Last post on Jun 10, 2011 at 12:17 PM
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Toyota Sienna, Audio, Entertainment System, Van
#211 of 224 Re: Xbox 360 [skluz]
Sep 23, 2012 (6:31 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 224 Re: Xbox 360 [urbancowboy]
Sep 24, 2012 (10:14 am)
Isn't the 360 HD? I don't think the screen has the resolution for that.
Try a low-def Wii.
#213 of 224 Re: Xbox 360 [urbancowboy]
Oct 19, 2012 (7:44 am)
I plan to do the same. Were you successful? Any tip/advice for me?
#214 of 224 Re: Xbox 360 [majidmo]
Oct 20, 2012 (6:59 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 224 Re: Xbox 360 [urbancowboy]
Feb 20, 2013 (8:57 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 224 Re: Xbox 360 [sbentall]
Feb 22, 2013 (5:37 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 224 Aux audio input and noise?
Jun 10, 2011 (12:17 pm)
#218 of 224 Aux audio input and noise?
Apr 01, 2009 (6:08 am)
i've read about noise problems when using the aux input with a device that plugs into the cigarette problem. anyone notice this? i have an xm skyfi2 that needs external power.
this issue did force a recall on other older toyotas but i'm uncertain of the 09 sienna. could someone shine a light on this issue?
Apr 13, 2009 (12:29 pm)
anyone? i just confirmed that this is still an issue with sienna's. i just got my cable and tried it with xm and there is a noticeable hum
#220 of 224 Re: hum [eddieras]
Apr 23, 2009 (3:48 am)
I found a Toyota Service Bulletin on this very issue- with numerous models thru '08 - unfortunately not the Sienna, though the problem is obviously the same. I went to my dealer tuesday and they checked it over and confirmed the issue as the same and opened a case with Toyota on it. So hopefully in the very near future Toyota will have a fix for the Sienna as well.
Anyone else with this issue??