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Old 05-22-2014, 12:03 PM   #1
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X18D Radio/CD/DVD player question

I have a new 2014 X18D and have noticed that there is no way to completely shut off the radio/cd/dvd entertainment system. It seems to me that this is an unacceptable drain on the battery when we are dry camping (which is what we do 90% of the time).

Has anyone re-wired a switch into the power feed for the system to be able to shut it off? Any suggestions, pointers, or help is greatly appreciated.

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Old 05-22-2014, 01:20 PM   #2
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Does the radio have a separate fuse? If so, would that shut it off?
I will look at mine this evening. I am guessing the radios are similar.
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Old 05-22-2014, 01:36 PM   #3
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The fuse is linked with the Propane detector (don't want to shut that off!). Pretty sure it is linked with something else too (just don't remember). I'm pretty sure I will need to add a switch, just hate making holes in my really nice new camper! Also, climbing down on the floor to disconnect a fuse seems like a chore. A little toggle switch would do the trick and I can mount it somewhere convenient.
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Old 05-22-2014, 01:37 PM   #4
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That's probably a Jensen? The 4 screws that hold it in are easily removed and the unit slides out as one piece. Its runs on 12v so splicing a switch into the power line should be an easy thing. Then mount the switch in the cabinet above the entertainment system.

This would be a nice easy mod to get your feet wet at cutting those holes!
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Old 07-11-2014, 02:46 PM   #5
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Mod completed! I now have a nice switch above the radio/dvd/cd system and it completely cuts the power. It was overall a very easy mod.

Thanks for everyones help!
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