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Old 10-08-2014, 11:23 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by tomckeon View Post
Ours only works with the key in "on" or "ACC" position however, since the key switch appears to be a GM product the key will come out in any position. so if you really wanted to, you could leave it in ACC and take the keys out. (watching battery drain). Our bedroom switch only controls the rear speakers. When we are parked, we typically use the DVD/CD/Tuner surround system rather than the dash system.
This makes sense to me...why would you want to listen to the dash radio when you have DVD/CD/Tuner surround system? I'm guessing that the manual just wasn't updated to reflect this. I'll use the dash radio while driving but use the surround sound when parked....

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Old 10-09-2014, 01:25 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by 777 Driver View Post
Our maid has accidentally repositioned that switch when she was making the bed. That will turn off the dash radio.

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Old 10-09-2014, 01:44 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by D Barber View Post
Hi, the fix is fairly simple depending on your skillset with 12 volt power. Go to the front run bay and find an empty fuse location on the portion of the main board that is marked non-switched. Pull a single #12 wire up to the area by your left knee then extend it to the area behind the radio. Determine which wire is the current switched power wire to your radio either red or black and cut the wire and join it to the new wire run from the front run bay. The current ground should not have to be touched. Install a new fuse on the new fuse location, 15 amp, and your fix should allow your radio to play any time.
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Your solution would energize the switched side of the radio feed, ignition on or off.

My RV has a double throw, single pole switch in the dash. One way, the power is switched by the ignition switch and chassis battery. The other position powers radio from the house batteries and allows use of the radio when parked. It's not complicated, connect center pole of the switch to the radio 12 v (+) then one of the other poles to switched ignition 12 v (+) (radio feed) and the third pole to a fused 12 v (+) from chassis battery.

I also found that the 2 ceiling speakers that were about 5 feet behind driver/co-pilot seat (front speakers) and the two ceiling speakers in the bedroom (rear speakers) just didn't give good sound when traveling. I installed two good Sony speakers under the dashboard, left and right, and installed a double pole, double throw switch in a blank dashboard spot. Now the under dash speakers are the front speakers, the living room ceiling are rear speakers. A flip of the switch turns off the under dash speakers and turns on the bedroom speakers. Now wife can read on the bed and I can listen to radio in living room without disturbing her.


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