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Upgrading to a later year 2nd gen radio?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tbr3345, Jun 17, 2018.

  1. Jun 17, 2018 at 10:45 AM
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    tbr3345

    tbr3345 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    2010 TRD Sport Double Cab. Has anyone up graded their stock radio to a later year Gen. 2 radio or aftermarket radio? Just looking into possible doing it. Wouldn't mind blue tooth and touch screen, GPS and other bells and whistles.
     
  2. Jun 17, 2018 at 10:47 AM
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    Stompouth8

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    I attempted to upgrade my 2011 with a 2013 radio, Toyota changed the wiring harness sometime in the interim.

     
  3. Jun 17, 2018 at 11:02 AM
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    I just can't sit and do nothing to mod my vehicles at almost 76 don't feel like attempting any heavy mechanical mods. Haven't had a car or Truck yet that I haven't changed or modifies in some way.
     
  4. Jun 17, 2018 at 11:07 AM
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    DylanBra

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    I just used one of those wiring harnesses from AXXESS, for me it just required a little bit of wire connecting from the AXXESS harness to the aftermarket decks connector, I soldered mine but you could always just clamp it or use electrical tape to connect it.
    I had the JBL system in mine so I use this specific one, https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00133RCCC/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 unsure on your setup so you may need a different one.
     
  5. Jun 17, 2018 at 11:12 AM
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    JerzRob

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    Anything with Android auto or Carplay. I did mine a month or so ago and I love it.
     
  6. Jun 17, 2018 at 11:20 AM
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    azreb

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    Upgraded mine to a single din Pioneer unit. Works great, has some features I don't use. Requires a new dash assembly. Pioneer also has double din radios that have more features that you might prefer. FWIW, Pioneer advertises significantly greater receiver sensitivity than all the other major manufacturers. That equates to better reception of weaker stations.
     
  7. Jun 17, 2018 at 11:36 AM
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    I put in a Pioneer AVH-2330NEX with a iDatalink Maestro RR. It gave me everything I needed Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay/Android auto, HD Radio pretty much everything the stock radio was lacking. It definitely improved the sound of the stock speakers also, but I eventually replaced all those also hahaha.
     
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    Scion Radio Interior LED Chromed Vent Knobs Chrome Shift Knob Temperature Dials
    Something like this?20180529_193123.jpg
     
  9. Jun 17, 2018 at 12:28 PM
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    Been on the Crutchfield site and I am looking at the selections Thanks for all the info.
     
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    What radio did you use? What extras did you need? Did you hook up backup camera to yours? Looking to do my 2011 base and utilize my stock camera that has no monitor
     
  11. Jun 20, 2018 at 11:55 AM
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    This radio came from a yaris. I took an original black radio, cut the face out and stuck the radio instead. Power and speaker connector fitted right in.

    https://www.ebay.com/ulk/itm/123201980074

    Used this microphone and mounted it by steering wheel.
    https://www.ebay.com/ulk/itm/122657624964

    I am still hunting for camera and harness but it has connector in the back.

    For usb thumbdrive I used this cable
    https://www.ebay.com/ulk/itm/231614229161

    Also needed this connector for 28pin input in the back.
    https://www.ebay.com/ulk/itm/292533812872
    You need this one for power steering controls and microphone.

    Finally this one for antenna
    https://www.ebay.com/ulk/itm/192476347389

    Since mine is a 2007 it didnt come with camera but looking for one so I can retrofit.
     
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    This right here. I put in a double-DIN JVC and it's awesome.
     
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    Would you post up a final when you get a back up camera installed etc... please? I have a 2006, still with a stock radio and CD-player.... Ha!

    I'm starting to research what it will take to modernize, and i'd like a back up camera and modern connectivity...
    Thanks~
     
  15. Jul 6, 2018 at 5:27 AM
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    same shit as everyone else

    That stereo looks exactly like the one in my FR-S. Are you sure you can get video out of it?
     
  17. Jul 6, 2018 at 5:56 AM
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    Ill find out soon.. It has the connector, this one came from a yaris and I think it also comes with the IQ but I believe its the same as your frs.. I am confident it will get video.. I ordered the connector already and have a regular camera to test with.. Will post findings.. Only problem is that the connector id coming from china.. Meaning it will take a few weeks to find out
     
  18. Jul 6, 2018 at 7:58 AM
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    just call these guys....best in the business.......I priced a nice unit for my '14.....

    about $400......camera....S/W controls....etc.....just be sure to spend the extra

    $20 for a pre wired harness....makes it much easier...still a single lead IIRC to

    connect for the S/W controls..they'll supply face plate also

    https://www.crutchfield.com/g_462550/Double-DIN-Car-Stereos.html?tp=72406
     
  19. Jul 6, 2018 at 3:42 PM
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    metrick1215

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    :facepalm: Seriously.. you spent all that money on doing everything but couldnt splurge for the $25 or less dash kit....
     
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  20. Jul 7, 2018 at 1:42 PM
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    I actually have 2 dash kits I cant use. The dimensions of the hole dont match with the OEM radio. If you compare a toyota OEM radio vs an aftermarket you'll be able to see why I cant use it. Thats why I had to use the face of an original radio and cut is as close to fit as possible. This radio is slight wider and shorter compared to an aftermarket.
     

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