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Old 07-15-2020, 06:52 PM   #1
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installing after market radio

hey guys.



does anyone know the wiring color schem on the front radio head unit?


just bought a
Pioneer AVH-2550NEX



and wanna install it myself.


thanks for any advice.
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Old 07-15-2020, 06:56 PM   #2
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I was able to look up my model number and pdf in Google.

Unsure which unit you have.
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Old 07-15-2020, 07:18 PM   #3
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I was able to look up my model number and pdf in Google.

Unsure which unit you have.
i have the 2017 thor hurricane 34j. cant find that wiring diagram.
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Old 07-15-2020, 07:46 PM   #4
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Have you looked on the back of the radio head?
Maybe every pin out is labeled.
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Old 07-15-2020, 07:49 PM   #5
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i have the 2017 thor hurricane 34j. cant find that wiring diagram.


Is it the 10 inch Axxera unit or?
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Old 07-15-2020, 09:42 PM   #6
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Have you looked on the back of the radio head?
Maybe every pin out is labeled.

i will def check this out when i get home, thank you.



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Is it the 10 inch Axxera unit or?

6.2" screen.
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Old 07-16-2020, 04:22 AM   #7
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so i really dont think the unit is getting power. im puttting a volt meter to the yellow (power), and black (ground) and nothing. i checked the 'radio' fuse in the back bedroom (#4) and its fine.


am i missing something?!
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Old 07-16-2020, 12:23 PM   #8
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Head units have two power inputs
Usually the yellow wire is the keep alive and the red is the switched ignition.

The fuse you checked is the switched lead.
The yellow lead is powered from the coach batteries directly, usually with a in line fuse . My fuse on my 29h is wired off my use/store SOLENOID, battery terminal.
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Old 07-16-2020, 02:02 PM   #9
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Head units have two power inputs
Usually the yellow wire is the keep alive and the red is the switched ignition.

The fuse you checked is the switched lead.
The yellow lead is powered from the coach batteries directly, usually with a in line fuse . My fuse on my 29h is wired off my use/store SOLENOID, battery terminal.



wouldnt the switched lead work then once the engine is started, which i tried?
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Old 07-16-2020, 03:42 PM   #10
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Head units have two power inputs
Usually the yellow wire is the keep alive and the red is the switched ignition.

The fuse you checked is the switched lead.
The yellow lead is powered from the coach batteries directly, usually with a in line fuse . My fuse on my 29h is wired off my use/store SOLENOID, battery terminal.



is that the battery in under the 'hood'?


i dont see any in line fuses anywhere.....care to take a pic?


thank you!
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Old 07-16-2020, 07:44 PM   #11
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Head units have two power inputs
Usually the yellow wire is the keep alive and the red is the switched ignition.

The fuse you checked is the switched lead.
The yellow lead is powered from the coach batteries directly, usually with a in line fuse . My fuse on my 29h is wired off my use/store SOLENOID, battery terminal.



solved. there was a 15amp in line fuse in the battery bay. i have 4 6V, bought used like that. i didnt see the fuse until i went under and looked at the bay from the backside. thank you for this helpful info!
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Old 07-23-2020, 03:10 PM   #12
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Can you use any after market radio? I called Axxera techs and they recommended an Rv radio saying that some of the settings would mess up the bu camera. Be careful.
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Old 07-23-2020, 04:07 PM   #13
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Can you use any after market radio? I called Axxera techs and they recommended an Rv radio saying that some of the settings would mess up the bu camera. Be careful.

the pioneer i installed has all the same features, and works actually.
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Old 07-23-2020, 06:14 PM   #14
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Great!! That’s terrific. Which models did you switch? My Axxera is terrible
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Old 07-23-2020, 07:43 PM   #15
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Great!! Thatís terrific. Which models did you switch? My Axxera is terrible



bought this one with this harness.
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Old 07-23-2020, 08:41 PM   #16
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Is it the 10 inch Axxera unit or?
I have a brand new Windsport 35M that axxera unit is a piece of junk. I'm fighting temptations to change because I've only had it for 2 weeks! Lol
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Old 07-24-2020, 02:38 PM   #17
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It would be cool if we could upgrade to something like this

https://phoenixautomotiveinc.com/pro...vigation-radio
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Old 07-25-2020, 03:53 AM   #18
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I've actually research this a bit more.

I found a diagram to the axxera avn111 nav unit

http://www.axxera.dualav.com/downloa...ZLjzfLsNDKaHmL

And this unit's wiring diagram is totally compatible with it

https://phoenixautomotiveinc.com/pro...smart_campaign

I'm definitely going to do this mod
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Old 07-25-2020, 03:56 AM   #19
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I did the 10 inch version of that display and radio head.
Any din radio is any din radio.
No mounting kit is needed if you already have a din type radio.
There are head units the same size at half that price with android 9.
8.1 is a couple of versions ago and might not run some apps you might want.
Typically, radio heads will not upgrade to new versions.
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Old 07-25-2020, 04:02 AM   #20
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I did the 10 inch version of that display and radio head.
Any din radio is any din radio.
No mounting kit is needed if you already have a din type radio.
There are head units the same size at half that price with android 9.
8.1 is a couple of versions ago and might not run some apps you might want.
Typically, radio heads will not upgrade to new versions.
You have a good point about android 9. Love the size and the split screen. I'll do more searching... Had a pioneer head unit in a Tahoe before and it was rock solid
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