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I was looking to replace my factory head unit non JBL non Navigation with an aftermarket unit with Navigation as well as XM radio. I was looking to see what everyones opinions are on what exactly is the best unit for this? Also I would like to know how you in fact kept the factory steering wheel controls as well?
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Kenwood dnx893s - Glossy & Capacitive Touch Panel and Navigation
Pioneer AVIC-8200NEX - Glossy & Capacitive Touch Panel and Navigation

Great units (bang for the buck)

Kenwood DDX 9903s - Glossy & Capacitive Touch Panel (no nav)
Kenwood DDX 9703s - Clear resistive screen (no nav)
Pioneer AVIC-4200NEX - Clear resistive screen (no nav)

Add the Maestro RR and its modules to these units to keep the oem features and give you even more.


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I had the pioneer 4200 next on my previous tundra. Great unit, great features and kicks the shit outta the factory JBL entune
I have now. The apple CarPlay feature is awesome, once you start using it, you wonder why it isn't standard on all head units.

I live in Orange County CA, sales tax is 8.75% I paid $760 for head unit, toyota module, back up camera, hands feee mic with install and 2 window tints.

That was the cash price July 2016.
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Will the Kenwood dnx893s hook up to the factory back up camera?

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Will the Kenwood dnx893s hook up to the factory back up camera?
They all will with the right adapter module. Maestro is the best.


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If you have a smartphone don't pay for the intergrated nav it sucks compared to CarPlay or android auto

Just a thought

I think the 4200nex is on sale for 599 right now hard to beat that


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If you have a smartphone don't pay for the intergrated nav it sucks compared to CarPlay or android auto

Just a thought

I think the 4200nex is on sale for 599 right now hard to beat that
The AVH-4200NEX? I'm actually seeing it for $499 on Crutchfield. I have a free line with unlimited data, was thinking about just leaving a cheap Android phone permanently hooked up for streaming and navigation. I'd like something that can switch between AA and CarPlay easily though.

Is this one that works with the Maestro for OBD integration? I'm just learning about this particular idea.
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Ya that's it, wow I paid 699 plus 100 rebate not that long ago

499 is a steal for that nice of a unit

And yes you keep all your controls and gain way more info with this unit


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Ya that's it, wow I paid 699 plus 100 rebate not that long ago

499 is a steal for that nice of a unit

And yes you keep all your controls and gain way more info with this unit
Do you need the adapter module for this unit or is it all included?

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Do you need the adapter module for this unit or is it all included?
you need other things, depends on what you want to do.

idatalink for starters, then depends if you want OEM camera, XM, toyota stock antenna, stock USB location, etc on which adapters you need


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