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Old 11-07-2010, 01:07 PM   #1
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Installing headphone jack

I replaced the factory wall unit that came with our trailer 5 years ago with an automotive radio. Now, I want to install a headphone jack so I can use some wireless speakers. Would like to listen to the radio while outside the unit.

So, here is the problem. How do you install a headphone jack on something that doesn't have one? I'm thinking that you just can't tap into the speaker wires with the jack. Installing an A/B switch between the speakers and the jack seems to be the way to do this.

I'm open for suggestions, comments, or rude remarks.

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A/B switch would be the best. That way you can shut off the inside speakers. Or depending on whether you are using all four speaker connections inside or not, you could simply wire two speakers for the front channels as inside and rear channel as outside. That way a simple fade would in effect turn off one set of speakers.
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Old 11-07-2010, 06:22 PM   #3
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A/B switch would be the best.
Thanks. I was looking on the back of one of the headphone jacks, and there didn't seem to be enough wires for left & right, Positive and negative. That is why I was thinking an A/B switch. My brother suggested that I get some marine speakers, cut out a couple of holes in the trailer, and mount some flush mount speakers like they do on the new Jayco Trailers. Good idea, however, no way to control sound.

Thanks again. I'm going to head off to my local car audio dealer and see what they have to offer. I'm hoping to get all the parts in one place.

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Actually I disconnected the speaker wires for the bedroom and hooked then to a pair of plugs for my outside speakers.
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