No CD Player in my 2000 Camry Radio

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Old 07 Jun 2006, 06:12 pm   #1 (permalink)
Richard Cheney
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Default No CD Player in my 2000 Camry Radio

The CD stopped working last winter (cassette and radio are OK). The manual
said go to the dealer for repair. The dealer confirmed what I knew - the CD
was broken and would have to be returned to Toyota for repair. Ouch! I
have three options: 1) live without the CD; 2) replace with a used OEM
radio; 3) install a changer in the trunk and hope the radio will accept its
input. The third option is pricey and not assured success. Question: will
the newer in-dash radios with changers fit in a 2000 Camry? I think the
in-dash changer has been available since 2005 (saw a used one on eBay for
$250).


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Old 08 Jun 2006, 05:10 am   #2 (permalink)
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Try blowing in high pressure compressed air, it fixed mine, You car is a
dusty invironment .

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Old 08 Jun 2006, 05:30 am   #3 (permalink)
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How about having a decent aftermarket unit installed? The OEMs are godawful
expensive, and for half the price you can get a nice easy to install
Pioneer or the like. Check out www.crutchfield.com for a list of what will
fit your car.

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Old 08 Jun 2006, 08:54 am   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: No CD Player in my 2000 Camry Radio

On Thu, 8 Jun 2006 01:12:33 +0200, "Richard Cheney"
<richcheney@arcor.de> wrote:

>The CD stopped working last winter (cassette and radio are OK). The manual
>said go to the dealer for repair. The dealer confirmed what I knew - the CD
>was broken and would have to be returned to Toyota for repair. Ouch! I
>have three options: 1) live without the CD; 2) replace with a used OEM
>radio; 3) install a changer in the trunk and hope the radio will accept its
>input. The third option is pricey and not assured success. Question: will
>the newer in-dash radios with changers fit in a 2000 Camry? I think the
>in-dash changer has been available since 2005 (saw a used one on eBay for
>$250).
>


Ever heard of MP3?

Dealer repaired CD player = ludicrous price + stuck with same old shitty
non-MP3 CD player which will break again

Used OEM radio = same old shitty non-MP3 player, which will break

CD Changer? With MP3 technology available? One CD holds approximately
150-200 MP3's....

For $150-$200 you could have a brand new professionally installed
aftermarket MP3 unit that works

Toyota Dealer: 1-12v dash bulb = $8.50 + $75 Installation
Internet:- 1 Dozen 12v dash bulbs + Installation Instructions - $1.55

Good luck

Love my Camry, but the Toyo dealers suck
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Old 08 Jun 2006, 11:39 am   #5 (permalink)
Daniel
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qslim wrote:
> How about having a decent aftermarket unit installed? The OEMs are godawful
> expensive, and for half the price you can get a nice easy to install
> Pioneer or the like. Check out www.crutchfield.com for a list of what will
> fit your car.

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Seems Alpine makes some nice, reasonably priced units available there.
Check the reviews.
I have replaced the stock sound units a couple of times, seeking to
preserve the original appearance (eBay), but finally coming to the
conclusion that the aftermarket are a lot better than stock in this
area.
Currently considering the Alpine CDE-9843 CD/MP3.
http://www.crutchfield.com/S-wNCSJYV...o/AutoInfo.asp

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Old 09 Jun 2006, 12:47 pm   #6 (permalink)
mrdarrett@gmail.com
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Homer S. wrote:
> On Thu, 8 Jun 2006 01:12:33 +0200, "Richard Cheney"
> <richcheney@arcor.de> wrote:
>
> >The CD stopped working last winter (cassette and radio are OK). The manual
> >said go to the dealer for repair. The dealer confirmed what I knew - the CD
> >was broken and would have to be returned to Toyota for repair. Ouch! I
> >have three options: 1) live without the CD; 2) replace with a used OEM
> >radio; 3) install a changer in the trunk and hope the radio will accept its
> >input. The third option is pricey and not assured success. Question: will
> >the newer in-dash radios with changers fit in a 2000 Camry? I think the
> >in-dash changer has been available since 2005 (saw a used one on eBay for
> >$250).
> >

>
> Ever heard of MP3?
>
> Dealer repaired CD player = ludicrous price + stuck with same old shitty
> non-MP3 CD player which will break again
>
> Used OEM radio = same old shitty non-MP3 player, which will break
>
> CD Changer? With MP3 technology available? One CD holds approximately
> 150-200 MP3's....
>
> For $150-$200 you could have a brand new professionally installed
> aftermarket MP3 unit that works
>
> Toyota Dealer: 1-12v dash bulb = $8.50 + $75 Installation
> Internet:- 1 Dozen 12v dash bulbs + Installation Instructions - $1.55
>
> Good luck
>
> Love my Camry, but the Toyo dealers suck



Best Buy had a $99 JVC MP3-CD player (with removable faceplate). They
might still have it at that price. Not as good as Alpine, I know, but
still, very good bang for the buck. (I am happy with it.)

Michael

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Old 12 Jun 2006, 05:40 pm   #7 (permalink)
Richard Cheney
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Best bet I've seen (bang for the buck) has been an MP3 stick that transmits
on FM (107.9 I think). So, you load your music via USB on MP3 format, then
place the stick near the radio and play back on FM. Looked pretty good,
cost way $107 for 500MB (about 300 songs) AND there was no installation
required. Thanks to everyone who offered suggestions!!
Rich C.

"Homer S." <Mr.Plow@Kookyfarm.net> wrote in message
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> On Thu, 8 Jun 2006 01:12:33 +0200, "Richard Cheney"
> <richcheney@arcor.de> wrote:
>
>>The CD stopped working last winter (cassette and radio are OK). The
>>manual
>>said go to the dealer for repair. The dealer confirmed what I knew - the
>>CD
>>was broken and would have to be returned to Toyota for repair. Ouch! I
>>have three options: 1) live without the CD; 2) replace with a used OEM
>>radio; 3) install a changer in the trunk and hope the radio will accept
>>its
>>input. The third option is pricey and not assured success. Question:
>>will
>>the newer in-dash radios with changers fit in a 2000 Camry? I think the
>>in-dash changer has been available since 2005 (saw a used one on eBay for
>>$250).
>>

>
> Ever heard of MP3?
>
> Dealer repaired CD player = ludicrous price + stuck with same old shitty
> non-MP3 CD player which will break again
>
> Used OEM radio = same old shitty non-MP3 player, which will break
>
> CD Changer? With MP3 technology available? One CD holds approximately
> 150-200 MP3's....
>
> For $150-$200 you could have a brand new professionally installed
> aftermarket MP3 unit that works
>
> Toyota Dealer: 1-12v dash bulb = $8.50 + $75 Installation
> Internet:- 1 Dozen 12v dash bulbs + Installation Instructions - $1.55
>
> Good luck
>
> Love my Camry, but the Toyo dealers suck



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