I have a 2001 Tundra. A few years ago, the factory radio quit. I took it to a local auto accessory shop, and they put in an aftermarket radio afer telling me it was too expensive to fix the factory one. It worked fine, but I never liked it. I was at their shop recently, and mentioned that I wish I had my factory radio working. They gave me the name of a radio repair shop out of town that is good. I took my radio to them, they checked it out, and told me,“it works. It must be the amplifer.” (The afermarket radio does not use the factory amplifer). So, I went to the junkyard and purchesed a used amplifer. The original shop put in the used amplifer and the factory radio and it worked. In fact, it worked so well that the radio continued to play after I shut off the truck and took out the key. At that moment, neither one of us had time to play with it.
My truck sat for a week, with the radio off, and when I tried to start it, the battery was dead. No lights were on an anything like that. So, I called the junkyard and told them that the amp was bad. He, of course, doesn’t want to buy that idea, and tells me the shop that installed it did something wrong. so, I went back to the shop, and they tell me it is just plug-and-play. There is no way they messed it up. To further confuse the issue, they put my original amp back in with the factory radio, and it worked, but still continued to play after the truck is shut off. I assume it was slowly draining the battery, but that takes a while to tell, and they weren’t in the mood to mess with it any more. They put the aftermarket radio back in and it works as it should.
The junkyard is not going to give me my money back because they gave me the part I ordered, and because it is electronic, they will replace it but not refund.
Anyone have any idea what is going on?