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#186 of 256 2003 Camry LE Sirius & iPod issues
May 12, 2008 (12:27 pm)
I replaced my stock stereo with a Panasonic unit so that I could have a Sirius receiver connected directly to my stereo to get interference free sound. I had the basic OEM system with no aux. jack or cd changer. The Panasonic unit that I have sounds a million times worse than my Toyota stock radio.
I'm not sure what to do. If I put my old system back in, then i wasted a lot of money and don't have sirius.
a) should I put the old Toyota radio back in and then get Sirius via an FM modulator? Will that still require an aux. jack?
b) I also would like to listen to my iPod in the car. What should I do?
c) I was thinking of installing a fancier Toyota factory system like the one from the Camry XLE with the CD changer so that I could have an aux jack. Is that a realistic idea?
May 16, 2008 (9:09 am)
I have a 2009 XLE and tried to connect my Ipod to the stereo through the Aux input. The sound was awful! The volume had to be cranked up on the stereo just to hear the Ipod sound. This was the case even after turning the volume up on the Ipod itself.
Has anyone else had trouble with the volume on the Ipod when running it through the Aux input?
#188 of 256 Re: Poor Ipod Sound [yossarian3]
May 16, 2008 (12:17 pm)
Nope. Ipod sounds great on my 2007 SE V6. Make sure the cable you have is good quality and connected properly to the iPOD and the AUX input jack.
#189 of 256 Re: Poor Ipod Sound [yossarian3]
May 17, 2008 (4:12 am)
Nope, works fine...use it all the time.
Would suggest isolating the problem, by trying a different cable, and a different ipod. Make sure you are using the right cable, check closely the plugs on the end, that they have the correct number of metal partitions (each one is for a different internal wire), and that the diameter is correct.
The plug on both end of the cable, should look exactly like the regular ipod earphone jack.
#190 of 256 Re: Poor Ipod Sound [kiawah]
May 17, 2008 (5:32 am)
It was the cable. I went through some old cables I had and found one that worked perfectly. I had bought a brand new one at Radio Shack so I figured that should do the trick. The plugs were the correct size and the connections were tight. But the cable must have been bad. Now, it sounds great.
#191 of 256 JBL system in 09 XLE
Jun 08, 2008 (8:16 pm)
We just bought a 09 XLE with a JBL audio system. Almost no sound comes out of the woofers in the doors. When we brought the car to the dealer, they compared the sound from the speakers in our XLE with another XLE on their lot - the speakers worked the same in both cars - so they said nothing's wrong with the system!!! Am I crazy? When I turn up the bass and turn the high and mid range down, more sound comes out of the mid range speakers in the dash than out of the woofers in the door!! This can't be right. Help!! What should we do? How can we convince the dealership that's not how the audio system is supposed to work???
#192 of 256 2009 Toyota Camry iPod issue
Jun 28, 2008 (3:32 pm)
My iPod sounds fine when I play it using the AUX adapter in my 2009 Camry. However, if I also connect it to a charger placed in either of the 2 power outlets, there is noise coming through the speakers. Therefore, I can either charge the iPod or play it, but not both at the same time. I tried the same iPod, cables, and charger in someone else's 2008 Avalon, and there was no noise when both playing the iPod and charging it at the same time. Any suggestions? I am going to contact the dealer this week but would like to know if anyone else has had this problem. Thanks.
#193 of 256 Radio Losing Station Presets 1999 camry
Jun 29, 2008 (7:34 am)
Recently my 1999 Toyota Camry will lose the radio memory when i shut the car off about 75% of the time. I have checked the fuses and the battery all is ok. Any info would be greatly appreciated
#194 of 256 Re: Radio Losing Station Presets 1999 camry [chrisg43]
Jul 08, 2008 (7:46 pm)
There are two fuses which feed the radio power circuitry, the 20A Radio#1 fuse, and the 7.5A Radio#2 fuse.
The 20A fuse is connected to a buss which gets it's power from the fusible link block up in the engine compartment, thru the main 3watt fuse. That is connected to the battery.
The 7.5A fuse, gets it's power from the ignition switch when turned to accessory or ignition position. So this power is expected to get turned off. Doubt this would be a problem area for you.
You should check the 20 Amp fuse, and might also want to check for corrosion and continuity on the fuse buss...although I would think you would have other problems if the fuse buss was a problem.
If those fuses turn out okay, then I would check that the voltage at the 20A fuse is at least 13Volts.You may have corrosion in a cable or connector somewhere which is dropping the voltage too low.
If all of those check out, then your radio might itself be the problem. Personally, I'd hang a voltmeter off of the 20A power feed at the radio and watch it carefully when it fails, before I'd run out and replace the radio. If the voltage stays up at the correct voltage and you loose the stations (from the power dropping on the radio#2 fuse as it should), then the radio would be the problem. If the voltage off the power feed drops too low, then you need to back up thru the circuitry to measure where you are dropping the voltage.
You should also recheck your battery voltage with a digital voltmeter, just to make sure it's up where it should be.
#195 of 256 Re: JBL system in 09 XLE [lagirl1]
Jul 18, 2008 (11:37 pm)
I have the same problem with the 2009 Camry LE I purchased yesterday. The sound is horrible. The 2006 Solara I traded in had much better sound. The sound I have now reminds me of cars I had in the 1980's. What's really scary, though, is the account given at the site below, a guy who hated his 2008 Camry sound system enough that he replaced everything with $1,500 of pretty good gear, and still has mediocre sound (though at least vastly improved). He fears the speaker placement may be part of the problem.
Some of the posts at the other site suggest that JBL is not producing much quality these days. I don't know enough to comment, but if the Camry systems are any indication, that assessment is correct. You might try pushing all the sound to the front speakers to see if you like that any better, and maybe jack up the treble to +2. Shouldn't have to add much if any bass. Good luck, but I fear we're screwed here. A nice car with crap sound. How sad is that. http://www.camryforums.com/m_10578/tm.htm