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Old 12-12-2013, 10:53 AM   #1
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RCA cable in wall

I have a bad DVD cable (RCA) from the Magnadyne to the TV. I am assuming the cable is sealed in the wall and not passing through a conduit. Is there anyway to replace the cable without tearing the wall apart?
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What makes you think he cable is bad? What's it doing?
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I'm not familiar with your setup, but have done lot's of cable runs in my time. If you can see both ends of the current cable, tape the new cable to one end and use the original as a pull cord. Try to tape the cables in such a way as to allow them to slide over any obstacles- avoid blunt ends/ try to use the tape to create a pointed profile at the connectors. Hope this helps.
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The DVD will not play to the tv through the normal cable in the wall. Will play when hooked up with a RCA cable run from the source to the TV. I would try pulling the wire like you would for a normal run, but I think all of the wires are tied or seal in the outside wall of the RV.
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The DVD will not play to the tv through the normal cable in the wall. Will play when hooked up with a RCA cable run from the source to the TV. I would try pulling the wire like you would for a normal run, but I think all of the wires are tied or seal in the outside wall of the RV.
Pull on both ends and see if it will move.
If it does not move do you want your cable run along the floor or on the wall?


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I'm not familiar with your setup, but have done lot's of cable runs in my time. If you can see both ends of the current cable, tape the new cable to one end and use the original as a pull cord. Try to tape the cables in such a way as to allow them to slide over any obstacles- avoid blunt ends/ try to use the tape to create a pointed profile at the connectors. Hope this helps.
Or instead of taping the cables together, just get a connector and screw them together.
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Mikegjax....first and foremost, thank you for your service to our country.

Now your cable, if you have an ohm meter/continuity tester you can test the RCA cable you think is defective. (If you don't know how to do this, send me a PM and I'll get back to you with instructions...it's really simple.) Next, check the end connectors very closely. You may have one that has pulled loose from the copper wire and you could pick one up at Radio Shack and just put a new connector on the wire. If all else fails, like Dustman said, it's not real hard to use the old cable as a pull string and pull in a new cable...IF you can get any movement out of the old cable. My guess, like you, is that it is sandwiched in the wall or simply held unmovable because of how the RV was built. If you can get the old cable to move, I would also recommend that you remove the RCA connectors from the new cable you are trying to fish in the wall...you will never fish it with the connectors on the end of the wire. Again, go to Radio Shack and by some connectors that you can crimp on once you fish the wire.
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Or instead of taping the cables together, just get a connector and screw them together.
I don't think it's coax - I think they're RCA connectors:


Not sure what you could screw together.
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Mikegjax....first and foremost, thank you for your service to our country.

Now your cable, if you have an ohm meter/continuity tester you can test the RCA cable you think is defective. (If you don't know how to do this, send me a PM and I'll get back to you with instructions...it's really simple.) Next, check the end connectors very closely. You may have one that has pulled loose from the copper wire and you could pick one up at Radio Shack and just put a new connector on the wire. If all else fails, like Dustman said, it's not real hard to use the old cable as a pull string and pull in a new cable...IF you can get any movement out of the old cable. My guess, like you, is that it is sandwiched in the wall or simply held unmovable because of how the RV was built. If you can get the old cable to move, I would also recommend that you remove the RCA connectors from the new cable you are trying to fish in the wall...you will never fish it with the connectors on the end of the wire. Again, go to Radio Shack and by some connectors that you can crimp on once you fish the wire.
Here's a connector I found at Radio Shack (They have several kinds). I read some of the reviews..of course pro and con. One commercial guy said he has use thousands of them with few issues. Anyway, they look pretty simple to use if 1) you find a defective connector on your cable and/or 2) you remove the connectors on a new cable so you can fish it through the wall.

Phono Plug (6-Pack) : Phono Plugs | RadioShack.com
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On my 2012 Solera "S", there are five RCA cables between the radio/dvd player in the dash and the TV. Four are audio - two TV outputs to the radio and two TV inputs from the radio/dvd. From your description, it sounds like the fifth cable - the video (yellow) cable - is the problem. I would try substituting one of the audio cables for the video cable. Other than color, I don't think these cables are really any different. The cables connecting the radio output to the TV are not particularly valuable - who wants to listen to the radio or the sound from a dvd on the (tiny) TV speaker?

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