defroster on radio static why?

20

Asked by Oct 06, 2016 at 08:07 AM about the 2008 Toyota Camry SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

turn on radio and defroster. I get static on radio. No fedroster no static. Heater
and ac no static.

7 Answers

1,240

Which Defroster....FRONT....or....REAR?

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
20

Rear

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
20

Can it be a loose or disconnected diode on the alternator?

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
1,240

I would be inclined to check the contents of Toyota Technical Service bulletin.....TSB-0149-08 before you consider replacement of parts.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
20

I will. I am going to check for loose connections first, then have my mechanic friend check it out. Maybe replace diode only.Thanks Tony.

1,240

Alternator diodes can be easily checked without disassembly of the Alt. Set the Voltmeter to AC volts. Red lead of VM to output terminal on the ALT. Black lead to a good ground. Start up the vehicle ...let it idle...and put on all electrical loads including the rear def. Meter should read no more than 0.5 volts AC. More than a half a volt AC....bad Alt...and/or....diode.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
20

My mechanic checked the alternator. It seems to be ok. Gonna check cable antenna connection next. I hear they can go bad. TY for your help.

Your Answer

Camry

Looking for a Used Camry in your area?

CarGurus has 70,593 nationwide Camry listings starting at $750.

ZIP:

Toyota Camry Experts

  • #1
    Reelin68
    Reputation
    13,290
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    4,560
  • #3
    tenspeed
    Reputation
    3,000
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Accord
1,044 Great Deals out of 61,437 listings starting at $999
Used Toyota Corolla
890 Great Deals out of 64,958 listings starting at $999
Used Honda Civic
818 Great Deals out of 76,774 listings starting at $900
Used Nissan Altima
1,099 Great Deals out of 73,984 listings starting at $875
Used Toyota Avalon
260 Great Deals out of 16,482 listings starting at $1,995
Used Toyota RAV4
888 Great Deals out of 58,737 listings starting at $1,690
Used Hyundai Sonata
711 Great Deals out of 47,419 listings starting at $199
Used Toyota Highlander
471 Great Deals out of 24,837 listings starting at $2,299
Used Nissan Maxima
341 Great Deals out of 23,514 listings starting at $1,550
Used Honda CR-V
840 Great Deals out of 53,853 listings starting at $1,007
Used Ford Fusion
1,064 Great Deals out of 76,106 listings starting at $895
Used Toyota 4Runner
257 Great Deals out of 21,577 listings starting at $2,300
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,203 Great Deals out of 76,840 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Prius
346 Great Deals out of 18,729 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Tacoma
591 Great Deals out of 41,802 listings starting at $2,995

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Toyota Camry SE For Sale
5,453 listings starting at $22,705
2017 Toyota Camry SE For Sale
25 Great Deals out of 8,147 listings starting at $13,991
2016 Toyota Camry SE For Sale
37 Great Deals out of 2,610 listings starting at $9,995
2015 Toyota Camry SE For Sale
45 Great Deals out of 2,071 listings starting at $10,656
2014 Toyota Camry SE For Sale
127 Great Deals out of 3,083 listings starting at $8,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.