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What's the best Head Unit to upgrade to for my 2016?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by bacon_st, Nov 28, 2020.

  1. Nov 28, 2020 at 11:27 AM
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    bacon_st

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    Sorry if this has been asked earlier, but I'm trying to buy one quickly.

    I'm looking for a new head unit which can retain most of the steering wheel functions. I'm tired of the stock navigation system getting us lost always.

    Thank you!
     
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  2. Nov 28, 2020 at 11:47 AM
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    5nahalf

    5nahalf I build dumb things

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    No factory JBL on mine. I did however add the sail panel JBL speakers/tweeters like you did on mine a long time back. I was thinking I could always do a speaker upgrade when I upgrade my head unit at a later time.
     
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    Then you have lots of good options. Check out the build thread I linked you to and it should show you some pretty good stuff if you want android.
     
  5. Nov 28, 2020 at 12:01 PM
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    Crutchfield. Filter down with them have features.
     
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    Sorry, I want android/apple car play wireless. I also prefer to have a built in Navigation that doesn't rely on my phone (where we are, sometimes we don't get good cell coverage, could be a phone issue too). I do not have JBL speakers from factory, and I do not want any CD player.
    Crutchfield site is a little confusing to me. Do I click 'TOuch screen Radios' here -> https://www.crutchfield.com/car/outfitmycar/mycar.aspx?g=462250 after I filter for 2016 tacoma?
     
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  7. Nov 28, 2020 at 12:40 PM
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    Joying unit looks nice, it comes with native Android? And has a SIm card slot for 4G. Dang. Thats nice to know. And it fits in the same stock headunit slot too?
     
  8. Nov 28, 2020 at 12:46 PM
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    Taco_Coma

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    For the love of god do not get an android head unit. I had two, one was okay, the other was total junk. They both could get a radio station on them to save their lives. The radio loved to freeze, the wireless CarPlay never worked right.
     
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    Yep, and since you mentioned lack of cell phone signal, you can download offline maps for the area your going to be in.
     
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  10. Nov 28, 2020 at 12:52 PM
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    I would say the Joying is best value and most factory looking fit.
     
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    Had the Dasaita for a year at this point with wireless CarPlay. Has been excellent thus far and much less glitchy than the factory unit.
     

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