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Old 03-04-2016, 12:56 PM   #1
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2016 Forester rooftop satellite prewire diagram

OK I give up on the search function of this forum. I know I have seen the prewire diagram on this board but can't find it. Brian or Joshua posted it. I want to install a rooftop satellite and know there is a box on the roof that is prewired. On my unit a 2801 the spot where the satellite box would go is the TV radio area above the door. I can find where you plug the HDMI out from box to TV. I cannot locate the coax that is prewired from roof. Is it just loose behind the radio? Josh could you help me out and possibly repost the sat diagrams so I can print out and have an old fashion hard copy? I don't have the old style coax plate with a jumper.
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Old 03-04-2016, 01:12 PM   #2
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I suggest you look up the posts of those two to find the thread..just click on their screen name
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Old 03-04-2016, 01:34 PM   #3
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Here you go
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Old 03-04-2016, 02:02 PM   #4
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Awesome thank you!!
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Old 03-04-2016, 07:57 PM   #5
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I asked awhile back was told there was a pre-wired box on the roof. I couldn't find it and was later told my model didn't have the rooftop pre-wire. Hope yours does.


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Old 03-04-2016, 08:10 PM   #6
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Haven't been up there yet still snow covered but there is a spot for coax and hdmi hookup with power for a satellite receiver in my rig
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Old 03-04-2016, 08:13 PM   #7
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I'm gonna go off topic a bit. I need to go with Direct TV cause I want the YES network to watch Yankee games. Yes I'm a Yankee fan. Direct TV states.this is an HD channel. Since RV equipment will only have SD can you still receive HD channels in SD quality
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Sheet 5 is similar to what I have on my 2016 2401W MBS. There is only 1 wall plate to connect satellite dish next to the HDMI connection for the large TV in front. The blue coax only goes to the roof next to the fantastic fan. There is no continuity between both ends. The coax is dead. I pulled the plastic sleeve out of the ceiling for the fan and verified the blue cable went to the roof. I found the blue coax to be nicked pretty bad. Not sure if it is bad enough to kill the entire cable. There is no way to replace the coax without destroying the ceiling. There is no way I'm taking it to the dealer for warranty.I don't want to get on the roof to connect my portable dish anyhow. I decided to use the port next to the front door which also has a 12 volt connector to power my winegard carryout which I bought used for $200. I disconnected the TV coax from that port and ran a new coax from there under cabinets, through a wire chase up next to fridge, and over behind the microwave and another cabinet to where the receiver will be. After all was done, it works great. Another lesson learned about not receiving ownership until all is known about your new rig.
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OK got up on roof today. No prewire box near fan or any other place on roof. Is it possible the wire is under the box that has the jack antenna wire coming from it. I definitely have the sat hookup inside the unit. It's in a cabinet above door and also has HDMI port to TV. Anybody with first hand knowledge of installing satellite with no separate box on roof.

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Old 03-23-2016, 07:43 PM   #10
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Lou,

Those MBS diagrams also show connecting the satellite receiver thru the park cable TV input. Look at Pages 7 and 9. If you do not have a connector on the roof you maybe able to use your cable TV input as well.
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