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I have a 2010 Toyota Corolla. Just recently I noticed there is no sound coming from my speakers when the radio is on. I've tried the radio, CD player, and auxiliary port and it's the same for all. It won't even make the little beep sound it's supposed to when I turn it off with the steering controls. Occasionally, I can hear some electric interference in the speakers and when that happens it's also more noticeable when I drive over a bump or pothole.
I've bought the cargo the dealer and they say there's a defect in the stereo box but that the speakers are fine. Just have to order a new system. Any thoughts on what the issue might be? Does it sound like I need a new system? If so, they recommended a factory set but I personally want a custom deck with Bluetooth capability, any recommendations on where to look?

Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,

Stephon

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Hi Stephon.
I am sorry I could not get back to you on this matter sooner.
The dealer is probably correct on this one and I would be inclined to agree with the data you have provided.

The good news.
Any time you want to upgrade part of an existing factory system (short of going to a local professional shop) there is only one place to go:
http://www.crutchfield.com
They are top notch at this and will get you everything you need the first time.
You can call them 1.800.555.8305

If you would like to peruse their available gear that fits your system go here and fill in the data fields. Then the site will only show things that 'fit' your 2010 Corolla.
http://www.crutchfield.com/app/car/carselector.aspx?lp=%2fApp%2fCar%2foutfitmyca

Good luck and thanks for the question.

Sincerely,
Jerry Mael

PS. I would add that you should check the fuses and grounds just in case the dealer is WRONG.

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My forte is audio.. Car/Home/Boat. You name it, I will help you even if it is just a link to more assistance. If you want to interface new gear to your factory radio I can do us both a favor and tell you to go to crutchfield.com or call them at 1.800.555.7088. They really are top notch at doing that for people with great support. I will re-direct most questions of that nature to them. The rest of it... I am eager to help you with. I am also not a 'Master Installation Technician' that will tell you I cannot assist you with cars not made in the USA. Talk to me about any audio upgrades including 'bang for the buck'.
Specialties include: Overall Acoustics, Gain structure/settings and Enclosure design, system design/consultation, when/where to get which upgrades as well as other pertinent info for the mobile audio enthusiast and much more.
I also am NOT interested in buying your used gear so do not waste our time asking me.

Experience

My specialty as it is offered here, is Mobile and Home Audio Consultation.
Eight years IASCA - Pro 251-500 watt class
With Allexperts since 1999 (on and off).
35 years of overall professional sound and acoustical/electronic experience (since 1977) including: Sound Offs, Home audio, Mobile audio, Live sound, Churches, Theater, Live DJ and Studio Recording (analog and digital software and hardware), Effects, Looping, analog/digital mutli-track and mixdown . My mother was a record producer so I picked up a lot of additional professional knowledge and experience through the years. I was a Drum Tech for the Banshee reunion tour and toured as sound man with a regional act called Champion so I have practical knowledge for many aspects of audio.

If I cannot directly answer your question I will use my vast resource network to help you get a usable answer.


Favorite Mobile components:
Any amplifier based on ZED principles. Examples are Diamond, Zapco, Hifonics, Autotek, ect. And of course, Nakamichi (yes, still in business)
McCaulley, Polk and Dynaudio Speakers.
Clarion/Nakamichi headunits and processors.


Education/Credentials
>35 years of real world, audio experience.

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