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Difficulty - Medium

Time - About an hour

Tools - trim tool (example here) - http://www.diytools.co.uk/diy/Main/Product...ProductID=26229

or screwdriver with taped blade, 10mm socket and suitable driver, 30mm hole cutter or forstner bit and suitable drill.

Introduction

This procedure follows the fitting of the genuine Toyota interface which is available at a special price via Lindop Bros Toyota. It allows the use of the existing steering wheel controls and repeats some data on the radio display. It is also compatible with the latest generation 3 Ipod Nano

NOTE; The £37 additonal Y loom is only necessary if something is already plugged into the external CD changer socket. In most cases this isn't the case so only buy it if you really need it.

Procedure

The full Toyota fitting instructions in full are here;

http://techdoc.toyota-europe.com/legacy/To...%20000881-0.pdf

First disconnect the battery;

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Then remove the glove box by releasing the damper;

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and squeezing the stops to allow the glove box to drop down;

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Allow the glove box to drop roughly level then just pull it to remove.

Next carfully prize off the bottom of the radio bezel to remove it and press the clip on the plugs to remove the wires from the hazard warning and diff lock switches;

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Remove the 4 bolts that are holding the radio in and pull the radio forward. Remove the plugs and aerial from the back and remove the radio.

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Install the interface and loom. The instructions show that you place the interface behind the centre console forward trim. You remove it by pulling it out into the footwell as shown and then withdraw it back towards the seat;

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However, because of the soundproofing and trim I couldn't easily locate it there so I placed it up above the glovebox as shown. Use the supplied adhesive pad but use a tie wrap to secure it;

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Re-fit the radio and plug in all the connectors and aerial. The ipod interface loom also plugs in and it only fits in one socket so you cant go wrong.

Next, use a 30mm drill to make a hole in the bottom of the upper cubby hole. I used a sharp forstner woodworking bit but any hole saw will do. The instructions show that you centre the hole 25mm from the back and the side of the cubby hole base but due to the support bracket it is not possible. I drilled in this location and it works OK;

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Make a good job of clipping the wires up. Insert the grommet as shown and the ipod connects as shown. With the Battery lead re-connected turn the radio on and press the "disc" button twice to activate the external CD plug to which the ipod is connected. The ipod will show the Toyota logo and is then isolated as all functions are controlled from the radio head unit;

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How good is it? The reproduction is crystal clear and the tone and stereo separation is excellent. You can play each playlist and each track within the playlist. The track info is shown on the radio but you cannot search via artist, title or album name, the tracks are played alphabetically or randomly;

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The ipod kit is £140 delivered to any UK address if ordered from me. An additional wiring loom is required when multiple accessory fitment is required. The loom is an additional £37 delivered.

This ipod kit along with many other items are available to buy directly off our website, all you need to do is register as a member, you can then view all items for sale.

Kingo :thumbsup:

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The ipod kit is £140 delivered to any UK address if ordered from me. An additional wiring loom is required when multiple accessory fitment is required. The loom is an additional £37 delivered.

This ipod kit along with many other items are available to buy directly off our website, all you need to do is register as a member, you can then view all items for sale.

Kingo :thumbsup:

Be careful of this. The interface works well, but I had it fitted by my local dealer thinking that it would display title, artist as per CD, but on B9004 this is NOT the case. It behaves as a multi CD interface with no display info apart from choosing CD 1 through 6. Very disappointing :crybaby:

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The ipod kit is £140 delivered to any UK address if ordered from me. An additional wiring loom is required when multiple accessory fitment is required. The loom is an additional £37 delivered.

This ipod kit along with many other items are available to buy directly off our website, all you need to do is register as a member, you can then view all items for sale.

Kingo :thumbsup:

Be careful of this. The interface works well, but I had it fitted by my local dealer thinking that it would display title, artist as per CD, but on B9004 this is NOT the case. It behaves as a multi CD interface with no display info apart from choosing CD 1 through 6. Very disappointing :crybaby:

I think it depends on the capability of your radio display. It wont make a radio that doesn't normally support track information (as shown on page 12 of the manual) show track info.

http://techdoc.toyota-europe.com/aimupload...000%20113-0.pdf

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I think it depends on the capability of your radio display. It wont make a radio that doesn't normally support track information (as shown on page 12 of the manual) show track info.

http://techdoc.toyota-europe.com/aimupload...000%20113-0.pdf

Yeah and the B9004 is usually OK at displaying track info, (from the in-dash disk anyway). There is obviously some subtle differences in the data each unit can accept or wants on the control side of the avclan (audio bus).

Anway, it is disappointing for you Bernie, but thanks for posting the info. It may sound strange but any little snippet of info like that can be useful to me, particularly with respect to some project(s) I have in mind (If I ever get round to them :D)

Cheers

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The ipod kit is £140 delivered to any UK address if ordered from me. An additional wiring loom is required when multiple accessory fitment is required. The loom is an additional £37 delivered.

This ipod kit along with many other items are available to buy directly off our website, all you need to do is register as a member, you can then view all items for sale.

Kingo :thumbsup:

Be careful of this. The interface works well, but I had it fitted by my local dealer thinking that it would display title, artist as per CD, but on B9004 this is NOT the case. It behaves as a multi CD interface with no display info apart from choosing CD 1 through 6. Very disappointing :crybaby:

I agree, it's the case for originals navigation sistem. Not information for the tracks and only the possibility to play 6 repr. lists with 99 tracks. I don't understand why Toyota talk about an "integration" when it's fals in his hig level radio sistem.

I know some interfaces of trhee parts but they are made from USA brands to USA cars and the radios are differents.

Do Anybody konw a interface or sistem no FM to have the maximum of integration iPod-Rav4?

Thanks a lot for your answers and best regards.

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For me the benefit with a 4.3 is that you can use the steering controls. Although there is a lack of information as long as you file your music in itunes into playlists I find you can find things easy enough. I tend not to look at the display anyway.

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hi there

what about my cd/radio player W53804, is it compactable ?

for X reg avensis

any one.. please

thanks

Try sending a personal message to Parts-King, he works for Toyota. Should be able to tell you and supply it

if it does (with a discount).

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Will this kit work on my xt5 with the satnav/touchscreen head unit?

Also, is there a way to just plug the iPod in as an aux with a 3.5pm jack (so it's just controlled via the iPod). I guess this would be a cheaper option if possible.

The cd/mp3 has started to stutter somewhat so this is something I realy want to sort!

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Will this kit work on my xt5 with the satnav/touchscreen head unit?

Also, is there a way to just plug the iPod in as an aux with a 3.5pm jack (so it's just controlled via the iPod). I guess this would be a cheaper option if possible.

The cd/mp3 has started to stutter somewhat so this is something I realy want to sort!

It wll work with your head unit but a recent post suggest that you get very limited track info.

I am not aware of a system that allows you to use a 3.5mm jack unless you get one of these Parrot or similar designs. I have a 3.5mm jack in my post 2009 model but it is a pain because it needs a seperate power feed and you can't change tracks from the wheel.

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