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Old 04-11-2016, 06:42 PM   #1
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X18D Radio Help

New to owning my 2015 X18D. I notice that my radio back light and clock stays on. How do I turn it off? I dont want it to run my battery down. The only way I can get it off is to un-hook the battery. I do not want to have to do this all the time, but if I have to.....i have to.
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Old 04-11-2016, 06:51 PM   #2
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Think there is a main switch that shuts all systems down. Have you tried that?

Could I bug you to message me your tongue height on your trailer? Just trying to get a starting point for my WDH, before I go to pick up my trailer.
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Old 04-11-2016, 07:06 PM   #3
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I looked at my electrical panel, and all breakers are off. I could pull the fuse, but I really dont want to do that. I can measure it, it might be a day or two. I have a 2016 F150 (no lift kit or big tires). I use 3 links for my trailer.
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I used to pull it with a 2012 Chevy Traverse, and I still used 3 links.
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Could it be that the radio was replaced and wired to constant 12v? Just thinking out loud and without experience. I'm a car guy but waiting on our first RV.
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Old 04-11-2016, 07:16 PM   #6
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It could be....for now I will stick with unhooking the battery cables.
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You will have to open up the back of the radio and put a toggle switch on it to cut power. They are wired direct to 12 volt power.
There is a fuse on the positive cable outside the battery box you can pull rather than unhooking a cable, to cut all power.
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My POPUP trailer Jensen radio would turn OFF at the radio ON-OFF button but everything would go off, channel setting, clock etc...

I found the hot wires were tied to together behind the radio. This JENSEN was a auto radio so it has one main 12VDC connection with the fuse inline and then it wanted to have a second 12VDC line coming from the ignition key on-off swithc. I separated the two wires and ran the ignition wire to a Radio Switch.

Now when we arrive at the camp ground area I can turn on the main radio and make all of of my channel button setting and reset the clock etc. Then when I turn off the radio I use the radio shack switch only.

The main 12vDC keeps all of my presets.. this is sort of opposite what you was wanting haha... You can see the radio shack push switch beside the radio install labeled RADIO... This is my ignition key haha...



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