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10-09-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,626
Posted By RadioTek

Re: Need help figuring out aux jack sound problems

The first place I'd look is at the jack itself or the cable from the iphone. It sounds like the contacts aren't making good when the audio cable is inserted.

This could be as easy as wiggling...
10-09-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 220,326
Posted By RadioTek

Re: 12 Volt Battery Replacement / Upgrade on a 2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid with photos

Finally got to the point where I had to replace the battery. I'd been getting by with occasional recharges from a trickle charger, but that finally stopped working.

I've been hearing a LOT of...
05-25-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,558
Posted By RadioTek

Re: Camry not starting in park

One thing that many people don't realize is that there are drains on the 12 v battery after or before the button is pushed to 'boot up' the car. The headlights will stay on for a while, the Air...
05-24-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,558
Posted By RadioTek

Re: Camry not starting in park

Errmm. The proper way to test a battery is under load. It is possible to see full voltage no load, but have it drop to nothing when loaded. I've seen it personally.

My call on this, from the...
02-01-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,266
Posted By RadioTek

Re: 2008 thc head light issue help please

An often overlooked point in troubleshooting automotive electrical problems is the ground. Most vehicles use a chassis ground, with a terminal on a wire screwed into the body somewhere, often more...
01-08-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,338
Posted By RadioTek

Re: 12V dying

I can see where you are coming from, but I'm afraid that you are missing an important point of information about the hybrid system: The inverter system is only charging the 12 v battery while the...
12-27-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,338
Posted By RadioTek

Re: 12V dieing

To troubleshoot this, I'd want to ask you a couple questions.

What kind of battery charger setting did you use to recharge, a trickle charge would be what you want. Charging at a higher current...
12-27-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 220,326
Posted By RadioTek

Re: 12 Volt Battery Replacement / Upgrade on a 2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid with photos

These are 'deep cycle' type batteries. They're designed to survive deep discharges like this. you may be able to resurrect the battery with a trickle charger and a couple of days of time.

Of...
12-27-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,246
Posted By RadioTek

Re: The converter coolant myth

Changing the converter coolant heat exchanger isn't that difficult. My kid mauled the front end of the car, and about a year later the dented passage in the exchanger started leaking. I took it to...
12-27-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,338
Posted By RadioTek

Re: 12V dying

I've had problems with the 12v battery dying, and investigated a replacement. I did a little more 'troubleshooting' and noted that my wife, who is the primary driver, only goes on a few short trips...
06-02-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 28,610
Posted By RadioTek

Re: Battery problem by long time parked.

I'd suggest charging up the 12v battery first. The small battery is used to run the security system while the car is not running, and would drain down quite a bit if unused for a long time. Just...
04-02-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 37,446
Posted By RadioTek

Re: Trunk latch switch all gooey!

I just got through doing this, myself. The trick I used for getting the plastic "rivets" out of the trunk liner is to take a ty-wrap, feed it through the slot in the head, and pull outward. They...
02-08-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,469
Posted By RadioTek

New Thread: Smartkey replacement - 2013

All the previous search results were at least 2 years old, so I'll start a new one to get the Current State of the Art.

I had a break-in at my home, and one of the Smartkeys was stolen. Can...
02-04-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 16,227
Posted By RadioTek

Re: Headlight assembly melted?

Just a general note about handling the bulbs used in cars these days.

The bulbs themselves are separate from the housings, and they will get very hot when in use. If you are going to be working...
01-20-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 16,227
Posted By RadioTek

Re: Headlight assembly melted?

I've seen ground problems cause some weird troubles, so wouldn't rule that out. Going through the connections would not be a bad idea. Usually, grounds for the headlights are done with a screw or...
01-13-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 16,227
Posted By RadioTek

Re: Headlight assembly melted?

I had to replace a headlight assembly, among other things (don't ask...just don't ask) I was able to go to a local supplier for the parts. They supply the parts for body shops and dealerships. I...
01-04-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,659
Posted By RadioTek

OK, now this is weird.....

Semi-desperate measures... Couldn't get to the battery store for a replacement, so I put the charger on the battery overnight. I have a dual rate 6 or 2 amp charger, so I set in 6 amps overnight. ...
12-29-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,659
Posted By RadioTek

Re: Random failure to "start" 2009 TCH

Well, it is the battery, it happened again today, and I was able to get it started by putting on a battery charger for a few minutes. It seemed to take a charge fairly quickly, but it wouldn't hold...
12-29-2012, 08:25 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 220,326
Posted By RadioTek

Re: 12 Volt Battery Replacement / Upgrade on a 2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid with photos

Well, my battery has "bitten the dust". The symptoms started this summer with intermittent failures to 'boot up' the car when pushing the Start button. Today, I was able to get it going by turning...
11-17-2012, 08:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,297
Posted By RadioTek

Re: 2008 Camry Hybrid vs. Sandy

Does anyone remember back earlier this year when the power was out around D.C for a week? Limbaugh was ranting on about how the electric car and Prius owners were screwed. I guess the guy was just...
11-16-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,954
Posted By RadioTek

Re: Problem filling up at gas station

Believe me, I've tried every angle an position possible. My work truck has a utility body that requires a different angle/position for every pump I use. I'm familiar with the problem, I've been...
11-13-2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,954
Posted By RadioTek

Problem filling up at gas station

Anyone else notice this? The nozzle shuts off after getting less than a tenth of a gallon. I've noticed it on the "Elephant Trunk" type vapor recovery nozzles, because that's the only ones we've...
10-06-2012, 11:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,659
Posted By RadioTek

Random failure to "start" 2009 TCH

We all know the drill: Fasten seat belts, put foot on brake, then hit the 'Start' button. Then the cluster comes to life and the 'Ready' light comes on, and you're set to go.

Lately, I've been...
04-08-2012, 07:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,939
Posted By RadioTek

Re: Pull a trailer

I'm not too sure how a hitch would be mounted to the car. There's not a frame to attach it to, and the bumpers are all enclosed. It might be technically possible, but not feasible (maybe too...
07-22-2011, 10:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 28,377
Posted By RadioTek

Re: Rusted License Plate Screws

For License plate screws/bolts:

Get proper size Stainless Steel bolts, not screws. The hex head will be easier to get out.

Coat with anti-seize, grease, or beeswax before installing.

NEVER...
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