If you own a Toyota Tacoma from 2005-2015, then you know that the factory audio head unit leaves something to be desired. Thankfully, there are some great aftermarket options available that can really improve your listening experience. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at some of the best audio head units for Toyota Tacoma owners and help you choose the right one for your needs.
Why upgrade your Toyota Tacoma audio head unit in the first place
With a factory head unit, you’re limited to basic features and subpar sound quality that can take away from your driving experience.
Fortunately, aftermarket radios are the perfect solution for upgrading your sound system with access to more advanced capabilities such as navigation, Apple CarPlay compatibility, SiriusXM radio, and much more! With an aftermarket radio installed in your Toyota Tacoma, you’ll be rewarded with crisp audio at its best while also taking advantage of a wide range of features.
With today’s technology, there is no limit to the possibilities of upgrading your car audio experience, don’t settle for anything less than the superior sound quality of an aftermarket radio.
What you need to know before starting the upgrade process
Upgrading the audio system in your Toyota Tacoma can be an exciting and rewarding experience. It’s important to have a clear sense of what you need and want in terms of performance, power, and portability when upgrading the Toyota Tacoma audio system.
Know the technical specifications associated with your upgrade components ahead of time so you can ensure they fit properly in the vehicle.
Research what types of additional tools or parts might be needed as part of the installation so that you’ll be able to complete it efficiently. If you take these steps ahead of time, your Toyota Tacoma audio upgrade should go smoothly from start to finish.
Ensure that you have all the essential components
There are a few things you should consider and prepare for:
- Determine your budget: Upgrading the audio system in your Toyota Tacoma can be a significant investment, so it’s important to determine your budget before starting the process. This will help you narrow down your options and ensure that you don’t overspend.
- Research your options: There are many different options available for upgrading the audio system in your Toyota Tacoma, so it’s important to research the different products and brands available to find the best fit for your needs and budget.
- Gather the necessary tools and materials: You will need a range of tools and materials to complete the upgrade process, including screwdrivers, wire strippers, crimping tools, and electrical tape. Make sure you have everything you need before starting the process to avoid having to stop and run to the store in the middle of the project.
- Have a clear plan: Before beginning the upgrade process, it’s important to have a clear plan in place. This includes determining which components you will be upgrading, the specific products you will be using, and the order in which you will be installing them.
- Consider seeking professional help: If you are not confident in your ability to complete the upgrade process on your own, or if you are unsure of how to proceed, you may want to consider seeking the help of a professional audio technician. This can help ensure that the upgrade process is completed safely and correctly.
The step-by-step guide to upgrading your audio head unit
If you are looking to upgrade your Toyota Tacoma’s audio head unit, then the Linkswell TS-TYOT12-1RR-5B is a great product to consider. This unit comes with tons of features such as a 12.1-inch HD touchscreen display, navigation, Bluetooth capabilities, and much more.
Installing the unit can be done easily in a few steps. First, use any standard tools found in most toolboxes to remove the dashboard pieces that cover the mounting area for the new head unit, usually, this means removing two screws associated with the old head unit.
Next, securely connect the wiring harnesses to their respective ports on the back of the Linkswell TS-TYOT12-1RR-5B.
Finally, secure it into place and make sure it has been positioned correctly. Follow up by plugging in an external antenna if one is required for the desired functions and you will have successfully upgraded your Toyota Tacoma audio head unit!
Troubleshooting tips in case something goes wrong
When you purchase Linkswell’s TS-TYOT12-1RR-5B head unit, it should work well right out of the box. However, if something goes wrong in the installation or usage of your Linkswell head unit, there are a few troubleshooting tips that can help.
First, double-check all connections and make sure everything is plugged in securely on both ends.
Next, reset the Linkswell system to its factory defaults using the built-in settings menu; this should restore any functions that have become unresponsive.
If these steps don’t solve your issue, it’s also possible that Linkswell technical support could provide additional assistance.
If you purchased the unit from Santa Clarita Autosound online store, we can answer many questions over email or phone so that minor issues with your new Linkswell unit can be diagnosed and solved quickly.
How to enjoy your new audio head unit once the upgrade is complete
Once the Toyota Tacoma’s upgrade with the Linkswell TS-TYOT12-1RR-5B audio head unit has been completed, you can start to enjoy a new sound quality experience. With its latest sound system onboard, you now have access to an impressive array of immersive audio options.
From streaming your favorite music from online services to tuning in to your favorite radio stations, you’ll be able to channel your inner audiophile and listen for hours on end. The audio head unit also offers convenience features like hands-free control and voice recognition so that you can quickly and easily find what you need with the least amount of effort.
All in all, it’s a great way to experience high-quality audio while on the go.
Now that you know more about why upgrading your audio head unit is a great idea and how to go about doing it, we hope you’ll consider giving us a visit here at Santa Clarita Auto Sound.
We have all the latest and greatest models of head units for you to choose from as well as all the installation accessories you’ll need to get the job done right.
Our team of experts can guide you through every step of the process, from choosing the perfect model for your needs to installing it in your vehicle. And if you run into any trouble along the way, we’re always happy to offer troubleshooting tips and advice.
So come see us today and enjoy driving around with crisp, clear sound coming through your new audio head unit.
You can visit Santa Clarita Auto Sound by driving to 25845 Railroad Ave. Unit 10 Santa Clarita, CA 91350, Monday to Saturday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, or contact us online.