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gjetson

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Radio Replacement
« on: July 30, 2017, 02:42:29 PM »
I have a 2005 Winnebago 33' voyage. I want to replace my current radio. It works fine but I need to have a accessories jack for my Sirius satellite. Is there a radio that will replace the current radio one for one. I thought that the radio that was in it had a jack on the back side, but the line that was plugged into goes to a light next to my antenna warning light on the dash, I can't figure that one out? Thanks in advance.

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Re: Radio Replacement
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2017, 02:57:39 PM »
The radio in my 2005 Winnebago Voyage 38 J has pigtails with RCA plugs for audio input.  I bought an adapter and am able to connect my cellphone to the radio.  Perhaps, you have a different radio.
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gjetson

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Re: Radio Replacement
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2017, 03:22:10 PM »
I also have those on the back of my radio but I wasn't sure if I could plug my Car adapter Sirius Sat adapter to those leads. I was thinking that they were for audio out. I'll have to try that. The adapter at Best Buy is only $10, cheaper than buying a new radio if it works.

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Re: Radio Replacement
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2017, 03:54:47 PM »
Try Crutchfield. They may have something to your liking.
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Re: Radio Replacement
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2017, 04:07:56 PM »
Your radio might be the really oddball 1.5 DIN size like the Horzion/Vectra (circa 2004-7). You can get a 1.5 DIN adapter plate or some have made the opening 2 DIN size.

Search this Winnie board for radio or DIN or 1.5 DIN.
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Re: Radio Replacement
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2017, 06:19:50 PM »
There's a few 1.5 DIN head units out there but not that many compared to 1 or 2 DIN.
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Re: Radio Replacement
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2017, 06:35:27 PM »
Yep. That one I linked to was the only one Crutchfield lists. OP would probably do better with a single DIN and adapter as you suggested.
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Re: Radio Replacement
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2017, 09:30:27 PM »
... but the line that was plugged into goes to a light next to my antenna warning light on the dash, I can't figure that one out? Thanks in advance.

I suspect that 'light' is actually an infrared receiver for your radio remote on the steering wheel.
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Re: Radio Replacement
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2017, 06:56:57 AM »
^^ Exactly correct ^^
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Re: Radio Replacement
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2017, 08:38:46 AM »
To convert the 1.5 DIN space to a 1 DIN space you can buy a Magnadyne (overpriced) adapter kit  here:

http://magnadyne.com/magnadyne-m99xxsdkit-class-a-rv-radio-mounting-adapter-kit/

They have a PDF file with instructions that includes the wiring scheme and how to remove and install.

Before you buy a 1 DIN radio make sure it will fit, a newer radio has a lot of components added to the back so it might be too long for the space you have! (Yes I bought one that was too long, lesson learned)
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Re: Radio Replacement
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2017, 09:51:34 AM »
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Re: Radio Replacement
« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2017, 11:57:37 AM »
When I replaced a radio I found some of the displays could only be viewed from above.  If radio is above eye level I could not see the display.

Something to be aware of.

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Re: Radio Replacement
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