Just spotted this in AliExpress. Anyone tried?

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Audio and Electronics' started by mathewjg, Oct 26, 2020.

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    Not that unit specifically. I've installed a double din unit in my 09 Prius. PX5 unit. I'm happy with it. Need a75 ohm resistor. Get the wire kit from sonic or crutch field. Steering wheel controls work.

    SM-T700 ?
     
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    I wouldn’t trust anything I found on AliExpress, personally
     
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    coming from a Lexus forum, a lot of the guys bought the Android replacement from that site. they have not had any issues.
     
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    I am about to instal this COHO radio..

    I do have a question, may I drive my Prius without ANY radio in the dashboard?
    As I am not sure if I will be done in one evening and have to go in the morning to work..
     
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    So I did install it sucessfully :D .. see pictures below:

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    What do I like is that everything works as they said (didn't tested SIM card yet).

    1. Did have a problem with a resistor (68 Ohm) as it should be inserted in pins but the same connector is for steering wheel controls, so I adjusted cables before the connector.
    2. Top of radio is not perfect aligned with the bottom of MFD, it is a bit outside, this is my fault, as I didn't want to spend more time fitting it perfectly, will do that later. Maybe it is not possible as clips were not fully inside (not cliped), will adjust this later. Those yellow clips on connectors at back of the new radio were missing - I reused clips from the original radio. I hope it wil not fall down or something as there are also clips from boths sides where wentilation is and on bottom of new radio where dummy plastic sit.
    3. For now I didn't connect a reverse camera, already have one (works from MFD)
    4. Bottom dummy plastic was very hard to fit in.

    5. Original AUX in the middle console (between seats) does not work, anybody knows what cable it is in the connector ? I want to reconnect it back.

    Steering wheel controls can be programed what I want inside Android radio - is not automatic (didn't know that). Original navigation in MFD works, airco works, consumption works. What is not working is audio in MFD (because was removed, it only say that is OFF). Startup is super fast (for now).
     
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    Great work, but how did u fix the resistor problem? I connected a Toyota radio from corolla 2005 but AC and energy no show... I connected the 68 resistor to the 9 and 10 wires white and pink but nothing changed... Still AC and energy not working on MFD...
     

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    Nice unit but losing the tray underneath the radio is not an option for me, where I put my mobile phone...
     
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    Kiwibird did you try:
    1. radio without the resistor?
    2. resistor only without radio?
    3. radio and resistor together < to this you already know is not working

    From your picture to me looks OK, if it is not working than I dont know what is problem. Try 1. and 2.

    Until now I had my phone in the holder (on ventilation grill about P button) or in middle console conected to AUX in the middle console. From now I will keep my phone in my pocket, everything is on the radio, just need to set up an automatic connection (or wifi sharing) and I am done.
    Maybe I will to DYI some shelf under that console, but that must be with wireless charging and USB's from the radio.
     
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    Yeh of course I tried all that, no luck.
    I read on another post something needs to be grounded, post wasn't so clear.
     
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    when you disconnect connectors ( all of them) and add resistor than airco and consumption MUST work,
    The difference is maybe that you connecting those two pins in the radio.. With the radio I got they are not connect only resistor.
    I would check connection resistor-cables + measure it is really 68Ohm

    I cant help you more :( I am sorry
     
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