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Old 12-23-2015, 10:03 PM   #337
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Had to add a switch to kill power to the unit, since I am not wiring it through the ignition. Just pushing the off button turns the unit off but it stays warm and causes the fan to run.
Still cleaning up wires and messes. I found these 4 wires connected to the rear 4 speakers, which I separated. Any clue what they could have been for ?
its the red,white,light blue and light green ones
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Old 12-24-2015, 07:50 AM   #338
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Had to add a switch to kill power to the unit, since I am not wiring it through the ignition. Just pushing the off button turns the unit off but it stays warm and causes the fan to run.
Still cleaning up wires and messes. I found these 4 wires connected to the rear 4 speakers, which I separated. Any clue what they could have been for ?
its the red,white,light blue and light green ones
Peter, I'm a little confused now. I thought you had the rear speakers working. If so how could these 4 wires also becoming from the speakers?
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Old 12-24-2015, 07:53 AM   #339
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Peter, I'm a little confused now. I thought you had the rear speakers working. If so how could these 4 wires also becoming from the speakers?
I separated the rear 4 speakers and at the same time found these 4 additional wires to be connected to that circuit
These additional wires do not power any of the rear speakers.
I could imagine that they were at some time external speaker connections ??
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Old 12-24-2015, 08:16 AM   #340
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Have you looked in your owners manual. I seem to remember the manual had extensive wiring diagrams for the sound system which surprised me since they seemed to leave out all sorts of other more important information!

I'll browse through the 84 310 manual that I have and see if it has what I remember.

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Peter, this is what I was able to find in the 310 service manual for the Sony installation. Note the comments on the second page.
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Peter, I keep forgetting to ask. Did you figure out a way to support the back end of the radio?

If not I have an idea that might help.

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Old 12-24-2015, 10:43 AM   #343
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Thanks for the diagram, Brad.
The issue with connecting speakers together as they did in the factory is that it changes the OHM. The new system requires 4 ohms only. That's why I went through the trouble to separate them deep under the dash.
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Thanks for the diagram, Brad.
The issue with connecting speakers together as they did in the factory is that it changes the OHM. The new system requires 4 ohms only. That's why I went through the trouble to separate them deep under the dash.
Yeah I understood why you were re-wiring. I was hoping the documents might shed light on the wiring coming from the rear speakers that you were asking about.

I haven't sorted the speaker wiring on my Argosy as yet so that ought to be an interesting challenge
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Old 12-24-2015, 01:01 PM   #345
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Peter, I keep forgetting to ask. Did you figure out a way to support the back end of the radio?

If not I have an idea that might help.

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Yes I did. Since i am keeping the Sony amp above and its fastened with a strong bracket to the dash, I can tie the 2 together, I think. Lots and lots of wires to have to deal with and the Jensen wants good ventilation.
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Good idea. I won't have that option on my Argosy but I think I've got a solution that will work.

Glad the radio is working out

Merry Christmas!

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Peter, when you have an opportunity would you mind snapping a couple of pictures giving a side view of the radio when the screen is retracted and also when the screen is up and in position. I'd like to see how much room is behind the screen when its extended (open). The dash top on my Argosy sticks out past the aluminum extrusion some so I'd like to see what kind of interference I might have.

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Old 12-24-2015, 05:21 PM   #348
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Peter, when you have an opportunity would you mind snapping a couple of pictures giving a side view of the radio when the screen is retracted and also when the screen is up and in position. I'd like to see how much room is behind the screen when its extended (open). The dash top on my Argosy sticks out past the aluminum extrusion some so I'd like to see what kind of interference I might have.

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Yes, Brad, happy to do so once I install it for real. Keep on finding stuff I have to do, like these Flexible Air hoses waiting to short stuff out. I also have to wire all the way to back for the camera and "whilst" I was doing that I ran another wire for a compressor light on the dash. At least I will know when the compressor is running continuously.
Just thought about your dash issue. You could always pivot the radio a little when you install the first bracket.
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Wow, that hose is badley deteriorated, I don't think I've seen one that bad before.

Have you bought your rear view camera already? If so what did you get?

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Old 12-25-2015, 09:27 AM   #350
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Wow, that hose is badley deteriorated, I don't think I've seen one that bad before.

Have you bought your rear view camera already? If so what did you get?

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No, didn't decide on the camera yet, just did the pre wiring

I must be easy to get Christmas presents for me (Airstream Motorhomes were the only way to go after VW micro busses)
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