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Apple Car Play Stereo Upgrade

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by dunn4040, May 18, 2021.

  1. May 18, 2021 at 5:20 AM
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    dunn4040

    dunn4040 [OP] New Member

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    Hey guys, just bought my first Tundra a few months back. I got a 05 and it still has the factory audio and head unit. I was wanting to replace the factory head unit to a touch screen with Apple car play. Has anybody on here done that with success and which head unit did you go with? I'm a bit of a novice when it comes to car audio so any tips are welcomed and appreciated.

    I'd like to install a sub and replace the factory speakers eventually but wanted to upgrade the head unit first.
     
  2. May 18, 2021 at 5:57 AM
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    SouthPaw

    SouthPaw The headlight guy

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  3. May 18, 2021 at 6:00 AM
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    2006Tundra

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    Tons of people have does. Check out my build page (post #20) for pics of what head unit, sub and amp I used.
     
  4. May 18, 2021 at 6:24 AM
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    Sbrow191

    Sbrow191 Jus Lerkin

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    Sony XAV-AX100. CarPlay and android platform in one. Installation took me 8 hours but most of that was trying to find the reverse wire!!!! I hadn’t done stereo work in a decade but I figured it out and now have a modern unit with backup camera.

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  5. May 18, 2021 at 6:53 AM
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    Awesome, thanks for the quick replies guys. You've given me a great place to start.
     
  6. May 18, 2021 at 8:50 AM
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  7. May 18, 2021 at 9:07 AM
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    BubbaW

    BubbaW Saw it right off

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    Speaking of Crutchfield, my suggestion would be that if/when prices/stock get back to normal, if that's a word, I would consider using Crutchfield....radio choice, recommendation of parts needed by inputing Truck details. They will then fix you up with necessary speakers, amp bypass, making of cables etc. Install becomes much more easier.
     
  8. May 18, 2021 at 9:19 AM
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    +1
     
  9. May 18, 2021 at 11:38 AM
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    tacoguybill

    tacoguybill The Burrito Bandido

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    I installed a Boss audio, super easy, I did lose steering wheel controls but I really don't find that to be all that inconvenient considering what you're gaining by adding touchscreen/appleplay (nav) the only thing that is unfortunate is that the license plate cameras go bad after 3-4 months probably getting wet going hunting etc. I did just order the master tailgater so the camera will be integrated into the tailgate latch and hopefully have increased longevity.

    radio is Boss Audio BVCP9685A
    https://www.walmart.com/ip/BOSS-Aud...uchscreen-Vehicle-Multimedia-Player/121071281

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  10. May 19, 2021 at 11:25 AM
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    Stock for now
    i recently did this - i ordered from crutchfield and got new head unit and all new speakers - the hardest thing for me was the amp bypass wiring which was really just tedious - take your time and i think its a great and easy upgrade. cost in total about 250 for the head unit and 250 for all new speakers - takes a couple hours but def a huge upgrade from stock
     

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