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How to Troubleshoot a Toyota CD Deck


Items you will need: Wire strippers, Screwdrivers, Electric meter, Electrical tape, Wire caps, CD lens cleaning product

When the tunes stop playing in your Toyota CD deck, take a few minutes to troubleshoot your stereo before driving to the dealership or a car stereo repair shop. Chances are, if it’s a loose wire or blown fuse, you can fix the problem yourself. Toyota factory stereos are rigged with virtually identical wiring harnesses, so troubleshooting won’t require a degree in electrical engineering. Just follow these steps.

Narrow the problem to a specific part of the stereo. If the CD player works but not the FM radio, then you’ve got a problem with radio reception. Similarly, adjust the audio balance controls to determine if one speaker works but not the other, …