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#246 of 5282 2001 TLC Stereo Problems
Dec 09, 2000 (8:34 pm)
I am another person with blistering bass problems in a 2001 Land Cruiser. I test drove a 2000 with the stereo on....no problem. I drove a Sequoia for almost three weeks. The Sequoia has what appears to be the same 6 disc AM/FM cassette deck as the TLC. THERE IS NO BLISTERING BASS PROBLEM IN THE SEQUOIA. I therefore assumed that the stereo in the 2001 would be the same. In retrospect as it has been said: "to assume is to blunder". I blundered. For the past week I have been going around and around with Toyota. The service manager at my dealer immediately recognized that there is a problem. Toyota at first seemed to be playing dumb about the subject. After pestering them for the past week, I have been informed by the customer service manager at my dealership that Toyota does in fact recognize that there is a bass problem in 2001 TLCs. They are working with the manufacturer of the stereo for a fix. The fix is supposedly two months away. Word about this has not filtered down to the dealership level as yet. Until the blistering bass problem is resolved by the manufacturer....boom on, my friends. (or fade out the front speakers)
#247 of 5282 2001 TLC Stereo Problem
Dec 09, 2000 (9:44 pm)
Thank you to all discussing the stereo issue. I was all set to put my money down for the 2001 TLC, until I read your warnings. When I test drove the truck we only listened to the stereo loud and fairly briefly, focusing my attention on the sound of the truck.
I just came from checking the issue out for myself and sure enough it is PROBLEM. With the engine off the volume control works normally. But, with the engine on, the volume control will not reduce the bass after a certain point. One notch above zero, you can not hear anything, except a loud bass thump, thump. So much for listening to anything soft.
I am going to wait for the fix, assuming it is coming. Or . . . ?? Again, thanks for the heads up.
#248 of 5282 Stereo Problem
Dec 10, 2000 (2:11 am)
Truckdigger alleges that there's a couple of you out there with 2001 TLC's WITHOUT the stereo problem. If so, can you post again - possibly with the last 6 digits of your VIN?
(Personally, I don't recall seeing a post on the 2001 WITHOUT the problem - hence my assertion that there is a strong lillihood that ALL 2001's are effected.)
#249 of 5282 To fj100 message 253
Dec 11, 2000 (2:16 am)
You say you have an 95 Fj80.
My understanding is that 95's were Fj100s and that the Fj80 was phased out in 1992.
#250 of 5282 Sequoia stereo bass problem
Dec 11, 2000 (2:25 am)
Although I have not testdriven a LC specifically to listen for the booming bass problem, I have noticed a similar sounding situation in my new 2001 Sequoia with 6 dash changer (Limited). There does not seem to be a problem with the engine turned off, but as soon as it is on the bass is highly accentuated to the point where I have it turned to -3 or -4. With the bass cranked way down it is not bad, but I would have expected better. This sounds similar to the LC problem but I am not sure if this is the same system. I disagree with post #261 and I think this is a potential problem with the Sequoia also.
Dec 11, 2000 (10:05 am)
FJ80 - Was fromm'91 to '92, Inline 6, 155 hp
FZJ80 - Was from '93 to '97, Inline 6, 24valve, 212 hp
FJ100 - '98 to Present, V8, Completely redesigned.
I use to have a '95 FZJ80. I currently have a FJ100.
#252 of 5282 '99 - Rear Climate Control Questions
Dec 11, 2000 (10:14 am)
I have a '99 LC with rear climate control. After driving to work this morning I was checking the rear climate control and how it worked. Here is the issue, even with the temperature control slid all the way over to the hottest position, the system would not blow hot air out of the roof ducts. When I selected the foot ducts, really hot air but when I selected either roof only or roof and feet, the roof ducts would only blow cold air. This does not seem right. Any insight would be much appreciated.
#253 of 5282 rear climate control
Dec 11, 2000 (11:31 am)
fj100: Check your owners manual. I beleive the roof vents will only blow AC. I believe Toyota thought it unwise to send hot air out of the top vents to warm passengers below given that hot air rises.
Dec 11, 2000 (11:52 am)
I think Kurtl100 is correct but there is another issue as well. The ducts in the roof are not well insulated from the elements up there. They are less than an inch from the roof and this would keep the air very cool in cold weather. This is also why, in the summer, you get warm air until you start to drive.
Dec 11, 2000 (2:36 pm)
Gee, makes me glad I don't have these gizmo's that can drive me nuts!