Tuesday, 14 March 2017 09:20

BeatSonic Smartphone Mirroring Kit (INSTALL)

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A few months ago I saw a Facebook demo of a really cool smartphone mirroring system from Beat-Sonic, on a late-model Tundra.
It took about 20 minutes of research to realize this was a mod that MUST be installed in our TCT Explorer Tundra, so I sent in an order.

The box sat on my workbench for about 10 days before I could find the 2hrs to get the install done. The crew over at Beat-Sonic put together an excellent kit and directions, and even include install & demo videos via YouTube to make it even easier.

In order to complete the install for my iPhone 7Plus, I had to order a couple of additional parts:

These parts add to the total cost of the project, but are necessary for a complete install. They’re not included in the kit since there are literally dozens of different iOS/Android configurations, so make sure you have the right additional cables before installing.

Here’s my completed, mocked-up kit:

TCT Explorer Tundra Beat-Sonic Mirroring Kit Install

The install went exactly as the instructions describe:
Remove a few panels (which is the hardest part).

TCT Explorer Tundra Beat-Sonic Mirroring Kit Install


Remove the A/C controls
TCT Explorer Tundra Beat-Sonic Mirroring Kit Install

Remove the Nav unit
TCT Explorer Tundra Beat-Sonic Mirroring Kit Install

Plug in the new harness
TCT Explorer Tundra Beat-Sonic Mirroring Kit Install

Route your cables. NOTE: I chose to route my lightning cable out the top, pinching it a little. This way it works with my windshield suction iPhone mount.
TCT Explorer Tundra Beat-Sonic Mirroring Kit Install

Re-Install everything.

Beat-Sonic Install

Here’s the entire process in less than 1 minute:

I REALLY love this setup! While I don’t use it everyday, and I NEVER watch a video while the truck is moving, it’s perfect for watching something at lunch time. Using my favorite Nav app (Hema Explorer) is also perfect on this screen. The Tundra screen is larger than my 7Plus phone, so seeing where I am on a nice Topo map is a great option.

Beat-Sonic Install

My initial review, minutes after completing the install:


You can get the Toyota Kit for $249 and it will work on:

  • 2014-2017 Toyota RAV 4
  • 2014-2017 Toyota Sequoia
  • 2014-2015 Toyota Tacoma
  • 2016-2017 Toyota Tacoma
  • 2014-2017 Toyota Tundra
  • 2014-2017 Toyota 4Runner
  • 2014-2017 Lexus GX 460 without factory navigation
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