want to replace stock stereo

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Audio and Electronics' started by Ofer Nave, Oct 6, 2019.

  1. Ofer Nave

    Ofer Nave New Member

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    Just bought a 2008 Prius w/170,000 miles last week. I like it so far, but not the stereo. I don't want radio or a CD changer, which is what I have. I want a display that shows artist/album/track info and takes a USB drive with mp3s, which I don't have.

    So, that means replacing the stock head unit with an aftermarket one. However, the front face of the stock unit has such a dramatic slant, I'm worried it'll look really weird when replaced with a conventional boxy unit.

    Anyone have experience with this? Maybe some pictures of example results from previous installs?
     
  2. leon130tc

    leon130tc New Member

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    I swap original toyota radio to chinese 7" android radio. Everything works very well. IMG-20190618-WA0008.jpeg 20190716_081434.jpeg

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  3. Ofer Nave

    Ofer Nave New Member

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    Thanks for the example. I ended up ordering an Axxera AV6118Bi from Crutchfield. Result:


    I'm slightly annoyed that the side frames make it difficult to access and operate the left-side controls and USB slot, but I'm mostly just thrilled to finally be able to play music off of a thumb drive or bluetooth.
     
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