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    For those of you that have the GX and GXL, just wondering what you are using for GPS? My previous car had built in GPS and I must admit it's something I'm starting to miss. I know advanced ice have a solution albeit an expensive one, but it does have the option of hema maps: http://advancedice.com.au/index.php/...with-hema.html

    Has anyone investigated aftermarket head units and know if a facia plate is available?

  • #2
    I have been looking at some of the pioneer systems.

    http://www.pioneer.com.au/au/product...50BT/page.html
    http://www.pioneer.com.au/au/product...0DAB/page.html

    The main reason I have been looking at these systems is because I want to navigate using google maps. You can use either Android Auto or mirror your phone to display various apps. You should be able to mirror hema maps as well. I am unsure whether there is a fascia plate available.

    I also tried to connect my existing phone to the Toyota infotainment system using mirrorlink, but cant seem to get it working.

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    • #3
      Hi Warren,
      Do you know how compatible the pioneer systems with the steering controls, mic and reverse camera?

      The one that the GXL comes with is a bit of a shocker, a massive screen that doesn't do much!

      Rusty.

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      • #4
        I read through the specs on the page, they state they have input for a rear camera. Cannot find reference to a mic, they do reference an external bluetooth mic that comes with it. I am not sure if you can plug in the car mic. I think you can get an adapter to connect your steering wheel controls.

        Link to specs
        http://www.pioneer.com.au/au/product...0BT/specs.html
        Last edited by Warren; 25-12-2015, 07:55 PM.

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        • #5
          If you're looking for a clean install, look for a ISO harness at is compatible with Fujitsu Ten, the brand of stock din unit.

          I recall one of the 3 connectors to the player is a 20p plug, where pin 7 & 8 links up with SW1 & SW2 of the steering switch. So make sure the harness comes with these pins.

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          • #6
            I will do some research and some dicking around when i get my car, i cant see it being anything than just connecting a gps module and update software and you should have gps. it should all be plug and play stuff, in most cars the wiring harness is there just need the module. i will be looking into the back power tailgate too when parts become more available.
            Last edited by Lrulz; 21-03-2016, 08:19 AM.

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            • #7
              I don't even use the GPS built into mine, found it was pretty rubbish actually, only 2 colour schemes (day mode and night mode) and neither were particularly easy to follow at a glance so I just use my Garmin GPS stuck to the windscreen. Plus I get way more info displayed on the Garmin.

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              • #8
                I use an iPad mini on a ram mount, loaded with mud map and hema maps. Have downloaded all the maps to the iPad so it doesn't need data connection to run. Awesome clear display, and it takes great pics and videos from your trips.

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                • #9
                  Hi Sheeks,
                  Have you got a picture of how you mounted the IPAD? Which ram mount did you use?

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                  • #10
                    Hi gents,
                    Have a look at VMS http://www.vms4x4.com/products/x523-toyota-general
                    I used it on my previous previous cruiser HZJ105 and very happy. It came with Australia wide off road maps and reverse camera which look like a factory fit.
                    There are mobs out there also that can convert/add gps to systems. Ill ask next week and try to get some info

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                    • #11
                      try this. We have fitted a couple and they are great. no need to change the head unit and you switch it on by holding down the On hook button. Advanced Ice used to do a similar kit but has been discontinued.

                      http://cargpsaustralia.com.au/details.php?ProdID=153

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                      • #12
                        I got the dealer to fit SAT NAV to my GXL Our headunits work, we just didn't get the paid expensive license addon to make the Crusader stand out taller than the packs haha

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                        • #13
                          Please explain how you managed to get the dealer to do that. How much did you pay and what parts/software did they need to install?

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                          • #14
                            It's just a firmware/software addon which the existing headunit can support but removed on the GXL and GX models to make the Crusader more appealing.

                            The licensing software is what bites Toyota which they will offload to you but I squeezed in all my optional extras and could not be more than happy

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                            • #15
                              So the unit has a built in gps antenna that's not being used?

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