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2007 Camry Hybrid OEM Navigation Retrofit

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Old 10-11-2018, 09:13 PM
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Default 2007 Camry Hybrid OEM Navigation Retrofit

Hey forum, new guy here. I acquired an 07 Camry Hybrid in May of 2018, it has been in the family for a while. The car came with thr factory JBL in dash 6 disc changer, which I've been fine with until now. I decided to pull the trigger on a used navigation unit which came with connectors cut from the previous vehicle. Now, I did not just go ahead and buy the unit and proceed with the install, I've read multiple threads online about people wanting to do the conversion, same probably did get it to work. Folks in Canada especially, had main concerns about the Hybrid screen not working. I have been extensively studying the wiring schematics of both, TCH non nav and nav versions. So far, I have been able to get my Aux mode to work, I had to rewire that. The navigation works, I'm using a GPS antenna off of a Prius. I will soon be hooking up my vehicle speed sensor, which needs to be hooled up behind the instrument cluster. The overhead mic also doesn't work yet, I have to rewire that into the new navigation unit's harness. My hybrid screen doesn't populate, I have the wiring traced out for that. I'll discuss more and would like to work with any fellows interested in this retrofit to make it work in our cars. Let's revive this thread!

Here's the old unit with my phone connected via Bluetooth

Here's the whole harness opened up, the sleeve cut up and wires separated. I was trying to trace my Aux wires as the it wouldn't work when pressed the button.

Aux hooked up!

Here's the navigation working, it is out of synch with the vehicle's speed since I don't have the vehicle speed sensor wire hooked up yet. I'm waiting on that particular connector to arrive and I should be good.

This is the connector that goes behind the navigation unit and contains the CAN bus wires needed for the Hybrid/Energy functions. 2 wires, CAN bus H and L. However, it's tricky, the main connector in the car that hooks up to the Navi is not present in non Nav models. Connector E41.

I'm waiting on someone to chine so I can proceed with the discussion, hoping people are still interested in this retrofit.
 
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Old 10-12-2018, 04:52 AM
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I personally am not sure why you'd want to do this. The stock nav unit is way outdated and mediocre at best. IMO you'd be better off with one of the many in-dash Android units (including at least one designed specifically for this car), which would let you run Waze (even though I have the Nav in my 07, I always use Waze instead) and support USB and audio over Bluetooth. Or, if you're not comfortable with a Chinese-branded radio, one of the many aftermarket Nav systems such as a Pioneer AVIC, which would also give you Android Auto and Apple Carplay. In addition, since your car didn't come with a JBL system, it would have been an almost drop-in replacement.
 
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Old 10-14-2018, 09:00 PM
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Originally Posted by swechsler View Post
I personally am not sure why you'd want to do this. The stock nav unit is way outdated and mediocre at best. IMO you'd be better off with one of the many in-dash Android units (including at least one designed specifically for this car), which would let you run Waze (even though I have the Nav in my 07, I always use Waze instead) and support USB and audio over Bluetooth. Or, if you're not comfortable with a Chinese-branded radio, one of the many aftermarket Nav systems such as a Pioneer AVIC, which would also give you Android Auto and Apple Carplay. In addition, since your car didn't come with a JBL system, it would have been an almost drop-in replacement.
I would have loved to go with an aftermarket unit but, the dash kits available for these cars don't go well with the dash imo; that is tge main reason why I went with the OEM nav. Sure, it's outdated, but I got it working. There are 3 connections needed to make the Hybrid Energy screen work. I had to rewire some connections for my Aux and the microphone to work. Also added in a back uo camera while I had everything opened up.



 
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