Switch on to DAB Digital Radio

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Once you’ve experienced the clarity of DAB digital radio, you won’t want to go back to an analogue signal. There’s also a wide choice of digital-only radio stations you just can’t get on a conventional car radio.

Toyota owners can upgrade to a DAB digital radio for as little as £229 on most models. Adding this simple plug-in module to your car means you’ll enjoy crystal-clear reception. When listening to football or cricket coverage it sounds like the commentator is in the car with you. Voices are distinct and easy on the ear, and there’s none of the crackle or hiss you sometimes get when listening to analogue radio.

Music also sounds better through DAB, with precise, clearly defined and beautifully balanced sound.

By upgrading your Toyota’s car radio to digital, you’re also future-proofing your in-car entertainment against the day when conventional analogue radio will be switched off.

To find out more and book a fitting, contact your nearest Toyota dealer.

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Comments (81)

    1. I’ve got a 68 plate CHR and the DAB reception is the worst.. I live in Norwich so thought it might be the area.. My missus has an Astra and the DAB in that is substantially better.

    1. Hi. I had same issue and comment further down here.

      I would say don’t bother speaking to your dealer as Toyota will advise here.

      You can probably get a Kenwood or Pioneer system in for the crazy price they will charger you to add module to your standard system.

      In UK shop like Halfords could do it for cheaper. In Europe could probably get an alternative Android Radio system perhaps.

      Toyota do good cars, but their radio system crap on older models.

  1. Hi, I have a 2018 Toyota Auris Hybrid and the DAB is receeption is appaulling, my previous car’s reception was far superior in this regard. I have tried re-scanning to no avail. As this is a lease car obviously reluctant to do any remedial work on it. Is there anything I can easily try?

    1. Hi Neale,

      Thanks for getting in touch. We’d recommend contacting our Multimedia team who may be able to help you further with some suggestions. You can find their contact details here: http://fal.cn/A2Mz.

  2. Hi! I have a verso from 2010 with FM radio, can I install a radio dab from a verso 2016 in my CAR ?

    1. Hi Sverre,

      Thanks for getting in touch. If you could please provide a VIN number, we can try to assist you further.

      1. Hi again! The nr I could fond is: model ZGR21L – GRXEPW. 4997
        And the other: NMTDG26R90R006342
        And radio from 2015 mod have model nr. 86140-0F061
        And ref nr. CV-VS74FFAE
        Serial nr. 102661

        I hope this is what you need to answer me😀

        1. Hi Sverre,

          Unfortunately, this cannot be done due to different specifications of the vehicle.

          As this is not a UK vehicle, we would advise for you to contact Toyota in your region for further queries on this, as they will be able to advise you as to what to do next.


    1. Hi Massimiliano,

      Thanks for getting in touch. The upgrade to DAB digital radio is available on most models, however, we would recommend contacting your local Toyota Centre to confirm and book a fitting.


  3. having issuses on new auris radio loosing signal more noticable on dab all stations affected signal drops out 10 15 seconds and then comes back

    1. Hi Tony,
      Thanks for getting in touch.
      You should check the settings for the radio, so alternative frequency is selected.
      Also, if you have anything installed it could be causing interference, such as dash cameras, for example.
      If this doesn’t help please get back in touch.

      1. yea i have checked settings it is set too on i have a camera installed but have used it on my last auris for three years and never had an issue so cant see that being the problem even fm signal seems weaker if driving away from my home loosrs signal alot sooner than with last auris

        1. Hi Tony,
          After speaking with our Technical Team, we’d advise removing the camera and cable before testing it again and seeing if there is a difference. Failing that, we’d advise visiting your local Toyota dealer.
          You can find your nearest dealer here: https://www.toyota.co.uk/find-your-dealer.
          Hope this helps.

  4. Hi

    Recently Purchased a Toyota Auris 2010 from Toyota dealership, with Navigation System, which appears to have a MW.DAB button. Why does the DAB not work and how much do Toyota charge to fix this issue. It sounds like false advertisement on the vehicle displaying DAB functionality when it doesn’t work (Reading blogs above).

    1. Hi Ray,

      Thanks for getting in touch. Unfortunately we can’t diagnose the issue with your car without inspecting it. We’d recommend contacting your local Toyota dealer for further assistance. If you’re unhappy with your car, or the way in which it was sold to you, please contact customer relations here: po.st/O3vN72

      1. Your customer support no point. Want me to pay to have th DAB plug in installed. Part is like £450 adn the labour is more than £2000. ridiculous.

  5. My mum just bought a 2015 Aygo X-play and when looking at it she was told by the main dealer she bought it from that it has DAB radio. It’s also listed as standard in the brochure they gave her. Got it home and It doesn’t have DAB, only FM & AM. Called my local dealer to see about upgrading it to DAB and was told the parts alone are £2400 as it needs a completely different unit (& screen!) installing. Rubbish! Don’t rely on what the saleman tells you, check it yourself.

  6. The advice I would give is, don’t do it. I had a unit installed on my Prius. It involves an aerial on the windscreen and a remote which controls the channels through one of your preselected FM channels.
    It defaults to FM87.6, which on my radio obliterates the FM signal for Radio 2. In fact, all FM signals were weaker after installation.

    After several months the unit stopped working and was replaced. A few months again, the second unit stopped working. I scheduled to have that repaired by my nearest authorised service centre who had it for a day but couldn’t work out what do do. So I took it to another, who have replaced the unit again, but it receives hardly any digital channels , those that do keep dropping out regularly, and I can’t get anything on FM. .. more>>

    1. In an ideal world I’d get a refund for a product that not only doesn’t work, but also interferes with what I had before. I now have no radio to listen to, except over my mobile phone. The response from the Toyota dealer who sold it to me was that it worked when I left, the dealer who replaced it said they can’t remove it, only fix it (again) and head office says warranty won’t cover removal only replacement.

      So, to get back to FM radio without this digital travesty, not only have I to forget about the initial expense, but also pay MORE for an authorised Toyota dealer to remove it. Just a word of warning. If I’d have known, I’d have stuck with FM.

        1. I have. The choice I have is pursue getting the radio fixed – and all the time involved in that – or pay to get a dealer to remove it. So write off the money I paid getting the radio, plus pay more to get my FM radio back. Altogether a tiresome and unsatisfactory experience that has tarnished my view of Toyota.

  7. I have just bought a 1.5 Yaris Trend Hybrid (Sept 2016) from the Toyota dealer here in Calabria, Italy. Unfortunately while I was told DAB+ was included the option is not available once I got it home. It seems to be a genuine error and the dealer is trying to remedy but even they are not sure if the addon option is available. Since DAB is still a service yet to reach Southern Italy, they do not seem to have it on their radar. However it is important for me when travelling up north and my twice yearly visit overland to UK. Can you please advise if Toyota Europe wide, has an option for an official addon? I find it quite mindboggling how DAB+ is not included as standard for all Toyota vehicles in EU at the very least. The idea of having to even think of paying £400+ for a £50 module is also beguiling. I just hope this will be my only gripe with Toyota in the future.

    1. Hi Francis,
      As you’re based in Italy, we would have to recommend speaking with Toyota Italy about this accessory. Due to the UK and Italy being different European markets accessories may vary. You can contact Toyota Italy here: fal.cn/umRW

  8. Have just bought a 2015 Yaris Icon. I got the impression from the web that the Touch 2 would have, but it is not the case? Is the Dab module a viable option or do I need to go with a Pure Highway instead?

    1. Hi Stevie,
      We’d advise speaking with your local Toyota Centre about this. They will be able to best advise you on how to approach this. Do you know your nearest dealer?

  9. Hi, I have a 2009 Gen 3 Prius T-Spirit. Requested DAB module to be fitted by local Toyota dealer and they advise it is not available for the T-Spirit, only the T3. Since I have the AM/DAB option on the head unit I’m very surprised at this. Can you confirm it is correct that there is no Toyota DAB upgrade for the T-Spirit?

    1. Hi Dave,
      We’re in talks with our accessories team and we’ll get back to you when they’ve advised us further. Many thanks for your patience! 🙂

    2. Hi Dave,
      Part: PZ473-T0210-A0 should fit to your vehicle.
      This is a DAB “extension box” that connects to the OE head unit so it needs to have Toyota Touch in order for it to work, but we assume it must do if there is a DAB button.
      Please note that only DAB broadcasts are supported; tuner is NOT able to receive DAB+ or DMB broadcasts.
      We would suggest taking this information to your local dealer for some more advice.

      1. Hi Ella thanks for the info. Not sure if mine is Toyota Touch or not, it has a built-in touchscreen for satnav. Anyway due to lack of dab+ support I’ve decided to go with an external Pure Highway kit instead.

    3. There is a plug in DAB unit for the Prius TSpirit it fits behind the stereo PZ473-T0210-AO the screen dad aerial isnt the best. Once plumbed in the dab button on the head unit gives dab

  10. Sadly no DAB radio in the latest Hilux, what is standard in the ford ranger isn’t even available as an accessory nor is sat nav In anything but the higher spec Double cabs !!!come on Toyota GB you are really testing my brand loyalty ….

    1. Hi Jan,
      Thanks for getting in touch. We would have to suggest contacting your local Toyota Centre as they will be able to best advise in this situation. Do you need any help finding your nearest dealer?

  11. I have just bought a 2010 model Toyota Camry Hybrid. I need to find a DAB+ converter to my radio because in Norway they switch off the FM band this year. I some one out there could help me finding a such converter – which need to be for a hidden solution – I would appreciate this very much. Thanks in advance.

    1. Hi Olav,
      Thanks for getting in touch. Unfortunately, we do not sell a Camry in the UK and therefore do not stock DAB parts. We would advise getting in touch with Toyota Norway and they should be able to help you. Alternatively, there may be a third party device available. However, we do not advise fitting these as it could void your Toyota Warranty. Many thanks.

    1. Hi Stuart,
      Thanks for getting in touch. Our technical department have advised that DAB is available on all Prius models!

  12. Hi. Would this be the module to intergrate with the touch n go systen for my 2015 plug in prius. I have been quoted in excess of £400 for the dab upgrade.

        1. Hi Mike,
          Thanks for getting back to us. We would have to advise that this will be the price for the unit, if your Toyota dealer has advised this to be true.

  13. Hi there I have a 2010 T spirit Prius. It has the nav built in and one button says am/dab. Does this mean dab is built in? If so how do I turn it on?

  14. Where can i buy the official Toyota DAB+ tuner for a Prius 2010 with a TNS510 navigation?
    The option is called in the Dutch guide, but not available at the importer. I believe the part number is PZ473-T0210-A0.

  15. Is it possible to convert the radio in a 2003 Toyota RAV 4 to a DAB radio and if so do you have any idea what the fitted cost would be? Many thanks.

    1. Hi Keith,
      Thanks for you post. Unfortunately we cannot retrofit a DAB radio system into car models manufactured prior to 2011. We can suggest purchasing a DAB radio adapter from an automotive, accessories outlet. This accessory will enable you to listen to digital radio without changing your system. Many thanks.

  16. Hi
    My 2015 Yaris hybrid went for its first service and a few other bits of work recently, and I got it back a few days ago. Since then the DAB radio will not tune properly. It briefly goes onto any dab station but then looses it again. FM is fine.
    Is there something I can do to retune the DAB radio, or is it going to have to go back to the dealers again to be fixed?

    1. Hi there,
      Thanks for your post. We are sorry to hear of your problems. We would advise visiting your local Toyota Dealer who will be able to help you further. Your local Toyota Dealer can be found here: https://www.toyota.co.uk/find-your-dealer.json. Hope this helps and if you have any other questions please let us know.

  17. Is there an option for a 2013 Prius +? if so can the FM antenna be upgraded to provide DAB/FM, as my experience of windscreen DAB antenna in Wiltshire is poor?

    1. Hi Charles. Thanks for getting in touch. We believe this is possible, and recommend you contact your local Toyota dealer for information regarding parts and fitting. Thank you.

    1. Hi Josh,
      Thank you for your post. Please could you provide us with your VIN number and registration number and we will be able to look into this further? Many thanks.

  18. Last Saturday I bought myself a Auris Hybrid Lease Pro (Dutch registered car) from September 2013. The car has a Touch Go Plus media system installed. Today I asked my dealer (Dutch dealer) about the plug in Dab module. But according to the dealer it isn’t available here. Is the Dab module only available in the UK?

    1. Hi Erik,
      Thank you for your post. We have spoken with our technical department and to investigate further they will need your vehicle details. If you could provide us with you vehicle registration number and vehicle details we will be able to look into this further. Many thanks.

      1. Hi Charlotte,

        Thank you for answering so fast.
        My model and type is an Auris Hatchback 1.8 Hybrid CVT Lease Pro and was first registered in the Netherlands.
        Thank you in advance.


        1. Hi Eric,
          Thank you for your reply.
          We have checked this with our technical team and they have advised that we offer a locally sourced DAB kit that is operated by a remote (not using the touch screen) and that this would fit your vehicle, this would be available through a UK Toyota Dealer and unfortunately we would be unable to comment on what Toyota Netherlands would be able to offer. If you need more help with sourcing a part in the Netherlands we would recommend contacting: https://www.toyota.nl/. Hope this helps a bit and if you have any more questions please let us know.

          1. Hi Charlotte,
            Pity there is no integrated dab solution for the touch screen. This was actually what I specifically was searching for. Anyway, thank for asking around.
            Kind regards, Erik

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