Aftermarket GPS/Entertainment System for 2010 Prado GXL

Submitted: Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 15:35
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Hi there,

I'm looking at getting an aftermarket GPS/Entertainment System from DigOptions unit to be installed 2010 Prado GXL. My main requirements are for a larger screen for the reverse camera and GPS navigation, with other features being a bonus.

Toyota Prado 150 GX GXL Platinum Range GPS Nav Blutooth Car Player Navigation Radio HD Stereo

Part of the problem with the aftermarket ones that I have seen available is they were designed for RHD vehicles (i.e. steering wheel on the left) and had the fascia only available for that one. With this one, the fascia is correct for LHD and you can also place the existing display where the radio currently is.

I wanted to find out if anyone else on here had done something similar?

If so:
* are you happy with it?
* does it perform well for gps/navigation, reverse camera and the radio?
* did you get the optional 12v camera or did you use the current 6v Prado one?
* who did you get to install it and did they do a good job?
* if you got the new camera, did you also get a second camera cabling to be used with a caravan/trailer installed at the same time?
* how much for the install?

Thanks in advance.
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Reply By: TomH - Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 15:43

Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 15:43
Not sure of your location but in our country RHD means steering wheel is on the RIGHT

Be careful a lot of the Chinese ones are to put it politely Not worth the money
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Follow Up By: Juzzy - Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 15:59

Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 15:59
Hi Tom,

You are right, um, I mean correct. I got them mixed up even after checking multiple times.

For anyone reading, I am referring to an Australian vehicle.

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Follow Up By: TomH - Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 19:58

Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 19:58
Oh well when you go to the USA remember the steering wheel is on the left and you drive on the right hand side of the road.

You also walk on the right on sidewalks and escalators. And all commercial doors open OUT

ROFL
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Reply By: Ross M - Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 19:44

Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 19:44
Nearly all Radios/Sound Systems, are made for LHD countries. ie Yankee Land, Europe etc

That is why nearly all control knobs are on the LHS of the fascia. Some are centred, but haven't seen any for RHD vehicles.
Mind over matter. They don't mind and we don't matter here in Orstraya.
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Reply By: Member - bbuzz (NSW) - Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 17:16

Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 17:16
Hi Juzzy,
I have had two of these in both my KZ and KD Prado's.

They perform well and the Premium has a few extra features.

I have the Rear camera, caravan camera and I did have a Recording Front camera. All work well, very clear except the Recording Unit didn't turn off when the engine was stopped. It wanted to be wired in 24/7 which was not a good idea as it draws too much power. No upgrade yet even though digoptions got heaps of feedback. I have the camera in case they do. Got a $30 one/ off eBay and it works a treat.
My local lecko did the install even though the wiring diagram was a little confusing.

I have found that the caravan camera does not work with the radio or PIP which is sad as everything else is well thought out. I am going to get a monitor from DigOptions to use the caravan camera separate from the main unit. They may do an upgrade on this too but that won't help me as I would have to get another unit!

Their warranty and after sales help is good. Just explain your problem in GREAT detail and include photos if needed as they have trouble understanding plain English. But they will come to the party, even after a few months.

I paid initially $200 for an install. I had some problems (hence the the above warranty comments) so it cost me a little more to move things around or re-install some hardware. Once it's in though, its easy to pull out, to plug and unplug the bits.

Feel free to ask me again if you go ahead. I had to fiddle with the location of the caravan camera to make a socket on the back of the truck.

Cheers

bill
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Reply By: The Landy - Monday, Jun 01, 2015 at 19:00

Monday, Jun 01, 2015 at 19:00
VMS unit?

Cheers, Baz - The Landy
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Follow Up By: Juzzy - Monday, Jun 01, 2015 at 19:10

Monday, Jun 01, 2015 at 19:10
I think they are in the range of $2500-3000 before installation?

This one is about $570 plus installation.
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Follow Up By: The Landy - Monday, Jun 01, 2015 at 22:04

Monday, Jun 01, 2015 at 22:04
My VMS was around $1000 with camera, has Bluetooth etc...

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Juzzy - Monday, Jun 01, 2015 at 23:27

Monday, Jun 01, 2015 at 23:27
Just looked it up and it is $1495 (with camera) before installation for the 2010 Prado 150 GXL. More than double the price with the same features.

What operating system does the VMS use?
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Follow Up By: The Landy - Tuesday, Jun 02, 2015 at 07:06

Tuesday, Jun 02, 2015 at 07:06
I might be wrong, but website shows AU$895 + camera AU$199.

Cheers, Baz - The Landy
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Reply By: Member - Boobook - Tuesday, Jun 02, 2015 at 07:40

Tuesday, Jun 02, 2015 at 07:40
This guy has great support and it has Ozi pre installed.

Brash Imports

Happy customer.
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