Originally Posted by clubhouse
If it not simply a connection problem, repairing will be a much more costly route. IMO I would reconsider repair vs replace, based on model year it's 12-13 years old stero -- ...
I agree. My 2001 stereo was not powering the right side speaker. I priced RV replacement units and found them fairly expensive for the features included. My thought was to buy a DIN head unit for a car and make an adapter cover plate for the installation.
The advantages as I see them:
* In many cases better quality
* Easier future upgrade or replacement
* Features such as Ipod connectivity, front access audio input, USB, remote control, etc. are common even in cheaper units.
* Non OEM trailer look.
* Likely no earphone capability
* Need to fabricate cover plate/custom installation
As it turned out I just spritzed some WD-40 into the earphone jack and moved a 1/8" plug in and out quickly a few times. That restored the speaker operation so I haven't replaced the unit.