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Old 03-11-2013, 06:25 PM   #1
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Radio Question

I was wondering if there is a way to completely shut off the radio in the front of my coach? It is Jenson model #VR182. I have a Canyon Star 3641. Even when the coach is off and not plugged in the clock stays on with a blue light behind it. I was also wondering if the radio runs off of the house battery or the engine? Any help would be appreciated.


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Old 03-11-2013, 07:13 PM   #2
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The radio is wired thru the house batteries and the only way to cut power to the display is to either wire in a switch on the main power feed to the radio or shut off your main battery switch which would also cut 12V power to the rest of your coach as well.

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Old 03-11-2013, 07:35 PM   #3
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call jensen and ask them what they think about it. 1-800-323-4815. jensen was bought out by audiovox.
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I know this problem b/c it normally isn't a problem. lol In your case it is b/c it's just sucking the battery down. When some people hook up the wires from your stereo to the truck, (just talking about a normal radio install here) you can hook the radio/clock/screen or etc. to the battery directly, or you can hook it up to a 12V like most do. Now in your case it is hooked up directly. Just need to pull the stereo and hook the stereo back up correctly and check your wires out to connect it to a 12V.

If that isn't it, then idk whats wrong. But it seems that it would just be hooked up directly to the battery.

When I was in high school we used to hook the stereos up directly b/c we sat in our cars in the parking lot and didn't want to turn the key to use the stereo in our vehicles. Hope this helps anyone. ..id call them and ask them about it.
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:34 PM   #4
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Thanks for your help. If I am hooked up to shore power is it still draining the house battery?
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:45 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Logrady View Post
Thanks for your help. If I am hooked up to shore power is it still draining the house battery?
On your Canyon Star when you're hooked up to shore power you are charging the coach battery with the converter and the engine battery thru the BIRD.
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I asked the factory about the radio, as my coach does the same thing. On my radio, which is a clarion, a long hold on the source selector powers it 'down' but not completely off.

I was also told that there is an entire fuse panel of 12v that continues to draw power from the house batteries even with the disconnect engaged.


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