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Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by clptex95, Nov 17, 2015.

  1. Nov 17, 2015 at 7:46 PM
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    clptex95

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    Trying to find out about upgrading radio to navigation. One dealer says it can be done. Another says no. Any experience with this without putting in an aftermarket radio where you lose the steering wheel controls? 2015 sr5 4x4 with 5.7l engine
     
  2. Nov 17, 2015 at 8:06 PM
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    T-Rex266

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    After market? It can be done. It just needs the adapter (?) I'm drawing a blank for the techical term.

    Oh, and welcome!
     
  3. Nov 17, 2015 at 9:09 PM
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    Not sure about the stock radio, but most good aftermarket units can be installed with an interface adapter that allows you to use most if not all of the normal controls from the steering wheel.
     
  4. Nov 18, 2015 at 11:38 AM
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    I just use an app called Waze on my phone. It shows road hazards and traffic ahead of you.
    Factory GPS needs to be updated every year or two at your expense.
    I'll never pay for GPS in a vehicle again.
     
  5. Nov 18, 2015 at 6:42 PM
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    Thanks, about decided to stay with my Garmin. Will try Waze on the phone as well. Car Toys could not make3 the steering wheel
     
  6. Nov 18, 2015 at 6:46 PM
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    Buttons work or only a couple.
     
  7. Nov 18, 2015 at 10:10 PM
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    My new 2016 came with Scout Gps app and you just need a smartphone to make it work on the truck screen. My salesman showed me how it worked...pretty sweet. But i dont have a smatphone yet LOL
     
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    I too have an older Tundra (YR 2015) with stock base radio without NAV (model 57071). Toyota has Etune App which I believe can link smartphone's GPS to the head unit. After installing the App and entering the VIN on my iphone, the App tells me the truck lacks the "remote connect services". So I am back to square one. I then found this thread.

    A question to you all -
    I hate using the data plan, wires and the small screen on my iPhone. Is there a way to upgrade the stock radio with NAV without replacing the system completely?

    Thank you.IMG_0347.jpg
     
  9. Feb 22, 2021 at 12:40 PM
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    i would like to know this also. with out adding a new radio.
     
  10. Sep 17, 2021 at 10:40 AM
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    Short answer; No.
     
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    I guess people are still trying to figure this out, so I will answer it. For the older 3rd Gen trucks, yes it is a plug and play swap. I have a 2014 SR5 that came without Nav. I picked up a used one from the same time period (both must be non-JBL). You do not need to add anything, the Nav antenna is already in the truck. The smaller metal box bolted to the bottom is the XM. If you already have an XM subscription and wish to keep it without changing accounts/radios, just swap the box.

    To use the Entune apps (which mostly suck now, especially since they dropped Pandora) you must link your phone and the VIN you use to sign up must come from a truck that came factory equipped with the Nav, I asked the seller of my new to me head unit and he gladly provided it to me.
     

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