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2010 audio system stopped working

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Care, Maintenance & Troubleshooting' started by GreenTea&SaltWater, Dec 28, 2023.

  1. GreenTea&SaltWater

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    I had left my windows open and some of the interior got wet. I'm wondering if that has anything to do with it. I already checked the 30amp fuse in the engine compartment fuse box and it's not burnt out. Are there any other fuses I can check? What other troubleshooting can I do?
     
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    Do you have a JBL stereo? How wet did the interior get?
     
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    No JBL system. We got 0.2 inches of rain for about 1.5hrs. It wasn't soaked, but more than just damp.
     
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    And also it was only the left hand side that got wet due to direction of rain.
     
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    I would check all your fuses, that little water shouldn't have done anything to the stereo.

    I asked about JBL because there would be an amp under your passenger seat if you had that.
     
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    Put a heater and or a dehumidifier in the vehicle it'll probably have a space heater that'll do better if it's a small one you can put it with the front passenger seat all the way back You can set the heater on the passenger floor on a piece of 10 some non-combustible surface I use a plate from a printing press just a thin piece of aluminum I have bunches of it laying around and keep an eye on it sounds like moisture has just gotten in the car that may be droplets behind your dash on things seriously I didn't even look to see what location part of the country you're in but this can happen pretty easily this is why with all these fancy electronic cars even a Jeep You need to put the windows up nowadays.
     
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    Double checked the fuses all seems fine.

    I should also note that about a week before the radio stopped working, the power windows for right front and back front stopped working from the drivers side panel, but they work when I push the button on the doors. I had this issue happen several years ago but it corrected itself after about a month.

    And also, I started hearing a squeaking rattling noise inside my steering wheel a week ago too.
     
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    Can you put the radio on without touching the steering wheel controls?
     
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    Completely off-topic, but you helped me with something. We've got JBL, so I checked, and yes there was an amp-like thing there. Plus a half-full bottle of Kombucha; mercifully it was securely capped.
     
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    What are your thoughts on what could be causing this issue?
     
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    Sorry, all I've got is off-topic.
     
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    Is the carpet wet that the amp is sitting on the floor on that carpet wet? If you smack on the dash while holding your hand or putting a paper towel on the floor or the lower edge of the dash curves around and hangs over above the floor You smack on the dash will you see droplets of water fall out of the dash onto the paper towel? Meaning it got real damp inside like a terrarium after you noticed all this wetness going on where the inside of your windows completely fogged up like you've been sleeping in the car water droplets and all?
     
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    Wow you are actually using sentences now. Did your meth stash run out?

    I ended up getting a new touchscreen radio and it worked upon plugging it in. I had taken the radio out and inspected all cables and everything looked alright so I figured it was probably the radio that went bad. It had been giving me problems like the volume knob going crazy, and the display letters glitching out. So it made sense it completely stopped working.
     
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    Only weed buddy smoking weed for about 56 years now Not really like serious chemicals in me. But for the shop I still have MEK. And a bunch of the old chemicals that we can't buy anymore Tetrol lead etc. You know the stuff that really worked I kept good size stashes of it enough to last me until I'm done.
     
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    Wait a sec; Tom you are typing. (y)
     
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    AI Tom took over :)