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#139 of 233 Can JBL be added after you own the van
Jun 13, 2009 (11:23 am)
My wife drove our 2006 Sienna XLE AWD with JBL for 3 years and loved the sound. I needed to buy another van earlier this year and got a 2009 Sienna XLE with DVD and plenty of stuff but no JBL. The van is fine and does what we need it to except for the sound. This is not her primary vehicle and she hates the sound system. Stations she listens to don't come in as well (standard antenna and stereo on the 2009 vs. diversity antenna and JBL on the 2006), and CDs / iPod don't do it for her in the 2009.
None of the add on shops I have taked with will touch an upgrade as they say it will prevent the DVD from working (I thought it was a standalone DVD with an AUX input to the head unit but they say it won't work).
Does Toyota sell a JBL system that can be installed in the van after it was manufactured? Failing that is there any after market unit that will work with the DVD system? It all sounds expensive to me but she is not very happy and ....
#140 of 233 Re: Can JBL be added after you own the van [poeny]
Jun 14, 2009 (6:04 am)
Oops. This should have said "This is now her primary ..."
#141 of 233 Re: Can JBL be added after you own the van [poeny]
Jun 14, 2009 (12:33 pm)
I see no one has replied yet, so I'll take a crack.Asyou know the JBL is an upgrade with list of $1050 and I'm sure Toyota would order it for you. There is a lot of info at google "part no. for jbl radio in Toyota Sienna minivan" and "http://www.oemvalue.com/toyota.htm" to see the off markets. If I recall it is important to get the Toyota harness with the coreect number of pins that match the amplifier so everything works appropriately from the steering wheel. If I find more data I'll place it on the web. I love my 2006 XLE and hope you like yours. Tanker
#142 of 233 Re: Can JBL be added after you own the van [tanker5]
Jun 17, 2009 (7:31 am)
I wonder, though, what other differences there are.
I recall that when I shopped for an Toyota in-dash GPS option, they told me the steering wheel audio controls would only work if I had the JBL system. So the plug for those controls must differ as well.
#143 of 233 1999 Sienna aftermarket versus OEM
Jun 20, 2009 (6:58 am)
Is there an aftermarket stereo that will fit my van with all the OEM functionality?
In looking at the non-OEM units, it appears they will not work with the on-the-steering-column-controls. Is this correct? Then there is the adapters necessary to make an aftermarket unit work. My current unit is an AD1702 (amfm/cassette with no cd) that evidently shorted out internally and drained the battery. Pulled the fuse so not a problem at this point.
New non OEM units are quite nice in functionality but dropping an OEM compatible unit in with all the existing connectors does have a value to me and I do really like the steering column controls. At $1000+ new, OEM units are WAY out of consideration. Any help appreciated.
#144 of 233 04 Sienna XLE with DVD and aftermarket radio
Jun 22, 2009 (9:25 am)
I have an 04 Sienna and installed a Kenwood head unit in it. When I did so I lost the video on my DVD rear entertainment system. I purchased the Kenwood through Crutchfield and they said you cannot change out the Toyota stereo and keep the DVD working. Does anyone know of a way to do this? Is there a third party making a wiring harness that will handle this? What options do I have?
#145 of 233 Re: 04 Sienna XLE with DVD and aftermarket radio [mharnishfeger]
Jun 22, 2009 (11:56 am)
How strange that the DVD depends on the radio like that. Odd.
You could put an aftermarket stand-alone DVD player in its place (they probably would only use the power input). I've seen OE screen sizes for $600 or less installed.
#146 of 233 Re: 04 Sienna XLE with DVD and aftermarket radio [mharnishfeger]
Jun 22, 2009 (11:57 am)
More importantly, which Kenwood unit did you get? Does it have a GPS?
#147 of 233 How to remove mp3 player from car(Toyoto Sienna 2007)
Jun 22, 2009 (12:27 pm)
My kids accidently put the coins inside the player and now its not working, it trys to load whenever we start the car, don't know how to take the coin out or how to remove the entire mp3 player from the car.
Any help would be highly appreciated.
#148 of 233 Re: How to remove mp3 player from car(Toyoto Sienna 2007) [user27]
Jun 24, 2009 (8:10 am)
Wow, you've got quite a project ahead of you.
I doubt you can do that without taking the whole thing apart, or at least taking it out of the dash.
If you go through all that trouble, how 'bout just getting an in-dash GPS installed in its place, something like the new Kenwood system with Garmin navigation?
May as well turn it in to an upgrade.