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Car Play upgrade.

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Audio and Electronics' started by 2005prius, Aug 13, 2023.

  1. 2005prius

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    The cassette player in my 2005 JBL system is shot. I was using a bluetooth tape adapter to play music, but It started spitting the tape out when it got too warm.

    My MFD is also dead, so I figured this was a good time to pull the center of the dash apart (a breeze compared to the combo meter replacement).

    I found this on eBay. With low expectations, much reluctance and fear of loosing $170 I pulled the trigger on it.
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/195249280080

    The instructions are clear as mud, but I fiddled around with it for a few hours, and low and behold, my 2005 Toyota has Car Play like all of the brand new swanky high end luxury cars.
     
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    can you post some pics of the finished install?
     
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    I tried multiple ways to post a picture. It's easier to remove an ABS module. Sorry.


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    that ability was lost in the server migration, hopefully repaired soon
     
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    I have a 2007 base with similar : bare-bone AM/FM/CD with non-JBL... I will look it up, order and update !
     
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    OP or anyone else, can you confirm that this unit has its own radio? On the Ebay page, I can only see the radio antenna jack on the unit.

    Edit: Answering myself, there seems to be spec listed for the radio portion in German language, so I take it that it does.

    ccna101, any update? Did you buy one.
     
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    Yes.
    Initial install with cable hardness seem failed : the MFD immediately report AC failed. I put back the old stinky radio.
    Car is currently away with daughter so I can not work on it until she is back. I can see that I will need additional face cover ?!

    I can not say much, but my integration is also adding a backup camera (integrate into the HU) so I will need to plan next time.

    all for now-
     
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    ccna101, did you install the 68 ohm resistor? If not you'll have issues with the AC/heat controls on the MFD.
     
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    I bought the auto hardness kit, that suppose to wired and add the 68 ohms registor .

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    What don't you just check it? See if there is a corresponding pin connecting to the 2 factory wires/pins.