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What is the easiest way to ditch Aux cord and use bluetooth?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TacomaSport86, Jan 24, 2019.

  1. Jan 24, 2019 at 11:43 AM
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    TacomaSport86

    TacomaSport86 [OP] 2010 Tacoma/2016 4Runner Pro

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    Gotta get rid of the finicky Aux cord and would rather use Bluetooth on my 2nd Gen. I am not really looking for a new radio. Is there a way to accomplish this?
     
  2. Jan 24, 2019 at 11:49 AM
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    iitywygms

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  3. Jan 24, 2019 at 11:50 AM
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    Check out GTA car kits. A little pricey but works really well. I love having bluetooth in my 05
     
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  4. Jan 24, 2019 at 3:46 PM
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    The 12v plug & bluetooth on radio station is super easy....just maybe not the best sound..
     
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  5. Jan 24, 2019 at 3:51 PM
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  6. Jan 24, 2019 at 4:32 PM
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    roalddahl

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    roalddahl

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    Ah, missed the squirrely AUX jack comment, same problem with the SB360........
     
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  8. Jan 24, 2019 at 4:37 PM
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    New radio, or fix the current aux jack.

    Unless you have a tape deck or some other input to your system. Some have rca jacks on the back, but I doubt the factory radio does.
     
  9. Jan 24, 2019 at 5:03 PM
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    I didn’t realize they made these for Bluetooth, I had one for cds some time ago, it would work great some times, others not sure how it didn’t end up out the window. I’m sure they have improved since then.
     
  11. Jan 24, 2019 at 5:32 PM
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    TacomaSport86

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  12. Jan 24, 2019 at 5:50 PM
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    I have an older non-bluetooth one paired with a bluetooth antenna receiver and it's good enough, never had an issue with it. This is the latest one with bluetooth from USA spec. Installs behind the radio.

    https://www.usaspec.com/p-322-bt45-toy.aspx
     
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  13. Jan 24, 2019 at 5:53 PM
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  14. Jan 24, 2019 at 5:58 PM
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    Search MPow on Amazon. It costs $14.00. I have two of them.
     
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  15. Jan 24, 2019 at 5:59 PM
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    Matmo215

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    New radio.
     
  16. Jan 24, 2019 at 6:16 PM
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    You can bluetooth music on a radio station using this t26 Bluetooth fm transmitter.

    Edit: yes bluetooth using your cell
     
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  17. Jan 24, 2019 at 7:21 PM
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    TacomaSport86

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    Sorry for all the questions , will this allow me to play iTunes songs from my phone?

    Thanks
     
  18. Jan 24, 2019 at 7:43 PM
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  19. Jan 24, 2019 at 9:43 PM
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    12 volt plug in is great. I got one on Amazon for 20 bucks or so a year ago. Use it every day no issues.
     
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  20. Jan 25, 2019 at 4:57 AM
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    mikeam

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    GTA Kit!!!!! Awesome. I had the Cruz in there first, it's ok bluetooth but it's kinda muted.......GTA kit blows it away and you can takes/makes phone calls, Cruz does not...
     
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