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Radio turns on with left turn

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Secondchildhood, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. Feb 27, 2012 at 2:07 AM
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    Secondchildhood

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    This just started.
    If I make a sharp left, at times, my radio comes on.
    The truck is a 2010. I have touched, changed nothing. Any ideas?
     
  2. Feb 27, 2012 at 2:29 AM
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    Rellik01

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    Maybe hitting the steering wheel audio controls accidentely ?
     
  3. Feb 27, 2012 at 2:37 AM
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    Joe D

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    Still under warranty?
     
  4. Feb 27, 2012 at 2:59 AM
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    dont turn left anymore, just make all rights
     
  5. Feb 27, 2012 at 3:36 AM
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    The radio turns on when you turn left. Well, like Ron said, don't turn left unless you want the radio on. :D

    Seriously, that's a really odd problem. Is the behavior limited to just when the vehicle is moving? If so (and assuming you're not accidently hitting the audio controls on the steering wheel), try wiggling the radio and wiring under the dash to see if any of that will trigger it. Also check to see if the fuse for the radio is fully and firmly plugged into it's socket. You may also want to replace the fuse in case it's partially defective.

    If it happens all the time, even when the vehicle is not moving, you may have a problem with the wiring or switches inside the steering wheel.

    In the end, if you don't have the electrical skills to find and fix the problem yourself, you'll probably have to take it to a qualified repair shop.
     
  6. Feb 27, 2012 at 4:07 AM
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    TrdSurgie

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    This^^

    but really take it to the dealership, you've got a short somewhere.
     
  7. Feb 27, 2012 at 4:30 AM
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    I just went out and started the truck and hit all the buttons on the steering wheel. When I hit "Mode" the radio turned on. I never knew I could turn the radio on from the steering wheel. I assume I am hitting "mode" when I make a sharp left. Thanks for the help. Sorry for the confusion.
     
  8. Feb 27, 2012 at 4:53 AM
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    That's exactly how I found out the mode button turns the radio on :D
     
  9. Feb 27, 2012 at 5:33 AM
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    which hand are you driving/turning with? glad you figured it out before going to the dealer.
     
  10. Feb 27, 2012 at 5:43 AM
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    Beat me to it. I found that out a few days ago.
     
  11. Feb 27, 2012 at 8:15 AM
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    Perhaps it was owned by an old NASCAR driver who liked his music .... :cool:
     
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