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Which head-unit should I install in my Ascent ZRE182?

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I recently purchased my first care, a Dec 2012 Toyota Corolla Ascent ZRE182. I'm wondering what sort of head-units people are installing in these models. Is it worth getting the genuine Toyota one (quite pricey), or will a Eonon like this one: http://www.eonon.com/Car-GPS/Specific-Car-GPS/Toyota/GM5169.html, or some other Android unit be just as good?

I'd love to have a reverse camera installed with it eventually too, but at this stage I'd like to have some opinions on what works well in these models.

Since I just bought the car out-right, something affordable would be great!

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Eonon are a sponsor on the forum, there are a few reviews, just do a search or look in their section.

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I recently purchased my first care, a Dec 2012 Toyota Corolla Ascent ZRE182. I'm wondering what sort of head-units people are installing in these models. Is it worth getting the genuine Toyota one (quite pricey), or will a Eonon like this one: http://www.eonon.com/Car-GPS/Specific-Car-GPS/Toyota/GM5169.html, or some other Android unit be just as good? I'd love to have a reverse camera installed with it eventually too, but at this stage I'd like to have some opinions on what works well in these models. Since I just bought the car out-right, something affordable would be great!

Hi RollaChick, thanks for your great interest. Since your car is Toyota Corolla 2012, and if your car does not has JBL system, we will recommend you to choose GM5169 Car DVD: http://www.eonon.com/Car-GPS/Specific-Car-GPS/Toyota/GM5169.html

And we don't have Android for toyota corolla at present.

Great news to tell you that if you were born in Jun, then you can enjoy extra 5% discount, please know more details here:

http://www.eonon.com/birthday_2015.aspx

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Btw, you can choose our A0119 camera to buy, it is on Summer Sale too, only 45AUD:

http://www.eonon.com/Others/Camera/A0119.html

If you have any question about it, please feel free to ask, thanks.

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Have you had a change to look in to the autogps.com.au website ? someone local and price seems to be reasonable. I've purchased a unit around 3 years ago with a rear view camera and works great. Not sure if they have it but ask them...

PS: I've tried the same before with eBay but it was malfunctioning after 2 months and seller did not respond. So my personal advise is don't spend over $100 on ebay for any unless you are willing to take the risk :)

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My 20 cents worth is to have someone who KNOWS how to install it all for you..not someone who will have a go!..after all nothing worse than a sweet car with rotten audio install.

Hope it goes well for you, keep us updated

KAA

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I have a bit of experience with other cars and am just about to upgrade mine in the exact same car as the OP,  I can help by posting photos of the process when I do mine in a few months time, still shopping for the parts I will use and the Eonon is one I'm looking at but I would prefer a double din model made by Pioneer, Clarion or Alpine as they are all great head units but if you wish to keep the steering wheel controls it is not as easy as installing a Eonon and they will cost you at least double the price for similar features.

http://aerpro.com/chto3c

http://axxessinterfaces.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=11&products_id=197

 

Anyone done this and can provide some info on what is involved and if all the steering wheel controls worked when using one of the above devices with a 3rd party head unit?

Fleebay has $10 plastic adapters to make the corolla a doubel din without gaps in the dash. Or this one has 3.5mm and USB features. Advantage is you can move a double din unit to your next car even if u buy a different make car.

http://aerpro.com/atb3usb

Screen mirroring is great as you then dont need to pay a company for map updates, you simply use google maps from your phone as the GPS. See warning below.. If u choose a unit with android app support you can display google maps directly from the head unit with no phone, you can also display obd2 readouts and many more android apps.

 

BIG WARNING for Apple users: If you own an iPhone and install OS9 apple has changed their airplay to stop 3rd party companies from using this feature. Newer phones only have 0S9 available like iphone6, older iphones like the 4 and 5 series will probably work if you use OS8, but if you install the OS9 update it may break screen mirroring! If you buy the eonon make sure they garrantee it will work with your apple phone with the latest OS9 update as Apple do allow this if a company pays a licence fee. I see they advertise some iphones work BUT I'm pretty sure if you install the OS9 updates this may stop the phones they list from working unless they have paid for the license fee and the firmware is updated. If you have a iphone 4 or 5 you may be able to downgrade the IOS to version 8 and have the feature working. So if anyone has a eonon with an iphone using iOS9 can they let us know if they work or not? thanks and this would effect all stereos regardless of which brand as it steams from a change that Apple made to block 3rd party companies around the end of 2015.

 

Apple have released two features for cars that require a license fee, they are Siri eyes free which allows you to read emails and texts with Siri and your cars speakers. And the far more advanced CarPlay which does a lot of things YouTube videos show it in action.

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