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Old 04-17-2014, 08:32 PM   #15
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Pioneer radio reception

I have a new 30ft Flying Cloud with the Pioneer radio. I have zero am reception and very little fm reception. I've made certain the local/distance switch is in the off position and also pulled the radio to check the connections but still have no reception. Is anyone having the same problem with the Pioneer unit? Any thoughts for a fix before I return to the dealer for warranty repair?
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Old 04-17-2014, 08:37 PM   #16
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It sounds like a problem with the antenna connection. if you have access to a portable fm radio antenna try it. If it works then you know something is loose somewhere, perhaps at the antenna end?
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Old 04-17-2014, 09:01 PM   #17
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There is a way to turn off the display on the Pioneer. You will have to carefully read the owner's manual that is in your bag that came with the trailer. The first new Airstream that came in with the Pioneer was placed in the showroom, and it only took 45 minutes to figure out how to turn the demo display off. And I work on these trailers daily.
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Here are the directions from my 2014 Pioneer unit's manual on how to turn the display off. Good at least for models X7600-X9600

Turning the display on or off
Press and hold MIX/DISP OFF until the display turns on or off.

If an unwanted display appears
turn off the unwanted display using the procedures listed below.

1 Press M.C. to display the main menu
2 Turn M.C. to change the menu option and press to select SYSTEM
3 Turn M.C. to display DEMO OFF and press to select
4 Turn M.C. to switch to YES
5 Press M.C. to select.
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Old 04-17-2014, 09:32 PM   #19
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Don't know but I will say that I prefer the Pioneer units and it was the highest rated brand in a showdown for feature and performance in consumer electronics in the mid and upper model range. That said, regardless of brand, it needs to work for you- the controls, etc. The WORST radio I ever had was in a Mercedes. Small toggles and buttons everywhere took forever to punch in a station that was not programmed. I am sure some of you know the radio I share about- made in Mexico for MB in their 80's models, Becker, see below:
While most Mercedes in the '70s and into the early '80s had a "Becker Mexico" AM-FM-cassette stereo, I'm pretty sure the "Mexico" model was made in Germany with the rest of Becker's product line, including the "Grand Prix" pictured.
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While most Mercedes in the '70s and into the early '80s had a "Becker Mexico" AM-FM-cassette stereo, I'm pretty sure the "Mexico" model was made in Germany with the rest of Becker's product line, including the "Grand Prix" pictured.
Probably, I just remember when pulling the radio (it quit working) all those many years ago it had Mexico - 24 years ago, wow! I should have realized with the complicated controls (as with BMW radios as well) it was German! Loved the cars disliked the radios- very non-intuitive as to my point. So, wrong model pictured, country of origin corrected. Thanks. I remember someone once wrote a humorous story in an auto magazine about a bimmer radio-another push button ordeal.
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BTW, what type of dog is in your avatar DKB SATX? I can only remember terrier.
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BTW, what type of dog is in your avatar DKB SATX? I can only remember terrier.
Trudy is a 55-lb Bull Terrier. Same breed as the Target dog, Spuds McKenzie, and Patton's dog Willie (among others of course).
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Yes, apparently beginning with the 2014's.
My 2014 has the Sony.
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My 2014 has the Sony.
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We got in two 2014s on the same day, one had the Sony, the other the Pioneer. I think they used the Sonys until they ran out, then switched, since the one with the Sony had a VIN a couple numbers lower than the Pioneer-equipped unit.
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I was hoping I was not the only one with this flashing display problem (on the pioneer). I read the manual front to back, did what it said... Something about the Illumination setting and turning off the effect. No go. I will try again with the directions listed above.

Also wondering how to turn off the bedroom speakers. I see no "A/B" speaker option. Any know how to choose which speakers?
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Also wondering how to turn off the bedroom speakers. I see no "A/B" speaker option. Any know how to choose which speakers?
Generally with an automotive stereo you'll have a control to "fade" (or balance) front to rear. With modern ones it's often under audio settings right after the left-to-right balance.
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I was hoping I was not the only one with this flashing display problem (on the pioneer). I read the manual front to back, did what it said... Something about the Illumination setting and turning off the effect. No go. I will try again with the directions listed above.

Also wondering how to turn off the bedroom speakers. I see no "A/B" speaker option. Any know how to choose which speakers?
Well your not alone. I just got a 2014 FC 25 with the same equipment and have the same issue as you
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