2008 Pioneer install
Greetings. This site was very helpful when I did my Scion Pioneer head unit in my 2007 FJCruiser. I did the swap because it was cheap, looks OEM, and the iPod support is pretty good. A friend has an xA. Thats how I got the idea.
The unit actually sounds better than the FJammer unit that came with the FJ although I am having 1 problem. The FJ comes with an OEM subwoofer and 2 speakers mounted in the rear pilliars. These speakers do work with the new head unit but the volume for both the sub and the rear speakers are about 20% of what the fronts are. The fronts do sound really good.
Does anyone here know this Scion Pioneer unit very well as well as how Toyota sets up their OEM systems? I have been a recent Toyota convert and all the audio I have done has been with domestics.
I found these pin configurations online.
For the FJ and the Scion unit everything is the same except for the following
Factory Amplifier Turn On Wire (Scion): n/a
Radio Factory Amplifier Turn On Wire (FJ): Pink/Blue (Subwoofer Amp)
It seems like the power aentenna on is what is in place of the sub amp on/off - which the FJ does not have.
At first glance it seems as though I just need to get the subwoofer amp to come on but I DO get sound through the subwoofer. Its just really weak. And if it was just the subwoofer amp that is not coming on, I would expect for the rear pillar speakers to be at full volume rather than 20%.
Thanks and sorry about the long-winded post.
This is a great site guys. My recent searches were helpful in getting the right unit/cable but I am trying to iron out these few bugs.