Prius C Aftermarket Stereo

Discussion in 'Prius c Audio and Electronics' started by Wharfe, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. djdawn

    djdawn Active Member

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    Yes. I went the Corolla headunit route you mentioned and was able to install a rear parking camera afterwards. The only oddity is that the headunit outputs a 5v activation signal to the camera and most of the aftermarket cameras I looked at use 12v.
     
  2. nomoney4me

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    Yea I've considered that as well. However, I was also looking at the aftermarker ones and there are a lot of those Chinese ones out there. Not sure of any one has managed to do anything with them since the conversations was more than a year ago. The primary functions that I am looking at are: Bluetooth, Backup Camera, HD Radio, and GPS (ordered from most-to-least important). I am willing to sacrifice GPS for pricing.

    I also tried the DP DBG803 from Frys. It seems that the harness came with an ISO plug so I will have to make sure that I have some way to connect the wiring or cut off the head and connect it with the Toyota harness.

    Am I wrong?
     
  3. Tim Lillis

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    Did you find one you were happy with? I'm thinking about returning the factory upgrade I purchased as I can't get backup cam to work. But wanted the same features you list
     
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    Sorry for the delayed response, for some reason I didn't see this question.
    I was unable to find one for a comfortable price. I did considered some head units from Aliexpress since they do advertise some built in functionalities, but still have not made a decision because I can't seem to find out whether the OEM mic will work or not.

    I did test out the DP DBC803 by temporarily connecting some wires together with electrical tape rather than clipping off the ISO plug. It worked great, except that I still can't get the OEM mic to work with that head unit. Maybe I'm missing something?

    Still on the lookout for something that would work with the OEM mic since I use the Bluetooth calling quite regularly.
    Here's hoping someone can chime in on their experience.
     
  5. w2kpugsly

    w2kpugsly Junior Member

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    Don't clip anything off! Get adapters. To get ideas for what you need, check out Crutchfield and search for everything you need. Their prices aren't bad and since they will walk/support you through installation issues I find it worth the price the ask
     
  6. kayadash

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    I'm a bit confused here as someone mentioned the Metra 70-1761. I have all of the 5 listed above, do I still need the Metra 70-1761?
     
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    Regarding the aftermarket unit, did you lose the ability to see those information on your vehicle? For example, the estimate mileage etc?
     
  8. w2kpugsly

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    Yes you loose the info.


    iPhone ?
     
  9. w2kpugsly

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    Your new head unit should come with a new mic. I've searched high and low. And usually the aftermarket mic is much better


    iPhone ?
     
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