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#206 of 233 DVD player not working/ejecting properly
Jul 28, 2010 (5:44 pm)
My 2008 Sienna with factory installed entertainment system has malfunctioned, and I'm looking for some help. I tried to eject the disc, and it made an odd whirring sound, and only partially ejected the disc. Enough that I could pull it out, but there was resistance, it didnt come out easily. I turned off the car, then turned it back on, put the disc in, got a loud whirring sound, like it was trying to spin, but no movie playing. When I tried to eject it, it did the same thing, a partial ejection.
The unit has malfunctioned once before. The dealer couldnt' find anything wrong with it, but said they were able to "reboot" it and it started to work again. That was ~4 months ago, and it's been working fine since. I don't know what they did to reboot it, but would like to try it and see if it helps - can anybody give me any clues as to how to do that?
Thanks for the help, I'm in a bit of a pinch - we're leaving in 4 days on a 2000 mile care trip with 2 small kids and I REALLY don't want to attempt it without a DVD player to occupy them. Thanks!!!
#207 of 233 Re: Play DVD R on Entertainment System [elacsamana]
Aug 02, 2010 (12:14 pm)
Circuit City installed it a little before they went bankrupt.
Not sure about the model but it's a 12.1" LCD screen. I bet it's been replaced, 3+ years later, with widescreen models.
Feb 19, 2011 (11:43 am)
I think the stock speakers sound terrific
#209 of 233 After Market GPS for 2011/12 Sienna XLE
Oct 23, 2011 (2:42 pm)
What are the best after market GPS options for the 2011/12 XLE (without NAV DVD).
Will the aftermarket have DVD too?
Can it integrate well with the inbuilt XLE bluetooth, rear camera?
#210 of 233 Re: After Market GPS for 2011/12 Sienna XLE [quizzer]
Oct 24, 2011 (10:31 am)
I went with a stand-alone Magellan unit, then added a backup cam as well. I fabricated a mount so that there are no suction cups, too.
Here's a video of mine:
That whole setup will cost you about $400 or so, but it is not integrated, i.e. the stereo does not mute when directions are being given.
#211 of 233 Re: Xbox 360 [skluz]
Sep 23, 2012 (5:31 am)
We just bought a 2012 Toyota Sienna XLE and was wondering if you have tried to connect the XBOX 360 to the RCA Jacks and AC outlet as well. I did buy the adapter since it has no grounding plug but I purchased a KIll A Watt Electric usage Monitor and it reads 150 watts to start up the Xbox and then runs at 134-136 Watts continuosly. I'm afraid to hook it up since it might trip the fuses at which point I'll have to fix that and I don't want to mess with a new van just yet. Has it worked for you.
#212 of 233 Re: Xbox 360 [urbancowboy]
Sep 24, 2012 (9:14 am)
Isn't the 360 HD? I don't think the screen has the resolution for that.
Try a low-def Wii.
#213 of 233 Re: Xbox 360 [urbancowboy]
Oct 19, 2012 (6:44 am)
I plan to do the same. Were you successful? Any tip/advice for me?
#214 of 233 Re: Xbox 360 [majidmo]
Oct 20, 2012 (5:59 am)
It will work as long as you do not plug anything into the AC outlet in the back of the van. I believe the two AC outlets run off the same fuse so that means you have up to 200 watts of power available. The Xbox runs on 135 watts +/- 2 watts. And if you have an older Xbox you can use your component cables but if you have a newer Xbox that carries the video and audio using an HDMI you will need to buy a converter that will input HDMI and carry out Component or RCA Cables.
#215 of 233 Re: Xbox 360 [urbancowboy]
Feb 20, 2013 (7:57 pm)
we did not solve the problem, x box kept tripping circuit, took it to Toyota, they said it will not support the xbox, which is why we got entertainment package. If you have solution please let me know .
fyi we had this problem also
Toyota Sienna Mini Van Spontaneous acceleration Our Minivan spontaneously accelerated. I don't know if you know Toyota has been having this issue with older models, but ours is a 2012 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited All wheel drive mini van. I put on the Brake to let my wife out when the van took off as if I had the gas pedal to the floor, yet my foot was on the brake. We kept moving, so I pushed the stop/ignition button and the van would not stop. I then put on the emergency brake and the van was still moving, I watched the RPM's keep going up on the tachometer. I then pushed the off/ignition button again, still would not stop, my next step was to put it in neutral, but I didn't want to blow the engine, so I pushed the off/ignition button again and the engine finally stopped. We were freaked out we had only read about this not thinking it would ever happen to us. Now the biggest problem is I don't feel comfortable having wife drive the van anymore. I called Toyota of Nashua, they basically said we can inspect it and call Toyota of California. I called Toyota of CA and they seemed nice and talked about giving us a loaner car. Both Toyota of Nashua, NH and Toyota of California both inspected the van and said “there is nothing wrong with the van”. They said you can come and pick it up. There are many YouTube Video showing this problem and even re-enacting the situation, yet Toyota claims user error. I have grown up working on cars for about 35 years, I fixed and driven cars hard. I’ve done things with cars that most people only see in the movies. I can promise you it was not user error and it was not the floor mats FACT!!! BEWARE Toyota & Lexus Owners