04-21-2012, 09:59 PM
My Aux port is starting to go in and out. I have switched cables thinking that was the problem but it isn't. I have read that this is a problem with Tundras and Sequoias. I just don't know how common. Anyone have this issue? How hard is it to switch the ports out? 2008 Sequoia without Nav.
04-23-2012, 12:36 PM
Simple to change out.
It's just held in place by tabs like all the other switches and has a single wire harness connector. Plug and play at its best. Cost is another thing all together. It's part number 86190-02010 (Adapter Assy, Stereo Jack No.1) and goes for about $85 each. No USB in that one right? (I think the one with USB is 86190-0C020 and is actually cheaper...go figure..but check first)
Before you open your wallet, pull the existing one out and take it apart. You can't kill it at this point right? It's all snap together and you'll find a very small printed circuit board with a couple surface mount resistors and the mini-jack which will slide out of the housing after you pop the cover off. Look at the solder joints for the mini-jack (where they're soldered to the circuit board). Chances are, you've broken one of these by putting too much mechanical stress on the jack (got the cord stuck and pulled too hard, etc). Find a soldering iron and reheat all the mini-jack solder joints, maybe add a little solder while you're at it. If the copper traces on the board have not broken, you've just fixed it. If you see a broken trace, take a razor blade and work the green coating off and then try to extend the solder across the break or make a little jumper out of some bare copper wire. If you've ever soldered anything, this is easier to do than say and you'll save $85.
04-23-2012, 02:12 PM
I popped the old one out and popped a new one in. I appreciate all the troubleshooting information. I paid for a new part rather than disecting due to time constraints. But I will take it apart when I get some time to see what the problem was. It was hit or miss on when it worked.
07-07-2012, 02:02 PM
One thing I recommend to everyone using the AUX/USB ports is to purchase a short splitter/port extender. Most online mobile audio vendors sell them. I picked up a 3" one for $4. This way you put the wear and tear on the splitter and not the factory port as you plug in your devices. I don't find it a problem to leave a 3" splitter plugged in permanently.