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I replaced the factory head unit in my 2004 Tundra DC seven years ago with a Kenwood DNX 691HD and the screen glare from the gray leather interior is terrible. It is now time replace the Kenwood with a newer unit.

Has anyone tried installing a large screen (8” or 9”) unit with a tilt screen in a 1st Gen Tundra? If so, does tilting the screen left/right and/or up/down remedy the glare?

I’d appreciate any input you can offer. If I’m going to spend big bucks on a large screen unit, I sure would like to be able to read the the screen info without a huge glare problem.
 

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Go to Crutchfield.com and live chat with a technician. They have been the best people to work with for me. Even after the sale they stand tall among providers. I bought a unit from them and about 10 months later it swallowed the navigation s/d card. I called and they sent me an entire replacement unit and even paid the postage for the return of the old unit.

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I recently installed a Sony XAV-AX5000 in my 01' SR5 Access. No issues with glare. Bought it from Crutchfield. Excellent service and customer assistance.
I briefly considered the 9"-10" floating screen units but to me they are an invitation for someone to break my window and destroy my dash. If that's not a concern for you then the only other issue would be interference with the air vents. As far as tilting to reduce glare I imagine that in some situations tilting would be effective.
I find that the time I really need to see my screen is when I have a nav. app running, which is not that often so the 6.9" on the new Sony screen is adequate for these old eyes.
Picture taken from the passenger side in my garage with some glare from a garage window.

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Thanks for your help. I have been in touch with the good people at Crutchfield - they are the ones who suggested a floating screen unit for the adjustability of the screen to minimize glare. I was just wondering if anyone had tried one yet in a 1st gen. Tundra.
 

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I picked up my Alpine iLX-W650 for about $329 brand new back in June or July this year. No floating screen since it was going to obstruct the upper middle vents on the sides of the head unit. No glare whatsoever. Very happy with its quality and performance.

This is a no CD drive unit. Has Spotify and Google maps when I plug in my usb cable. Bluetooth works great. I added an external amp because I wanted to power the doors and subwoofer as well. It’s has great features and not deep at all meaning wires can easily tuck behind it. Loads of adjustability. I have posted the stereo of my truck in another section of TS forum.

Hope this is helpful.


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2002 Sequoia Limited. Using Double DIN Pioneer AVX 8500 for many years with gray leather seats, recovered once in fact. No difficulty viewing screen except under extreme sun angles where sun is glaring off screen. Have not tried floating screen. Approx 250,000 miles on truck. Screen also serves as display for back up camera. Screen is more matte than high gloss though. Keep us posted if you try the floating option.
 

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I keep mine covered with a piece of felt held in place with Velcro, it's not a big screen but the the glare is pretty bad.
 

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I also find that when using the back-up camera and sometimes entering nav data that I need to take off my polarized sun glasses to see the image better... Chap
 

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I recently installed a Sony XAV-AX5000 in my 01' SR5 Access. No issues with glare. Bought it from Crutchfield. Excellent service and customer assistance.
I briefly considered the 9"-10" floating screen units but to me they are an invitation for someone to break my window and destroy my dash. If that's not a concern for you then the only other issue would be interference with the air vents. As far as tilting to reduce glare I imagine that in some situations tilting would be effective.
I find that the time I really need to see my screen is when I have a nav. app running, which is not that often so the 6.9" on the new Sony screen is adequate for these old eyes.
Picture taken from the passenger side in my garage with some glare from a garage window.

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I too am a little worried about theft of a large screen unit. However, my old eyes could really use a larger screen. Measuring between the air vents, there should be plenty of room for a nine inch screen without air interference from the vents.
 
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