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[Visions Electronics] For those missed it last time, Boss 6.75" Touchscreen Double-DIN In Dash Receiver back on sale again

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[Visions Electronics] For those missed it last time, Boss 6.75" Touchscreen Double-DIN In Dash Receiver back on sale again

Just FYI. I'm still thinking.
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Huh seems like a good buy, reviews seem good although some over zealous ones are a bit suspect.

Don't forget to buy a dash kit and wiring harness /antenna adapter!

*EDIT* I Ordered one, 9$ shipping.

For those audio heads, according to cruchfield the Pre-outs are 4v (Cruchfield)
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Are there any recommendations for one that has a dial for volume for radio channels? Also, any feedback for how these perform in the winter (ie. startup lag, or not starting up at all)?
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pm2gonzales wrote:
Nov 8th, 2019 3:23 pm
Are there any recommendations for one that has a dial for volume for radio channels? Also, any feedback for how these perform in the winter (ie. startup lag, or not starting up at all)?
We have these decks in the limos and they seem to work fine through the winter. They go through some abuse by the customers but still works fine after couple years now.
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Ordered one to replace factory in our '18 Rav4.

Can anyone offer advice for a wiring harness and steering wheel control adapter? Going to try and do this myself but I'm a little lost.

Crutchfields recommeded steering wheel adapter doesnt support Boss? There was one on Amazon posted by another member in the last thread, but that was for a jeep, do those adapters work for all car brands?
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I just got it installed on a 2010 Camry, got the steering wheel adapter from crutchfield. I had bought the unit last time it was on sale, when I took out the factory radio wiring seems a little over whelming so got it installed for 100 bucks. Seems decent, touch screen is responsive and menu seems a little dated but I have Android auto running most of the time.
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We just bought a 2018 Nissan Titan and the factory infotainment system seems like it is junk... I don't know much about this, so I have a couple questions:

1) Is this compatible with my truck?
2) Will I lose any existing features? i.e. rear backup cam, steering wheel controls, etc?
3) Will android auto work from the existing usb ports or will I need to run a new cord to glove box or something?
4) Will this void warranty on the truck?
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takitoes wrote:
Nov 8th, 2019 5:33 pm
Ordered one to replace factory in our '18 Rav4.

Can anyone offer advice for a wiring harness and steering wheel control adapter? Going to try and do this myself but I'm a little lost.

Crutchfields recommeded steering wheel adapter doesnt support Boss? There was one on Amazon posted by another member in the last thread, but that was for a jeep, do those adapters work for all car brands?
You bought a headunit for a pretty much brand new vehicle without doing research on how to install it or the parts required? Not wise.
sarmanz_male wrote:
Nov 8th, 2019 6:51 pm
We just bought a 2018 Nissan Titan and the factory infotainment system seems like it is junk... I don't know much about this, so I have a couple questions:

1) Is this compatible with my truck?
2) Will I lose any existing features? i.e. rear backup cam, steering wheel controls, etc?
3) Will android auto work from the existing usb ports or will I need to run a new cord to glove box or something?
4) Will this void warranty on the truck?
These are some great questions to ask BEFORE you purchase a HU so good call.

in response to @takitoes and @sarmanz_male

These are some great references you should look at in order verify compatibility and parts required to replace a factory head unit.

https://www.crutchfield.ca/m_750/Car-St ... Parts.html
https://pac-audio.com/
https://www.sonicelectronix.com
https://www.scosche.com/car-audio/installation

PAC being my preference although more expensive.

Some general advice and questions you need to answer before purchasing and installing.

1) Will this void your warranty? You need to check with your vehicle manufacture. Short answer is likely Yes, if you install this in your driveway and fry your ECU do you think your OEM will cover that? not likely.
2) Does your vehicle have a subwoofer or an amplified system? IF Yes, you will likely need a special harness adapter
3) Do you have USBs or Steeringwheel control? You will need a special harness if you want those to work. The USBs on the back of this headunit can be manually installed to a location like a glove box as mentioned above, but your OEM USB will not work.
4) Have you installed a stereo on a newer vehicle? do you have the tools to start taking apart your dash? are you willing to risk scratching or snapping your dash? This isnt a 99 corolla

General Parts required to Install an aftermarket HU. These are all vehicle specific, there are some crossovers with manufactures and years of vehicles but for the most part nothing is generic.

1) Dash kit for your specific vehicle trim and year
2) Wiring harness (standard or premium vehicle depending) for your specific vehicle trim and year
3) Antenna adapter if you want AM/FM to work
4) Additional modules to support functions such as steeringwheel control or external USB or 3.5mm jacks, backup camera (again vehicle depending)

When all else fails there is youtube! Installing a HU in a vehicle is not difficult but you need to prepare properly and do your homework.

*References

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Can anyone tell me how good the Bluetooth call quality is? Is the microphone in the stereo or do you need a separate external mic?
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How do you check if it fits your vehicle?
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millsthrills wrote:
Nov 8th, 2019 8:15 pm
You bought a headunit for a pretty much brand new vehicle without doing research on how to install it or the parts required? Not wise.
Easy there bud, who said anything about no research. Been looking into doing this with a Sony unit for months.

These are some great references you should look at in order verify compatibility and parts required to replace a factory head unit.

https://www.crutchfield.ca/m_750/Car-St ... Parts.html
https://pac-audio.com/
https://www.sonicelectronix.com
https://www.scosche.com/car-audio/installation
PAC being my preference although more expensive.
Thanks for the links. Crutchfield in my case has been kinda hopeless and say they have problems with Boss systems. Those other links look great though!
1) Will this void your warranty? You need to check with your vehicle manufacture. Short answer is likely Yes, if you install this in your driveway and fry your ECU do you think your OEM will cover that? not likely.
2) Does your vehicle have a subwoofer or an amplified system? IF Yes, you will likely need a special harness adapter
3) Do you have USBs or Steeringwheel control? You will need a special harness if you want those to work. The USBs on the back of this headunit can be manually installed to a location like a glove box as mentioned above, but your OEM USB will not work.
4) Have you installed a stereo on a newer vehicle? do you have the tools to start taking apart your dash? are you willing to risk scratching or snapping your dash? This isnt a 99 corolla

1) Dash kit for your specific vehicle trim and year
2) Wiring harness (standard or premium vehicle depending) for your specific vehicle trim and year
3) Antenna adapter if you want AM/FM to work
4) Additional modules to support functions such as steeringwheel control or external USB or 3.5mm jacks, backup camera (again vehicle depending)
When all else fails there is youtube! Installing a HU in a vehicle is not difficult but you need to prepare properly and do your homework.
Hence why reaching out for help. Its next to impossible to find all this information in one place, and there are usually kits available for vehicles that make things a bit easier.
Very confident in my ability to install (the Rav4 looks very easy to get old unit out) hook up basic features and not cross wires and read a wiring diagram ect.

How much extra is needed for the in car USB, FM Tuner, Reverse camera and steering wheel controls is the bit that get more complicated and if you have recommendations besides those links im all ears. I can find plenty of parts like:
https://catalog.pac-audio.com/catalog/r ... nt/swi-cp2

That should work with the Toyota, but not sure if (like the models crutchfield sell) they support the Boss unit. Judging by a lot of others online, it shouldn't be that hard to get steering controls working but its hard to cross reference

Is it just as simple as something like this: https://catalog.pac-audio.com/catalog/r ... /rp42-ty11

Appreciate your time and any advise! :)
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here is one with Apple car play support https://www.visions.ca/product-detail/5 ... &sku=CP650

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Jone19 wrote:
Nov 8th, 2019 9:13 pm
Can anyone tell me how good the Bluetooth call quality is? Is the microphone in the stereo or do you need a separate external mic?
There is an external microphone that needs to be installed. I cannot comment on the quality.

In the past I have run the BT mic up the A pillar and clipped it to the top of the trim. This worked well.
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takitoes wrote:
Nov 8th, 2019 5:33 pm
Ordered one to replace factory in our '18 Rav4.

Can anyone offer advice for a wiring harness and steering wheel control adapter? Going to try and do this myself but I'm a little lost.

Crutchfields recommeded steering wheel adapter doesnt support Boss? There was one on Amazon posted by another member in the last thread, but that was for a jeep, do those adapters work for all car brands?
Boss recommends the Metra ASWC for steering wheel controls. That is what I used in my car. Plug in your vehicle info on their site to see if they have one for your car.
http://www.metraonline.com/part/ASWC-1
Jone19 wrote:
Nov 8th, 2019 9:13 pm
Can anyone tell me how good the Bluetooth call quality is? Is the microphone in the stereo or do you need a separate external mic?
It is an external mic. I fed the wire through a dummy switch just under the HVAC controls and stuck it onto the switch with the mic pointing upwards. It's around abdomen height. My callers have told me they can hear me just fine but I haven't tested it personally from the other side so don't know how bad background noise, etc actually is.

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