GTA Car Kit for Lexus RX 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 model years is all you need to integrate your iPod, iPhone, AUX or mp3 player with your car stereo system.
Our adapter fully supports all Apple devices: your iPod or iPhone starts when you run your car; you can control the songs from your
steering wheel and factory car radio; and you can also move between playlists using DISK buttons buttons located on your radio. And your iPod or iPhone charges through GTA Car Kit as long as you run your car.
Included in the kit:
- Module Unit for
Lexus RX 2004-2009
- Wire Harness 3.5 feet
(connects unit to factory car stereo of
Lexus RX 2004-2009)
- iPod/iPhone cable 4 feet long
- 3.5 mm jack cable for AUX 4 feet long
(connects your stereo to any mp3 device)
- Splitter (Y shape) cable
GTA Car Kits is not responsible and should not be liable for any damages caused to you or your vehicle during installation of the kit.
All installation videos on this website and YouTube channel provided as a reference only.
If you are not sure in your abilities to install the kit - please contact car audio installation professional in your local area.
"Let me first say that I ordered my kit and had it in a few days.
the video a couple of times just to make sure that I understood everything.
The only question that I had was about the key being on while removing the
panels (the gearshift lever should be in neutral for easy removal,
therefore the key had to be on to move the lever out of Park). It only took
a couple of minutes to remove the panels. I was careful not to let the
antennas plugs come undone. I didn't need the harness since I had an open
Once I tested it, I started looking to route the cable
that goes from the unit to the iPod. This is what took the time, though the
overall installation was only a little over an hour once I figured how to
route the cable. In the '05 RX330, I couldn't get to the glove box easily.
Therefore, as shown in the video, I went down behind the passenger foot
panel and brought it out into the footwell, close to the console. It took a
few minutes of trying to feed a wiggly cable before I got smart and took a
long dowel, pushed it down through the space to the opening in the
footwell, and taped the cable from the iPod to the end of the dowel. Then I
pulled it up through the ins and outs of the framing to the console
Once secured to the GTA unit, for security, I taped the cable to
the unit, then wrapped the unit with a folded plastic bag for cushioning
(hoping to eliminate any rattle that might take place) and taped it up. On
the video, the installer recommends putting the box in a space that's in
the back right behind the radio unit. It fits perfectly and is out of the
way. Once all that was done, I buttoned everything back up.
I bought a
magnetic tool as recommended, that hold up to 15 pounds. Great investment!
Removing the radio, I thought that there were nuts behind the bolts and was
trying to be very careful. But, the bolts thread directly onto the frame.
You just need to back them out most of the way, then put the mag tool onto
them and continue backing them out safely. Putting it back together, I used
the mag tool again to start the radio's bolts and screw them loosely until
all four bolts were in place, I finished with the socket wrench, then
popped the two remaining pieces into place.
Could have taken even less time
if I would have known where and how I was going to route the iPod's cable.
But, I'm good to go. Good instruction and product. Crystal clear music.
And, for you kids out there... I'm 71. So, if I can do it, you'll have no
problem. Hope this review helps.
All the best, Steve,
Fort Myers, Florida"
"I was looking on youtube on how to take out the radio since I hadn't taken this one out before and I was looking to tap in an fm modulator, and came across your video.
I was looking at a wired in power switch fm modulator from PAC or peripheral on amazon, but I had heard these units degrade the audio signal, and I use an fm transmitter with varying results in my jeep.
After ordering I received a couple of email updates and within 3-4 days I had the unit!
Installation was real easy as this is a plug and play setup and took about an hour, and only tools required were a 10 mm socket with extension, a couple of zip ties to hang the converter against the frame behind radio, and I have a magnetic rod that I needed to grab a stray bolt or two back out of the black hole after I dropped them, they have designed it to work flawlessly with the factory radio.
I have a 2008 Lexus RX 350 with Navi/bluetooth, (not the levinson radio) and it plugged right in.
The video is real explanatory, and I noticed one important note on the lexus when I watched the video again, once you have put the radio back in and plugged everything back together, you MUST PUT CAR IN PARK AND JUST PUT KEY IN IGNITION AND WAIT FOR A MINUTE, this re-acclimates the radio and it will work fine if you do this, the first time I plugged it together, I missed this and I didnt get any sound out of radio, and car wouldnt start (theft
I routed the cables into the glove box for now, but if unit continues to work great, I am going to route the 3.5 aux cable under console and up through the center console with a longer aux cable.
I like that this unit is compatible 100% with factory radio and all controls, once you get used to it its very intuitive. The value of product is great and I would recommend this to a friend!
Mark, Highlands Ranch, CO, USA"
"Just got one 2 days ago and installed it today.
Could have done it in 15 mins. but got careless (did not use magnet) on the first bolt (one of the 2 that was had to reach) and dropped it inside the console.
Luckily I got spare M6 bolt in my shop.
But overall, video was good, installation experience was good and the car kit was excellent...
ironically I was looking for iPhone FM transmitted and car charger when I come accross with this product... and I'm glad i found this one.."
Comment from fetomidake (YouTube user)
"Hey GTA Folks...
I've owned my 2005 RX330 since new. Of course, this model doesn't have the iPod and iPhone connectivity that is now standard on newer cars. This has been frustrating because even my wife's car has this capability. I tried using those crappy FM transmitters, they are always fuzzy sounding and do not charge my iPhone.
Never fear, I found your GTA device online and compared to some other devices. Your description and installation video were perfect. I took my iPad out to the car and played the video as I installed the unit. It took about 40 min to install with no problems. In can plug in my phone and listen to online radio, Sirius Radio or any tunes I have on my iPhone. Best of all, my phone is charging the whole time.
I'm still trying to figure out how to use the radio and steering wheel buttons to control and maneuver through my music and playlists. I will figure it out.
Now I will keep my Lexus until the wheels fall off!
2005 Lexus RX330
Just writing to say I recently installed your kit in an RX 330. Took about 30 minutes and it works good and sounds GREAT!!! Finally, no more FM modulator!!!! Those things are junk. What's even better is having the charging and audio capability built into one device, so no more having to carry a separate charger. Plus, with the Aux jack, my non-iPhone/iPod friends can plug their stuff in too! Perfect. Should have bought this a long time ago.
"Quickly shipped and using this video as a guide I did the install in an hour. Removal of the radio is reasonably easy with the right tools.
The plug and play was easy - routing the connection was not too hard but took a chunk of the time.
Very happy with the result and the functionality of this unit. Steering wheel controls work as before. Highly recommended."
Comment from bsharkification (YouTube user)
"I too have a 2005 rx330 with cassette. I made an guess on my install and it works great.
The Video has a differnt configuration where he detaches the smaller center plug and hooks everything up to the Y harness. Your radio will have two bigger plugs that need to stay plugged in, forget using the Y harness. Your radio will have an unused small opening that the module harness can plug into.
It is all super easy to do, I agree that the video was AWESOME!
Chris in Minnesota"
Comment from lysanderinmn (YouTube user)
Thank You very much for a great product.
I placed my order for my wife 2008 Lexus RX 350 with navigation last 8/26/11 and just got it yesterday 8/29/11 in the afternoon. I may say the S&H is very fast despite the fact that I am here in Maui, Hawaii. I also like the FREE S&H. All of the company I search online charge almost the price of the item they are selling.
Installion is like walking in the park. I followed the instruction that you guys posted on your website and walla! I installed the GTA CarKit for less than an hour. My wife and I have both iPhone4 and both work. I tried my daughter's ipod, too. It's like plug and play. I run the cable on the glove compartment. Oh! well I just need to buy the phone holder, my bad on that. The sound quality is so amazing.
I will definitely spread the words to my family and friends and co-workers. I hope they put their trust to your product as i put my trust.
Jeslie from Maui, Hawaii, USA
"Hi GTA Car Kits,
I found out about GTA Car Kits while searching online for an after-market product that provided iPod/AUX support and would integrate with my existing (Lexus RX) vehicle audio system.
I had tried a middle-of-the-road FM Transmitter, but the audio quality is extremely poor. When I saw what GTA Car Kits offered, it looked much more appropriate for what I wanted.
The shipping surprised me how fast I received my kit. I was expecting at least two or three days of waiting, but it was delivered within a day.
I did watch the video several times and it did seem to be a very straight-forward installation. The video was very accurate when it came to the steps needed to get access to my audio system. The actual connectors the GTA Car Kit provides are very good. I do have to thank the video for the tip of having a small magnetic extension tool as I did need to use it several times when I dropped the screws into very tight area. It probably took me about 2 hours in total, with more than half of that spent running the cables into my glovebox and putting things back together. Unfortunately the video does not prepare you for that part. It took me some time to figure out how I could run the cables to get them into my glovebox area. When I finally found a way to get my glovebox to open much further I could finish things much quicker.
I am using an iPod Touch 3rd Generation and I really appreciate being able to control my iPod via the actual audio system controls or with the audio controls on my steering wheel. Things work just as they were advertised in the video.
This is an excellent product at a great price and delivers an excellent solution for an after-market product. Great work GTA. I would direct all of my friends or family towards this car kit if I heard they were looking for a similar solution.
Again, thanks for creating this solution for mine and many other vehicles.
Jerry from Scarborough, Ontario, Canada"
"Tried few FM transmitters in the past. If numbers 88.1, 87.9, 88.3 look familiar, you probably
know what problem with clarity of sound I had. I did my research on the internet and found few
adapters that connect iPhone directly to the car stereo and offer clear sound.
But what stroke me is the lack of installation instructions.
"Plug the cable to the back of your factory stereo" might sound simple, but in reality
my Lexus RX panel looks rock solid. Finally I found video turotial from GTA Car Kits and
after watching youtube video I decided that it is doable project and bought the kit. Kit came 4 days after ordering.
It turned out to be an interesting project as with video on hand I felt myself an expert.
You should see the face of my girlfriend once I was done as she thought that this job should be done by mechanic at Lexus dealership ;).
Took me 1 hour to complete my little project and I managed to avoid any scratches on my panel (it was my biggest concern).
The sound quality from my iPhone 3GS was amazing. I really like the ability to switch playlists
as my phone became my virtual CD changer. And I don't need any real CDs in my car anymore.
The only lacking feature is the actual name of the playlist. It shows only "Playlist X".
But other than that the kit is perfect and I think I got really good deal for the price of 1.5 tank of gas.
Andrew from Ohio, USA"
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