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Old 06-10-12, 07:32 AM   #31
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Which connector did the LEX and TOY harness connect to? the Big one or the Small one? I have the LEX and it refuses to slide and snap into place on the big connector.
Hmm, I had no problems connecting it to the big connector.

The LEX goes to the big connector and the TOY connects to the small connector.
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Default Ok, so one more question.

The picture of the Head unit you took and posted on Page 2 of this thread, is that a NAV head or non-nav head? I imagine that is the difference in the two possibilities.

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Old 06-14-12, 08:53 AM   #33
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The picture of the Head unit you took and posted on Page 2 of this thread, is that a NAV head or non-nav head? I imagine that is the difference in the two possibilities.

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I have NAV in my car, the guys at grom audio said that NAV or NO NAV was not the difference in cables. Not sure if it is true or not
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Default Went back and forth on this product.

I read a ton of reviews back and forth and compared the Coastal Tech products to them. The reviews on the Android APP are not so great for the GROM. I have a basic lockpick from Coastal Tech that I installed over five years ago, and its still running as described. I'm going to go with their newer model and skip the GROM.

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Bump....so what's the verdict?

Wanna connect my Samsung note (Android) to my 05 UL/nav....

Want to connect my phone via Bluetooth, 3.5mm or mini usb and have the ability to charge it

Steering controls aren't too important since i typically use pandora
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Just a thought,
Hook up with xsbc63x and see how he likes the app interface and what kind of Android does he have. Lots of times the apps are not functioning correctly because someone like T-mobile is messing with the software before they sell the phone to us.

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A few months away, but if this takes off it'll be a good option for those who already have an iPod interface installed - http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...-speakers-dock
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I read a ton of reviews back and forth and compared the Coastal Tech products to them. The reviews on the Android APP are not so great for the GROM. I have a basic lockpick from Coastal Tech that I installed over five years ago, and its still running as described. I'm going to go with their newer model and skip the GROM.

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i thought lockpick only unlocks the nav, so where does the actual audio jack go?
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i thought lockpick only unlocks the nav, so where does the actual audio jack go?
The ultimate Lockpick adds A/V inputs. I had the basic lockpick,and was going to change to the ultimate. They are in the process of updating all the Toyota equipment right now and within two months will have a new unit that will do all the ultimate does, plus have streaming bluetooth. So, I will wait for the new update and deal with a tape adapter in the interim.
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tape adapter is just freaking ghetto, such a nice car and comes with tape? wtf was tyota thinking, 2006 for crying out loud who used tapes then?
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Just a thought,
Hook up with xsbc63x and see how he likes the app interface and what kind of Android does he have. Lots of times the apps are not functioning correctly because someone like T-mobile is messing with the software before they sell the phone to us.
i have had no issues with this so far, i have us cellular for service. I get in my car plug in my android and music starts playing where it left off. being able to have 4000 songs I just let them play
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Thanks for the update!
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tape adapter is just freaking ghetto, such a nice car and comes with tape? wtf was tyota thinking, 2006 for crying out loud who used tapes then?
haha............the 2009 SC430 still got a tape deck, who cares, if you don't use it, just ignore it
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Got the grom audio for android and bought a USB to android cable adapter from radio shack . It works great as described . The song titles apear on the nav screen and I have steering wheel controls , it remembers the song you left off also
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thinking about getting the $75 grom version
on their site it stats that its capable of bluetooth audio streaming and controls on steering wheel
can anyone confirm this?
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