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Toyota Corolla Audio Questions



  • ogoranogoran Posts: 1
    can anybody tell me what's the best oil engine to use on a toyota corolla 1993 that is 95,000 miles?
  • jpaolijpaoli Posts: 26
    i would say 5w30 or 10w30 all brand oils are ok
  • mcdawggmcdawgg Posts: 1,666
    5-30 Castrol GTX dino oil will be fine. This engine is extremely reliable if it has been properly maintained.
  • pxguypxguy Posts: 2
    Crutchfield charges and has no late models.'00 the latest
  • pxguypxguy Posts: 2
    The instructions are right on the money. I looked for some shortcuts but each piece has to come off in order. Took me all of 10 minutes to take it down to the circuit board face of the unit. Mine went dead and I wanted to see if the thing had power.There are two ribbon connectors that are hard to put back with big fingers. Put back together and still no power. Got in later that day and the thing came on all by it's self. Had to tear down fast as the first time i left the ribbons off thinking the whole thing was fried. Had the volume all the way up,(of Coarse) and the ribbons connect the controls. My Brother said he had a Toy that had a similar radio problem. Not working on one day and fine the next. Anyone else with this prob?
  • i have a question i have a 2005 corolla ce and i need help removing the factory radio so i can install a dvd touch screen.
  • tetsooeytetsooey Posts: 1
    I saw the post by bohrdom l

    but I was wondering if it's somewhat similar for an '02 corolla.. If someone has a guide or walk-thru, that'd be awesome.

  • flinkyflinky Posts: 1
    I have a 2009 Corolla LE which came XM ready. I had the dealership change that to Sirius ready prior to delivery. The radio sometimes ejects the cd (have 6 cd unit) when I am pressing a preset button (no even close to the eject button mind you) and other strange mixed up things. I have also blown two mp3 players when plugged into the aux port and am now on my third. They always go off or dead while in use in the port and were rarely used at all. I end up having to re-format them and eventually they just won't work at all. What is going on here?? I have never left the mp3 player out in weather changes or abused it in any fashion. The only constant is being connected to the aux at the time of death. Is anyone else having these freaky issues?
  • terceltomterceltom Posts: 1,017
    Nope, I got a 2009 XLE with a six disc changer and free XM and just love it. Got the JBL upgrade and what a difference in sound going to the JBL upgraded speakers and radio. The higher rated wattage on the radio can really put out with hardly any distortion at very loud levels, and the bass is awesome. Sounds like you might have a wiring problem when they had to pull it out.
  • Can any one explain to me that why every time i fill up my gas tank it always fills up to 383 miles on my 09 Toyota Corolla LE.. If im averaging 35 miles in my car and my gas tank is 13.2 gallons it then should be reading 462 miles. Is this correct? I fell that the miles to empty is giving me the wrong readings.
  • terceltomterceltom Posts: 1,017
    A little off topic for this thread but you can see my response on "toyota problems and repairs".
  • Anyone know where to get the audio schematics for this car
  • dmiller29dmiller29 Posts: 6
    I know it is summer now, but has anyone had problems in cold weather with your 2009 Corolla producing warm enough heat? I took mine to the dealer in March and he replaced the thermostat. Was a bit better, but today in Ohio at 52 degrees, I was running the heater at high temperature on low fan, and I still didn't need to turn it down. It never seemed very warm. Anyone else concerned with the heater? Any suggestions?

  • nilsonnilson Posts: 1
    How can i remove the radio from my 2005 toyota corolla
  • kiawahkiawah Posts: 3,666
    - park it in NYC,
    - go get a cup of coffee and wait 5 minutes,
    - comeback and radio will be out for you.
    - don't wait longer than 5 minutes or wheels will be off as well.
  • jpaolijpaoli Posts: 26
    The steps:

    1. disconnect battery lead because of air bag sensors
    2. pop off trim around shifter stick
    3. remove center knob on the A/C panel. Remove phillips screw behind the knob. This is the only screw that has to come out (in addition to the 4 radio screws)
    4. pull the a/c console forward. It's a tight fit but it's only held by clips. This was the most difficult part for me because I didn't want to break anything. It eventually released after pulling with constant pressure.
    5. pull the air vent assembly off around the radio. This is also a tight fit, is only secured with clips. The radio face plate came off with this piece.
    6. Remove 4 10mm bolts at bottom of radio. I used putty on a 10mm socket to help hold the bolt from falling down into the dashboard. Lose these bolts and you'll easily add several hours to the job trying to fish them out of the dashboard.
  • eibrowneibrown Posts: 1
    Just purchased a 2009 Corolla LE, and so far, I'm impressed. However, the stock speakers are cheap, and I want to upgrade them.
    Does anyone have instructions and illustrations (pictures) on how to remove the rear deck plastic cover to get to the speakers? It looks like a bear to remove. Your help would be much appreciated.
    I suppose if you have tips and illustrations of the front door panel removal with power windows and locks, that would be helpful, too. I will probably replace the front speakers eventually.
  • Go to They have speaker upgrades and complete install guides that are free.
  • that is
  • lag3lag3 Posts: 2
    Has anyone had this problem? I bought my 2009 Corolla in May of last year. My radio has poor reception and static. I've had Toyota look at it several times and they tell me the radio "is working normally". They replaced it once, same problem. They've checked the wiring and antenna and say all is working correctly. Due to recall work, they've given me two loaners, same issue with the radios. Bottom line, I'm stuck with a bum radio unless I move forward with arbitration. Anyone else with this problem?
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