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T9 Headunit

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by DannyD303, Jul 16, 2019.

  1. Aug 1, 2019 at 11:01 AM
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    Normantaco

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    Carplay is limited in the maps they allow. From Apple website, these are the Nav apps available to Carplay, as well as Apple Maps.
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  2. Aug 1, 2019 at 11:02 AM
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    Also, one feature I do like about our stock head unit is the split screen ability. Carplay can't currently do that, but the next update (in a month or 2) will allow split screen.
     
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  3. Aug 1, 2019 at 11:47 AM
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    Thanks!

    Do you know if the head unit can install apps from the google play store?

    Does the head unit have GPS?
     
  4. Aug 1, 2019 at 11:52 AM
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    Not sure. I had a Carplay unit in my last vehicle. Following this thread to decide if I get another simple Carplay unit or this one.
    I think you can install apps from store, and I think it has built in GPS, but I don't know for sure. One or 2 guys on here have the unit installed and could answer better than I.
     
  5. Aug 1, 2019 at 12:53 PM
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    The device is basically an android tablet. You can install anything from the Google Play Store into it. It does have GPS as well. So you could install Navmii from Google Play. When in CarPlay it will only run CarPlay apps. You could download maps to run offline with Google Maps as well within CarPlay.
     
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  6. Aug 2, 2019 at 7:19 PM
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    Not sure if an adapter is available; Seems like it’s bundled into the factory wiring harness somewhere, but not sure which wires. I looked at a couple wiring diagrams but didn’t see it (was a quick glance though, I haven’t dove very deep into it yet).

    1. No xm support (aside from using the xm streaming app on it).

    2. It does. It comes with a gps antenna (doesn’t use the oem one). It does work well though.

    3. I would assume so, yes. You’ve got the full play store to browse through. I’m running back country navigator and Avenza on it currently for off road mapping.

    4. Negative. Everything said and done, it’s the same apple car play and limitations as any other car play unit. But, pretty much anything your missing, you can just skip car play and run on the head unit directly.
     
  7. Aug 5, 2019 at 9:55 AM
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    This might be a brainfart moment, but the amp specifies 4x45watt amp. If you have the JBL system, you have 6 speakers (plus sub), correct?
     
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  9. Aug 6, 2019 at 3:38 PM
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    There is a wiring harness to connect to the JBL system (the harness is unused in non-JBL installs). Otherwise, you typically have 8 speakers - dash speakers, front door speakers, rear door speakers, and rear hatch speakers. The dash and front door are in parallel, and the rear door and hatch are in parallel; so for the average install, 4 channels is correct. If you have the JBL, I think it's moot, as it's wired to the stock amp, and the amp is powering your system and not the radio.

    I have mine connected to an aftermarket amp, using the RCA outs; so can't really confirm how the audio performance is for JBL or non-JBL though.
     
  10. Aug 13, 2019 at 6:48 AM
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    Ahh - that makes sense, and me happier knowing that the speakers would be powered by the existing amp. Much thanks to the detailed response!
     
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    Do you have to manually enter CarPlay when you start the car every time, or will it remember and automatically launch?
     
  12. Aug 17, 2019 at 12:37 AM
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    I just got mine installed tonight. First impressions, pretty good!
    Overall fit wasn't great. Kept popping out at the top and I had to slightly modify the top clips to get a snug fit. The brackets didn't line up perfectly and I was only able to get one screw into the sides of the head unit using the oem bracket. I plugged it in, and everything worked immediately. I was pretty impressed.

    Boot time is good, overall speed is good, just like a very decent android tablet. I did want to install it before the end of the Las Vegas summer to see how it does in 120 degree heat. The OEM unit has a fan, this does not. It seemed pretty warm at 11pm tonight and it was only 103 degrees at that time. We will see how it does tomorrow during the day.

    I haven't tried a phone call yet, the whole mic situation is pretty concerning. I bought the wifi obdII thingy and I really should have gone with the bluetooth option.

    At this point, I've just been tethering my phone- or more accurately, using the house wifi since I was just in the driveway. I might try a sim chip tomorrow to see how it does.

    Does anyone know how to change the default icons on the bottom of the home screen? I'd like to put my own down there but it doesn't appear to be possible.

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  13. Aug 17, 2019 at 6:29 PM
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    Meh...
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    Apple car play or android auto also, which I hate. But... meh.. she does ok for what it is
     
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    you have to launch it each time; and it takes a little while to connect to the phone and launch. There’s also a funky audio issue via car play that causes intermittent skips in music, and crackles in things like the navigation voice and stuff.

    On the bright side you don’t totally need CarPlay, since you’ve got full blown android and can run pretty much anything off the head unit directly... but yeah, the CarPlay part is not currently a strong selling point on the t9.
     
  15. Aug 18, 2019 at 5:49 AM
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    This is a Kenwood unit... Why'd you post the pics in this thread?
     
  16. Aug 18, 2019 at 9:44 AM
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    Pretty neat huh!? Cheaper and easier, does a lo . Pretty cool huh!?
     
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  18. Aug 19, 2019 at 5:22 PM
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    Not really. I don't feel like the photos of the unrelated device add to this thread.
     

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