my radio is on but there is no sound from the speakers

Asked by Apr 14, 2011 at 06:35 AM about the 1996 Toyota Chaser

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

10 Answers

95

Check if your car has a stock amp under the passenger seat. It could be blown or disconnected, other than that check the back of the stereo to see if all your connections r ok

8 out of 8 people think this is helpful.
95

check your wires, making sure they are connected to the speakers and properly connected to the head unit. If it is an older model (see lder than five years) may be a good idea to replace it.

7 out of 7 people think this is helpful.
1,010

Just had this problem. Radio comes on, no sound (or it would make a loud static sound if you hit the radio or ramdomly on it's own), everything else is fine, display, CD works etc.. So I bought an identical used replacement radio on ebay, still not working and the same problem. Then I found a post that suggested looking in the trunk and found that one of the plastic terminals for the wires on the rear speaker had broken off. Wiggled it, and the radio came on. Problem? Stuffing too much junk in the trunk caused the problem, it snapped the plastic clip where the speaker wire is soldered in (connection was in fact still good), and then it shorted. Hope that helps.

43 out of 43 people think this is helpful.
60

@tconway! thanks! I just had that same problem happen to me yesterday! I had put my daughters bike in the trunk which must of hit the wire! my radio is back on! thanks!!!!!!! 08 Camry

6 out of 6 people think this is helpful.
60

This is great information - I do not have a trunk per se as it is a Sienna (van) do I still look in the back? i.e. where should I look for this wire?

6 out of 6 people think this is helpful.
55

@tconway wish i would've read this 4 months ago when my radio went out. Toyota wanted to charge me $55 just to look at it. I now have music and radio again in my 2010 Corolla S. Chick magnet hahaha

5 out of 5 people think this is helpful.
30

I checked for built in.amp in my 99 crown vic checked all speakers even replaced harness amd cd player still no sound

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.

I was driving and my radio just went dead in the middle of a broadcast. The answer was, that I has been moving a heavy object in the trunk a few days before, and it must have bumped the rear speaker wires in the trunk. I checked them and they were all connected, but I did wiggle them a little, and "bingo" the radio was back to normal. Poor design placement, but this blog saved me a repair cost. Thanks!

50

So happy I found this post!! Our 2012 Corolla lost all sound but the radio still showed as working including bluetooth, CD, etc. My husband had put tires in the trunk to get our snow tires changed and sure enough knocked off the speaker wire and it grounded out. Toyota told us to buy a new radio system but thankfully I saw this post and my husband had it fixed in 5 minutes. 5 years later and this post is still helping people!!

5 out of 5 people think this is helpful.

Bingo! Spot on! I checked and the red wire had come off the speaker...connected it and now it's working again. This thread saved me replacing my original stereo and paying $400+ as two technicians said it's a faulty systrm.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Radio works but no sound from speakers 1 answer

    The sound quit while listening to the radio. Radio still acts like it is working. Told to check my amp, but I looked behind the glove box, under the passenger set, and in the trunk. No luck. Fuses for...

    1999 Toyota Avalon 4 Dr XL Sedan

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2012 Toyota Camry no sound out of speakers 4 answers

    The radio is a touch screen and it comes on but no sound comes through the speakers. I have checked the fuses and they seem good (unless I missed one) there is no factory amp under the passenger seat....

    2012 Toyota Camry

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • No sound from speakers

    No sound from speakers, but OEM display lights up as usual when I click on the power for radio, CD, AUX. Mystified. Two times before when this happened, I powered down the car and restarted, whic...

    2011 Toyota Prius One

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Car speakers 4 answers

    I am trying to buy a car. I noticed that it doesn't have a radio. How can I find out if the speakers work before I buy it?

    1994 Toyota Camry LE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Speaker locations 5 answers

    Toyota says 10 speakers in 8 locations. Okay, I'll buy that but in my XLE I have only one large speaker in the left side of the rear deck, the right side for the large speaker is empty, it just has ...

    2014 Toyota Camry XLE

    -

    General

Chaser

Looking for a Used Chaser in your area?

CarGurus has thousands of nationwide listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

ZIP:

Search Toyota Chaser Questions

Toyota Chaser Experts

#1 tconway
tconway
Reputation 430
#2 Sam Kappo Capozzalo
Sam Kappo Capozzalo
Reputation 90
#3 Mason Cassel
Mason Cassel
Reputation 70
View All