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I'm thinking no... I purchased an essentially new JBL Nav unit from a 2009 Platinum Sequoia, as well as a JBL Amp, Backup Camera, JBL Wiring Harness, and Nav antenna, and then was told by Toyota that it's not possible to upgrade from a non-JBL to the JBL. They said they are wired differently at the factory, on two different manufacturing lines. Is there a way to do it, or should I put it all on ebay?
 

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Put it on Ebay and go aftermarket. You will have better quality sound and more functions.
 

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I took my OEM NAV-unit/JBL out and replaced it with the Pioneer F10BT, which is the Z.... in the US. Navigation functions, telephone quality, USB, IPOD functions, etc. are far better than the OEM unit. Although the active JBL amplifier and original speakers stayed, the preamp in the Pioneer unit is also way better and gives a much better sound quality.
 

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There was a guy recently on this forum that did this with his double cab. He put in the head unit, amp and sub, but used aftermarket speakers. All the wiring was in place. I think you can do it. The amp wiring is under the front passenger seat.
 

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That's encouraging! Let me see what I find out after pulling out the original HU, and I'll let you know how it goes...
 

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I'm in hurry this morning but if I understand you correctly this is exactly what I'm having done today on my truck. Non JBL system and going to a factory NAV. I've attached a pdf file which explains in detail exactly what you need. My truck is an 07 but I don't see why it would be any different for another year model. Hope this helps.

So far, everything is going well with mine. It should be completed today if all goes well. Just several different wiring harnesses.
 

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How did it come out?....

Everything came out fine. NAV works great and LOOKS great. No issues at all.

I also added the steering wheel controls but three of the pins needed for JK1 did not make it yet. They are supposed to be in tomorrow. The leather wrapped wheel with steering controls looks great. The wheel controls snapped in behind the pad assembly/air bag module and from what I can tell, my truck was pre-wired from the wheel over to JK1--which is behind the glove box. It just needed the 3 wires from JK1 to K3 which is behind the radio itself. I'm hoping once the wires are connected at JK1, the steering wheel controls will be operational. If so, everything will be working as it should.

I did have the amp mounted under the drivers seat. The wiring harness has plenty of length. It is a tight fit and a takes a little more modding to get it behind the glove box. I also put the GPS antenna in the right corner of the dash, mounted with two sided tape, close to the windshield. It may produce slightly better reception rather than behind buried in the dash itself.
 

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I'm also doing the non-JBL to JBL head unit upgrade. I have the amp, head unit, leather wrapped steering wheel, audio switches and several PDF files containing the installation instructions. The one PDF file that Sweet Mercy posted was VERY helpful. It lists the necessary wiring harnesses and other components but has NO part numbers. When I call my local Toyota dealer he has no idea what I'm talking about (even sent the document in an email attachment).

My question for Sweet Mercy is this: If you had this done at a dealership, do you still have the repair order showing what was done and parts installed, is so, would you mind listing the part numbers on here for the wiring harnesses, mic button, mic amplifier (for bluetooth) and any other parts, also, how much did your airbag/airbag cover set you back for the new steering wheel controls or did you cut yours?

I'm also doing the MPG/trip computer mod. One thing, did you need to replace the accessory meter or would your old one have worked?

Thanks much!!
 

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I was fortunate enough to find a used head unit from an 08 wrecked vehicle and got the wiring harnesses etc from it. No idea on part numbers. Can't understand why Toyota would go to such lengths with the PDF for the upgrade and have it clearly listed to check with Parts on obtaining the mandatory items and then Parts not be able to order them. I'll be glad to furnish the guys email where I got my stuff from if you are interested. He may be able to get you what you need. Just let me know and I'll PM it to you.

http://www.tundrasolutions.com/forums/tundra/189841-factory-nav-and-sw-controls-installed/ This thread contains a lot of info on the airbag cover and a few posts into it, I listed the price. I'm thinking around $500 from parts.com

As far as the MPG mod, I have the optitron gauges so my display is below the speedometer and not where the clock is. However, there are different part numbers so I'm pretty certain you would need to change the accy meter as well as run the additional wiring.

Also, try this thread. It's where I got started and finished with the MPG mod: http://www.tundrasolutions.com/forums/tundra/181851-bummer-well-i-tried-hero-mpg-12/#post1416152
Post #175 has info but I've posted in that thread several times. Others have also put great info in there and it should answer all your questions. Good luck. You'll just have to do some reading like I did to find exactly what you're looking for but it's well worth it in my opinion.

If I can do anything else, just let me know.
Eddie
 

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yes, it is possible for non Jbl tundra to install JBL radio or navigation system, jbl amplifier and other accessories can be bough , there are few places to buy these things and it is easy to install , I have done it for my friends. I may be able to help if some one is seeking for help in nav installation and finding accessories,
 

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Tahir- I could use your help. I am new to these types of forums. Someone told me about them and I see why. Very helpful. I have a 2008 Sequoia Limited that I am upgrading to Nav. It already had the JBL Synthesis. I purchased a HU, but realized when I went to install that a pigtail is missing from what looks like the BT and SW controls. I have been to 3 dealers and they can't find the part and I tried all of our local salvage yards to try and get the pigtail, but no luck. Does someone offer that harness, or is there some way I can get around using the harness?
 

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SweetMercy, I am alos trying to achieve the same as you with non-jbl to jbl, curious. did you remove the entire harness in the wrecked tundra or portions?

thanks, jason
 

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SweetMercy, I am alos trying to achieve the same as you with non-jbl to jbl, curious. did you remove the entire harness in the wrecked tundra or portions?

thanks, jason

Jason, contact this guy at this email address. This is where I got everything I needed for my install. He was very knowledgeable and helpful.

[email protected]

Eddie
 

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SweetMercy, I am alos trying to achieve the same as you with non-jbl to jbl, curious. did you remove the entire harness in the wrecked tundra or portions?

thanks, jason

I just did my non-JBL to JBL Nav. system last week. The most difficult part of the entire process was finding the parts! The actual install is pretty easy, depending on where you place the JBL amp. If you're still going to do this, you need the JBL amp. from a 2006-2009 Toyota SIENNA, not the Tundra, the main wiring harness you need (one of several) will plug right into the Sienna amp, trust me, I found out the hard way. Good Luck.
 

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I just did my non-JBL to JBL Nav. system last week. The most difficult part of the entire process was finding the parts! The actual install is pretty easy, depending on where you place the JBL amp. If you're still going to do this, you need the JBL amp. from a 2006-2009 Toyota SIENNA, not the Tundra, the main wiring harness you need (one of several) will plug right into the Sienna amp, trust me, I found out the hard way. Good Luck.

I believe when I got my parts, the amp came from an 06 Tundra, not an 07+ model, so maybe the older Tundra's and Sienna's had the same amp because mine also plugged right up and works great.
 

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Wanted to post an update on my JBL Navigation unit......the system SUCKS!!
Don't waste the money or your time upgrading to this head unit. The Garmin Nuvi I use for my business is 100 times better and a fraction of the cost. I can't believe Toyota charged a couple of grand for this P.O.S. unit and not even give the courtesy of a reach around! :eek:
 

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Wanted to post an update on my JBL Navigation unit......the system SUCKS!!
Don't waste the money or your time upgrading to this head unit. The Garmin Nuvi I use for my business is 100 times better and a fraction of the cost. I can't believe Toyota charged a couple of grand for this P.O.S. unit and not even give the courtesy of a reach around! :eek:
Sorry you did not like it.
My system rocks for the last 3 years. Never got lost, plus the quality is more then enough for my standards:tu:
Not even one aftermarket unit can provide you with such an amazing quality for the bluetooth.:first:
 

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Wanted to post an update on my JBL Navigation unit......the system SUCKS!!
Don't waste the money or your time upgrading to this head unit. The Garmin Nuvi I use for my business is 100 times better and a fraction of the cost. I can't believe Toyota charged a couple of grand for this P.O.S. unit and not even give the courtesy of a reach around! :eek:
Good advice. The aftermarket units like my JVC look better in there anyhow, not to mention how they work a bunch better too in all functions, music or nav and have better connectivity.
 
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