1. Welcome to 4Runners.com!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all 4Runner discussion topics
    • Transfer over your build thread from a different forum to this one
    • Communicate privately with other 4Runner owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Pioneer AVIC-W8400NEX

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Jkdog, Apr 21, 2019.

  1. Apr 21, 2019 at 8:46 PM
    #1
    Jkdog

    Jkdog [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2019
    Member:
    #9017
    Messages:
    139
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2019 Off-Road Premier
    Pioneer AVIC-W8400NEX installed this weekend. Idatalink Maestro ADS-MRR and Sirius tuner. Not really planning on using the Sirius, but put it in just in case.
    BB781103-EB27-4733-965B-4BAA1C4D6441.jpg 26764A5E-1955-4C46-B933-1BA260B0B331.jpg D139AE6E-90A1-4161-A01D-CF61DD5B74B5.jpg234C44CB-592B-4B89-9C4F-00526D2958C5.jpg
     
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2019
    Blue-Road-Bill, golfguy, Bob and 2 others like this.
  2. Apr 21, 2019 at 8:52 PM
    #2
    Jkdog

    Jkdog [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2019
    Member:
    #9017
    Messages:
    139
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2019 Off-Road Premier
    I still need to complete the USB connection so that I can flash the Maestro unit. That plug in the glove box was a bear to remove... or maybe I just don’t know how. So I bought a rubber grommet that can use to install a USB connector.
    19F02E3A-8F14-4A63-B924-48A35FAA7BD9.jpg
     
    jgcaps and WallyT4R like this.
  3. Apr 21, 2019 at 9:16 PM
    #3
    Jkdog

    Jkdog [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2019
    Member:
    #9017
    Messages:
    139
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2019 Off-Road Premier
    Love the unit so far. Still figuring things out. The camera looks so much better. I don’t remember being able to see my bumper and license plat on the other system (probably could but I just didn’t notice).
    F15469EA-9E9B-4473-92B5-E39E978EE826.jpg

    I think the nav systems looks better. At least I like it.

    I miss having volume knobs.

    The system also lets you change Vehicle options like opening all the windows with the transmitter and/or key.

    I don’t see the tire pressures. I’m assuming Toyota cheaped out and didn’t put pressure gage sensors in (I know they indicate low pressure).

    Also, the software bypass method does work for the parking break. No extra wires needed. Turn off the source, and press the bottom left corner of the touchscreen about 1/2-3/4 of an inch from both edges.

    Finally. I paid about $250 to have the Silver scosche dash kit professionally painted. I think it was worth it. I tried to vinyl wrap it, but damn tough and I couldn’t do it. It you use this dash kit be careful. The screws holding the mounting bracket to the dash kit are pretty big for the holes. Take it slow and let the threads cut in. I forgot and one of the post cracked. It still held but... be careful.

    Love Crutchfield. I bought the radio through Amazon because the authorized seller had a great price (now everyone has the lower price). But the install kit came from Crutchfield. I can only say good things about them. Provided a lot of help even though the radio cane from somewhere else.
     
    Backslider, Bob and WallyT4R like this.
  4. Apr 21, 2019 at 10:05 PM
    #4
    Jkdog

    Jkdog [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2019
    Member:
    #9017
    Messages:
    139
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2019 Off-Road Premier
    Other items used:
    iDatalink ACC-SAT-TO2 for the OEM satellite antenna and GPS antenna. Access AX-TOYUSB to keep the Toyota USB port. Metro 40-LX 11 Antenna Adapter.

    Notes: the GPS wire is the one coming from the dash board. On the Metra Antenna connector, you need to hook the power wire (blue) into the “amp on” wire (blue and white). It boosts the antenna reception signal. And yes on the back of the unit there are only two USB ports. One for Apple and one for android. I’m using the android for a usb power port and the Apple for my iPod.
     
  5. Apr 22, 2019 at 2:43 AM
    #5
    JET4

    JET4 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2018
    Member:
    #8147
    Messages:
    519
    Gender:
    Male
    Southeast, Va.
    very nice. I have the 8200 NEX in my 2011.
     
  6. Apr 22, 2019 at 7:42 AM
    #6
    Lifeline

    Lifeline New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2018
    Member:
    #7896
    Messages:
    43
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chris
    Jacksonvile, Florida
    Vehicle:
    2019 Toyota 4Runner Off Road Premium
    Did you have your dash kit professionally painted or did you do it yourself?
     
  7. Apr 22, 2019 at 4:04 PM
    #7
    Jkdog

    Jkdog [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2019
    Member:
    #9017
    Messages:
    139
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2019 Off-Road Premier
    I had a shop paint it. $250. It looks amazing and I would not have been able to make it look this good. In fact, when I first went to pick it up I was told the painter had some runs he didn't like so he was going to buff them out and repaint. Great job.
     
    Lifeline likes this.
  8. Apr 22, 2019 at 4:06 PM
    #8
    Jkdog

    Jkdog [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2019
    Member:
    #9017
    Messages:
    139
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2019 Off-Road Premier
    I'm assuming you mean microphone. I didn't try. Everywhere I looked online seemed to indicate that it doesn't work with the OEM mic. I'll have to look in the unit and see if it can locate the OEM mic.
    Actually, installing the mic was pretty easy. When I did the Interior LED mod, I used a hard wire to push the wire from the overhead console to the windshield. I then tucked it under the roof and over to the A-pillar, which was really easy to remove. Just remove the one bolt under the cover plate and then pull (maybe two clips?). The mic was actually the easy part of the install. And I like the location since I can't really see it and is located away from the windows, vents, hard surfaces and other mechanical parts (like the steering wheel column). I was going to mount it after removal of the OEM mic. But that looked like a lot more work, so I picked the area in front of the console.
     
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2019
  9. May 9, 2019 at 10:09 AM
    #9
    wmdtech

    wmdtech New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2018
    Member:
    #6834
    Messages:
    197
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nate
    Vehicle:
    18 TRD OR
    I like it but would have no idea how to do it all. Would like to eventually change the HU out for one that is car play compatible but would end up just taking it to a shop and paying a pretty penny to have them do everything.
     
  10. May 9, 2019 at 2:57 PM
    #10
    Braves95

    Braves95 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2019
    Member:
    #8519
    Messages:
    324
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    David
    Vehicle:
    2019 Nightshade Special Edition MGM
    None Yet!!
    Where are you located?
     
  11. May 9, 2019 at 4:17 PM
    #11
    wmdtech

    wmdtech New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2018
    Member:
    #6834
    Messages:
    197
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nate
    Vehicle:
    18 TRD OR
    TN, north of Nashville
     
  12. May 9, 2019 at 6:51 PM
    #12
    Jkdog

    Jkdog [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2019
    Member:
    #9017
    Messages:
    139
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2019 Off-Road Premier
    The radio replacement is a pretty easy mod if you watch a few YouTube videos on how to remove the old one. And if you buy your gear from Crutchfield they give you directions on the removal process and are available for questions. They will get you everything you need for the install. If you have a silver dash there’s no big deal since the standard dash kit is silver and an easy install. Otherwise pay $250 to have a body shop paint it for ya.
     
  13. May 10, 2019 at 12:54 PM
    #13
    Jkdog

    Jkdog [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2019
    Member:
    #9017
    Messages:
    139
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2019 Off-Road Premier
  14. May 10, 2019 at 2:51 PM
    #14
    wmdtech

    wmdtech New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2018
    Member:
    #6834
    Messages:
    197
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nate
    Vehicle:
    18 TRD OR
    Thanks for the pictures. I really like all the additional features you get.
     
  15. May 10, 2019 at 6:41 PM
    #15
    Jkdog

    Jkdog [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2019
    Member:
    #9017
    Messages:
    139
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2019 Off-Road Premier
    I have an email into Pioneer to see if I had a tire pressure sensor on the spare if it would show up on the screen. I did find it elsewhere under vehicle data. Too be honest it’s the only tire I’m interested in knowing the pressure of.
     
  16. Aug 9, 2019 at 5:32 AM
    #16
    Caltech90

    Caltech90 New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2017
    Member:
    #4637
    Messages:
    122
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    '19 TRD OR
    Sweet setup! What was the total cost?
     
  17. Aug 9, 2019 at 10:57 AM
    #17
    Backwoods

    Backwoods New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2019
    Member:
    #10814
    Messages:
    147
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2019 silver SR5 4x4
    I almost want to do this just to be able to see my tire pressures LOL

    Nice job!
     
  18. Aug 9, 2019 at 11:16 AM
    #18
    Toffees

    Toffees Stuff and things

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2019
    Member:
    #9616
    Messages:
    188
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Micah
    LA
    Vehicle:
    16 LE
    how are you liking this? I had a pioneer 5500 or 6500 in my last truck and loved it, even though I missed the knobs
     
  19. Aug 9, 2019 at 11:37 AM
    #19
    SR5 Limited

    SR5 Limited New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2018
    Member:
    #7180
    Messages:
    1,674
    Vehicle:
    1996 SR5 Limited
    4E6F810E-FA82-4FAB-8BB6-978E2E9ACA66.jpg Curious? Does it show the artist’s label and song title while listening to FM or XM?
     
  20. Aug 9, 2019 at 11:44 AM
    #20
    Jkdog

    Jkdog [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2019
    Member:
    #9017
    Messages:
    139
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2019 Off-Road Premier
    The AVIC-8400NEX was about $700 in March,2019. Sirius XM tuner (not using) was about $40 (you can get these at a deal or even free with a paid subscription). Crutchfield parts; idatalink, idatalink harness, dash kit, idatalink Sat Radio-GPS adapters, USB Adapter, Pry Tool Kit, Toyota Antenna adapter, and connectors=$300. Painting the dash kit=$250. So about $1300.

    I really like it. There is a lot you can do with it and I'm still learning (why read a manual...). For those that want to have two cameras, this head unit is already set up for it. They have a new version out already, the 8500. It was just about to be released when I bought this one, but was going to be $1200. Note that the W6500NEX is just as good at $800, but it only supports wireless connection with Apple.

    I still wish it had knobs, and I still don't know if it will show a TPS on the spare tire (ie the only tire I need to know the pressure of since I can't see it).
     
    Caltech90 likes this.
  21. Aug 9, 2019 at 11:46 AM
    #21
    Jkdog

    Jkdog [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2019
    Member:
    #9017
    Messages:
    139
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2019 Off-Road Premier
    Yes it does, most of the time. On the radio stations, it takes a little time for it to show up.
     
  22. Aug 9, 2019 at 12:16 PM
    #22
    Toffees

    Toffees Stuff and things

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2019
    Member:
    #9616
    Messages:
    188
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Micah
    LA
    Vehicle:
    16 LE
    Mine was an older model --- AVH 5600 I think -- so many of the features aren't at all like what's on yours, but the design and function and sound quality was all top, so I know yours is great in that regard as well. I just kinda like the knobs...
     
  23. Sep 30, 2019 at 6:00 PM
    #23
    Blue-Road-Bill

    Blue-Road-Bill New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2019
    Member:
    #11490
    Messages:
    9
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Bill
    Vehicle:
    2013 4Runner SR5P
    None
    I'm looking into having an 8500NEX installed in my 2013 T4RSR5P. It's pricey but WAY cheaper than buying a 2020 T4RSR5P! LOL

    That's one sweet installation with the custom painted bezel! My dash is silver, so maybe I'll avoid having to have the bezel painted.

    Bill
     
  24. Oct 5, 2019 at 10:06 AM
    #24
    Jkdog

    Jkdog [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2019
    Member:
    #9017
    Messages:
    139
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2019 Off-Road Premier
    Ya. The 8500 looks nice. It came out just as I was buying my 8400. That’s why I got such a good price. But I look at it as get what you want early so that you can enjoy it longer and get more for your money.
     
    Blue-Road-Bill likes this.
  25. Oct 8, 2019 at 3:27 PM
    #25
    EmilyF

    EmilyF New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2019
    Member:
    #11597
    Messages:
    4
    Gender:
    Female
    Vehicle:
    2014 4Runner Trail
    I'm looking at the 8500 for my 2014 4Runner Trail. How do you like it now that you've had it for a few months? Anything you wish you would've added or not purchased? (I feel like I'm going to miss the knobs too).
    I'm looking at changing the head unit and speakers. I know nothing about this stuff, so I will turn to youtube for help.
     
    jgcaps likes this.
  26. Oct 9, 2019 at 8:18 AM
    #26
    jgcaps

    jgcaps Lovin the Colorado Life.!

    Joined:
    May 30, 2018
    Member:
    #6147
    Messages:
    769
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    John
    CO
    Vehicle:
    2018 MGM TRD ORP KDSS 4Runner
    3" Icon Stage 2, 18x9 Fuel Beast wheels, 285/65/18 BFG KO2's, N-FAB Black Rock Rails w/removable steps.
    I'm wanting to do the same thing... the 8500 looks like the one... Here's what I think I might do for speakers..
    https://oemaudioplus.com/toyota/4runner/

    ...nothing like plug-n-play
     
  27. Oct 10, 2019 at 8:05 PM
    #27
    EmilyF

    EmilyF New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2019
    Member:
    #11597
    Messages:
    4
    Gender:
    Female
    Vehicle:
    2014 4Runner Trail
    Nice!
     
  28. Oct 19, 2019 at 10:30 PM
    #28
    EmilyF

    EmilyF New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2019
    Member:
    #11597
    Messages:
    4
    Gender:
    Female
    Vehicle:
    2014 4Runner Trail
    Did you have a backup camera in your 4runner already? We can't figure out how to get the camera to work.
    Also, what about the Sirius XM tuner? Do you have to re-install? That's our other problem is hooking it up as well.
    Everything else seems to be working (fingers crossed)
     
  29. Oct 20, 2019 at 8:02 AM
    #29
    EmilyF

    EmilyF New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2019
    Member:
    #11597
    Messages:
    4
    Gender:
    Female
    Vehicle:
    2014 4Runner Trail
    How do you change the options?

    Also, my unit isn't showing any tire pressures, I have the low pressure monitor, same as you stated above. It looks like you eventually got the tire pressure sensors working. How did you end up getting them to work?
     
  30. Oct 20, 2019 at 8:11 AM
    #30
    Kyblack76

    Kyblack76 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2018
    Member:
    #5354
    Messages:
    528
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kyle
    Layton, Utah
    Vehicle:
    18 TRD O.R
    Nicely done. And, yep... pretty dope huh ??? (im a bit surprised/shocked more dont do this, and go with those other options out there,.... cost i guess, but, this shit actually works)
    20181214_153749.jpg
    20190817_192212.jpg 20190817_192222.jpg 20190817_192234.jpg 20190817_192324.jpg
    20181223_161158.jpg

    At the very least,... .get a 11 dollar obdII dongle, down load some free soft ware,...... use a tablet, and go ham. Or, pay 450 for a mirroing screen,....like some. Whatev's.
    (i already had the tablet, the dongle was 11 bucks, shipped, OS was free. So 11 dollars to monitor a more billion things, the OEM wouldnt let me see. I had plans to fiberglass this, or a better tablet in the dash, and use it as a source/HU but just got a newer HU. This worked great though. Shits not rocket surgery or brain science)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tbx5nUrQZU&t=132s




    Keep on keepin on mate... cheers, and happy adventures.
    KB
     

Products Discussed in

To Top