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2009 Aux port volume

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by bluntchisel, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. Feb 17, 2009 at 7:18 PM
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    bluntchisel

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    I tried the AUX port on my 09 Tacoma. The volume seems very low - I had
    my mp3 players volume all the way up and when parked I could hear it, but
    once I got rolling I could not hear it well at all.

    Anyone else have this problem? Can this input jack's volume be boosted or
    should I try to boost the mp3 files overall volume somehow?

    Thanks
     
  2. Feb 17, 2009 at 7:20 PM
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    Lentsnh

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    turn up the stereo??? that wasn't supposed to be a smart-ass remark either
     
  3. Feb 17, 2009 at 7:22 PM
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    yes :)

    I forget that - the volume on the stereo was maxed out.
     
  4. Feb 17, 2009 at 7:24 PM
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    so you MP3 and stereo were maxed out but very little sound??

    make sure all the connections are good and tight. I have a AUX on my home stereo and has a single 3.5mm to 3.5mm wire going from the AUX port to my Nano's earphone port.

    What are you using/
     
  5. Feb 17, 2009 at 7:29 PM
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    I bought a connector at Target for this - used that. Thinking the problem was the wire, I tried one from an iPod. Both had the low volume problem.
     
  6. Feb 17, 2009 at 7:31 PM
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    wat?
    i think the problem is that only so much power is going to be pushed out of that little headphone jack on the player.
     
  7. Feb 17, 2009 at 7:31 PM
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    HMMMM....... Does yours have the max volume setting? what MP3?
     
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    I ran into this problem once. If you have an iPod, there is an option under settings that is called 'Sound Check'. If you want it loud make sure to turn that feature OFF. You might try setting your EQ to a different setting also.
     
  9. Feb 17, 2009 at 7:33 PM
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    ^^ that other feature too. you can adjust your volume level or omething
     
  10. Feb 17, 2009 at 8:12 PM
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    I have a funny little green mp3 player. Not an iPod. Not a real nice one.
    It's bone simple - it does not have any EQ presets nor volume related settings other than the Vol up/down control, which is maxed out.

    If I'm the only one, then perhaps I should try with someone else's player
    and see if I have better volume, in which case I'll have to buy a better player :)

    Thanks for the input
     
  11. Feb 17, 2009 at 8:14 PM
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    welcome just let us know if youre still having that problem
     
  12. Feb 17, 2009 at 8:19 PM
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    i have found this to be a issue also

    i play music off of my phone (lg dare) and i have no problems when listening to it with head phones, but the aux port seems to be very quiet

    i have also tried my old zune and my buddies ipod with out any better of results


    dont think your alone !
     
  13. Feb 17, 2009 at 8:50 PM
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    I've used my iPod and iPhone with same prob, hitting the MAX volume. Its just a tiny wire, same prob with volume when the ipod is connected to the home stereo. kinda sucks that the volume maxes out. I guess to save your ears if you switch to CD and forget to turn it down. helps a little if u use higher end mp3's.
     
  14. Feb 17, 2009 at 9:47 PM
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    I have had no problems at all. I have used Ipod, Iphone and my Mac laptop and wifes HP laptop and havnt had any issues at all with any of them.
     
  15. Feb 17, 2009 at 9:57 PM
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    Had the same issue using my Sirius Starmate, I was able to raise the output level using the settings in the Starmate.
    It doesn't answer the big ? here but it solved my problems.:)
     
  16. Feb 17, 2009 at 10:04 PM
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    I'll chime in and say with my iPod Nano 4th gen maxed, I can max the volume on the stereo no problem. Don't get me wrong it's not a little sound but my ears aren't bleeding either. I think I'm in the same boat as a lot of other responders in that we wish there was more volume coming through the stock deck and iPod connection, nice feature for a plug in but not loud. Anyways, my new Kenwood deck will solve that problem ;)

    Rob
     
  17. Feb 17, 2009 at 10:12 PM
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    No trouble with our ipod connect. Seems to work well on our 09 taco.
     
  18. Feb 18, 2009 at 12:23 AM
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    What?? Aux port on 09's!! So jealous here, i had to add the IPOD adapter to mine, it works great, but it would have been nice to have an aux port stock. Sorry bout that, but if its an 09, then you are most likely plenty good on your warranty, tell em its an electrical problem and they should just replace the unit.

    As for the aftermarket IPOD adapter i installed, it must have an amp or something, cuz it has no problems with sound, and installed directly into the stock stereo.
     
  19. Feb 18, 2009 at 12:53 AM
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    I have a sony mp3, Just Make sure the jack cable where you plug in to the AUX is the gold connector not the silver one,the sound makes a big difference well for me it does i bought mine at best buy ;)
     
  20. Feb 18, 2009 at 7:15 AM
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    Many iPods and mp3 players have a very, very low output signal strength. They are designed this way because of the typical use, using in-ear speakers that can seriously damage your ears if they are too loud because of the close proximity of the speakers to the ear drum.

    If your handheld device will not get loud enough the only way to get it to work correctly is to get a preamplifier to boost the unit's output signal strength.
     
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