Go Back   Thor Forums > Thor Tech Forums > Maintenance and Repair
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 02-19-2020, 08:09 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Four Winds 31L
State: Virginia
Posts: 5
THOR #16018
Radio Not Working

I have a 2016 Thor Four Winds, after sitting for a month I went to start the unit and noticed the radio in the dash would not come on ? Everything in the RV is working but the radio, I checked all the fuses under the hood and found nothing wrong or blown. I cannot get it to turn on with RV running, shore power or generator. What am I missing, is the power fed from another source other than under the hood ?
__________________

__________________
Drag Racer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2020, 08:39 PM   #2
Site Team
 
16ACE27's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: ACE 27.1
State: Florida
Posts: 4,573
THOR #7035
Yes, it's fed from the house batteries. So turn your USE/STORE switch to USE or your BATTERY DISCONNECT SWITCH to ON and see if it works (assumming your batteries are good.

If not, there is a tiny hole on the front panel with a reset switch in it. Put the appropriate sized paperclip in the hole and reset it for about 30 seconds.
__________________

__________________
Ted & Melinda
2016 ACE 27.1
2016 Chevy Sonic Toad
16ACE27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2020, 09:00 PM   #3
Junior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Four Winds 31L
State: Virginia
Posts: 5
THOR #16018
Thanks Ted, I knew it sounded to easy for my luck. Yes the coach batteries are on, I did find the little hole at the top left of the radio. I put a paper clip in it a couple times, never felt anything like a reset button but still held it in a couple of times with no luck. I hate to pull this dash all apart.
__________________
Drag Racer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2020, 09:00 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Hurricane 29M
State: Texas
Posts: 930
THOR #11781
Similar thing happened to me. Our dog hit the use/store switch. No radio or backup camera for a leg of a trip. Hit the switch to use and all was well.
__________________
Lt Keefer
2018 Hurricane 29M
CHF, Saf-T-Plus, SumoSprings
Lt Keefer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2020, 09:03 PM   #5
Junior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Four Winds 31L
State: Virginia
Posts: 5
THOR #16018
The switch is on, I can control everything in the house with it on or off but the radio
__________________
Drag Racer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2020, 09:13 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: 29h outlaw
State: New Jersey
Posts: 318
THOR #5248
Find your use,store relay (the one that clicks when you operate the switch). On the main battery feed from the coach batteries their is a keep alive wire with an in-line fuse that supplies the radios. See if it’s blown.
__________________
Trkyte@msn.com is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2020, 06:03 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: A.C.E. 29.2
State: Oklahoma
Posts: 138
THOR #2542
Quote:
Originally Posted by Drag Racer View Post
I have a 2016 Thor Four Winds, after sitting for a month I went to start the unit and noticed the radio in the dash would not come on ? Everything in the RV is working but the radio, I checked all the fuses under the hood and found nothing wrong or blown. I cannot get it to turn on with RV running, shore power or generator. What am I missing, is the power fed from another source other than under the hood ?


Your story is my story. The Jensen JRV215N in our A.C.E. was discovered dead under identical circumstances as you describe and is now in the process of being replaced with a Jensen JRV9000R from eTrailer.com. There seems to be no repair opportunity for Jensen products only replacement. I assume that a component in the radio succumbed to a power surge when I turned on the batteries. The 9000R has a 15amp line fuse where the 215N did not so I’m hoping that this won’t recur ... I hope.
__________________
Rick Norris
Norrirn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2020, 02:29 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Palazzo 33.2
State: Georgia
Posts: 168
THOR #8078
Are you able to remove the radio from the dash? That way you could check if power is going to the radio by disconnecting the wiring harness plug and sticking your voltmeter probe into the hot wire port on the harness, usually red or black. On my rig the radio has 4 small holes on the front panel, one on each corner. If you put a stiff wire in the holes it unhooks a clip and the radio slides out for repairs or replacement. There is a thread on this site. If the power and ground connections show good then the radio is defective.
__________________
rudyhehn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2020, 03:45 AM   #9
MLP
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
State: California
Posts: 101
THOR #17478
Look up Scosche DIN tool kit on Amazon. $4.95 with free shipping with Amazon prime. You can find them a Best Buy for a price and ebay. Any car stereo shop should have them as well. I have three sets. Many years ago when car and truck radios were easy to replace, I purchased new ones to replace the OEM. The removal tools came with the new radios every time.
__________________
MLP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2020, 06:48 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: 25.2 axis
State: South Carolina
Posts: 215
THOR #3992
Quote:
Originally Posted by Drag Racer View Post
I have a 2016 Thor Four Winds, after sitting for a month I went to start the unit and noticed the radio in the dash would not come on ? Everything in the RV is working but the radio, I checked all the fuses under the hood and found nothing wrong or blown. I cannot get it to turn on with RV running, shore power or generator. What am I missing, is the power fed from another source other than under the hood ?
Not sure if this will help or not same thing happened to mine just a different model driver side front under the hood there's a fuse beside a solenoid right hand side front open it up it's a 30 amp fuse it feeds the Dash. Mine was blown fix the radio.
__________________

__________________
nautiquecowboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Thor Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.




All times are GMT. The time now is 10:07 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
×