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#21 Dusty Roads

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Posted 30 March 2016 - 09:34 PM

Lawnmowerman is correct on the fees. I do the same with Sirius.  I leave the boom box at the cabin and the plan is to install a 12v car radio in my FWC, along with a vehicle mount. Then I can take the receiver from the truck and either mount it in my FWC, or the boom box, depending on where I am at the time.


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#22 UtahTaco2016

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Posted 01 April 2016 - 07:55 PM

Looks like they've changed the head unit (radio) for the 2016 Tacoma. I could not get the adapter from TSS to come even close to fitting the Sirius output connection on the unit. :huh:

 

So, no luck on replacing the shark fin antenna that is now blocked by the Eagle shell.


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Posted 01 April 2016 - 09:47 PM

A Metra euro car to male Motorola and Metra Lexus radio antenna adapter worked on my 2015 Tacoma with Entune JBL Audio head unit.


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#24 Longbeard87

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 02:42 PM

Look on ebay or online for a FAKRA connector / adapter.  That will allow you to plug the new antenna into whatever is existing on the back of your radio unit.  Basically it bypasses the need for finding the right connector.  Pretty easy fix that worked for me. 

 

Adapter looks like...... it is the gold piece.

 

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 10:28 PM

Thanks Longbeard87--- I will give that a try. (I gave up on this back in 2016)


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#26 Longbeard87

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 02:08 AM

Hope it works for you.  The new antenna is almost as good as the factory fin.  I lose signal once in awhile but only when blocked from sky view.


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#27 Dandil

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 11:24 AM

FYI

I ran a second antenna cable, original for when the camper is off and one for when the camper is on. I just unplug one cable and plug in the second.  The second antenna is mounted in the center of the dash at the base of the windshield and works fine. 

 


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#28 Longbeard87

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Posted 06 September 2017 - 02:04 AM

That is a great idea.  Those radios pull out so quick it would be an easy swap when the camper is off.  


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#29 Advmoto18

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Posted 06 September 2017 - 10:32 AM

Anyone personally attempted the antenna mod on a Gen 3 (16-17) Tacoma?  

 

Metra (web site) hasn't released any data or products to date for the Gen 3.

 

Kayaks on Thule XSporter Pro rack have eliminated our SAT Comm/Nav.  

 

Thanks.

 

Bill


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Posted 18 September 2017 - 12:15 AM

AdvMoto18 - Bill - did you pull the radio and look at the back?  Guessing there is a video on youtube somewhere to show how.  If you can find the plug it may not be a big problem.  I did mine on a 2015 and found an adapter (earlier post) to get the new cable to connect.


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