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Old 09-18-2011, 08:13 PM   #1
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Replaced in dash radio, need help w/ trouble shooting

My DH replaced our '95 Southwind's in dash radio with a Dual brand XD6320 cd/radio/mp3 player. My DH is usually really good with electronics and I'd rather have him doing the install than take it in for someone else to do the install.

Anyhoo when DH was finished with the install we fired up the RV and the radio sounded great! Us and the kids were jamming!
After about 5 minutes the radio went dead, no power. DH re-looked at everything he did (wiring) and checked the trouble shooting tips on the manual ( and still no power. Thinking he might have fried the unit we used the 2nd one we bought (CD player went out in our 15 pass van and we gotta have tunes ) and hooked it up. Still nothing, no power.

Can anyone suggest anything that we might be missing? Could always use another second opinions! How different would an RV install be from a regular car/van?

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Sounds like a chassis fuse for the radio has blown. Also check the ground connection. Test radio by connecting directly to battery with a fused wire.
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Old 09-18-2011, 08:33 PM   #3
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Make sure you have 12 volts to both the red and yellow wires with the switch on.
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Old 09-18-2011, 08:41 PM   #4
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Thanks John Hilley and 38 special! DH is very thankful for this advice!!
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Old 09-18-2011, 08:48 PM   #5
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Normally the red lead goes directly, through a fuse, to the battery and the yellow lead goes through a fuse to the ignition switch. Since it worked for a few minutes those are probably hooked up properly so what I would expect is the original fuse for the radio was too small for the new high powered radio. If you find that fuse blown then the best thing to do would be to run a new heavier wire to the battery as the old wire is also probably too small.
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Thanks Texnet!
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The radio spec says it uses a 10 amp fuse near radio.
The feed wire from a fuse panel maybe fused with a smaller fuse on the panel.
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Old 09-21-2011, 09:57 AM   #8
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thank you 007!

DH hasn't had time to check things yet. I will update as soon as he does. We are debating taking the MH out this weekend.
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