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Hi,

I own a Nov 2013 GX RAV4 (Australia - 7 speed CVT 2.0L) The radio is a stock standard single DIN Toyota radio (Non touch screen) - See image below.
The steering wheel has standard channel/volume UP/DN controls, as well as mode, phone etc.

I'd like to install a double DIN header unit, but have no idea which one to buy i.e JVC, KENWOOD, Toyota original etc. Anyone have experience with this one?
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1024-600-Android-4-4-4-Fit-Toyota-RAV4-2013-2014-2015-Car-DVD-Player-GPS/32332543805.html?spm=2114.13010608.0.0.UObej3

So, I need some advice re the choice of header unit, steering wheel converter etc. Also, does anyone know if Toyota used the same wiring harness throughout all 2013-2015 RAVs, as I'd like to install a reverse camera, but need to know if the camera wiring is part of the loom, even though the camera is not installed in this model.

Thanks for any help offered.
 

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Good Day,

I installed the pioneer avh-2800bs and the micro-bypass. (you can choose any standard double-din head-unit which has the best mix of features, interface and price)
Pioneer AVH-X2800BS DVD receiver at Crutchfield.com
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00A9AQPUU/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

With regard to the installation:
I used the connects2 kit from metra to retain the factory steering wheel controls. I also got the pioneer lead (depends on the headunit manufacturer you choose)
https://www.connects2.co.uk/Product/ProductItem/CTSTY002.2
https://www.connects2.co.uk/Product/ProductItem/CTPIONEERLEAD





My vehicle has the steering wheel on the right side (rhd). I mention this because the scosche and the metra kits I bought had the same fitment issues. (pic attached) The plastic rib behind the kit (drivers side) bounces against the aircon vent rib, preventing it from sitting flush while it goes back too far on the passenger side)
Side note, the scosche kit comes with metal mounting brackets while the metra is plastic
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FJC0FMW/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1
2013 - 2014 Toyota RAV4 Double DIN or DIN w/pocket Install Dash Kit | TA2115B | by Scosche
(both kits fit like in the pic below)



I ended up using the scosche trim ring and the factory OEM bezel
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000JI0936/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1


The pioneer bluetooth microphone was put in the OEM location.





I used the following harnesses
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002BEQJ8/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003VYWSES/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

The reverse camera i chose was:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0140Y15QY/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Sorry about the dirt in the pics.





Regarding the camera installation, I drilled through where the OEM camera usually sits and routed the wire through the license plate light seal, the grommet along the headliner to the back of the radio where the connections were made. To make the connections easier, I used male/female spade connectors for the camera.

Pics are attached. Hope it was helpful.
 

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Hello Friend!

Did you find any way to adapt the factory microphone with your Pioneer radio?
The cleanest and most functional installation would be using the Maestro RR interface module.
It replaces the multiple PAC adapters that would normally be needed, and ADDS functionality, such as direct tire pressure readout, gauges (it's like having the Torque app in-dash)

Sadly, it does not transfer the factory mic. The factory mic seems to only be connected to the Bluetooth module, which is removed with the OEM radio, and the Maestro does not reconnect it to the aftermarket HU's Bluetooth input.

http://www.12voltdata.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=66879#p66879
There is a thread on the iDatalink forum discussing this related to a '13 'Runner.
It is not just a simple adapter because the factory mic is a 4-wire active mic. Adapting to an aftermarket HU would require a preamp/power source for the mic.
 

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So that means if you replace the head unit, you lose voice control over your new head unit?
 

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The aftermarket HUs come with their own mic. You just can't adapt the original mic to the new HU, so you'll have two mics in the vehicle.
 

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How can the Maestro RR add direct tire pressure readout?

Wouldn't there need to be sensors in the tires to read the tire pressure? Is there wiring from the tires to the HU that just isn't used by the factory HU?

I've just got the standard tires on my 2017 RAV4 XLE that Toyota puts on all of them. When I go to buy new tires, do I need to make sure the tires are compatible with this direct tire pressure readout the Maestro RR has in it?
 

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If you hook up Techstream, you'll see the actual TPMS pressure readout. Toyota used to provide this information on the in-dash display of the Camry, but for some reason removed it a few years ago.

ALL of the OEM stem-mounted TPMS transmitters broadcast pressure and temperature.
For some reason, the Bluetooth OBDII readers can't communicate with the Toyota TPMS module because it runs at a different baud rate than the ECU, but the Maestro RR can.

The transmitter is located in the valve stem. Some manufacturers strap them to the center of the wheel, but Toyota uses the stems.
Side note, do not ever use metallic valve caps on a vehicle with aluminum TPMS transmitters. The dissimilar metals will have an electrolytic reaction when damp and the cap will "weld" itself to the stem.


 
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