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What kind of Radio (stock or aftermarket) does my 08 support?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ThaJokaa, Mar 28, 2016.

  1. Mar 28, 2016 at 4:51 PM
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    ThaJokaa

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    Trying to figure out the best option for an upgrade, I have an 08 Pre-Runner V6, but my radio doesnt have an AUX port so I need to upgrade [​IMG]

    I want a double din screen w/ an AUX port and bluetooth (optional).

    Whats my best option, going aftermarket or try to find a double din from a donor truck from a new model?
     
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    Aftermarket is always a better choice. You have flexibility and newer technology. A friend's 2009 RAV4 with the JBL system doesn't even support A2DP Bluetooth music transfer. Everything you need to do the install is available online or in your better car audio shops.
     
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    So a retrofit of a 2013 Taco headunit isnt recommended?
    I've seen quite a few threads about it and it looks nice
     
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    You're more than welcome to try. You will need to splice wires as it's my understanding that the 2013 is a bit different.

    Having said that, I have one that only has a couple months of use on it. Perhaps you'd like to buy it ;)
     
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    You can by an adapter to add an AUX port of that's all you want
     
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    PM me price


    That would be a good temporary thing as I gather parts, would you happen to have a link for one? Is it an OEM adapter or aftermarket?
     
  9. Mar 28, 2016 at 6:55 PM
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    Same as everybody else...
    I have an 09 that has a terrible radio, this is good info. I might have to give this a try but Ill need to find somebody who can do the install, I'm challenged when it comes to things electrical.
     
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