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Re: car radio and clock quit working
I'll try to give you something worthwhile. It sounds to me that the wires from the radio (mainly the clock) because it always has power to it, whether the car is running or not, came into contact with the wiring to the floor panel lights. That would put out the radio, clock and heat/ac panel out of commission. It would also give power to the floor panel lights, because of the power wire from the clock (memory). Just a thought though. I really hope that I could help in some way. Maybe just help get rid of one more posibility. Would be one less thing it could be. Yet, I really hope it's a fix-ya. Good luck and best wishes to you all. Bryon
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Make sure and check both fuses.There are usually 2 for the radio.One for clock and lighting and one for power.There is a fuse panel on the passengers side also.So there is one fuse panel on the left side of the instrument panel and one on the right.One fuse is in the left and the power fuse is on the right side panel.Hope this helps.Good luck.
The clock unit is just defective and needs replaced. It is pretty common on these 3rd gen (96-02 Runners) -they are not cheap so many folks have just given up on them. T4R.org is a good place to look for one or a local junk yard if you need to replace it. While you have the dash apart for the clock then ...
Your radio issue is likely in the unit itself-and replacing the radio head unit with a more modern unit would likely be around the same cost as any fix of the old unit. Since many car stereo outlets install for free your only limitation is how much you choose to spend or the features needed. I seriously doubt Toyota can fix your light in the old stereo for any less than a new radio itself....but of course call the dealership and ask to be sure before you go spending big money....
I had to manually wire to the bulb in the clock from the radio wiring harness. i used wire tapes to get into the radio harness and then i used solder for the clock... make sure u get the + / - right it is a solder connection within the circuit board of the clock. u probably can warranty it. if not buy a new clock or do what i did. mine works fabulous!!!