The JBL factory installed radio/cd/tape player in my 2006 Camry is broken. I can't shut it off, change stations, change modes. Only the volume control works. The steering wheel mounted controls also don't work. Is this a computer problem? Fuse? Something else?
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I had the error code no. 1 in my 2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid. It has the CD radio unit with JBL system. It will not eject the CD, or play it. I removed the entire radio/CD unit and replaced it with a used excellent unit bought off of ebay for $100, and the replacement works fine. However the replacement is also 7 years old. Therefore I would not be surprised if it failed again. Prior to the error 1 I had intermittent error 3 codes, which had the same effect: no playing of the CD, unable to eject, and unable to insert other CDs. Sometimes the error codes would go away, and the function would be normal. But once it started, I think it was on a downhill path. A new replacement is nearly $2000. Used are about $100 to $200 or more depending on the seller and condition of the unit. Youtube has videos on how to replace the unit which only requires simple tools: it is not difficult but takes about 45 minutes to an hour. If you do it you have to put the car in gear to move the gear shift gate, which requires the car to be on, so you should have the parking brake on for safety. One alternative is to send your unit to a repair company but that might cost more than simply replacing the unit. Good luck!
Your aftermarket radio should have color-coded wires which identifies power, ground, speakers, etc. most depaetment stores carry a radio harness adapter kit. This will connect to your radio's exact color coded wires, and will plug right in to your factory's wiring plug. And don't forget electrical tape.
You will probably have a problem finding any parts for this tape player, you can remove it and have it fixed if you can find someone that still fixes these. My advice is to either get a new stereo with cassette player or find a used one on ebay.
Usually it is the drive unit for the CD. The linear tracking device that drives and guides the CD read laser is not tracking. Usually when this happens there is NO fixing it. You might just have to bite the bullet and get a new head unit.
Other than replacing or repairing the radio, not much can be done. The dealer can send your out to be repaired, but buying an aftermarket radio is usually a better option. You can get a better sounding, nicer looking radio for cheaper than repairing yours.