I just bought a new 2004 Sienna, and it seemed to me that I can do better buying the DVD system after market, than getting it from the dealer.
An installer in my neighborhood put in a LCD screen, a player in the glove compartment, and somewhere deep behind the glove compartment a FM Modulator.
The problem is the system sounds like Sh*t. I have to put the volume way up, almost full blast to hear the DVD player, and it's really muffled. The installer tells me that's the way it is with FM Modulators. I just don't believe it. With the volume at full, I get a clicking sound in the background too.
I suggested to the professional installer that the antenna is in the back, and the FM modulator probably can't be buried deep in the front. Toyota put the antenna in the rear right window next to the third row seats.
Do you think that is the problem?
The installer says he's going to try a different brand FM Modulator, because I think at this point he doesn't want to take the time to run the FM Modulator all the way to the back of the van.
I'm going back there on Tuesday (4 days from this post). I need to go in there with something to say. The guy did a really neat job, but it has to sound good.