Did anyone try this yet to replace their stock 2018 head unit with a stock 2019 head unit?
Are you Danish, now you have that name?I replaced my wifes factory deck with a Pioneer deck. I only lost the built in Bluetooth mic, which to me was a small price to pay (I install car stereos, so putting a new mic in the car wasn't an issue).
If I had the 2018 model, I don't even know why I would consider putting in another half hearted attempt by Toyota at a proper Infotainment system. You all have options to install a quality aftermarket system which we 2019 owners so far do not. At least not something that anyone has tried. I did find a possible option with the Joying Android head unit which should physically fit our funky dash setup which requires a single DIN radio body but an 8" display.My 2018 stock radio started malfunctioning so I am getting it replaced under warranty. I had them checked if 2019 would fit 2018 and that out in the 2019 if possible. Turns out I wasn't the only one complaining for sucky 2018 radio.
Now it appears 2019 is a no fit for 2018 since 2018 doesn't come with Entune. However, 2019 is a direct fot for 2018 Camry because Camry came with Entune sysyem and has SOS builtin to support over the air updates.
The tech is talking out of his back side. In the US, the Magnusen Moss act makes it unlawful for a manufacturer to void a vehicle warranty by the use of aftermarket parts. It is true the dealer can choose not to cover any repair diagnostics which are associated with the systems tied to the Infotainment system. But they can't void a problem say with your ECU unless they can say the aftermarket system caused a problem.Also for the folks wondering if aftermarket radio will void the warranty, it will.
However, Toyota tech said to keep the stock radio and if needs be put it back in so i dint lose the warranty.
He also said that Toyota can install the aftermarket radio for me and not cut any wires so in case if I need to bring it in for repairs later on we can put stock radio back in to claim warranty