The 2015 Toyota Camry was one of the more popular cars manufactured in 2015 with nearly 430,000 vehicles sold in the United States along. Thanks to a long history of reliability, safety, and comfort, it’s easy to see why the Camry is so popular among Americans looking for a safe, reliable car. However, many of the Camry owners want to get more out of their audio system by enhancing the audio and multimedia system that came with the car. This is a guide to help you know what to look for, what fits, and how to enhance the audio system of the 2015 Toyota Camry.
Replacing the Stereo
If you are looking to replace the stereo in a Camry, there are a ton of options because it can accommodate a single or double DIN aftermarket stereo. To mount the new stereo in the car, a dash kit such as the Metra 99-8249 is needed. These dash kits from Metra provide instructions on how to remove, mount, and re-install the aftermarket stereo. IF the Camry has the standard, non-premium audio system, then the Metra 70-1761 wiring harness will connect the new stereo to the vehicle. If the Camry is equipped with the premium, amplified audio system, then a Axxess TYTO-02 interface would be required to connect the aftermarket stereo to the vehicle’s amplified audio system.
Stereo Part List
Replacing the Speakers
With the right adapters and tools, upgrading the speakers in a 2015 Toyota Camry is pretty simple. If the Camry has the upgraded JBL package, then both the front and rear speakers can be replaced with 6×9 component speakers. IF the car is not upgraded and has the basic audio package, then both the front and rear speakers can be replaced with 6×9 coaxial speakers. In both cases, you will want to use a Metra 82-8149 adapter bracket to mount the new 6×9 speakers. If you want to make installation even easier, then use the Metra 72-8104 speaker connector harness for plug-n-play connectivity for the basic speaker installation.
As a side note, the upgraded JBL system also includes a 3.5″ center channel speaker. Most of the aftermarket systems for this car will overlook this speaker and not replace or connect it. However, for more advanced installations that want to have a true 5.1 surround sound system, this can be a great speaker to upgrade along with the other speakers.
Speaker Part List
Adding a Subwoofer
Getting deeper bass is one of the best ways to enhance the audio in the Camry. This is because the stock system does a poor job reproducing low frequencies, yet almost all songs have a bass line that is completes the track. Without this bass, the song can sound hollow and incomplete, but typically don’t know what they are missing until they hear a proper audio system with a subwoofer. Since there isn’t a plug-n-play subwoofer system designed specifically for the Toyota Camry, there are two options for adding some bass: a universal plug-n-play system or putting together a custom subwoofer system.
Universal Plug-N-Play Bass Systems
For the car audio novice, this is probably the best route to go for adding bass to a car because it doesn’t require technical knowledge of ohms, wattage, and installation. The systems are pre-wired, pre-installed, and often times amplified. For example, the Rockford Fosgate Punch P300-12 is a all in one bass package that doesn’t take up all the room in the trunk, but is loud enough to bring the music to life. For those that don’t care about trunk space and deep heavy bass, the Rockford Fosgate P3-2X12 is a 1,200 watt, dual loaded subwoofer system. It doesn’t come with a built-in amplifier so a compatible amplifier is needed, such as the Rockford Fosgate R1200-1D car amplifier.
Custom Bass Solution
For those that have a little more experience in car audio or want to have the satisfaction of building your own system, check out our article on How to install a car subwoofer. This can be a great foundation to learn what components you need to install your system.