Install Guide for your 2012-2013 Tacoma that has a Non-amplified system and has a backup camera in the rearview mirror or no backup camera.
This installation guide is intended to be used to assist you during the installation of your
Sony 7000, 5600, 5500, 3200 or 150 Plug & Play Bundle from Trail Grid Pro.
Sony Bundle Installation Video
Tacoma Microphone Install
Adding Front Facing UBS
Installing your bundle
1. The Bundle – Consists of the head unit and our custom wiring harness.
You’re going to install this first.
- Make all your vehicle connections as noted in the document below. We’ve drawn a red box around the vehicle connectors you’ll be using for your installation, which are 3, 4 & 5. Vehicle connectors 1 and 2 will not be used.
- All the plugs are keyed plugs, which means they only fit their match on the Toyota side. All you’re doing is matching plugs – it may look like a lot of wires but it’s simple.
You will be using vehicle connectors 3, 4 & 5
- Next, secure Sirius/XM satellite connection (if applicable), AM/FM antenna connection, Sony supplied microphone and the USB retention cable connection. Make sure you leave the hazard button connection accessible as you will plug it in when you’re connecting the dash kit.
- DO NOT POWER ON YOUR HEAD-UNIT BEFORE ALL CONNECTIONS ARE MADE. This will cause an error when the PAC module is trying to calibrate to your vehicle.
More Install Tips Regarding The Components Of Your Sony Bundle
2013 – 2013 Tacoma owners with their back-up camera in your rearview, it will remain in their rearview with our bundle.
2. The Dash Kit - Your new matte black Metra Tacoma dash kit.
In your kit there are two faceplates. One is already attached to your completed bundle, and the other is wrapped in a separate cover in your shipping box. We always attach the larger of the two covers with your completed bundle (as a higher percentage of Tacoma’s use the larger version) but if it’s not the correct size for your truck simply swap the faceplates before installation by unscrewing the 4 faceplate screws that secure it to the side brackets.
Using a factory phone cable when making your connection for Apple CarPlay or Android Auto is a MUST. When I say factory, I mean just like the cable that originally came with your phone. It cannot be a cable that you bought from Amazon or from the grocery store – those are only charging cables in most cases, not charging and data cables. Also, remember – phone cables don’t last forever. If you ever have connectivity issues in the future – I’d try to swap your cable for a new one.