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Toyota Sienna, Audio, Entertainment System, Van
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
#216 of 233 Re: Xbox 360 [sbentall]
Feb 22, 2013 (4:37 am)
I've never experienced a situation in which I could not control a car, and if it's true as you say, it must indeed be terrifying.
But I need you to do something - for me, for yourself, etc. Go warm up the van, and find a safe place to play. In a smooth motion, take the gas pedal right to the floor. After a second or two of frantic wheel spinning acceleration apply your brake with your left foot equally hard.
If Toyota is right, a few things should happen:
1) The simultaneous brake-throttle logic should kill the electronic throttle.
2) If that fails to happen, the braking force of these 4 disks should be more powerful than the engine. Plus you applied the parking brake, so with the rears locked and dragging, and braking force on the front drive wheels, the van shouldn't go far or fast, if it moves at all.
3) You should feel the traction & stability control system further reduced engine power as the front tires chirped for grip.
4) Pressing and holding the keyless ignition should have done the job. Perhaps you didn't hold it for the required few seconds. Give it a try to see what it takes under controlled conditions.
If you can still make the van move, please video tape this so that Toyota can see it actually happen! I want to believe that it would take multiple system failures for this to happen and is almost impossible, but I keep an open mind.
#217 of 233 Aux audio input and noise?
Jun 10, 2011 (11:17 am)