LSC15's 95 Tacoma 4x4

Go Back   Tacoma World Forums > Tacoma Garage > Audio & Video

Notices

2005 Taco double cab stereo question ???

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-11-2007, 12:53 PM   #1
Junior Member
taco suprme sport is on a distinguished road
Joined: Jan 2007, #698
Posts: 24
taco suprme sport's Tacoma Gallery
2005 Taco double cab stereo question ???

I just purchased a 2005 double cab. The previous owner installed a harness for XM satilite radio and replaced the dome light with a DVD player. When I got home, I purchased my Taco from a dealer 2 hours away, I discovered I get no AM radio reception at all. I will have some time to look into this this weekend, any suggestions from the group on why I am receiving FM but no AM. any technical help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Adam
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2007, 11:43 PM   #2
Member
kwe1560 is on a distinguished road
Joined: Dec 2006, #517
Age: 58
Gender: Male
Posts: 42
kwe1560's Tacoma Gallery
Does anyone really listen to AM anymore?? My guess is that the antennae is not connected, If the FM stations your receiving are close to your location its possible that you may receive them, That my not be the case with FM, If you have the radio turned on in AM mode and drive around you may pickup a few stations but will quickly fade. Also depending on the radio type there may be an adjusting screw on the back of your unit that you may have to turn, Radio waves are greatly affected by location. If you live in a residential or built-up area, this to may have an effect as well. Check and see if the antennae is broken or cut somewhere. If you can't find a cut or fray see if you get reception as your driving around in AM mode. If still no reception it's possible the radio in the unit may be out as well...
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2007, 07:35 AM   #3
Junior Member
taco suprme sport is on a distinguished road
Joined: Jan 2007, #698
Posts: 24
taco suprme sport's Tacoma Gallery
The problem ended up being a FM modulator had been installed along with the XM satilite radio. When I removed the modulator and plugged the antenna back directly to the back of the radio reception became perfect. Just wanted to let the group know in case anyone else runs across this.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2007, 08:02 AM   #4
I dub thee malicious!
007Tacoma is one of the sharper tools in the shed007Tacoma is one of the sharper tools in the shed007Tacoma is one of the sharper tools in the shed007Tacoma is one of the sharper tools in the shed007Tacoma is one of the sharper tools in the shed007Tacoma is one of the sharper tools in the shed007Tacoma is one of the sharper tools in the shed007Tacoma is one of the sharper tools in the shed007Tacoma is one of the sharper tools in the shed007Tacoma is one of the sharper tools in the shed007Tacoma is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
007Tacoma's Avatar
Name: Mark
Joined: Jan 2007, #643
Location: San Antonio, TX
Age: 33
Gender: Guy
Posts: 6,936
007Tacoma's Tacoma Gallery
Send a message via AIM to 007Tacoma
Quote:
Originally Posted by taco suprme sport View Post
The problem ended up being a FM modulator had been installed along with the XM satilite radio. When I removed the modulator and plugged the antenna back directly to the back of the radio reception became perfect. Just wanted to let the group know in case anyone else runs across this.

Thanks for keeping us up-to-date! That was a pretty simple fix. You are lucky. I have seen a Celica where the motorized antenna wasn't even hooked up at the trunk. We thought the problem was at the deck. That was 2 hours of wasted time.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2007, 08:05 AM   #5
Junior Member
taco suprme sport is on a distinguished road
Joined: Jan 2007, #698
Posts: 24
taco suprme sport's Tacoma Gallery
Yeah, I was very lucky. Especially if I had taken it to a dealer, no way was this a warranty item. My son Andrew was floating on air with pride after we found the problem, quality time spent.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2007, 08:10 AM   #6
I dub thee malicious!
007Tacoma is one of the sharper tools in the shed007Tacoma is one of the sharper tools in the shed007Tacoma is one of the sharper tools in the shed007Tacoma is one of the sharper tools in the shed007Tacoma is one of the sharper tools in the shed007Tacoma is one of the sharper tools in the shed007Tacoma is one of the sharper tools in the shed007Tacoma is one of the sharper tools in the shed007Tacoma is one of the sharper tools in the shed007Tacoma is one of the sharper tools in the shed007Tacoma is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
007Tacoma's Avatar
Name: Mark
Joined: Jan 2007, #643
Location: San Antonio, TX
Age: 33
Gender: Guy
Posts: 6,936
007Tacoma's Tacoma Gallery
Send a message via AIM to 007Tacoma
Quote:
Originally Posted by taco suprme sport View Post
Yeah, I was very lucky. Especially if I had taken it to a dealer, no way was this a warranty item. My son Andrew was floating on air with pride after we found the problem, quality time spent.
Excellent - and he should be proud. Many people wouldn't have know what that was to begin with (like me - 4 years ago) .
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need opinion- 2010 Double Cab stereo cost mxpilot Audio & Video 3 01-26-2012 12:58 PM
FS - Side Tube Steps 2005+ Double Cab Taco Mmelaney 2nd Gen Tacoma Marketplace 10 01-23-2012 06:21 PM
2005 Chevy Silverado Crew Cab Z71 - TRADE for 2005+ Tacoma Double Cab 4x4 jwicker Buy / Sell / Trade 1 12-27-2010 08:08 PM
2005 Double Cab Longbed vs 2005 Access Cab Length Huntfish53 2nd Gen. Tacomas 2 02-23-2010 05:17 AM
2009 stereo into a 2008 Double Cab???? ronjohn Audio & Video 4 04-29-2009 09:28 PM


Copyright © 2014 Tacoma Forum. Tacoma World is not owned by, or affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation.