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Old 04-28-2009, 08:20 PM   #1
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On my dash radio touch screen unit, if you select radio it only plays through the front set of speakers

if you load a DVD it plays like we are at the theater, GREAT all speakers work and the sub woofer puts in some base

if you turn off the dash unit and switch the winegard switch box to satellite then the only speakers that work are the ones on the Television

on my last rv you could select aux input on the radio dvd unit and it would play stereo sound through all the speakers, even if you were watching satelite feed

sooooo
what am i doing wrong
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Old 04-29-2009, 05:04 PM   #2
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Depends on your radio, and how it is wired. I have a similar problem with mine and the blue tooth. I think mine just needs another set of speakers. According to the wiring there are speaker wires for the 5.1 surround and then there is a set for what appears to be regular car stereo speakers. I haven't pulled the radio out yet but will. This may be a startng point for and hope it helps. My radio is a Jensen VM9022
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Old 04-29-2009, 06:11 PM   #3
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Good question. I don't think you are doing anything wrong. We want to be able to watch the rear camera while we listen to the radio or CD. Can't figure out how to accomplish. Tech said it was not possible to do this. I thnk it should be possible. When I turn on the turn signal, it will switch from GPS of radio to the side camera(s).

I presume you have the Jensen, GPS, radio, CD, DVD and rear/side camera unit like ours? 08 Essence
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Old 04-29-2009, 07:58 PM   #4
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Good question. I don't think you are doing anything wrong. We want to be able to watch the rear camera while we listen to the radio or CD. Can't figure out how to accomplish. Tech said it was not possible to do this. I thnk it should be possible. When I turn on the turn signal, it will switch from GPS of radio to the side camera(s).

I presume you have the Jensen, GPS, radio, CD, DVD and rear/side camera unit like ours? 08 Essence

ah there is a way to remove the microphone input, i received a wiring diagram today..and was advised it could be disconnected if wanted..i removed half of my dash today to find the camera switching unit, traced the correct wire to the stereo (orange), short story
i disconnected the audio OUT from the camera unit and guess what, when i turned the stereo on and actuated a turn signal i didn't get the earful of NOISE from outside, what i did get was an earful of hmmmmmmmmm static
so tomorrow i am going to disconnect the feed from the camera out back, it seems the radio is still looking for the audio input to see if it will go away, or maybe put a filtered switch in place to maybe turn on the microphone when we are parking and i need to hear the wife unit

moving forward
i did seal a few air holes and put a real water seal around the forward bcc bay
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"most" of the radio/GPS/CD/DVD players that are being installed in today's Motorcoaches are actually for SUV type vehicles at best. They are not really designed for the RV industry, hence why the different wiring going on with audio and video inputs (trying to adapt to components the were not intended to connect to). That is why we installed this system http://www.rvnavigation.com You may end up selling some of your existing components on eBay, but this one actually "works", and incorporates Garmin Street Pilot GPS along with Tire Pressure Monitoring on all the wheels of the coach plus the toad. It also plugs into the "BUS" electronics to monitor engine, water, trans temps along with many more items that will actually send an alarm on the screen when items become out of range. Does it cost a couple of bucks? Yes, but remember the seven "P's" .... prior proper planning prevents piss poor performance.
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"most" of the radio/GPS/CD/DVD players that are being installed in today's Motorcoaches are actually for SUV type vehicles at best. They are not really designed for the RV industry, hence why the different wiring going on with audio and video inputs (trying to adapt to components the were not intended to connect to). That is why we installed this system http://www.rvnavigation.com You may end up selling some of your existing components on eBay, but this one actually "works", and incorporates Garmin Street Pilot GPS along with Tire Pressure Monitoring on all the wheels of the coach plus the toad. It also plugs into the "BUS" electronics to monitor engine, water, trans temps along with many more items that will actually send an alarm on the screen when items become out of range. Does it cost a couple of bucks? Yes, but remember the seven "P's" .... prior proper planning prevents piss poor performance.
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On my VM9022 Jensen I do not get any noises when the cameras are activated. If my radio is playing then it continues to play, I do not get outside noise.
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My complaint is that the dash radio plays through the house speakers. And thus is hard to hear since those speakers are behind a wall from where I'm sitting

The assumption (You do recall how to remember the spelling of assume right -u-) is that you use the dash radio when sitting in the driver's seat. thus you don't NEED the back speakers... Right
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Oh, I'm NOT alone

Ran across this old thread and am so glad to know I'm not the only one with questions about the dash / Hula Hut interface to the rest of the interior. My unit (Damon Outlaw) had several dash radio related issues that cropped up during the first week. 1st, the unit would only work when the key was in the ACC position (that was fixed with simply switching to a power "on" pole on the ignition), the second was more detailed. The amp (mounted on the side wall on the left in the footwell) would become so hot that it would cut off power to the main dash unit - not to mention burning the heck out of my ankle when I brushed against it - that I really worried about an electrical fire. The dealer took a look at it, but couldn't replicate the problem. So, until we (or I) can figure that one out, I've kept using the dash unit to a minimum. Next, the sub woofer was set so that the bass rattled the walls even at low volume to the point that I suspect it must have been installed and tuned by a low-rider wanna be. Took me forever to find the proper balance using a combination of the amp buttons and in-dash controls. Finally, I still have NOT firgured out how to make the in dash / theater system interface work. This was an attractive selling point on the unit, so short of pulling the unit and tracing all the wiring, I'm just ignoring it for now. Somehow I suspect I'm going to find that there is no wiring to the dash unit and will have to start this one from scratch. My, hopefully last, observation is that this all appears to be focused on the in-dash unit. I - and from what I can see on the thread - the rest of you - are not having any problems with the rear / outside unit mounted in the rear (garage) area. That unit works just fine, has proper balance, and with the exception of the warranty related, multiple replacement, of the outside controller, works the way it was intended. I can see this is one of those things that is going to take a while to fine tune!

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"most" of the radio/GPS/CD/DVD players that are being installed in today's Motorcoaches are actually for SUV type vehicles at best. They are not really designed for the RV industry, hence why the different wiring going on with audio and video inputs (trying to adapt to components the were not intended to connect to). That is why we installed this system http://www.rvnavigation.com You may end up selling some of your existing components on eBay, but this one actually "works", and incorporates Garmin Street Pilot GPS along with Tire Pressure Monitoring on all the wheels of the coach plus the toad. It also plugs into the "BUS" electronics to monitor engine, water, trans temps along with many more items that will actually send an alarm on the screen when items become out of range. Does it cost a couple of bucks? Yes, but remember the seven "P's" .... prior proper planning prevents piss poor performance.
We installed this system and are really pleased with it. It was pricey but OEM kept telling us there were no updates for the Jensen unit which made the decision easy. It came with color cameras which add some clarity. We added the additional monitor on the passenger side and with the remote control my roommate can set the GPS, etc, etc. I really like the tire pressure sensing system that is included. All in all a nice upgrade from the Jensen.
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