Prime Excel 2017 Headunit Replacement (JBL System)

Discussion in 'Prime Audio, Electronics, and Infotainment' started by Everon, Jun 23, 2022.

  1. Everon

    Everon New Member

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    Hi all,

    Recently upgraded from a 2010 Gen 3 to a Prime and loving it (saving lots on fuel).

    The factory fitted head unit is quite dated and I had replaced my factory head unit in my old Prius (Non-JBL) with the local car shop (Halfords).

    The new one has JBL and it is proving difficult to determine what I will need to integrate a Kenwood Android Auto capable headunit into it with due to the JBL amplifier being different.

    From my research I have come across a few adaptors that work for older models but cannot find anything that is listed as compatible with either a Gen4 or Prime. My understanding is that Gen4 and Prime have similar if not the same headunits and sound system options and that they are interchangeable.

    I'm looking to install this headunit from Kenwood: kenwood-dmx8020dabs

    After contacting a company about the other parts to retain controls/parking camera etc they have recommended this kit from Connects 2CTKTY25

    Of the parts I have looked at to allow working with the existing JBL AMP are:
    * PAC TATO
    * TYTO-01 / TYTO-02 / TYTO-03 (none list the Prius gen 4 afaik).

    I see some threads mentioning soldering of wires which is fine I guess, more used to just connecting wires together.

    The factory fitted headunit looks to be the normal double DIN shape (see attached).

    TL;DR
    Which adapter should I use to allow retaining of the JBL amp and speakers with an aftermarket headunit?

    Many thanks
    - Ev
     

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  2. Igor331

    Igor331 New Member

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    JBL amplyfier activates by AVC-LAN bus commands, you need special adapter or simply change amplyfier
     
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