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Has anybody upgraded the AV units yet, if so what with. Have
the JBL upgrade but been looking at Kenwood AV heads with combined sat nav. In
process of exploring options at the moment may take a trip to car audio in
Nottingham see what they are actually like. Seen the rear view camera with Kenwood
as well but need to see size of sensor. Plus where to put the blasted thing.



USA site has some nice pics of upgraded Av units so just interested to see if
anybody in the UK has changed the head unit and if so with what results.



The more i use the Toyota system the more it annoys me. Don't get me wrong it
syncs ok and plays music but the interface really needs some work. The satnav I
avoided, thought was expensive normally use phone. Be nice if you could hotlink
and display Google maps but then we would not buy what a think is an expensive
option.



Ok that's it still loving the car.



Cheers



Jes

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Question is can you connect the JBL system to any aftermarket headunit? I've seen quite a few aftermarket Toyota specific headunits on ebay that state not compatible with JBL sound.

Cos I agree, the headunit is a bit limited, the volume knob is terrible, too short and stiff, I usually end up pressing it accidentally (turning the music off) instead of turning the volume up or down. It's not 100% compatible with my phone , it's just the voice command stuff that doesn't seem to work which is kind of important since the head unit doesn't have voice command itself, music and actual phone calls are fine though. And ultimately no information available about connecting an aftermarket camera to the stock headunit (need to figure out which block of pins and which pins within the block to use).
 

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Keethos said:
the volume knob is terrible, too short and stiff, I usually end up pressing it accidentally (turning the music off) instead of turning the volume up or down.

I 100% agree with this and think it's an oversight on Toyota's behalf. As soon as I drove the car back from collection I noticed this




But if you think about it most cars that this unit is fitted to probably have steering wheel volume buttons so people rarely use the volume control knob.



It's not even knurled\textured for god's sake !
 

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I've had the car less than 24 hours and already I want to remove that knob and paint it in something a bit more sticky (like whatever the dash is finished in!).

I know you can buy the soft-touch paints.. so we'll see!
 
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