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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: 1,679
    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: 1,022
    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: 1,022
    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?
  • terceltomterceltom Posts: 1,022
    First I'm hearing about it. I got the JBL upgrade with bluetooth and satillite. 400 watts of power really can shake, the car without distortion. This radio really rocks! Good luck with your repair. What were the recalls all about?
  • lag3lag3 Posts: 2
    Actually, I'm not sure it was an actual recall but a documented problem, I think they replaced a strut mount. As far as the radio goes, I think it's just a poor quality radio they put in the car, unfortunately, it sounds so bad I can't listen to it. I either have to live with it or go through arbitration with Toyota and see what they will do. Meanwhile, I'm wondering if anyone else is dealing with the same issue.
  • terceltomterceltom Posts: 1,022
    Yea a bad radio is not what you would expect in a new car. I haven't really heard of anyone else posting about a bad radio though. It sounds like you were unlucky not just once, but twice with your new car. I hope both issues get resolved for you ASAP.
  • iandudeiandude Posts: 1
    I just purchased a 2010 Corolla a month ago, and I notice the same problem. I am scheduling an appointment to bring the car in, but I don't like what I have heard concerning your result, Tom. Have you had them listen to it while you are in the car with them? It's ridiculous. They should at least upgrade the radio. Stuff like this p@#@es me off. I hate having to deal with this crap.
  • ljaaljaa Posts: 1
    Just purchased 2010 Corolla, took back to dealer twice as AM radio goes in and out,mostly does not work at all outside metro area. Signal fades and goes off altogether. Dealer says nothing wrong. Much too much money for radio that doesn't work. Class action against Toyota possible?Anyone else with same situation and reaction?Thanks.
  • mantechmantech Posts: 28
    Your radio requires a calibration or RF alignment, something to do with this coil or digital RF range sensitivity. Usually symptoms happen when you are around 10 or greater miles away. My Matrix 09 has AM reception problem. When I drive close below transmission or power lines it gives me a humming noise. But yours is very similar to Aveo5, If I'm away from the metro area, sounds staticity, muffled sound so crappy. Better take it to electronic technician specialized in Radio Communication. Toyota should replaced it anyway (If it's under warranty) :)
  • I also recently purchased a 2010 Corolla. I booked an appointment with the Toyota dealership service department in regards to poor radio reception. They checked the antenna & wiring, no problems. They replaced the radio, and still there is poor reception & static. I had the mechanic sit in the car and listen to the radio and he agreed that the reception is bad. Advised that I drive it away from the dealership and see if I get better reception on this new radio in other parts of the city. I don't. At some point I will take the car back to the dealership, but I don't have much hope that there will be a solution. Perhaps the radios in the Toyota Corollas are of poor quality. I have a friend who bought a 2009 Corolla, same problem.
  • terceltomterceltom Posts: 1,022
    An upgrade from the standard radio package to the JBL 400watt sound system provides 8 speakers, multiple C.D. player, satellite radio and blue tooth phone. Most of all this system really rocks as the volume can be turned very high with very minimal distortion. Tuning this radio to A.M. or F.M. is excellent as well. It was well worth the extra cost.
  • Hi all. Thanks to tomgee and imdante for the instructions on removing the audio systems I've got mine out from my 2005 Corolla.

    My problem was that there appeared to be no power to the audio system. I checked the fuses but they all seem ok and the other itmes that share that fuse (internal lights etc... as I understand it) all worked fine.

    I wondered of the power cable was loose (my electrics had been repaired after a previous frying - don't ask) but on removal of the audio the power cable was fine.

    So, before I go and buy a new system can any one think of a reason my whole audio unit is not working?

    By that I mean no display, no clock, no mpg, no CD playing (and one stuck in the tray), no radio etc... Nada.

    Any ideas?


  • terceltomterceltom Posts: 1,022
    Before buying a new system did you eliminate the possibility that there is no power to the system as you first thought? How about checking the connector with a volt meter?
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