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raytaylor

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#238054 1-Jul-2018 13:37
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Im looking at a newish 2017 or 2018 hilux which has the toyota car computer / stereo system in it. 

 

My big concern is replacing the head unit with an android system like i did with my korando and subaru. 

 

Does anyone know how the inbuilt map updates work? 

 

My main reasons for going with the android is to get up-to-date offline maps, and hopefully a low pass filter or subwoofer output on the stereo. 





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petercad
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  #2046875 1-Jul-2018 16:03
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We have 2 of these Hilux at work

 

The maps are on an SD card, and have quite regularly not worked or become corrupted, and updates are sometimes done when the vehicle is serviced, but as you well know, they're old maps as soon as they're installed anyway.

 

The factory Hilux stereo is pure rubbish, slow to operate and missed on most connectivity that users expect nowdays, but that's Toyota for you.

 

 

 

Plenty of Android units available, I just had a look on AliExpress and EBay


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  #2046926 1-Jul-2018 17:41
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I did ask at dealership, oops sorry that is now called "Store" about updating my maps in it.
They did say there is a charge in updating it.
Yes I got annoyed when driving thru the Waikato new motorway system and it lost the plot.
But other than that, it does work quite well.

Switching out the stereo may get a bit more complicated than that.
You have to hook up the touch screen and steering wheel controls.
But if you manage to do that, there are some awesome dead spaces behind the back seat that is ideal for speaker placements.

I assuming that you have seen the youtube video this being done.
Actually they are using a kit from somebody I think.
When I got the truck, I did consider about changing out
But the things works so well, I just left it alone, even the bluetooth connections.

BTW, when the "Store" updated the engine and drive train management system, all my settings, photos etc in the system got deleted.
May have something to do with it.

Good luck in your installation.

 
 
 
 


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  #2046930 1-Jul-2018 17:57
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I'd urge anybody looking at a 2.8 litre diesel Hilux to do a google search on DPF issues.   They may be fine if normal use includes plenty of open road running - and with a new one it should be covered under warranty, but I don't think Toyota is even close to state of the art with modern diesel technology.
Other makers also have DPF systems, but not with the amount of reported issues Toyota are facing.


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  #2046969 1-Jul-2018 18:27
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Thanks for the comments - thats rather interesting. 

 

My mom has a Yaris and it appears to be the same stereo - pure rubbish, terrible interface. Though it seems to have quite a lot of the engine management built into it which is a concern if i swap it out for an android unit. 

 

The android replaces the whole head unit and screen. 

 

Tomorrow I plan to test drive a ford ranger and a holden colorado but the hilux seemed to be a pretty good deal. 

 

I was actually very keen on a LDV T60 because its got all the luxury features (and heated seats) that the more expensive D-Max, Hilux and others dont have, but the engine horses/torque is not enough for towing my ATV. 

 

 





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  #2046983 1-Jul-2018 19:13
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Regarding the DPF - it sounds like these are from not generating enough engine heat causing the DPF cleaning to stop running. IE it doesnt do the DPF cleaning if you only drive it around town which is a design flaw. 

 

I drive about 50,000kms a year and would drive for at 1 hour+ at least multiple times per week. 





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  #2046995 1-Jul-2018 19:28
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raytaylor:

 

Regarding the DPF - it sounds like these are from not generating enough engine heat causing the DPF cleaning to stop running. IE it doesnt do the DPF cleaning if you only drive it around town which is a design flaw. 

 

I drive about 50,000kms a year and would drive for at 1 hour+ at least multiple times per week. 

 

 

Yes I think so, but I'd still avoid a Toyota Diesel.  They really aren't a player in the diesel market.  Japanese maker Isuzu is the largest light truck / small diesel maker in the world, Mitsubishi is tied in with Hino, Nissan uses or co-develops with Renault, GM (and LDV) use motors from Fiat, even Foton is using Cummins motors. The Ford 5 cylinder in the Mazda and Ranger seems to be proven.  There's also VAG (Amarok).  Avoid a manual if intended to be used for towing.

 

Don't get hung up on maximum power output specs.  Any of the utes will tow 2 1/2 tonnes (and more - if you have a trailer that meets regs) with ease.  The maximum figure is peak at full throttle and at optimum RPM - nice to have perhaps but you don't really need it and really don't want to be using it for more than a few seconds at a time.  The cost is often turbo lag (very annoying) and peakier torque curve.  When you test drive - drive it like you'd drive it normally - not like you just stole it.


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