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Old 06-24-2021, 06:21 AM   #1
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Speaker Zones

I have a Ď21 Freedom Express 279RLDSLE with the Furrion Bluetooth/CD/DVD unit and Iím looking to change how my speakers are wired in the camper. Ideally I can have one zone that plays outside and one zone for inside but for whatever reason, mine is wired where the outside/inside front half of the camper in a zone and outside/inside back half of the camper. So, when we watch movies inside the camper, they can be heard outside the camper no matter which zone I have it set to play on. Hopefully itís just as easy as popping the face of the player off and changing wire locations. Does anybody have any experience/advice??
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Old 06-24-2021, 08:29 AM   #2
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That sounds like a warranty item. I have the same system in my Spirit and one zone is inside and the other is outside.
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Old 06-24-2021, 09:19 AM   #3
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If you pull the stereo out from the cabinet you should see a bunch of wires with a connector to the back of the stereo. The stereo owners manual should have the wiring info to determine the way it should be wired.

On a previous rig we had it was wired backwards so the ourside speakers were zone 1 (which was surround sound for the living room), living room was zone 2. It was an easy thing to change, I took the time to also wire in this switch to eliminate anything going outside unless we wanted it. The stereo was made that all zones were energized then you had to turn ones off you didnít want. Learned it the hard way when a nice camping neighbor knocked on the door asking that we shut them off.

I used a DPST toggle switch (I used NAPA part TG6145)
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Old 06-26-2021, 07:25 AM   #4
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Awesome, thanks! I pulled the face off of it yesterday and it appears that the wires arenít in a ďsnap inĒ type connector so it may have to wait til I get home so I can really work on it.
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Old 06-26-2021, 07:45 AM   #5
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common problem to have stereo wires just hooked anywhere... in any of the models/brands

fairly simple to use the info found on the back of the receiver to put the correct wire to the correct speaker

have some crimp connectors or wire nuts handy when you do this, as there are not just lugs on the back to accomplish this.
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Awesome, thanks! I pulled the face off of it yesterday and it appears that the wires arenít in a ďsnap inĒ type connector so it may have to wait til I get home so I can really work on it.
FYI, When I was changing ours I had a multi wire connector but didnít feel like messing with it and screwing it up so just located the wires, snipped them, stripped and connected them to the proper wire. Used butt connectors when connecting them correctly. The place I skipped was on the coach side of the connector, not the stereo side
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Should be pretty straight forward to figure out what is what on the radio end, most are coded or printed on.
For the speakers you can use a nine volt battery on the wires and it will crackle the speaker it's connected too.
Some are hooked in series if you had a really poor install.
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