Pioneer AVH2550NEX install into Gen2 Prius

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  1. sterlihs

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    Hi All!

    I’m about to remove my stock radio in my gen2 9 speaker JBL in my Gen2 Touring Prius. Any one have tips/tricks/advice for doing a perfect install without loosing any functionality, such as retaining full steering wheel control, including HVAC controls, on-hook, off-hook control?

    im trying to upgrade my Gen 2 with Apple Car Play.

    thanks!

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    howard
     
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    Welcome to PriusChat!!

    You might find more traction in this sub forum : Gen 2 Prius Audio and Electronics | PriusChat

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    Thank You!
     
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    I finally installed the AVH2550nex pioneer along with the metra Axxess JBL amp control and the ASWC-1 steering wheel control. I had Best Buy do the install and they did a great job, thanks to the expert tech installer.

    now, I want to add a Rockville RWCS10CA10” Sub/Amp combo and thinking where I want to place the Sub Level Control. I also want to add a combined USB and AUX Jack somewhere near the 12v under dash Plug-in. The Pioneer sounds so much better than the OEM Head Unit. I’m thinking of a quick disconnect for the Remote/Ground/+12v lines so I can move the sub in case I need to haul things in my hatchback.
     
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    where is it installed? Below the MFD? Any photos?
     
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    Pictures will be coming. I am having the bass level control mounted in the box below the head unit and the usb/aux dongle into the center console.
     
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    How clearly can you see the screen in the sun? I installed another Pioneer model and I can't see the screen when the sun is out. Thanks
     
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    The display seems fine in the sunlight. The only difficulty I have is reading the radio frequency at the bottom, which is actually hard to see without the sun. I had Best Buy do the install and had them mount a usb/aux cable Jack in the box between the seats. I also added a Rockville 10” sub in the hatch and it adds a lot to the low audio end. I fashioned a “quick disconnect” onto the sub so I could remove it when I haul something, like bags of compost or mulch. I didn’t loose any functionality from what I had previously. I can even use the old dvd map in the MFD, although there is no sound. Hope that helps!
     
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    On some pioneer models you can change the color palate the of the various screens and lights which improves visibility under certain lighting conditions.
     
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    I realize this advice is too late now but Rockville makes an awesome circular sub (looks like a roomba vacuum) that fits inside the spare tire. Perfect for a gen 2 or any vehicle with the spare inside the vehicle (aka not a truck). It has quick disconnects if one needs to access the spare. It’s very powerful and can dominate the soundstage so the controller and its location are important.

    Yeah, we have a NEX model in our prime and it has a color option that’s very close to the stock lighting. Nice.
     
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    I did see that, but chose to get the rws10 sun. I was worried about vibrations and buzzing from things in the trunk with the spare tire sub. The RWS 10 works out perfectly for me and provides plenty of low end sound!

    you can change the colors on the 2550NEX and I’ve done that. It’s a very nice receiver and plays Spotify and pandora through Bluetooth flawlessly, as far as I’m concerned. Also, I like listening to public radio, and the pioneer has two custom settings to adjust frequencies, and I’ve adjusted one of them to eliminate most of the bass for listening to voice audio and it works very well!
     
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