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Old 04-20-2014, 06:26 PM   #1
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'09 Sightseer outside radio

We recently bought a 2009 Sightseer 35j as out first RV. Love it, but during our first and only use I tried to use the outside Magnadyne radio/CD player and now cannot get it to eject. Half the buttons don't seem to work. If it's fixable, I'll get it fixed. If not, I'll get it replaced but first I'd like to have my CD back. Any suggestions?
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Old 04-20-2014, 06:31 PM   #2
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We recently bought a 2009 Sightseer 35j as out first RV. Love it, but during our first and only use I tried to use the outside Magnadyne radio/CD player and now cannot get it to eject. Half the buttons don't seem to work. If it's fixable, I'll get it fixed. If not, I'll get it replaced but first I'd like to have my CD back. Any suggestions?
Find the fuses and disconnect it for a couple of minutes. It might have just lost its mind.
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Old 04-20-2014, 07:02 PM   #3
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Some of the Magnadyne radios have a RESET button somewhere on the front panel. If you've got one, try pressing it it see if that fixes things.
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Old 04-21-2014, 04:50 AM   #4
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I did try the reset button, but to no avail. As for the fuse, when I got home from my trip I pulled all power off the motorhome and turned the main switches for the chassis and coach of, thus killing all power. That didn't work. I hit a few good bumps on the way home but that "percussion adjustment" didn't help it either.
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Old 04-27-2014, 05:18 PM   #5
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Update to the outside radio problem.
After trying all the reset and other options, I called Magnadyne. The best guess is that the board has cracked and it's not worth the money to repair it, cheaper to replace it with another one or something different. So, I tried to remove the unit only to find that it was built into the coach and the normal removal is blocked by the installation - it slides out and into the outside wall with no way to clear it. I guess I'm going to have to remove it from the inside, which requires disassembling the area under the stove.
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Update to the outside radio problem.
After trying all the reset and other options, I called Magnadyne. The best guess is that the board has cracked and it's not worth the money to repair it, cheaper to replace it with another one or something different. So, I tried to remove the unit only to find that it was built into the coach and the normal removal is blocked by the installation - it slides out and into the outside wall with no way to clear it. I guess I'm going to have to remove it from the inside, which requires disassembling the area under the stove.
Take it out with tin snips and a dremel tool or saws all if possible.
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Old 04-30-2014, 08:28 AM   #7
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The dealer told me how to remove the outside entertainment center door and door frame. That should give me the clearance to pull the radio from the front. I have the option of replacing the radio with the same model, which would just slip in. Or, I can replace it with a better radio. I imagine that if I change brands, I'll have to change the mounting rack, too. Still, it shouldn't be that difficult once I have access.
So, problem solved I think.
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For those that may care, I got the radio changed out. I took the compartment door and frame off, only 4 screws and sealant. I looked at the wire bundle and decided to have the radio shop do the rest for me. It took him about 30 minutes, and it now works just fine. the old one came out and unplugged. the new one went in the same hole, but the plugs were different. that's where I was glad he did the work as he spliced in the old harness end and it works just fine.
problem solved.
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For those that may care, I got the radio changed out. I took the compartment door and frame off, only 4 screws and sealant. I looked at the wire bundle and decided to have the radio shop do the rest for me. It took him about 30 minutes, and it now works just fine. the old one came out and unplugged. the new one went in the same hole, but the plugs were different. that's where I was glad he did the work as he spliced in the old harness end and it works just fine.
problem solved.
Thanks for the update! I'll remember your procedure in case I ever have that problem. I'm sure others have read your update and although haven't replied, they also will keep it in mind .
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