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Factory radio reception issues

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by KevLot17, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. Jul 6, 2010 at 1:21 AM
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    KevLot17

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    I didn't realize it because I usually have my iPod plugged in but my girlfriend pointed it out to me. She took my truck to work a few times this week and noticed it. No station seems to come in clear anywhere.... anyone have this issue?
     
  2. Jul 6, 2010 at 5:27 AM
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    Hitch and wiring, aux back-up light, rear strobe lights, radio and underseat sub.
    The antenna plug in the back of the radio is probably loose.
     
  3. Jul 6, 2010 at 6:46 AM
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    ^^^ what he said
     
  4. Jul 6, 2010 at 7:07 AM
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    I have to say, when I got my Tacoma I thought the reception was pretty lousy. I replaced my head unit with a new pioneer and was surprised the reception wasn't much better. That would make me think that the antenna might not be that great. Anyway, I listen to XM most of the time.
     
  5. Jul 6, 2010 at 7:12 AM
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    My factory radio sucked also. ave yourself this and other issues and get an aftermarket H/U with ipod or xm.
     
  6. Jul 6, 2010 at 7:17 AM
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    Curt Hitch and etrailer.com wiring harness.
    The factory radio has the sensitivity of a brick.
     
  7. Jul 6, 2010 at 7:20 AM
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    Hitch and wiring, aux back-up light, rear strobe lights, radio and underseat sub.
    Mine worked fine for close to medium distances, crap for distant stations.
    I have a Pioneer, it's pretty good for all.
     
  8. Jul 6, 2010 at 7:33 AM
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    Also, you can check to see if the aerial has started to loosen at the mount
    on the fender...mine has gotten loose a couple times.
    I have a habit now of making sure it is tight.

    PC
     
  9. Jul 6, 2010 at 7:35 AM
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    toast

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    had the HU replaced twice, once because of defect, again because of this. No improvement. Search on here, someone added a booster IIRC which is what I am gonna try next.
     
  10. Jul 6, 2010 at 8:34 AM
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    indycross

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    I had a lot of issues with my stock radio until i took it in. The dealership said that there were a lot of "radio issues due to a bad batch" (whatever the hell that means). I took it in and they had a new one installed two days after.

    Surprisingly easy process.
     
  11. Jul 6, 2010 at 9:19 AM
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    uood8

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    I doubt anything is loose, the reception sucked on my factory headunit also. As a matter of fact my aftermarket radio isn't that much better.
     
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