Replacing the Magnadyne M9900CDS
I'm about to replace the OEM Magnadyne 9900 on our 2006 Journey but before I start the job I'd like to hear experiences from the iRV2 Consortium who have also performed this transition. I have acquired a Kenwood DPX501BT from a friend who upgraded his Kenwood audio system to one that includes navigation made by the same manufacturer. The radio is new and was removed and replaced by the dealer before my friend took delivery of his 2017 motor home. I compared the wiring between the Magnadyne and Kenwood and they are identical in speaker, ignition, 12v, and ground color coding, but I doubt if the plug receptacle configuration is the same and will no doubt need splicing. The aux inputs are in different locations but there are RCA plugs on the rear of the Kenwood for base and sub woofer speakers. It appears the Magnadyne is supported in the rear by a bracket and the Kenwood also has provisions for the same. The Kenwood also came with a new mounting sleeve, trim collar, etc. My question is has anyone replaced their Magnadyne with the same Kenwood? Any fitment issues or other problems or concerns I should be aware of? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance,
2006 Winnebago Journey 36GSE; 2014 CRV; Blue Ox; SMI AF-1