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Stock stereo problems

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by arsonhntr, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. Oct 8, 2012 at 1:51 PM
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    arsonhntr

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    My stereo is acting funny. Sometimes it comes on but doesn't display, other times its on but the volume won't work up or down and the presets don't work. Other times it won't turn on!!! You get the picture. Oh and it is the stock JBL system in the 2011 Tacoma Dbl sport. Any advice, I've got an appt at the shop for Friday but just checking if anyone else has the same problems.:confused:
     
  2. Oct 8, 2012 at 1:58 PM
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    yeah my advice is ditch the crappy stock head unit and get an aftermarket one
     
  3. Oct 8, 2012 at 2:00 PM
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    TexasPreRunner

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    im with (ruler) on this one, i never had my stock long enough to have an issue with it, i recommend you go buy your self a nice kenwood
     
  4. Oct 8, 2012 at 2:13 PM
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    do all your steering wheel controls still work with an aftermarked stereo?
     
  5. Oct 8, 2012 at 2:14 PM
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    You would have to buy an adapter to make them work, but yes the steering wheel controls can still work if you want them to.
     
  6. Oct 8, 2012 at 2:25 PM
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    if your going to upgrade your radio, i would recommend you use crutchfield they have everything you need to do it.
     
  7. Oct 8, 2012 at 2:26 PM
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    Tacoma Mike

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    See it all the time. Radio failure is not as common as a couple of years ago but still way to frequent . Take it back 3/36 on warr.
     
  8. Oct 8, 2012 at 3:05 PM
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    I'll let them replace it since its under warranty. The stereo is great when it works, but since I have the Toyota extended warranty after it hits 125k ill look for an aftermarket.
     
  9. Oct 8, 2012 at 3:14 PM
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    X2. I'd just stick with the stock unit especially since its still under warranty. I do agree with the other guys though, the stock stereos even if its the JBL unit isnt anything to cheer about. :eek: I had to replace my head unit the first week I got it cause it wouldnt pick up any radio reception.
     
  10. Oct 8, 2012 at 3:17 PM
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    Added extra awesomeness to its original awesomeness.
    I know the 06 and 07 had problems that they swapped out the units, but I didn't think they had any problems in the recent years.
     
  11. Oct 8, 2012 at 3:27 PM
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    Like I said not as many. We were changing one every day for a while. Now it's like a couple a month.
     
  12. Oct 8, 2012 at 3:42 PM
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    Added extra awesomeness to its original awesomeness.
    Sorry, never saw your response. I typed that about an hour ago and never posted it. Got side tra...

    ;)
     
  13. Oct 11, 2013 at 12:27 PM
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    Hey man, having the same problem. Started about a month or so ago. Called my local Toyota dealership, they said to bring it in when its happening, other than that, cant do anything for me. Only problem is, its so random and only happens for a few seconds to 30 seconds, then it works fine. Have noticed that it is becoming more frequent. Any progress from your dealership? Figure out what's going on?
     
  14. Oct 11, 2013 at 12:43 PM
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    Added extra awesomeness to its original awesomeness.
    Maybe have your camera phone ready and film it :notsure:
     
  15. Oct 11, 2013 at 12:58 PM
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    I just had to change mine. It did a combo of everything. Off and on. Faded screen, no volume.
    It's a common problem.
    They should just replace it. We never question a radio issue like is described.
    We just order a radio and install.
    If they are being sticklers then a vid would help or try a different dealer.
     
  16. Oct 11, 2013 at 3:29 PM
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    Great advice guys, thanks! :) Yeah no help from the dealer. Thought since its def under warranty, they'd have no problem just looking at it . . .but not even that.
     
  17. Oct 11, 2013 at 3:38 PM
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    Sorry.. :(

    Some places just don't use a little common sense and tact.
    Try another place if possible.
    It should be a painless , non issue, repair...
     
  18. Oct 11, 2013 at 5:41 PM
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    I have had the same problems mostly during the summer when its really hot. Bad thing is that it doesn't do it when I take it to the dealer for warranty.
     
  19. Oct 11, 2013 at 5:46 PM
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    x2 ... if another another dealer is within reasonable distance. :cool:
     
  20. Oct 12, 2013 at 10:47 AM
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