I just purchased a 2004 GX470 about a month ago. It has the Marc Levinson sound system with navigation, cassette radio unit with a multi-disc player in the glove box. When you push the Audio button the nav screen, all the screen says is "Audio Off" with no audio coming from the radio. When my lights are on at night, I noticed the radio unit itself is not illuminated which makes me believe I have a power issue possibly to the radio unit. After some research, I did come across the Service manual for the radio ( http://www.clublexus.com/forums/att...-toyota_kex-m8527-kex-m8727_servicemanual.pdf ).
If I put in a destination in the navigation, you can hear the audible instructions. If you push the other buttons on the nav screen, you can hear an audible tone at the press of the button. However, when you push the audio button, it just gives you the message "audio off". I brought a multimeter home from work the other night to check the power coming through the wiring harnesses and from what I could tell, I am not getting any power. (***Side note - I know enough to be dangerous but I do not claim to be a technician by any means and most of my information is from some engineering friends and YouTube...). I referenced the various pin positions in the radio service manual to know which ones to check. I also checked with the vehicle key turned to ACC mode and then also checked with the engine running. Both times, it didn't appear that I had any power coming through to the radio unit. I also checked the fuses and they all seemed to be fine.
I called one of the local car audio shops here in town that I received a good recommendation from and he basically said good luck and they wouldn't touch it with being OEM and knowing all the issues that the Marc Levinson system has had.
Has anyone else seen this issue? Any ideas on where the power would actually be coming from that feeds the radio head unit? The wire schematic is included on the service manual but it's tough to make heads or tails of it.
Thanks in advance for any responses.
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By Smooth Ride
Hey all, I went to replace my NAV DVD and got the infamous "will not eject issue". I searched and could not find any cure, so I uncovered my own.
First you will need to search online for the instructions on how to to find and expose the unit, once you have gotten the unit exposed, I would try to operate the eject slide several times while pushing in on the slide switch (you'll find out why later).
If this does not work you will have to remove the player face plate. I removed the entire unit and the bracket as well (you may not have to remove all this, but I did). What you are needing is the ability to remove the face plate. There were 4 wire pigtails in the back of my unit.
There are 2 tabs on top of the unit where the faceplate is snapped into place, push down on these with a flat blade screwdriver and gently pry the face plate away from the unit.Once you have the face plate off, to the left of the DVD opening you will see 2 micro-switches; one is a rocker and one push button. If you were to look at the back of the face plate while operating the eject slide switch, you will see that during this operation as the slide moves, it depresses both the rocker and the push button switches - this is what you need to replicate with your fingers. I simply plugged the wires back in the unit for power and used my fingers to operate the switches, bingo, opened right up; install the DVD and reinstall everything. You are now done.