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Toyota Corolla Verso 2004 CD problem

CD/Radio has intermittent fault: sound, CD and radio illumination fail after about 10 secs after ignition (digital display still working, still responds to controls). Any ideas?

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I've now fixed two of these units and they both had identical problem and solution.
The problem was an intermitant fault, that after a random time, would result in a noticable snap and a failure of the sound system both radio and cd player.
Solution:- In both cases this is diy fixable with just some screwdrivers and a soldering iron.
First remove unit; this is done by unsnapping the two trims that house the face air vents this then exposes the fixing screws 2 at the rear 2 at the front, remove screws then theclimate control facia ,this allows the unit to come out far enough to unplug all connections both to the hazards ect and the radio unit.
Once out, remove the radio lid and the facia housing the controls, this just snaps out of retainers that you systematically release with a screwdriver. remove side supports marked L & R then this exposes a number of screws to remove including a small side panel that allows you to unplug the cd interface. Note ; it is not necassary to remove the cd player from facia plate. remove two screws exposed by removing control panel then remove ribbon from socket that supports lcd screen. This should then allow you to gently ease the radio unit clear of the facia plate and cd. Once clear remove all screws retaining back plate and pcb and lift pcb clear of case. Now viwed from the top and front you will see a heat sink that supports 4 big transisters , re-solder all legs of these transisters (3 legs each) this has cured the problem twice for me now. Assembly is reverse of reassembly plug in and check out those sounds,

Posted on Mar 10, 2012

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2004 TOYOTA COROLLA TRUNK

THE TRUCK LOCK IS STUCK ON MY TOYOTA COROLLA . I GUESS THERE IS SOMETHINGT WEDGE THERE ANY SUGGESTIONS ? WILL NOT RELEASE FROM INTERIOR LATCH THAT SEEMS LOOSE.

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I have a corolla 2003 and I had the same problem. I turned the key to the left and the lock turned left, engaging the valet parking mechanism. I could not turn the key to the right and could not get access to the trunk because the lever next to the driver seat was disengaged.
The way I solved this problem is as follow:on the back driver seat I pulled the back seat forward to leave an opening and snick my arm in the trunck. Then I grabbed the cable used to latch the seat and I pulled forward, i.e. toward the front of the car. The cable is connectred to the trunck so that it can be disconnected easily if pulled towards the front. If you pull towards the back it will remain attached to the trunck. So grab the cable an pull towards the front, and it will release itself. Since the cable is flexible, you can pull it out of the trunk from the same the opening you put your arm, and then disenagage the driver back seat. Fold forward the back seat and get into the trunk and use the lever in the latch of the trunck to open it. The turnk will open.

If the lock does not turn, you need to disconnect the lock from the mechanism, so that the driver seat lever can start working again. To do this, and with the trunk open, remove the cover holded by nine plastic pins. Do not break the pins. After removing the cover, you will see the lock holded by two nuts. Remove the nuts with a rachet. The lock will be loose, and disconnect the lever that connects the lock to the latch. At this point the driver seat lever will start working again. Close the trunk and verify that the driver seat lever opens the trunk. Now you can open and close the trunk , and have time to call the dealer for a new lock.
Good luck.

Posted on Oct 13, 2009

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serpentine belt replacement

serpentine belt replacement
how to loosen belt

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To loosen and remove the drive belt on a 2004 Toyota 1.4L engine you simply use a wrench and pull up on the spring-loaded tensioner.1d45837.gif
You should be aware, however, that if you are experiencing problems with belt squeal or rattling noise, there is a Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) for your vehicle that provides information for an updated tensioner assembly.

Posted on Oct 17, 2009

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Toyota Avensis heater problem

Blower works fine but very little heat from all vents can anybody help with this fault.

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check for clogged cabin air filter, located behind the glove box. See owners manual for directions on how to remove the filter.

Posted on Jul 31, 2010

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P0741 torque converter stuck off code - 2004 Toyota corolla

I followed you advice regarding driving my car 2004 corolla that had it's cat coverter, and solenoid replaced but the check engine light is still on. You asked that I get back to you once I drove the car after repairs, so it could go through it's cycles. Well it's 200 miles later and I am following up on the March 16, 2010 request. What else should be done - I still have the same diagnostic code of - P0741.

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P0741 deals with internal transmission torque converter slip. A proper scan tool that is capable of reading the sensor's data inside the transmission would show the slipping torque converter and the fluid temperature.
It is critical to know exactly what conditions are present when the code stores. If the codes were not erased, they could be old codes in it's history.

Go back to the transmission shop or where you had the work done on replacing the TCC solenoid and have them read and clear the codes history. As mentioned, they could be old codes that is being read prior to your repairs.
Thank you for using Fixya and good luck, Have a shop verify line pressure, and provided no valves in the TCC hydraulic circuit are worn, replace the torque converter. Also, Lubegard Shudder Fix will at least fix this for awhile. Or try a transmission flush by a shop that uses BG brand products.

Posted on Mar 25, 2010

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On the 2004 toyota corolla where is fuse for air

On the 2004 toyota corolla where is fuse for air conditioning compressor located and what does it look like and what is it
labeled as?

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I would check the AC clutch relay. It has a bad habit of going out. It is located in the fuse box under the hood next to the battery. It is the smaller rectangular relay nearest to the negative battery post. It is labeled M/G CLT. You can swap out a similar relay and see if it fixes the problem. New relays can be purchased from Rockauto.com for $11

Posted on Aug 17, 2010

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Where is fuse for radio in Toyota Corolla 2004

Want to replace fuse for radio (stopped working) and unsure where to find it.

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on the driverside on the lower dash between the driverside door and the steering column

Posted on Jun 12, 2012

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P0741 torque converter stuck off code

I have a 2004 Toyota corolla LE - my check engine light came on and I went to have a diagnostic done. I have 2 codes, P0741 and P0420. Went to the local dealership and they said I need another transmission, took it to AAMCO, they changed the cat converter earlier this week, but the P0741 code came back, so they replaced the solenoid, after driving home today the check engine light came back on again. When I called the AAMCO they said I will need to drive it around at least 1 1/2 days so the solenoid can clear its cycles. Am I being taken for a ride, and is this a completed transmissions replacement issue?

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firstly it could be that the check engine light is mal-functioning or not. why not drive it as they said and if after that its still on get back to us.

Posted on Mar 16, 2010

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how do I reset alarm on Toyota corola 2002

how do I reset alarm on Toyota corola 2002

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You'll need to set off the alarm for a few seconds.
then, look under the dash area for a button or, a toggle
switch. When you locate it, turn on the ignition
key, press and hold in the button (little
spring loaded micro button, red or black possibly)
until the alarm chirps 1 time. This should over ride
the system, and only the keyless entry part,
if installed, would still be operating.
The LED (light emiting diode) light in the dash
should also go on solid.

At this point. the alarm would have reset.
If this had a starter kill relay installed,
it would now be opened, and the engine would
turn over when tried. This is override/reset.

Posted on Oct 30, 2012

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I need a diagram of

I need a diagram of the 2004 Toyota Corolla S serpentine belt placement

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Posted on Jul 23, 2011

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