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Old 06-25-2016, 11:08 AM   #1
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I saw this posted somewhere on this forum and thought I would try it. To whoever posted it.... THANK YOU!

So has anyone ever wondered why Jayco doesn't wire the TV to play thru the speakers in the ceiling? The DVD plays thru the speakers but the TV by itself doesn't.

So, take an RCA cable and plug the red and white plugs into the TV. (My Furion has an RCA output on the bottom of the TV). Next slide the Furion radio out by removing the face plate and 4 screws. Plug the other end of the RCA cable coming from the TV into the back of the radio, again red and white respectively. Slide your radio back in, install the four screws, reattach the face plate.

Turn your TV and your radio on. Cycle thru the outputs on your radio using the "AUX" button until the TV starts playing thru the speakers in the ceiling. That's it! SO SIMPLE!

Why in the world Jayco doesn't do this from the factory is beyond me. It took longer to type this post than it did to hook everything up!
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Old 06-25-2016, 11:54 AM   #2
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I saw this posted somewhere on this forum and thought I would try it. To whoever posted it.... THANK YOU!

So has anyone ever wondered why Jayco doesn't wire the TV to play thru the speakers in the ceiling? The DVD plays thru the speakers but the TV by itself doesn't.

So, take an RCA cable and plug the red and white plugs into the TV. (My Furion has an RCA output on the bottom of the TV). Next slide the Furion radio out by removing the face plate and 4 screws. Plug the other end of the RCA cable coming from the TV into the back of the radio, again red and white respectively. Slide your radio back in, install the four screws, reattach the face plate.

Turn your TV and your radio on. Cycle thru the outputs on your radio using the "AUX" button until the TV starts playing thru the speakers in the ceiling. That's it! SO SIMPLE!

Why in the world Jayco doesn't do this from the factory is beyond me. It took longer to type this post than it did to hook everything up!
Gee you must type like me.... "The Christopher Columbus" method.... Seek & Find

Thanks for the tip, BTW.
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Mine came wired that way. We don't care for it because of the poor quality sound of the overhead speakers.

I am looking at a sound bar to mount under the tv.
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Mine came wired that way. We don't care for it because of the poor quality sound of the overhead speakers.

I am looking at a sound bar to mount under the tv.
Yea, the sound isn't the greatest with the factory speakers. But, it is MUCH better than just the speakers on the TV! I'm going to upgrade the factory speakers at some point anyway.
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Gee you must type like me.... "The Christopher Columbus" method.... Seek & Find.
Darn! You win! Wonder how many of us were about to post something like yours?
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Campbellizer, how did you remove the faceplate? Did you pry it off or what was your method of removing it to get to the screws? I spoke with someone at Furrion's Support and was told that I could just used a HDMI attached to the front of the unit and then to the television. Have'nt tried it yet, but will when it taken out next week.
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Darn! You win! Wonder how many of us were about to post something like yours?
Well, how long does it take to plug in an RCA plug on each end and fish it thru the hole? That's basically how long it takes! Maybe 2-3 minutes tops.

To post the instructions properly takes some thought. Thankfully, this mod doesn't. :-)
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Campbellizer, how did you remove the faceplate? Did you pry it off or what was your method of removing it to get to the screws? I spoke with someone at Furrion's Support and was told that I could just used a HDMI attached to the front of the unit and then to the television. Have'nt tried it yet, but will when it taken out next week.
I just pulled mine off using my finger nails. My Furrion doesn't have an HDMI on the front. But, I bet it does on the rear of the unit. I'll have to check on that.
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Thanks for the tip Campbellizer! I'll be sure we put an RCA cable in the pile of stuff to go out to the Jayco (it's in a storage lot). I think I'll bring along an HDMI cable as well to see if that works better. Love it when there's a mod I can do!
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I saw this posted somewhere on this forum and thought I would try it. To whoever posted it.... THANK YOU!



So has anyone ever wondered why Jayco doesn't wire the TV to play thru the speakers in the ceiling? The DVD plays thru the speakers but the TV by itself doesn't.



So, take an RCA cable and plug the red and white plugs into the TV. (My Furion has an RCA output on the bottom of the TV). Next slide the Furion radio out by removing the face plate and 4 screws. Plug the other end of the RCA cable coming from the TV into the back of the radio, again red and white respectively. Slide your radio back in, install the four screws, reattach the face plate.



Turn your TV and your radio on. Cycle thru the outputs on your radio using the "AUX" button until the TV starts playing thru the speakers in the ceiling. That's it! SO SIMPLE!



Why in the world Jayco doesn't do this from the factory is beyond me. It took longer to type this post than it did to hook everything up!


Oddly enough mine came from the Jayco factory wired up with the TV connected with RCA jacks for AUX sound output. Go figure.
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