
    1996 Tacoma 4X4 V6 auto
    2 1/2" front lift and bigger tires and wheels
    A CD player adds zero work, it's the exact same job.

    Everything Destin wrote above is 100% accurate.
     
  7. Oct 9, 2019 at 8:05 AM
    #7
    RickW

    RickW [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2012
    Member:
    #75567
    Messages:
    126
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Rick
    Stockton, Ca
    Vehicle:
    07 Tacoma daily driven
    I want to replace CD player w/something more up to date.
    Things have improved since 07. lol

    Adding GPS would be nice.
    I will not be doing the install!
     

Products Discussed in

To Top