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I have a 2011 Toyota Matrix XRS. When I turn the engine on, the screen for the stereo doesn't light up, and the power/volume button doesn't work - can't turn it off, and can't lower the volume. Super annoying as the volume is fairly high and it's tuned to a college radio station that is not what I want to be hearing about 80% of the time.

Is there a way to "reboot" the stereo? Seems to me like the stereo's software is in a bad state.

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  • Have you checked the msnual or asked the Dealer for a reset ?
    – Solar Mike
    Jan 29 at 20:51
  • I'll check the manual later. Wanted to avoid going to the dealer if possible
    – craig65535
    Jan 29 at 20:56
  • Welcome to Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair! You could try pulling fuse #25 on the underhood fuse panel and leaving it out for a few minutes. It is the fuse for the radio. There is a separate fuse for the amp, but you shouldn't need to worry about that. Jan 29 at 22:01
  • @Paulster2 That's the answer I would have posted, but your comment is much more concise and provides specifics. Isn't that an answer rather than a comment?
    – fred_dot_u
    Jan 30 at 1:34

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