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Old 11-26-2012, 12:36 PM   #11
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You could always install a speaker switch to disconnect the outside speakers completely when you want. Looks like you have plenty of room around around the stereo to mount one.
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:10 PM   #12
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Speaker Switch

We have a 38FL with the same radio - and same fader issue. The bigger issue for me is if I want to turn on the radio, and the kids have played with the fader, it is possible to turn it on and not know the outside speakers are on when it is early/late....

I am planning on installing a switch like this one to switch between speakers.

Easily select between two sets of speakers! For in-wall speaker wire up to 14 AWG.

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Old 11-27-2012, 11:12 PM   #13
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Thanks, I will install a switch, that will solve the issue.
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:44 AM   #14
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I am starting think that it works like in a car, where you can switch from front to back using the FADER.
That looks like the same stereo we have in our camper, and that is exactly how it works. Our outside speakers do turn completely off when you use the fader.
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:53 AM   #15
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Ah, put a switch on one of the leads to each speaker- i did that to my subwoofer inside 'cause couldn't stand all the base in some instances and it works great.
IE: each speaker should have 2 wires running to it Black/red & black/grey-- put a switch on the red and one on the grey.
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:19 AM   #16
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Just go to Radio Shack and get an On/Off toggle switch like this Toggle Switch with On/Off Label Plate : Toggle Switches | RadioShack.com
Cut one wire (doesn't matter which one). Attach cut wire to swtch and your good to go.
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:51 PM   #17
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The Factory said they were having an interference problem if they used a secondary switch to control the speakers outside and it was causing a buzzing in the sound
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:00 PM   #18
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If they were having an interference problem using a speaker switch, then there is a ground issue.

Correction to my earlier post:
Depending on how the speakers are wired, the is either a single ground or a ground for each speaker. If a single ground then you would put the switch inline there. If dual grounds you would need to use an A/B switch. Sory for the confusion.
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It is also best to use an impedance matching switch. Disconnecting speakers from a radio output can risk the final amplifier in the radio - they can overheat and burnout if there is no load on the channel. This maybe the reason CC was having feedback/humming on the inside channel if they were using just a switch to disconnect outside speakers.

This is not super-critical as it could be done with a regular switch, but I have ordered the switch below and waiting for it to come in.. then will install it between the inside/outside speakers. Will put a dummy load on the "rear" speaker outputs and use the switch on the "front" speakers between outside and inside.

In-Wall A-B Speaker Selector Switch - White - Inserts & Wallplates (Decorative)
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:23 PM   #20
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Ok recieved the speaker switch today...

Switch will be installed right where the velcro strip is located.



Backside of switch - wire connections go here.


Front side - can have inside (A) on, outside (B) on, or Both.

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