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Old 04-13-2014, 08:28 PM   #1
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2013 Clipper 17FQ Stereo Wiring

Just an observation...

Our clipper's stereo is wired to the left speakers are inside and rights are outside. Is this normal?

How difficult would it be to swap the wire feeds to where the outside is the rear speakers and inside the front? At least that way, we'd get both channels of stereo inside AND out. Any chance the stereo is easy to remove?

If it's a difficult process, I won't mess with it. Being an audio guy, this just bugs me.
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You just got this right? I never saw whether this was used or not. If new, let the dealer fix it. If used/no warranty, did you get a manual for the stereo? Does it say how to pull it?

If not, find the model and go on-line and search for anything (manual, others experiences) on how to remove. Heck, might even be on Youtube. Hopefully though, someone here can help. Or try a couple of the other RV forums out there.

What stereo is it?
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Usually, as in my case, the wiring problem is at the back of the radio. If new, the radio will have a manual with wiring diagrams, if not, just dismount the radio and try different speaker wiring configurations until you get it right. Usually the front speakers will either have a right, left and common ground, or separate grounds. Rear will be the same way. My coachmen had different colored wires going to each set of speakers. Came wired wrong from the factory. Dealer fixed it.
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Old 04-13-2014, 10:23 PM   #4
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Just an observation...

Our clipper's stereo is wired to the left speakers are inside and rights are outside. Is this normal?

How difficult would it be to swap the wire feeds to where the outside is the rear speakers and inside the front? At least that way, we'd get both channels of stereo inside AND out. Any chance the stereo is easy to remove?

If it's a difficult process, I won't mess with it. Being an audio guy, this just bugs me.
Mine had one speaker inside and one outside playing if it was faded front or rear. All it did was change which ones were playing.
You should have a bag with the manual for the radio and the removal tools in it. As far as easy to fix, that depends on what you call easy.
On mine the radio would not pull out with the tools. So I opened the right door on the cabinet and gently pried the panel inside off. It was only 4 staples. I used some small screws to put it back in. They had put a back support strap on the radio and it was screwed to the cabinet. No wonder it wouldn't come out! None of the wires from the speakers are marked so you have to figure out what goes where and then wire it up to suit you. Mine is now outside fronts and inside rears.
So now I can turn off the ones outside and not bother anyone!
Good luck!
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