2014 - 2015 Tacoma 6.95" Sony Installation Guide

2014 - 2015 Tacoma 6.95" Sony Installation Guide

This installation guide is intended to be used to assist you during the installation of your

Sony 7000, 5600, 5500, 3200 or 150 Tacoma Plug and Play Bundle from Trail Grid Pro.

Installation Videos

Sony Bundle Installation Video

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Tacoma Microphone Install

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OBD2 Plug Install

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Routing OBD2 Plug

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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 2, 4, 5 and the OBD-2 connector. Vehicle connectors 1 & 3 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.
2014-2015 Tacoma Amp:Non-amp:BackupCam(RP4.2 TY11)

You will be using vehicle connectors 2, 4, 5 & OBD2

  • Next, secure the backup camera connection harness labeled CAM-TY12 (connect the female side of the CAM TY12 to the factory video harness), Sirius/XM satellite connection (if applicable), AM/FM antenna connection, Sony supplied microphone and the USB retention cable connection.
  • 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

To secure your backup camera connection, ensure the female side of the backup camera harness labeled CAM TY12 is plugged into the factory video connection. The connectors are keyed, so they’ll only fit their mate. OBD-2 Plug (2014-2015 Tacoma)
  • You can find the OBD-2 connection under your steering column just above the brake pedal. 
  • The small end of the OBD-2 plug will connect to a small white plug just down the wiring harness from vehicle connectors 1 through 5. 
  • Remove the current connector first, then plug in the small end of the OBD-2. The OBD-2 plug maintains your reverse signal. This is only applicable to 2014 – 2015 Tacomas with their reverse camera in their head unit. 
**This is not applicable to those with their reverse camera in their rearview mirror.** Routing your OBD-2 Plug | Plugging in your OBD-2 Plug

Your bundle will come equipped with a antenna adapter that will be plugged into the lower left hand corner of the rear of the chassis. Please make sure you plug in the factory antenna plug into our antenna adapter.

If you have a 2012 – 2013 Tacoma, in some cases you won’t have the item I’ve described above as your factory antenna cable is already circular (doesn’t require an antenna adapter) and simply plugs directly into the back of the Sony radio.

Our bundle maintains your factory USB location under your head unit for connection for Apple CarPlay & Android Auto. Please ensure you plug in the factory USB plug into our USB retention harness.

You will need to use the provided Sony microphone with our bundle.

Watch this regarding how to install: Tacoma microphone install

If you selected to maintain your Sirius/XM signal with our bundle, you will be receiving a new Sirius/XM tuner and a factory satellite signal retention cable that you will plug your factory satellite connector into. Please note, the factory navigation and factory satellite plugs are exactly the same size but most likely different colors. If you plug in one and you do not receive a satellite signal, use the other plug instead and you should be all set. Inside the dash you may find several square plugs of varying colors (i.e. white, gray or black).
  • White – Factory Navigation (No longer needed)
  • Gray or Black – Factory Sirius XM Antenna
    • Connect your XM tuner adapter to either the gray or black plug.
2014+: If you selected “Maintain Sirius/XM” at checkout, you’ll receive the STO2.
  • Maestro STO2: This will already be attached to your new Sirius/XM tuner. The tuner is located underneath the rear chassis of the Sony radio. 
  • Utilize the factory satellite antenna cable that was plugged in to the back of your factory radio to plug into the provided adapter. 
  • You will not use the antenna from the SXV300 (which is located in your parts bag) since the STO2 will maintain your factory satellite antenna.

2. The Dash Kit - Your new matte black Metra Tacoma dash kit. 

Tacoma Faceplate:  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.

Download the Android Auto app from the GooglePlay. If you’re experiencing issues with Android Auto, here is a decent video that walks you through some troubleshooting of Android Auto. The head unit shown in this video is not a Sony, so just focus on the general troubleshooting aspects.

Reset First, check the following:
(1) Ensure the 3.5mm black plug on the back of the radio is plugged in to the blue port on the back of the radio labeled “remote” (2) Ensure the Sony system is set correctly to accept preset steering wheel controls from the PAC module by checking the following within the Sony head unit settings. Go to settings -> general -> steering wheel controls and ensure its set to “preset” If those two items above are good to go, complete the following steps in the exact order below. Try these steps while in “preset” steering wheel control (1) Unplug the power plug from the PAC RP4.2 TY11 for at least 5 seconds. The power plug is the plug with the red, black and yellow wires (and only those color wires). (2) Turn on your vehicle and let the system power up. (3) Complete the master reset process (Restore Factory Settings) noted on page 6 of the attached document (4) When the master reset process is complete, perform a simple reset which is accomplished by just pressing and immediately releasing the “reset” button. After you’ve completed the last step, give it about 10 seconds and then test your steering wheel controls. If after these steps, steering wheel controls are still not working you can always set the steering wheel controls yourself via the Sony head unit settings. To accomplish this you’ll go to settings -> general -> steering wheel controls and set them to “custom” – at this point you’ll most likely be presented with a gear icon and once pressed you’ll be able to manually map each button on your steering wheel controls by following the prompts on your head unit.

Restoring Factory Settings

You can restore the interface to factory default settings by pressing and holding the programming button on the side of the module until the status LED starts blinking red. Once the LED starts blinking red, release the button. You must release the button while the LED is blinking red in order to perform the reset. Please note, the LED will go through two stages before it starts blinking red. First it will blink green, then amber, then red.

This reset will restore the following settings to their factory defaults:

  • SWC Mapping
  • Parking Brake Output Settings
  • Factory Amplifier Settings
  • Real Fade will be reset to on

Dip Switch Settings

If after completing these steps you’re not able to function all your steering wheel controls (answer on specifically), on the PAC module change the dip switches on the side of the module to 1, 2 & 3 as “on” and 4 as “off”. Currently, they are set to the exact opposite of that with 4 as “on” and 1, 2 & 3 as “off” – so you’ll just be reversing them.


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