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Old 07-19-2015, 02:15 PM   #1
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Changing out an Magnadyne 1.5 din to a double din radio

I have a 2003 H.R. VACATIONER with a 1.5 din radio (magnadyne) I wish to change to a double-din JVC. So far my problem is the interface of the Magnadyne coach wiring harness to the supplied connector that came with the JVC MODEL KW-R910BT. The instructions of using a sleeve mount are very vague. Any suggestions are appreciated.
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I just replaced the Magnadyne with a Pioneer 2din, which had the same colored wires, I just cutoff the Magnadyne connector and spliced the wires to the Pioneer connector.
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I just replaced the Magnadyne with a Pioneer 2din, which had the same colored wires, I just cutoff the Magnadyne connector and spliced the wires to the Pioneer connector.
X2 just replaced mine with a Pioneer as well. You will have to cut the plug off and splice wires. Pretty simple process as the color code on the wiring is the same.
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I have a 2003 H.R. VACATIONER with a 1.5 din radio (magnadyne) I wish to change to a double-din JVC. So far my problem is the interface of the Magnadyne coach wiring harness to the supplied connector that came with the JVC MODEL KW-R910BT. The instructions of using a sleeve mount are very vague. Any suggestions are appreciated.
You'll need a double din stereo dash kit to install your new radio. I purchased mine at carid.com, about $35.

You'll also need to increase the size of your dash opening. I traced around the dash kit once I received it. The width of the radio is the same its just the height you need to increase. I took equal amounts off the top and bottom of the dash so the new radio would remained centered.
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Old 07-20-2015, 01:05 PM   #5
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Mounting a double-din radio!

Well I suppose I need to clarify, the wiring harness is no problem (done many in the last fifty years. The cutting opening in the dash for the double-din is straight forward for an old U.S.Navy machinery repairman-MR, 1968-1972. My concern is these so called sleeve mounts, got one coming from Crutchfield that advisor say should work perfectly. When I get it will let all know how well it worked out.
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Should be pretty simple. Cut the dash so the sleeve will slide into the opening. Once in there are little tabs you bend outward to secure the sleeve to the dash. If it's not secure with just these little tabs use the bozo bar on the back of the radio. The bozo bar is the flat piece of metal about 12" long. Secure it to the back of the radio with the included screw and fasten other end to some point of the dash to stabilize the radio. You will probably have to bend the bozo bar.

I used to install radios in college at a shop for spending cash. That was 20+ years ago but radio manufacturers are still using same principal. Best of luck.

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