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High pitched static-like squeal

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by Solenya, Jun 21, 2022.

  1. Jun 21, 2022 at 10:05 PM
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    Solenya

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    It’s a 2011 SR5. Just about everything stock. just over 180K miles


    It's definitely an electronic noise, not the alternator, or brakes or a bearing. I know what those sound like. It's coming from inside the cab, even with the radio turned off. Just started the other day. All the gauges are working properly and it's running and driving the same as it always did. I just replaced the battery, which was so dead that it wouldn't even start with the charger on it. Would only read 10.31 volts. New battery, and it fired right up, but that first day after, the stereo was acting funny, like it was only running the passenger front and driver rear speaker, or no sound at all. Then this morning on the way down to Denver, after driving for about forty minutes, I got a couple big blasts of static, which continued even after I turned off the stereo, which then after a few seconds turned into the crackly, high-pitched squeal that I got to listen to all the way home. Did I somehow cook the stereo trying to charge that dead battery?
     
  2. Jun 22, 2022 at 9:38 AM
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    Thatbassguy

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    Is it the stock stereo?

    I can't imagine how charging the battery would fry it.
     
  3. Jun 22, 2022 at 9:55 AM
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    Captain Spalding

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    It’s got to be a short somewhere. Does it happen with all the speakers?
     
  4. Jun 22, 2022 at 5:34 PM
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    Solenya

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    It is the stock stereo and I can only hear it coming from the front.
     
  5. Jun 22, 2022 at 5:40 PM
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    SR5 Limited

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    That’s about how long they last.
     
  6. Jun 22, 2022 at 5:57 PM
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    Solenya

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    Any idea on how to disable it? is there a fuse I can pull?
     

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