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Display Fixed - New Head Unit Not Needed

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010-2024)' started by UncleShorty, Nov 22, 2022.

  1. Nov 22, 2022 at 1:53 PM
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    UncleShorty

    UncleShorty [OP] New Member

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    About 4 weeks ago The display on my head unit began to flicker then went out all together. It then started working intermittently. The radio and all other controls worked, I just didn't have a display.

    The source of all knowledge, a google, didn't turn up anyone who had a similar problem successfully fixed. The few I found said all Toyota would do was replace the head unit for $1200 - $1500.

    So I took the unit to an electronics shop here in Spring, TX, SST Radio Repair. For less than $400 he fixed the thing.

    So a BIG shout out to Henry, the owner. If you're in the H-ton area and have an electronic problem. Call Henry @ 281.444.7070. He'll do you right!
     
    Toy4X4, TrueTexas, glwood54 and 2 others like this.
  2. Nov 22, 2022 at 9:00 PM
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    TrueTexas

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    @UncleShorty we are neighbors!!! Glad to know about SST radio repair if I ever need to use his services! Thanks
     
  3. Nov 22, 2022 at 10:59 PM
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    nova

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    Nice it was fixed. Did they tell you the issue?

    cheers
    Mike
     
  4. Nov 23, 2022 at 1:42 PM
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    UncleShorty

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    Yes he did. Inside the unit there is a coin type battery . It is not accessible unless the unit is removed & disassembled.

    The coin battery, failed and leaked onto the display circuit board. That knackered the connections from the display control board to the display. So he repaired the connection points and replaced the leaked on components.

    Guarenteed not to rust, bust, collect dust, bite the dog or chase the kids...

    And I'm $1100 to the good!
     
  5. Nov 23, 2022 at 1:46 PM
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    UncleShorty

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    TX, he's right off Cypresswood @ 45 in the first strip center behind the Chevron. If you get to Target you've gone too far.
     
  6. Nov 23, 2022 at 2:56 PM
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    Slopemaster

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    So we have a keep alive battery in our radio units?

    Wonder how long it lasts.
     
  7. Nov 23, 2022 at 8:08 PM
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    UncleShorty

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    I didn't ask, but it has to be a rechargeable battery. No regular coin cell could last that long - 2015 year model. Now I've got to see if I can google a schematic to satisfy my curiosity.
     

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