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Old 07 Mar 2005, 10:04 am   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 2001 Camry (purchased new) and just yesterday, my wife was
driving, listening to the radio (audio system has been perfect up to
this point) and she hit a pothole. Immediately the speakers went out
and we havenít been able to regain any audio at all since then.

I can still hear pops and crackles when the car hits a bump in the
road, but other than that, there is no sound whatsoever, not even
static.
Also, all speakers (front and back, left and right) are affected.
Finally, both radio and CD do not have sound.

Question is, before I take it in, are there any connections I can
check for. I do not know the first thing about the internal workings
of a car, but if there are a couple of simple things I can look for
then any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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Old 07 Mar 2005, 04:26 pm   #2 (permalink)
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I would look for a loose fuse first. Check your manual. It tells where the
fuses are.


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>I have a 2001 Camry (purchased new) and just yesterday, my wife was
> driving, listening to the radio (audio system has been perfect up to
> this point) and she hit a pothole. Immediately the speakers went out
> and we haven't been able to regain any audio at all since then.
>
> I can still hear pops and crackles when the car hits a bump in the
> road, but other than that, there is no sound whatsoever, not even
> static.
> Also, all speakers (front and back, left and right) are affected.
> Finally, both radio and CD do not have sound.
>
> Question is, before I take it in, are there any connections I can
> check for. I do not know the first thing about the internal workings
> of a car, but if there are a couple of simple things I can look for
> then any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
>
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Old 07 Mar 2005, 04:40 pm   #3 (permalink)
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buy a new stereo at www.bought4less.com

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> I have a 2001 Camry (purchased new) and just yesterday, my wife was
> driving, listening to the radio (audio system has been perfect up to
> this point) and she hit a pothole. Immediately the speakers went out
> and we havenít been able to regain any audio at all since then.
>
> I can still hear pops and crackles when the car hits a bump in the
> road, but other than that, there is no sound whatsoever, not even
> static.
> Also, all speakers (front and back, left and right) are affected.
> Finally, both radio and CD do not have sound.
>
> Question is, before I take it in, are there any connections I can
> check for. I do not know the first thing about the internal workings
> of a car, but if there are a couple of simple things I can look for
> then any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
>
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Old 07 Mar 2005, 04:59 pm   #4 (permalink)
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Don't buy anything there... your factory equipment is better.
BoughtCRAP4less.com (Earthquake... c'mon)


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> buy a new stereo at www.bought4less.com
>
> "DinoJ" <UseLinkToEmail@AutoForumz.com> wrote in message
> news:422c7b70$1_3@alt.athenanews.com...
>> I have a 2001 Camry (purchased new) and just yesterday, my wife was
>> driving, listening to the radio (audio system has been perfect up to
>> this point) and she hit a pothole. Immediately the speakers went out
>> and we haven't been able to regain any audio at all since then.
>>
>> I can still hear pops and crackles when the car hits a bump in the
>> road, but other than that, there is no sound whatsoever, not even
>> static.
>> Also, all speakers (front and back, left and right) are affected.
>> Finally, both radio and CD do not have sound.
>>
>> Question is, before I take it in, are there any connections I can
>> check for. I do not know the first thing about the internal workings
>> of a car, but if there are a couple of simple things I can look for
>> then any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
>>
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Old 07 Mar 2005, 07:22 pm   #5 (permalink)
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Does the channel light come on? Can you load/unload a CD? If its just sound
bet it has a separate amplifier - check pulgs to it (not sure where it is on
that model --- under radio behind dash or under the seat?)

"DinoJ" <UseLinkToEmail@AutoForumz.com> wrote in message
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>I have a 2001 Camry (purchased new) and just yesterday, my wife was
> driving, listening to the radio (audio system has been perfect up to
> this point) and she hit a pothole. Immediately the speakers went out
> and we haven't been able to regain any audio at all since then.
>
> I can still hear pops and crackles when the car hits a bump in the
> road, but other than that, there is no sound whatsoever, not even
> static.
> Also, all speakers (front and back, left and right) are affected.
> Finally, both radio and CD do not have sound.
>
> Question is, before I take it in, are there any connections I can
> check for. I do not know the first thing about the internal workings
> of a car, but if there are a couple of simple things I can look for
> then any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
>
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Old 07 Mar 2005, 07:53 pm   #6 (permalink)
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On Mon, 07 Mar 2005 20:22:16 -0500, Wolfgang wrote:

> Does the channel light come on? Can you load/unload a CD? If its just sound
> bet it has a separate amplifier - check pulgs to it (not sure where it is on
> that model --- under radio behind dash or under the seat?)


I'd bet you're on the right track. Either the connection to the amp is
broken somehow, or the amp itself took a hit. I would pull the radio and
check the fuses and plugs first, than go hunting for amps. At the least,
SOMETHING should work. I would try the radio, cassette or IN DASH CD
first, then go hunting for ghosts.

It is something central, either the head unit or an amp if equipped.

But, the OP didn't tell us what WAS working, if anything (Head unit powers
on, lights up; radio tunes but no sound.) A little more help, please!!

>
> "DinoJ" <UseLinkToEmail@AutoForumz.com> wrote in message
> news:422c7b70$1_3@alt.athenanews.com...
>>I have a 2001 Camry (purchased new) and just yesterday, my wife was
>> driving, listening to the radio (audio system has been perfect up to
>> this point) and she hit a pothole. Immediately the speakers went out
>> and we haven't been able to regain any audio at all since then.
>>
>> I can still hear pops and crackles when the car hits a bump in the
>> road, but other than that, there is no sound whatsoever, not even
>> static.
>> Also, all speakers (front and back, left and right) are affected.
>> Finally, both radio and CD do not have sound.
>>
>> Question is, before I take it in, are there any connections I can check
>> for. I do not know the first thing about the internal workings of a
>> car, but if there are a couple of simple things I can look for then any
>> assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
>>
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>> request Articles individually checked for conformance to usenet
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Old 08 Mar 2005, 12:33 pm   #7 (permalink)
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Just check to make sure everything is plugged in all the way in the
back of the unit.
My bet is that something just popped out.

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Old 08 Mar 2005, 12:55 pm   #8 (permalink)
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"levin1" wrote:
> On Mon, 07 Mar 2005 20:22:16 -0500, Wolfgang wrote:
>
> > Does the channel light come on? Can you load/unload a CD? If

> its just sound
> > bet it has a separate amplifier - check pulgs to it (not

> sure where it is on
> > that model --- under radio behind dash or under the seat?)

>
> I'd bet you're on the right track. Either the connection to
> the amp is
> broken somehow, or the amp itself took a hit. I would pull the
> radio and
> check the fuses and plugs first, than go hunting for amps. At
> the least,
> SOMETHING should work. I would try the radio, cassette or IN
> DASH CD
> first, then go hunting for ghosts.
>
> It is something central, either the head unit or an amp if
> equipped.
>
> But, the OP didn't tell us what WAS working, if anything (Head
> unit powers
> on, lights up; radio tunes but no sound.) A little more help,
> please!!
>
> >
> > "DinoJ" &lt;UseLinkToEmail@AutoForumz.com&gt; wrote in message
> > news:422c7b70$1_3@alt.athenanews.com...

> &nbsp;>>I have a 2001 Camry (purchased new) and just
> yesterday, my wife was
> &nbsp;>> driving, listening to the radio (audio system has
> been perfect up to
> &nbsp;>> this point) and she hit a pothole. Immediately the
> speakers went out
> &nbsp;>> and we haven't been able to regain any audio at all
> since then.
> &nbsp;>>
> &nbsp;>> I can still hear pops and crackles when the car hits
> a bump in the
> &nbsp;>> road, but other than that, there is no sound
> whatsoever, not even
> &nbsp;>> static.
> &nbsp;>> Also, all speakers (front and back, left and right)
> are affected.
> &nbsp;>> Finally, both radio and CD do not have sound.
> &nbsp;>>
> &nbsp;>> Question is, before I take it in, are there any
> connections I can check
> &nbsp;>> for. I do not know the first thing about the internal
> workings of a
> &nbsp;>> car, but if there are a couple of simple things I can
> look for then any
> &nbsp;>> assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in
> advance.
> &nbsp;>>
> &nbsp;>> --
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> at author's
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Last poster asked for a little more help so hereís an update:
This morning I turned the car on, turned the radio on and did a Fonzie
on the dash just above the radio (if your not a Happy Days fan, I
basically bumped the dashboard with my fist) - and the speakers
worked! Radio was back on, I could tune to any station, CD player
worked - it was back to normal! But of course, as soon as I backed
out of my driveway and rolled the wheels over the curb and onto the
street, they went out again.

So, on my way to work, I kept bumping the dash in different places,
and every now and then the speakers would work, but they would cut out
as soon as the wheels hit rough road.

Then I discovered a work around: if I pressed my thumb into the dash
just below the radio, and held it there with some pressure, I could
maintain the sound. As soon as I released my thumb, no sound. Hope
these give you a little more insight into the problem.

Final thought: Since I donít know how to disassemble the dashboard to
access the radio and take it out, should I just give up here and take
it in somewhere and save you all some time. Or, does some kind soul
have the time to type up a step by step tutorial for me on "Dashboard
Disassembly 101". I located a couple of Phillips head screws
underneath the dash, next to the middle console, one on each side - I
figured I would start there.

Thanks to everyone again for their suggestions. I really appreciate
your help.
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Old 08 Mar 2005, 01:44 pm   #9 (permalink)
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DinoJ wrote:

> "levin1" wrote:
> > On Mon, 07 Mar 2005 20:22:16 -0500, Wolfgang wrote:
> >
> > > Does the channel light come on? Can you load/unload a CD? If

> > its just sound
> > > bet it has a separate amplifier - check pulgs to it (not

> > sure where it is on
> > > that model --- under radio behind dash or under the seat?)

> >
> > I'd bet you're on the right track. Either the connection to
> > the amp is
> > broken somehow, or the amp itself took a hit. I would pull the
> > radio and
> > check the fuses and plugs first, than go hunting for amps. At
> > the least,
> > SOMETHING should work. I would try the radio, cassette or IN
> > DASH CD
> > first, then go hunting for ghosts.
> >
> > It is something central, either the head unit or an amp if
> > equipped.
> >
> > But, the OP didn't tell us what WAS working, if anything (Head
> > unit powers
> > on, lights up; radio tunes but no sound.) A little more help,
> > please!!
> >
> > >
> > > "DinoJ" &lt;UseLinkToEmail@AutoForumz.com&gt; wrote in message
> > > news:422c7b70$1_3@alt.athenanews.com...

> > &nbsp;>>I have a 2001 Camry (purchased new) and just
> > yesterday, my wife was
> > &nbsp;>> driving, listening to the radio (audio system has
> > been perfect up to
> > &nbsp;>> this point) and she hit a pothole. Immediately the
> > speakers went out
> > &nbsp;>> and we haven't been able to regain any audio at all
> > since then.
> > &nbsp;>>
> > &nbsp;>> I can still hear pops and crackles when the car hits
> > a bump in the
> > &nbsp;>> road, but other than that, there is no sound
> > whatsoever, not even
> > &nbsp;>> static.
> > &nbsp;>> Also, all speakers (front and back, left and right)
> > are affected.
> > &nbsp;>> Finally, both radio and CD do not have sound.
> > &nbsp;>>
> > &nbsp;>> Question is, before I take it in, are there any
> > connections I can check
> > &nbsp;>> for. I do not know the first thing about the internal
> > workings of a
> > &nbsp;>> car, but if there are a couple of simple things I can
> > look for then any
> > &nbsp;>> assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in
> > advance.
> > &nbsp;>>
> > &nbsp;>> --
> > &nbsp;>> Posted using the http://www.autoforumz.com interface,
> > at author's
> > &nbsp;>> request Articles individually checked for conformance
> > to usenet
> > &nbsp;>> standards Topic url:
> > &nbsp;>>
> >

> http://www.autoforumz.com/Camry-Spea...-ftopict106419
> .html > &nbsp;>> Visit Topic URL to contact author (reg. req'd). >
> Report abuse: > &nbsp;>>
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>
> Last poster asked for a little more help so heres an update:
> This morning I turned the car on, turned the radio on and did a Fonzie
> on the dash just above the radio (if your not a Happy Days fan, I
> basically bumped the dashboard with my fist) - and the speakers
> worked! Radio was back on, I could tune to any station, CD player
> worked - it was back to normal! But of course, as soon as I backed
> out of my driveway and rolled the wheels over the curb and onto the
> street, they went out again.
>
> So, on my way to work, I kept bumping the dash in different places,
> and every now and then the speakers would work, but they would cut out
> as soon as the wheels hit rough road.
>
> Then I discovered a work around: if I pressed my thumb into the dash
> just below the radio, and held it there with some pressure, I could
> maintain the sound. As soon as I released my thumb, no sound. Hope
> these give you a little more insight into the problem.
>
> Final thought: Since I dont know how to disassemble the dashboard to
> access the radio and take it out, should I just give up here and take
> it in somewhere and save you all some time. Or, does some kind soul
> have the time to type up a step by step tutorial for me on "Dashboard
> Disassembly 101". I located a couple of Phillips head screws
> underneath the dash, next to the middle console, one on each side - I
> figured I would start there.
>
> Thanks to everyone again for their suggestions. I really appreciate
> your help.


Sounds to me like a pin in the slide-in connector of the radio is
mangled or has become larger in diameter where it doesn't make contact
with its mating pin. Perhaps even corrosion has set in. You have
obviously found the source of the problem. Try this link:
http://www.carstereoremoval.com/htm/...amry97_01P.htm

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Old 08 Mar 2005, 01:52 pm   #10 (permalink)
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badgolferman wrote:

> DinoJ wrote:
>
> > "levin1" wrote:
> > > On Mon, 07 Mar 2005 20:22:16 -0500, Wolfgang wrote:
> > >
> > > > Does the channel light come on? Can you load/unload a CD? If
> > > its just sound
> > > > bet it has a separate amplifier - check pulgs to it (not
> > > sure where it is on
> > > > that model --- under radio behind dash or under the seat?)
> > >
> > > I'd bet you're on the right track. Either the connection to
> > > the amp is
> > > broken somehow, or the amp itself took a hit. I would pull the
> > > radio and
> > > check the fuses and plugs first, than go hunting for amps. At
> > > the least,
> > > SOMETHING should work. I would try the radio, cassette or IN
> > > DASH CD
> > > first, then go hunting for ghosts.
> > >
> > > It is something central, either the head unit or an amp if
> > > equipped.
> > >
> > > But, the OP didn't tell us what WAS working, if anything (Head
> > > unit powers
> > > on, lights up; radio tunes but no sound.) A little more help,
> > > please!!
> > >
> > > >
> > > > "DinoJ" &lt;UseLinkToEmail@AutoForumz.com&gt; wrote in message
> > > > news:422c7b70$1_3@alt.athenanews.com...
> > > &nbsp;>>I have a 2001 Camry (purchased new) and just
> > > yesterday, my wife was
> > > &nbsp;>> driving, listening to the radio (audio system has
> > > been perfect up to
> > > &nbsp;>> this point) and she hit a pothole. Immediately the
> > > speakers went out
> > > &nbsp;>> and we haven't been able to regain any audio at all
> > > since then.
> > > &nbsp;>>
> > > &nbsp;>> I can still hear pops and crackles when the car hits
> > > a bump in the
> > > &nbsp;>> road, but other than that, there is no sound
> > > whatsoever, not even
> > > &nbsp;>> static.
> > > &nbsp;>> Also, all speakers (front and back, left and right)
> > > are affected.
> > > &nbsp;>> Finally, both radio and CD do not have sound.
> > > &nbsp;>>
> > > &nbsp;>> Question is, before I take it in, are there any
> > > connections I can check
> > > &nbsp;>> for. I do not know the first thing about the internal
> > > workings of a
> > > &nbsp;>> car, but if there are a couple of simple things I can
> > > look for then any
> > > &nbsp;>> assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in
> > > advance.
> > > &nbsp;>>
> > > &nbsp;>> --
> > > &nbsp;>> Posted using the http://www.autoforumz.com interface,
> > > at author's
> > > &nbsp;>> request Articles individually checked for conformance
> > > to usenet
> > > &nbsp;>> standards Topic url:
> > > &nbsp;>>
> > >

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> >
> > Last poster asked for a little more help so heres an update:
> > This morning I turned the car on, turned the radio on and did a
> > Fonzie on the dash just above the radio (if your not a Happy Days
> > fan, I basically bumped the dashboard with my fist) - and the
> > speakers worked! Radio was back on, I could tune to any station, CD
> > player worked - it was back to normal! But of course, as soon as I
> > backed out of my driveway and rolled the wheels over the curb and
> > onto the street, they went out again.
> >
> > So, on my way to work, I kept bumping the dash in different places,
> > and every now and then the speakers would work, but they would cut
> > out as soon as the wheels hit rough road.
> >
> > Then I discovered a work around: if I pressed my thumb into the dash
> > just below the radio, and held it there with some pressure, I could
> > maintain the sound. As soon as I released my thumb, no sound. Hope
> > these give you a little more insight into the problem.
> >
> > Final thought: Since I dont know how to disassemble the dashboard
> > to access the radio and take it out, should I just give up here and
> > take it in somewhere and save you all some time. Or, does some kind
> > soul have the time to type up a step by step tutorial for me on
> > "Dashboard Disassembly 101". I located a couple of Phillips head
> > screws underneath the dash, next to the middle console, one on each
> > side - I figured I would start there.
> >
> > Thanks to everyone again for their suggestions. I really appreciate
> > your help.

>
> Sounds to me like a pin in the slide-in connector of the radio is
> mangled or has become larger in diameter where it doesn't make contact
> with its mating pin. Perhaps even corrosion has set in. You have
> obviously found the source of the problem. Try this link:
> http://www.carstereoremoval.com/htm/...amry97_01P.htm


Sorry, that used to have instructions on the site. Now it seems they
want payment for those instructions.

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