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I have no mechanical ability. However, I work out of my car for 8-10 hours a day, which I enjoy. Today though, the radio/cd player on my '05 toyota went insane, so that I no longer get AM radio (thus New York Sports Talk) or the ability to use my CD player. The only controls that are 'live' at this point are the on/off, the volume, and the manual ability to change stations. For 11 months out of the year, this would annoy me, but I'd make due with it. However, it is going to be around 4-5 radio stations that I listen to are left once the complete X-Mas music brigade hits full force, and that will turn me into a very unpleasant driver. Thus, is there any simple way to fix this without having to buy a new radio?
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Which '05 Toyota do you have? Do you still have the Toyota radio in there?

Auto manufacturers have been making it more and more difficult every year to replace factory radios by no longer makind them the same rectangular/square appliances they have always been. Not impossible, just harder.

If you still have the black rectangle or square radio I had in my '01 Toyota, it will be a piece of cake to find another one just like it on eBay, then you just have to unplug the old one & plug in the new one. If you have one of the newer ones that is fully integrated into the dash, it will take a little more work than that.

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Since: 28.1.02
From: Louisville, KY

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It probably just needs a "reboot", which means the live power wire from your battery needs to be removed for a minute,

You can:

remove your battery (take the leads off)(this is what I would do). Just take the red terminal off for a minute. If you don't feel comfortable doing it, go to autozone and ask the guys there for a "battery check" and if they would help you pull it.


Go under your hood and check the fuses in there - that's usually the fuses that go to your "live wire"

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