Last post on Nov 19, 2010 at 9:47 AM
You are in the Toyota 4Runner
What is this discussion about?
Audio, Entertainment System, SUV
#17 of 26 Re: 2002 4-runner antena [smcgillicuddy]
Jun 28, 2007 (11:54 am)
The same thing happened to my '99 4 Runner. I managed to unhook the power cable that goes to the motor. It's hard to reach. Of course, now my antenna won't ever go down and I can't go through an automated car wash. The motorized antenna is something I prefer to do without , anyway. Too annoying when switching from radio to CD to radio to cassette to radio , etc......
#18 of 26 Re: New Radio/CD player/Tape deck [amphon]
Jun 28, 2007 (11:57 am)
Get a catalog off the internet from Crutchfield (located in Charlottesville,VA). Loads of great info!!
#20 of 26 need help w/ radio install
Aug 26, 2007 (1:00 pm)
took a jvc cd player from another car to replace the toyota factory cassette in my 95 4runner.
Acccording to the jvc instructions, I should touch the wires with a AA battery and when I hear static through the speakers I have the correct pair for each speaker but I hear nothing when I touch any of the wires and the battery is good.
Already cut the plug off and now I have the dash of the truck on the floor and no idea how to proceed.
I have the battery and ignition wires connected so when I turn the key to accessory; I have power and the radio will search for stations but I had no sound with my first connection attempts when I tried to follow the installdr.com instructions. It will also start to pull a cd in but rejects it half way through without even attempting to scan it.
Help! I'm in Alaska and not connected by road to anywhere. Would cost a few hundred dollars and take 2-3 days for me to go to an install place and I've never had problems doing car repair or maintenance before.
Where do I go from here?
#21 of 26 Re: need help w/ radio install [dh88]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Aug 26, 2007 (1:19 pm)
I was going to recommend installdr.com - did you try Try Crutchfield.com too? You might find some free wiring diagrams online with one of the links in the Online Repair Manuals guide.
When I hit an impasse like this, I go back to square one and start over.
#22 of 26 Re: need help w/ radio install [steve_]
Aug 26, 2007 (1:28 pm)
I looked at Crutchfield but their info is all for the wiring harnesses and as per the JVC install instructions, I cut that out.
The install dr wiring diagram of the plug is close to what's in my truck but apparently not close enough.
The cd player worked fine in my old Trooper.
Nothing I do with the battery will cause static in the speakers. Any idea on that?
I'm ready to just try combos of wiring but don't want to short anything.
#23 of 26 Re: need help w/ radio install [dh88]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Aug 26, 2007 (3:47 pm)
The last time I put a radio in was 1982.
Some sites say to use a 9 volt battery to check the speakers for a short, not AAs. You should hear a pop or thump if they are ok.
Only thing else I can think of is a short in the speaker wire, flaky fuse somewhere or a bad ground. Unless you managed to turn the balance or fade button so far when you were swapping stuff around that you killed the sound that way.
Here's another link to look at. Oh, here's another.
#25 of 26 1995 Toyota 4runner
Oct 04, 2010 (8:00 pm)
I have a 1995 Toyota 4runner, and I am having problems with the CD player. Whenever I put a CD into the CD slot, it spits it right out and goes back to the radio. Every single time it does this. Why is it doing this? If you know, please let me know....
#26 of 26 Re: 1995 Toyota 4runner [bricke]
Nov 19, 2010 (9:47 am)
I really only have this problem with burnt CD's....Probably just the laser is old and new technology is too much for our old school CD/tape players.