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Where to put mic for new stereo?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by nchiker1, Nov 24, 2020.

  1. Nov 24, 2020 at 5:54 AM
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    nchiker1

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  2. Nov 24, 2020 at 6:46 AM
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    I had my car stereo installer install the Bluetooth mic installed behind the rear view mirror bracket.
     
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  3. Nov 24, 2020 at 6:48 AM
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    I put mine on the oh shit handle. Otherwise it got in the way of my visor
     
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  4. Nov 24, 2020 at 6:49 AM
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    Is your mic wireless? I think mine is wired in.
     
  5. Nov 24, 2020 at 6:50 AM
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    You have a pic?
     
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  6. Nov 24, 2020 at 6:53 AM
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    Mine is wired in. The installer ran it under the brackets for a clean install. I'm happy with it as it's my 1st car stereo with Bluetooth/navigation/DVD & CD player.
     
  7. Nov 24, 2020 at 6:55 AM
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    Cool. So did they run it up and behind the pillar and then through the roof? Not sure what brackets you mean.
     
  8. Nov 24, 2020 at 7:27 AM
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    Yes, that's what I thought he did.
     
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  9. Nov 24, 2020 at 9:01 AM
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    I did put my mike on the place I thought would be the best reception during the drive. So far no complains at all. And because it was near the radio the installation was super easy. Double sticky tape mount.

    upload_2020-11-24_9-1-32.jpg
     
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  10. Nov 24, 2020 at 9:03 AM
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    what are those?
    i moved mine here as well because people always complained I was quiet when on my bluetooth, much better now.
     
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  11. Nov 24, 2020 at 10:26 AM
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    I put mine in the top left corner of the windshield with the wire hidden in the A-Pillar trim. It is inconspicuous and I've had no complaints from callers on the other end of the line. In fact, they had no idea I was calling from the truck.

    I've also seen installs in the map light cover.
     
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  12. Nov 24, 2020 at 10:41 AM
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    Awesome. Mind sharing a pic?
     
  13. Nov 24, 2020 at 11:30 AM
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    Here's how I did it no hassle

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  14. Nov 24, 2020 at 11:30 AM
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    Just slipped the wire under the doors seal
     
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  15. Nov 24, 2020 at 2:10 PM
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    Here you go:
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  16. Nov 25, 2020 at 8:47 AM
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    +1, I had the gauges out to replace some dead bulbs anyway. Its nice here, out of hte way, doesn't get bumped, discrete, you barely notice its there. No complaints on audio either.
     
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  17. Nov 25, 2020 at 9:09 AM
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    And because I have grey trim it matches the color perfectly :thumbsup:
     
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  18. Nov 25, 2020 at 12:30 PM
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    I put it on top of the column. No regrets. Never notice it and audio quality is great.
     
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  19. Nov 25, 2020 at 5:23 PM
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    The column? Sorry, new car guy.
     
  20. Nov 25, 2020 at 5:41 PM
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    Steering column. On top of it between the steering wheel and the gauge cluster similar to other posters above
     
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