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09 factory radio issue

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by cspcrx, Jun 8, 2012.

  1. Jun 8, 2012 at 8:18 AM
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    cspcrx

    cspcrx [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Our 09 prerunner sport has developed a new tick. It has decided it does not like to be parked outside in the AZ heat any longer and if you park the truck in 100+ heat for a period the radio does not work. The screen is blank or flashes and about the only control you do have is through the steering wheel controls. Any ideas? Anyone else seen this?
     
  2. Jun 8, 2012 at 9:00 AM
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    monsterkx2fiddy

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    AZ heat is hard on cars and trucks. Its most likely just from the heat. If your still under warranty I'd take it to the dealership nd have them replace it. I had this happen on my last truck until finally it just got too hot nd completely fried. Worse part is I was on a roadtrip and we needed some jams so a quick Walmart stop was in need lol
     
  3. Jun 10, 2012 at 7:29 AM
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    TacomaMatt

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    I had a similiar problem. The volume knob wouldn't work and the display would go balistic. Didn't happen all the time though, only when the radio was on for awhile. Took it to the dealer a few times and they couldn't replicate it in the 5 minutes they fiddled with it. It kept acting up so I took it back and they replaced it. They told me it is a known problem. I suggest pressing the issue. Toyota may swap it out for you. Good luck.
     
  4. Jun 10, 2012 at 7:53 AM
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    Chris24

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    My 09 after sitting in the sun all day does this also. Screen has weird characters or is completely blank...i find that when it's blank, hitting the dash makes it come back on...but when it has weird characters and symbols it usually goes away after it cools down and i restart the truck.

    I bought my 09 a few months ago certified, still under the warranty, but they will only replace it if i can bring it when it's acting up (i took a picture they said it wouldn't do) but there's a $50 deductible and that's not worth it to me...so i guess im going to live with it, lol
     
  5. Jun 10, 2012 at 8:35 AM
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    PSJ

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    Had my 09 radio replaced- if you have a 09, and its still under warranty, go get a new radio. Its a known issue. Have not had issues with the new unit since. :cool:
     
  6. Jun 10, 2012 at 11:51 AM
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    linkfeeney

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    when I got my truck... the radio gave me so much problem, it was a known issue... but I had to wait on it.. f that! So i got me a new kenwood! My friend and I hooked it up! OH YEAH!
     

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