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I’m just putting this up because I was looking for info myself. Today I got this Sony xav8000 radio installed. It fits pretty nicely in the car. I had the alpine ilx-309 but didn’t like the unit functionality. Here are the pics of both:
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I’m just putting this up because I was looking for info myself. Today I got this Sony xav8000 radio installed. It fits pretty nicely in the car. I had the alpine ilx-309 but didn’t like the unit functionality. Here are the pics of both: View attachment 290292 View attachment 290298 View attachment 290297 View attachment 290296 View attachment 290295 View attachment 290294 View attachment 290293

Here is the alpine:
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I’ve been looking at this model as well. Does everything seem to be working with the backup camera and stuff?


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Everything works. I had a pro shop install it. The first time around the volume keys and the track advance buttons on the steering wheel were acting funny. I brought it back and they put in a different brand of steering control adapter. It works great now. Back up camera is good too. It was too distorted on the alpine. Also, the alpine dim was still too bright when driving at night. The Sony has better, more intuitive software.


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Looks great. I've also been looking at this unit, any idea which steering wheel control adapter worked and didn't work? Do you still have Sirius radio also.
 

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Everything works. I had a pro shop install it. The first time around the volume keys and the track advance buttons on the steering wheel were acting funny. I brought it back and they put in a different brand of steering control adapter. It works great now. Back up camera is good too. It was too distorted on the alpine. Also, the alpine dim was still too bright when driving at night. The Sony has better, more intuitive software.


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Are the USB ports that are on the dash down by the cup holders functional?


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All USB ports are working. We used the USB port all the way on the right side for the usb for the Sony radio.


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I don’t have xm radio but when I did I used the carplay app and it worked good. I don’t know what brand of steering control they used.


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I don't have a Highlander (thinking about maybe buying a 2019). What is between the display and the dash (which is blocked by the display)? Just an empty slot where the factory radio was?
 

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I’m just putting this up because I was looking for info myself. Today I got this Sony xav8000 radio installed. It fits pretty nicely in the car. I had the alpine ilx-309 but didn’t like the unit functionality. Here are the pics of both: View attachment 290292 View attachment 290298 View attachment 290297 View attachment 290296 View attachment 290295 View attachment 290294 View attachment 290293

Here is the alpine:
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I just hit up my local audio shop and am going to have this same setup installed in my 2017 Hybrid. I’m excited..I really hate the factory Entune setup.


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There is a height and an angle adjustment. When they first put it in they had it too high and it looked funny to me. Make sure they have you see the placement before they screw it in tight.


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