Microphone wiring?

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  1. Joe&Leslie

    Joe&Leslie New Member

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    I bought a kit for an Apple CarPlay to install in my wife's 2012 Prius V. I pulled out the factory-installed radio and can't find a wire that looks like it would lead to a microphone, although the unit definitely works with Bluetooth. Anyone done this before, or know what I'm looking for?
     
  2. rjparker

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    The microphone and its amplifier are in the map light assembly
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    I ran into this when I did our c.

    In the end, I removed the Toyota amplified microphone from the ceiling, gutted the stock mic and amplifier board out of it and then re-used the shell to host the microphone that came with the aftermarket stereo. I just wedged it in there with a bit of foam and soldered it up to the pins for MCO+ and MCO-.

    Then behind the head unit, I separated those two wires from the harness and adapted them to the miniplug connector on the back of our aftermarket deck.

    It all worked great. Good luck!
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    Semi related. Did you find a nice looking face plat that makes it look factory installed? What Radio did you do with?
     
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