Here we’re compiling a list of relative VLines and their compatibility. It was 2019 when they became available for Toyota, though we’ve been selling them for Lexus a lot longer. We used to get mixed results and to be honest they were a little clunky back then. Lexus head units were made by different manufacturers for US to Aus too which caused problems. We have not so much seen this with Sahara and we’re still filling some holes in the database for down here. All info is relevant for Gen 5 Lexus on (mostly) and Prado’s etc are a work in progress. But now that I’m finally confident enough to answer most questions they have been near impossible to obtain. Stupid world….
Chances are you are already looking for Groms VLine if you are here so we’re concentrating more on which one is right for yours. Groms supply chain is smashed and they’re struggling to keep up. They can not supply these in a commercial quantity so I’m constantly juggling which ones to order. The 5 and 6 are easily the fastest movers and make up the bulk of the shipment. There’s now 32 variants mainly differing in the included harnesses and firmware. The hardware’s the same.
So here are 5 of interest.
As of the start of this financial year we have sold more than the sum of 2019/20 combined, Sahara makes up most of them!
When deciding on which variant is right it’s the radio’s display we look at (not the maps), as well as the year. VLine does not come with a screen so yours has to work, and the examples given here may be from Lexus (hence the LEX part numbers) so ignore the colours, it’s the layout. This determines what firmware is loaded and the right harnesses are assured. Now we know you want to see pics with VLine on but what we have to show you is radio mode.
1st, and the biggest seller is LEX5vl2 which does from 2007 up until sometime in 2009 when they got the factory USB port. This is also the last model where Grom’s cheaper, audio only kits are compatible
Next is the LEX6vl2 which as mentioned has the USB port. Note the tabs This VLine is confirmed in Prado’s too with Nav & USB
You’ll notice the difference in the display where the different inputs are ‘tabbed’. Groms application guide is a little ambiguous around here and again the radio display is the clue as to when we shift to LEX7Tvl2
This is listed as 2013 to 2015 and you see again the display has changed. Now VLine uses the factory mic too which saves a lot of fiddling! The resolution has been increased from good to way good!
LEX8T is the same as 7T now as they homogenised the video harness . Mick from WA was our test pilot. He has had this in his car since July. There were some frustrations and he considered returning it but we’re in a happy place now and we have since moved several more.
We’ve sold 2018, 19, 20 and 21s as of Feb 21 and have had some good feedback!
Here’s updating VLine from your Android Auto screen