Android Auto Head Unit and 2nd Gen Prius Steering Wheel Controls?

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Audio and Electronics' started by DigitalNomad, Jul 12, 2019.

  1. DigitalNomad

    DigitalNomad Junior Member

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    I'm thinking about buying an Andriod Auto compatible head unit for my 2nd Gen Prius Base model (non-JBL sound system). Ideally, I'd get the steering wheel controls to work with the head unit. Do you need any kind of special adapter, canbus fiddling, wiring harness or anything else to get the steering wheel controls to work with these units?

    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/-/33007177025.html?spm=a2g0o.cart.0.0.670c3c00tdRu2h

    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/-/33014370012.html?spm=a2g0o.cart.0.0.670c3c00tdRu2h

    I found a helpful video on installing an aftermarket radio in a gen 2 Prius here:



    Is there anything else I should be aware of?
     
  2. Angry Andy

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    I bought the $50 double din touchscreen from amazon, including rear camera to install on my '05. Also will be changing out stock speakers. Bluetooth and mirror phone image.

    I will take pics.

     
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  3. DigitalNomad

    DigitalNomad Junior Member

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    Thanks Andy for the heads up. Could you please link to the Amazon unit you purchased? Trying to get a grasp as to what that wiring looks like on these things, as this is the first I've ever attempted to change out a head unit in a car. I appreciate it!
     
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