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Old 02-11-2017, 07:22 AM   #1
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Stereo Installation

I have a new to me Winnebago Journey 32t. It had a Magnadyne 9900 stereo from the factory. That radio is gone and just the hole left. I have a Pioneer AVH-x2800BS radio, new in the box. The magnadyne had a 1.5 din cage, which I removed. I need to cut the fiberglass to accept a 2 din cage. Anyone done an install like this. Not sure what to get for a cage(install kit). Don't have the old radio to see how it was held in. Also it looks like many more wires on the Pioneer harness than what is in the existing Magnadyne harness. Basic wires in the existing harness but doesn't look like speaker wires are in it. Are the speakers wired to the overhead entertainment switching console.
Sorry about the terminology and long post, but as you can see not familiar with this stuff. Any help would be appreciated. This is my first ever RV.
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Old 02-11-2017, 12:11 PM   #2
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I would say just go for it. I have a Jensen from the factory, and it has 6 or 8 wires that aren't used but it works great through the surround sound system. Don't know about the support, but there must be something back there. How about a pic? Good luck & Happy tunes!
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Old 02-11-2017, 03:40 PM   #3
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Recently replaced the Magnadyne 9999 dash radio in my WBGO.
Call Magnadyne and they'll sell you a wiring harness (about $25) that will plug into you're existing harness and plug into you're new radio.
Makes for a real simple & easy install.

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Old 02-12-2017, 06:48 AM   #4
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Chieftian Radio question
This is how I did mine. I don't know your setup but it's not hard to do.
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Old 02-12-2017, 08:32 AM   #5
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rmatt, this may help with the wiring.
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Old 02-12-2017, 09:12 PM   #6
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I didn't see it posted any where, exactly what model, year yours is. You can get the wiring diagrams off Winnebago's site for your coach if it's not too old. I would recommend that you download all of the diagrams and safe them for your records. They will come in handy just for things like this.
Use them wiring diagrams and the hookup will be easy. As far as the actual install, you will have to get creative and make your own attachments to what's in the dash to hold it in.
Been there done that
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Old 02-17-2017, 06:10 AM   #7
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First, thanks for all the replies. After taking a closer look ant the existing wiring and what came with the new radio( Pioneer AVH-x2800BS) the installation looked less demanding. Wire color to color was straight forward. Got a Pioneer 2 sin cage, which required opening the hole from 1.5 din to 2 din. All in all a great success.
Thanks again
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