LC & LX470 Tesla Style Screen Radio Upgrade with Climate Control: General Discussions (6 Viewers)

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I sent my Phoenix radio back. The system only streamed on 1/2 of the screen. The constant feedback (white static) was unbearable and yes, it was properly grounded. It kept resetting all of the changes I would make to get it dialed in for personal preference. I wish it worked better, I'd kill for a system that is updated for a LC100!!!
 

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The constant feedback (white static) was unbearable and yes, it was properly grounded.
Sorry to hear it, I’ve settled into a familiar state with the quirks of mine. After chasing ground loop noise I was able to completely eliminate with an aftermarket 5-channel amp, Toyota uses multiple grounds and after several wiring changes & noise filter fails this is the solve.

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Question if anyone can help. I installed my X6 today (in 05LC) and all works fine except buzz noise coming from sound system. From reading thread a few say this means I need to replace my amp. Can someone confirm this and if so what amp they used to fix this.
Also, for replacement back up camera to go in stock position what cameras did people buy/where? Help for these final items would be greatly appreciated.
 
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Sorry to hear it, I’ve settled into a familiar state with the quirks of mine. After chasing ground loop noise I was able to completely eliminate with an aftermarket 5-channel amp, Toyota uses multiple grounds and after several wiring changes & noise filter fails this is the solve.

Tucker
Mind me asking what brand/model amp did you buy? What did you do about back up camera? Tks
 
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Hi Everyone

I am just taking the time to thank all of you for your precious imputs all along this thread and these three other threads :

I have been totaly successfull to install a PX6 4-128 on my LC 100 dated December 2006.

My PX6 has been bought on Aliexpress: ZWNAV vendor. Everything went good it took around 3 weeks to be delivered with the product. In the meantime i have been contacted in Watsapp by ZWNAV to give details about my exact LC 100 model/year.

Here are the specificities of my LC100:
- OEM Amp under passenger seat is Pioneer
- I had the 6 CDs charger in the center console as well as the GPS DVD Player under the passenger seat
- My vehicule was equiped by Toyota with the ICE DVD Player system in headrests

So my configuration was a bit complicated and i anticipated a lot od issues.

I First began by installing the PX6 as of the Youtube Video that everyone knows : Please note that on my PX6 Harness there was a lot of unused big plugs. Nevertheless every plugs coming from the CAR harness have been adressed !
I used the high climate harness and not the "low" one as i was provided with both.

Here are the issues i faced and how i fixed it :

A- Climate controls works out of the box PROVIDED THAT in the hiden advanced menu of the PX6 (Entry code: 8861) the "LC100 High" vehicle is selected and the "BNR with AC" Protocol is specified too. After having selected the right car and protocol, DO NOT FORGET to go back to the Settings Menu and make a "Save and Reboot" in order your changes are taken into account.

B- No sound from front speakers : to resolve this i had (1) to entirely withdraw the old ICE DVD System and its specific harness that was plugged into the amp bypassing the HU Main harness, and then re-plug directly the HU Harness to the amp (2) i had to withdraw the GPS DVD Player under passenger seat and loop the speaker wires that remained on the GPS unused plug as it is explained here : 2003 LC Tesla Screen Install Write-Up - https://forum.ih8mud.com/threads/2003-lc-tesla-screen-install-write-up.1149024/page-3

C- Very low sound issue and very poor quality as soon i raise the volume : solved going into "Console" menu on the PX6 and increasing the "Amp Volume" to 35 in this Amp settings submenu. Then the system sounds good until Volume 25 on the "main volume" control. I would say that the sound quality is now about 25% better than with the OEM Radio. I intend to replace the 4 speakers to increase quality again.

D- OEM RearCam does not works : i succeed to make it work as per the instructions given by ALLANDO in Page 7 of this thread. It works very well and it is not very complicated. LC & LX470 Tesla Style Screen Radio Upgrade with Climate Control: General Discussions - https://forum.ih8mud.com/threads/lc-lx470-tesla-style-screen-radio-upgrade-with-climate-control-general-discussions.1161042/page-7
The quality of the OEM cam is not great but i like its perfect point of view and you get possibility to apply some contrast/brigtness modification by taping the Up/Left corner of the RearcamVidéo when displayed.

I did not tried to install the PX6 remote MIC as i was said that integrated MIC is good enough by people i have been calling.

My opinion on this unit on a 2006 LC100 is very very positive. What an improvement for my 14,5 years old car !
Having GAIA GPS, Waze, Gmail, Youtube, TV Channels, Weather Pro and so much more apps in STAND ALONE in a vehicule is a GAME CHANGER.
I even feel like AppleCarPlay is no longer usefull. Actually i never connect my iPhone because PX6 is really a STAND ALONE solution.

IMPORTANT : i have to precise that i use the PX6 "USB" plug to power a Huawei E5785-92C 4G Mobile Hotspot placed in the sunglasses storage space in the roof. It has a twin SIM of my mobile subscription and it works great to give permanent internet access to the PX6.

I hope my feedback will give reinsurances or help to those among us who have note entirely succeeded to fix all their issues.

Arnaou
Great write up.

Do your hard buttons work?

OEM Camera - Did you use ttap connectors or just plug it in and tape it to the connector.

Thanks
 

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Mind me asking what brand/model amp did you buy? What did you do about back up camera? Tks
I went with this Kenwood, it’s a good size to mount where your nav computer was under the passenger seat:

Kenwood Excelon X802-5

I used my factory camera, several others have written up how to do this. Basically you need to run an RCA with trigger wire from the HU to the inputs on that controller which is also under seat.​


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Great write up.

Do your hard buttons work?

OEM Camera - Did you use ttap connectors or just plug it in and tape it to the connector.

Thanks

The physical buttons work great.

For the OEM Camera i cutted the wires 10cm before the connector, connected three "3 wires WAGOS" and run the 3 news wires to the head unit.
 

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