2010 Corolla CD player having problems reading CD's

Asked by Jul 14, 2015 at 01:56 PM about the 2010 Toyota Corolla Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hi, We recently bought a used 2010 Corolla which has a factory installed radio (is part of the dashboard and cannot be taken out). For some reason it isn't able to read many CD's, including originals. When it does read and play them, if I shift to the radio and then shift back, most times it can't read the same disc again. Taking out the CD and reinserting, along with shutting off the radio and turning it on again doesn't help. What is weird is that it isn't the same discs every time (one day it can read a certain one but can't the next). I am afraid that if I go to the dealer they will tell me I need to replace the whole cd player, which I prefer not to do as the radio works fine and when it is able to actually play them, the discs sound great. Any suggestions? Perhaps it needs to be cleaned? If so, how? Thanks for your help!

1 Answer

254,235

Does sound like it needs to be cleaned or the laser is weak, and who knows about the mechanism. Not worth repairing it. You can remove it easily with a few tools, and find a used one off ebay or a local salvage yard. Probably cost you $50 -$75, or spring for a cool aftermarket one from www.crutchfield.com. http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/326-10th-gen-corolla-2nd-gen-matrix-interior-audio-forum/251982-2009-corolla-radio-removal.html

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Toyota Corolla Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    2,470
  • #2
    tenspeed
    Reputation
    1,840
  • #3
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    1,770
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Camry
1,055 Great Deals out of 71,326 listings starting at $295
Used Honda Civic
825 Great Deals out of 72,772 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda Accord
1,100 Great Deals out of 61,486 listings starting at $999
Used Toyota RAV4
821 Great Deals out of 50,996 listings starting at $1,500
Used Nissan Altima
1,048 Great Deals out of 75,008 listings starting at $1,200
Used Hyundai Elantra
485 Great Deals out of 42,017 listings starting at $2,295
Used Nissan Sentra
525 Great Deals out of 49,183 listings starting at $1,997
Used Toyota Tacoma
608 Great Deals out of 42,670 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Prius
345 Great Deals out of 17,147 listings starting at $1,950
Used Honda CR-V
802 Great Deals out of 54,164 listings starting at $1,750
Used Toyota Yaris
65 Great Deals out of 3,109 listings starting at $2,200
Used Mazda MAZDA3
326 Great Deals out of 26,426 listings starting at $950
Used Chevrolet Cruze
940 Great Deals out of 59,251 listings starting at $3,490
Used Hyundai Sonata
719 Great Deals out of 49,892 listings starting at $790
Used Ford Focus
735 Great Deals out of 52,815 listings starting at $999

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Toyota Corolla For Sale
8,804 listings starting at $17,351
2017 Toyota Corolla For Sale
21 Great Deals out of 22,849 listings starting at $11,400
2016 Toyota Corolla For Sale
147 Great Deals out of 5,809 listings starting at $9,391
2015 Toyota Corolla For Sale
177 Great Deals out of 4,984 listings starting at $8,300
2014 Toyota Corolla For Sale
207 Great Deals out of 4,735 listings starting at $7,985

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.