Toyota Highlander Radio Replacement Stereo Upgrade

For a 2008-2014 year Toyota highlander, the factory radio is not so good compared with an aftermarket radio replacement and Android head unit upgrade. The old highlander radio may have problems and has limited function. Normally it’s just radio and CD player. Some Toyota Highlander comes with a factory navigation system, but the factory navgation is outdated. And it’s complicated and too expensive to upgrade the navigation maps.

So what’s the solution for Toyota highlander radio upgrade?

Don’t worry, you can upgrade and replace Toyota highlander radio with an aftermarket Android head unit now. The highlander radio replacement provides you many modern features that you will love.

Firstly, the Toyota highlander Android head unit comes with a large 10.1″ HD clear screen, it supports touch screen, easy for operation. With a large HD screen, you can watch movies or HD videos in the car. It’s also awesome for navigation system display.

You can check it below.

Toyota Highlander Stereo Upgrade

Toyota Highlander Radio Replacement

Navigation is built-in, Toyota highlander aftermarket navigation system supports Google maps, Waze, IGo maps and Sygic maps, these are the most popular maps all over the world. We provide the latest IGo or Sygic maps installed for your country. Besides, maps update is also easy and free in the future from DVDGPSNAV.

Secondly, the new Toyota highlander radio upgrade can play music via a USB drive, SD card, music app, and Apple Carplay/Android Auto.  Many options for you to choose. It also supports lossless music and HD 1080P and 4K video playing. You don’t need to buy or burn a CD  for music and DVD disc for a movie anymore. Apple carplay connection is also available. If your phone is Android, you can also connect it for Android Auto.

Toyota Highlander Apple Carplay
Toyota Highlander Apple Carplay Upgrade

Thirdly, except navigation system and multiple music/video playing, you can also connect a Toyota highlander back up camera with this Toyota highlander radio replacement. The large screen can support reverse camera video display. Camera image will automatically display on the screen after you put in reverse gear.

Highlights of this Toyota Highlander Android head unit

Latest upgrade with Android 12 system now, you can check the new looking below.

Toyota highlander android radio unit

  • 10.1 inch large HD touch screen
  • Latest upgrade with Android 13 system
  • PX5 Cortex A53, 8-Core CPU processor
  • SAMSUNG 4GB DDR3 RAM
  • 64GB internal storage, 128GB optional
  • Bluetooth 5.0, internet connection by BT, 3 ways call
  • Support Bluetooth phone and stream music with your android phone or iPhone
  • 1080P AHD rear view camera input
  • Apple Carplay is built-in now, supports wireless apple carplay
  • Support Android auto with android phones
  • Built-in DSP amp, better sound quality, DSP settings
  • Support factory JBL sound system
  • Support steering wheel controls
  • Support Google maps, igo and Sygic maps, etc
  • Top factory small screen still working after installation
  • Easy to install, plug and play
  • Backup Camera:+US$20
  • OBDII optional, +US$15
  • DVR camera optional, +US$50
  • DAB radio box optional, +US$50
  • TPMS optional, +US$50

You can also check the main features via this video:

Does this Toyota highlander radio fit and work on my car?

Regularly this Toyota highlander radio fits 2008-2014 year Toyota highlander, with or without JBL amplifier. If your Toyota highlander comes with factory JBL amplifier, you need to use another power cable with CAN-BUS decoder to support it. You can also send a dashboard picture from your car for us to check for you.

For this Toyota Highlander with OEM radio as below:

OEM radio of 2012 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited 4WD

Our 10.1 inch HD touch screen Android radio can also fit and work. Your hazard warning button and passenger airbag indicator can be installed at the lower hole of our new unit.

relocation kit

Installation is plug and play, no need to modify wires or the factory dashboard, just remove the factory radio, then connect new plugs with the factory ones. If you are able to remove the factory Toyota highlander radio, you should be able to install this new aftermarket head unit as well.

For a 2015-2018 year Toyota highlander, we have another 10.1″ Android head unit to fit, you can check it as below:

2015-2018 Toyota highlander radio upgrade

It comes with same features and specifications as the 2007-2014 year model Toyota highlander radio replacement.

How much does it cost and how to buy?

The unit price is US$469. Free shipping by DHL or Fedex to worldwide.

Please send your car information to us, we will check and confirm if our unit fits your car. Please include your exact car model, manufacture year and a dashboard, whether your highlander has JBL amplifier or not. Our email is sales@dvdgpsnav.com.

After confirmation of your car information, we can send you an invoice to confirm with you about the order.

All our products comes with top quality, 3 years warranty. If you have any questions or inquiries, just feel free to contact us, we will do our best to help.

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75 thoughts on “Toyota Highlander Radio Replacement Stereo Upgrade

  1. Hi, I have a 2011 highlander with navigation, and a media player in the back roof for the rear passengers, which also has headphones for everyone to hear whatever is playing on the media player.
    With this upgrade, would we still be able to use the entertainment system for our rear passengers? Secondly, do you have any upgrade movie players? We would love a better quality screen.
    Thank you much!

    1. Our highlander android radio has a 10.1″ HD touch screen. It has video and audio outputs with RCA connectors, if your media player has a RCA connector, then you can connect it with our unit. If you need, we also have headrest media player for rear passengers, just send us an email(sales@dvdgpsnav.com) to learn more.

  2. Hi I am thinking of buying Toyota Highlander, it has some aftermarket 7” Pioneer player, but I like the sound of original player better, does your system sound better than the stock one? I also HATE when this pioneer player restarts in the middle of the trip for no reason, have any of your customers reported glitching or restarting issues with your system? Does it really support the back up camera?

    1. Yes, our unit has DSP amplifier built-in, you can check our DSP settings. Our unit can also install an aftermarket amplifier and subwoofer as it has 4 channels audio outputs and 1 channel subwoofer output. I have never heard from our customers about glitching or restarting issues with our unit. It supports the factory backup camera, if you need the best performance for the backup camera, you can add our HD backup camera which is just costs extra US$20, and it’s better than the factory one.

  3. Hi I have a 2011 highlander limited with JBL navigation system does your radio works with the JBL sound system? Will the backup camera and steering wheel controls work? Is it capable to run google maps and Spotify smoothly without lagging?

    1. Yes, our radio works with the JBL sound system. It supports the factory backup camera and steering wheel controls as well. It’s the best quality, so it runs google maps and Spotify and other apps smoothly.

  4. I’m looking for a replacement for a dead radio in my 2013 Highlander Limited. It has the JBL system. The head also powers CD player, back camera, phone, clock and navigation. I don’t really need all of that but obviously would like as many functions as possible.
    I live in Prince Edward Island Canada. Please let me know next steps

    1. Firstly you can send a dashboard picture for us to check, so we can confirm if this highlander radio replacement fits and works for your car. After that, we will send you the correct model and the price.

  5. 2012 Highlander limited with Nav, JBL, I’m seeing mixed answers about the backup camera, will it plug and play with the factory back up camera?

  6. I have a 2013 highlander with a non-navigation touchscreen. The screen is about 6″ to 7″. It is a non JBL system. Will this work due to the fact that the knobs are for the Hazzard lights and airbag info?

  7. Hi, I have a 2011 Toyota Highlander hybrid base model without Navigation it has small back up camera on little display. Will this unit fit and all controls continue to work?

    1. Our unit supports steering wheel control, it does not support factory back up camera, you can install an aftermarket back up camera instead.

  8. I have a 2011 toyota highlander Limited with a jbl system. it has a back up camera but no navigation, Will this work?

  9. I have a 2008 highlander limited with factory navigation and JBL, does your unit have sirius XM capabilities?

  10. Hi, I have a 2011 Toyota Highlander base model without Nav or Jbl… it has small back up camera on little display. Will this unit fit and all controls continue to work, and will back up camera now work on big display?

  11. Hi, I have a limited 2010 Toyota highlander with JBL speakers and reverse camera. Is this device suitable for my car? Do you have to cut and connect the wires?

  12. Can the factory backup camera displayed on the small screen above the stereo be transferred to this unit, or is an after-market camera required?

    1. It does not support factory back up camera, but you can add and install an aftermarket HD back up camera instead.

  13. Hello I have a 2008 Toyota Highlander Limited Hybrid, with the JBL Factory Navigation System. Will this fit? Also will the dvd in the ceiling still be able to operate and play through the speakers? And can I use the steering wheel controls and have back up camera? Thank You.

    1. Hi, it supports your JBL, steering wheel controls. It does not support factory back up camera. As for the dvd in the ceiling, is it connected with your factory radio? Through RCA connectors or not?

  14. Do you have anything that will work with a 2006 hybrid with nav + JBL.

    There doesn’t seem to be an easy plug and play option.

    The head unit is tragically outdated.

    1. Yes, our 10.1″ model should fit, you can send a dashboard photo from your Toyota highlander for us to check further. Our unit supports factory JBL with a special cable to support it.

  15. I have a 2009 Highlander Hybrid Limited with the factory JBL, navi and backup camera. Will this work and be able to display the Hybrid screens for Energy Monitoring and Consumption?

    1. This unit fits your 2009 Toyota highlander with JBL, it can not display Energy Monitoring and Consumption information as your factory screen unit will be replaced.

  16. I have a 2009 Highlander Limited with factory installed JBL, navigation, backup camera and rear entertainment. Before going further, I would like to confirm steering wheel control and all the above features will still be functional after replacement.

    1. Yes, our unit supports steering wheel control. It also supports JBL. Factory back up camera may not be compatible as the plug for your camera may be different, our unit supports an aftermarket backup camera with RCA connector, and it has navigation function built-in to replace the factory navigation function.

    2. Did you find out if it works with the backup camera? I have the same setup, and am curious if it worked for you.

    3. I have the same question as Dave, did you find a solution for the factory backup camera? I don’t want replace the camera.
      I just want to use this new setup so I have apple car play on my screen.

    1. You can send us your shipping address and the payment method, so we can send you an invoice and place an order for you.

  17. I have a 2008 highlander limited 3.5L AWD, platinum. It has the factory navigation system with a cracked screen… I’m considering getting this system. Seems like a decent upgrade for a great price. After this is installed, will the DVD player (entertainment DVD factory system) that is installed on the ceiling still work/play over the speakers? Currently, in order for the movie to play on all speakers from the back, I have to manually change the input. Please let me know if I need to be more specific.

  18. I just purchased a 2009 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited.

    I am looking to replace the head unit and came across your website for the Android replacement head units.

    My Highlander is stock with Navigation/DVD, back up camera, and JBL stereo, so I would need capability across the board.

    I keep coming across the 10.1 Android 9 with JBL Support, and I would like to request an invoice.

    Thank you for your time!

  19. Hello, I have a 2011 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, with factory navigation and JBL. I’d like to upgrade the head unit, so that I can use Apple CarPlay to connect my iPhone. Do you have a product that will fit my car?

      1. Quick question….do the units have a black trim or chrome? From the photos, it seems both are represented. The black/plastic would be more stock looking over the metallic.

  20. Hi. Can you provide some info on the inputs this unit has? In your video you played music and movies, where is the signal coming form? Is there a built in CD/DVD player? Is there and HDMI input for video? or is it all coming from a wirelessly connected device? USB? SD card? Your description states that a DVD or CD are not required for audio/video, but are those an option if one wants to use them? Please clarify all inputs and outputs this unit has. Thank you.

    1. You can play music or videos via USB, there are 3 USB ports from the USB cable included in the package. It also supports music and video app. DVD player is not available as the screen is large 10.1″, there’s not room for DVD player.This head unit comes with 4 channels audio output and 1 channel subwoofer output.

  21. Hello I have a 2011 Toyota Highlander Limited Ed. with JBL and navigation system. Will this fit perfectly in the console or does it require special casing? Also will my reverse camera and steering wheel operation buttons continue to work?

    1. You need to send us a dashboard picture from your highlander for us to check firstly, so we can confirm if this unit fits your car.

  22. Will this work with my factory backup camera? I have a 2011 Toyota Highlander Hybrid limited with JBL, factory Navi, and factory backup camera.

    1. If your factory back up camera comes with RCA connector, then you can connect it with our new unit. If not, you can also connect our aftermarket backup camera with the unit, the camera is just US$25.

  23. Hello. I have a 2009 Toyota Highlander Limited with JBL and Navigation. Can you explain what it means when you say Apple CarPlay is optional?

    Thank you

  24. Will this work with a 2012 Highlander Limited, with Navigation, JBL, backup camera? And still use steering wheel controls? And add Apple Car Play?

    1. Yes, this 10.1″ android head unit works with your 2012 highlander, it supports your JBL, steering wheel control, and apple carplay optional.

  25. So I have 2009 Toyota Highlander Sport Utility 4-DR, would it work for it? Does it have apple car play, in the video it didn’t show anything for apple.

    Thank you.

      1. I have a Toyota Highlander limited 2013 and I would like to upgrade the radio with a knew one Tasha could support nav, gps, iPhone and job speaker.

  26. Hi, Will this radio work with a 2008 highlander with the factory jbl system? And will it be plug and play or do you have to cut cables and figure out how to make it work? I have another android aftermarket radio and it seems like nobody can figure out how to connect it with that JBL system.

    1. Yes, this aftermarket Android radio for Toyota Highlander works with 2008 highlander with the factory JBL system. Installation is plug and play, you don’t need to cut any cables for installation, as we will send you a special cable which supports your JBL.

      1. I have a 2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited Sports with OEM GPS NAVIGATION SYSTEM 5th GEN E7017 JBL and DVD rear entertainment system. Will this radio work with my model?

    1. For 2019 Toyota highlander with built-in navigation system, your car should install our new unit, please send a dashboard photo for us to check further.

    2. Do I have to connect it to the lighter and the cables will be sticking out from the dash like that?

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