2012 OEM radio change

Discussion in '2005 - 2015 Toyota Tacoma' started by Vt12rob, Nov 8, 2018.

  1. Vt12rob

    Vt12rob New Member

    Hey all,
    I'm looking at replacing the stock radio in my 2012 with something a little more user friendly with navigation that will sync with my iphone Has anyone done this and can you share your thoughts and pics? I also want to upgrade the door speakers. I've looked at crutchfield for some ideas. This worth it? I've never ordered from them before.
    Thanks,
    Rob
     
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  3. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    Crutchfield is very helpful and includes some installation items for free. I've ordered multiple items from them and continue to do so.

    I went with the flagship Pioneer Navi unit and wasn't impressed. I was going to swap with Alpine but my truck was totaled before I was able to. In my GTO I went with Kenwood and am very happy with it. The unit itself uses the phone's navi apps to work but does not have navi built into it. That about halves the price of the unit.
     
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  4. TacoBOB77

    TacoBOB77 Well-Known Member

    Alpine has the best crisp sound imo. And easy to use pioneer is the worst at equalizing sound you can get harness adapters so it's mostly plug n play another thing there is radio face plates you can get so it looks flush and factory looking hope my input is to some use for you
     
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    Vt12rob

    Vt12rob New Member

    Thanks for the good info. I think I will look at Crutchfield some more then. I'm not too sure how a navi unit will fit or work in my truck. It doesn't have a nav unit now just the stock radio/xm unit which is terrible.
     
  6. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    Fits and works just fine if you go that route.

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    There are also single DIN dash kits for the Tacoma. I was going to ditch this headunit and possibly go with a floating screen unit from Alpine but never got around to it.

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  7. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    Better overall shot.

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  8. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    That looks great the way it fits in the OEM space.
     
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  9. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    There's a better kit with a textured surface like OEM but it didn't fit correctly. Turns out it was just me but had already modified it so I just bought the one you see the one in the pic.
     
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  10. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    I actually like the untextured better
     
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