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Installed a Kenwood dmx1037s and front camera in 21 platinum

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by Rolfeman02, Jan 25, 2021.

  1. Jan 25, 2021 at 10:31 AM
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    Rolfeman02

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    The single biggest disappointment for my 21 platinum was the quality of the "JBL" upgraded system. The second biggest annoyance was backup camera quality and lack of other cameras, especially considering their other cars have multi camera setups.

    Ordered from James at tech12volt. He was very helpful and responsive.
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    Sub install was probably the easiest of everything. Maybe took an hour total.
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    Side view of screen 20210125_120819.jpg

    Front view
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    Rear view of factory camera - Its an absolute shame that I can't remove factory guideline as the kenwood are adjustable and track with steering. I will be looking into replacing this camera with a better quality one. Though the image did get better with a better HU.20210125_121246.jpg

    Front Camera view with simple $20 Amazon camera
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    Sub level control location. I like this area since its so handy to adjust bass on the fly. Disregard the rear window button, I just placed an order with CNDesigns for his three button holder there. 20210125_120856.jpg
    Amp install was decently easy. Ran power down passenger side, and all the RCAs under center console
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    Front camera mounting location. Was SUPER simple. I just ran the wiring with my amp install and grabbed power from back of radio while installing that. I just bent the mounting tab to match the honeycomb and put some super strong double sided tape on. 20210125_121207.jpg

    All in all, the biggest PITA for everything was getting the MASS of wires behind the radio positioned well to put the radio back in. The sound is MUCH better, and the Kenwood's screen is really nice. Having a front facing camera is really helpful, and I love that it comes on automatically when driving very slowly. I will definitely take the time to run two more camera to each mirror. The wireless Androi Auto is really nice, but can't seem to get it to connect automatically. It's not a big deal to hit the button each time, but it be much better if it would just connect (though I may have something set up incorrectly here, looking into it.)
     
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  2. Jan 25, 2021 at 10:33 AM
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    Also for anyone reading this in the future researching a dmx1037s install, the XM plug is black, and the GPS is white. Found that out the hard way
     
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    which front camera is that?
     
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    How long did moving the rear window switch take? I've been thinking of moving mine and I'm starting to run out of other mods to keep me busy...
     
  6. Jan 25, 2021 at 11:18 AM
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    I bet that sounds soooo much better. You must have swapped out your shifter surround to the non-leather version correct?
     
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    I ran the extension while I had everything open and running the other wires, so it was a no brainer to do it at the same time. If i were only doing that, I'd say it would have taken me about an hour to do. Was very simple overall and I like the location a whole lot more. CNdesigns just opened back up for orders so my switch plate is still being made. I'll have to open center console again and modify that once I get the plate. With the extension, I ordered the 42" cord. And I ended up having to cut the factory harness out of the tape so I could get a few more inches. 42" would have been possible, but it would have been tight, 48" would be perfect.
     
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    It really does! The factory system was just really lackluster. I did change the shifter surround to the non-platinum one with the card holder. I think it could have been done in the leather version, but wanted the ability to return truck back to factory conditions if ever needed.
     
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