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Radio troubleshooting, reset maybe?

I was playing a cd the other day in my 2003 Matrix xr, I got out of the car to get the mail and when I came back (i didn't turn the car off) the factory radio was out.  The read-out for the time still works and it will eject/accept cds, but nothing else works.  I'm thinking that the anti-theft triggered for some reason and needs to be reset... unfortunately, as the second owner of this car, I do not have an owners manual.  Have you had this issue come up before and how to I get back to rockin' in the Matrix?

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  • jimdalehouse Jul 29, 2008

    I have the same exact sympton on the radio plus the cigarette lighter



    does not work.

  • sundquint Nov 19, 2008

    SAME EXACT PROBLEM, THE TIME AND EVEN THE RADIO STATIONS SHOW BUT NO SOUND AND THE CD PLAYER WILL TAKE CDS. HOWEVER IT STOPPED ABOUT 3 MONTHS AGO FOR A FEW WEEKS THEN POPPED BACK ON FOR A MONTH NOW IT IS OFF FOR TWO MONTHS??????? I HATE TO TAKE IT IN...IT IS A 2003 ALSO.

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Toyotas have 2 power wires one for the stereo itself and another for the memory. They are connected with other accesories such as the dome lights , cigarette lighter, etc. using the same fuse circuits. check all the fuses to the accessories and the radio fuse.If all the fuses are good it is a programming problem.I don't know how to program it.

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