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USA Spec PA15 TOY iPod interface Install and Question

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by jackal419, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. Aug 10, 2009 at 3:28 PM
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    jackal419

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    After looking at the iPod interface threads throughout the forum I decided to take the plunge (albiet a small one) and order a PA-15 TOY kit. I looked around the site and found a number of threads that were super helpful. I'm very happy with how it came out. Save one small detail: It seems like its draining my Taco's battery when I'm not there. Even without an iPod connected. I came out this morning to head into work and my truck would only start if I attempted to start, returned to the aux and then pushed the ignition again. Has anyone else had battery drain issues with their PA15?

    Among the helpful threads:
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/product-reviews/18983-ipod-adapter-stock-stereo.html
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2n...pod-install-painted-shifter-console-pics.html

    Great YouTube Vid:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cV8Z5pCZGjU

    Before the install:
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    After (i stole DMB's idea for drilling a hole but came from the rear instead of the side to increase the ease of use with my iPhone):
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  2. Aug 10, 2009 at 3:34 PM
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    chris4x4

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    I havent had any issues with mine. Maybe you should contact USA Spec.?
     
  3. Aug 10, 2009 at 3:37 PM
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    I'm not sure- but I think the box stops pulling power after 1 hour of the truck being shut down...cause my problem is the iPod being dead in my glove box every morning when i forget to take it out the night before...

    Maybe something else is going on??
     
  4. Aug 10, 2009 at 4:36 PM
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    jackal419

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    Yea, it might be something else as I got the truck wet the week prior. But its just strange that the issue arose on the same day I installed the PA15. If it persists tomorrow I'll give USA SPEC a call.
     
  5. Aug 10, 2009 at 6:22 PM
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    dmb

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    Looks awesome man! Very clean install. I haven't noticed any battery drain with mine. My iPod will shut down completely after about an hour. One thing I have noticed is when mine starts back up it always have shuffle on. Gets annoying after a while lol.
     
  6. Mar 10, 2011 at 4:01 PM
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    cajuntacoma83

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    Same here guy. I've had no problems with battery draining after install. However, on a separate note, my clock display has gone out, and my airbag sensor is constantly lit now. I think it's because the cables that came with PA-15TOY only installed one way and it forced me to leave out one of the factory cables. Anybody else have this problem and how did you fix it? I have the 6-disc CD changer.
     
  7. Mar 10, 2011 at 4:16 PM
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    rb11701

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    I have the six disc changer. One of the factory plugs plugs into the adapter and then the adapter plug goes into the radio. I have had none of these issues and I have had mine for over 2 years installed. I doubt the above issues are anything to do with the USA Spec. You can always disconnect ther adapter and leave it be for an hour or so. Then re-attach. I would also disconnect the battery for an hour at the same time and see of this fixes the issues. If not, contact USA Spec. Also, I never leave my ipod connected.
     
  8. Jul 28, 2011 at 7:32 AM
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    does the PA15 allow for AUX input also? i have a Droid phone and i'm thinking about installing this.

    Does anyone use it with AUX only and not Ipod?
     
  9. Jan 25, 2012 at 11:02 AM
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    Has anyone used one of these on an 09 with the xm/jbl?
     
  10. Jan 25, 2012 at 11:11 AM
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    2010 XM/JBL. See other thread.
     
  11. Jan 25, 2012 at 11:20 AM
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    Other thread?
     
  12. Jan 25, 2012 at 11:23 AM
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    The other you posted in but no worries.

    I have a 2010 JBL/SAT. The USA unit plugs into the CD changer port so you keep the AUX input and SAT. The steering wheel controls control the unit. Track up, track down, cd up and cd down.
     
  13. Jan 25, 2012 at 11:29 AM
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    Cool thanks!
     
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    NP. Check ebay for them. I paid $120 shipped instead of full retail. Any other questions just PM.
     
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    Cool - I may pop for the 35 - bluetooth audio for 150 delivered. Thanks again
     
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    Are you still able to play CDs when not using your aux audio device? Also, can this device be used with my Droid X2? If not, any suggestions for a product that will allow me to use my Droid with my radio - other than an FM transmitter? Thanks! Oh, one more thing: Great instructional video, music, and photos! Thanks for posting.
     
  17. Jun 17, 2012 at 7:22 PM
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    This is an ipod/iphone device. There is nothing that is Droid ready. You have an AUX input option from Grom Audio for like $40.
     
  18. Jun 19, 2012 at 2:18 PM
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    Thanks for the response and info, Christian. I certainly appreciate that you took the time to provide it.
     
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    I just installed the GROM U2i.2-TOY (although I ordered TOYU2) in an effort to play music via my Droid X2. It works great with an mp3 player and a USB memory stick, but not with the Droid X2. The Grom techs say it should work with only the Droid USB cable attached in USB mode, but this unit is not working. If you're looking for an interface adapter to play music from your Droid, be sure to thoroughly explore the gromaudio site and find and consider the one identified as
    Toyota Scion Lexus 1998-2012 GROM USB Android car interface adapter(GROM-AND2-TOY). Find it here:http://gromaudio.com/store/android_adapters/toyota_lexus_scion_1998-2012_usb_android_adapter_direct_digital_interface.html.
    Grom tech support provided short video to clarify the written instructions for switching modes on your radio in order to play music from your Android. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkIsTF5X4Og&feature=youtu.be
     
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    Has anybody discovered issues with the PA15-TOY recognizing the iPhone 4S? It recognizes and plays from the original iPod, iPhone 3, and the iPhone 4, but when I plug in my own IPhone 4S, the "CD Open" message is displayed. However, it does charge my iPhone 4S when plugged in... Any ideas?
     
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