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  1. Was_Wylie_Tunes

    JBL head unit upgrade

    Those remotes are proprietary JBL remotes and not even the new JBL labeled heads will work with them. You will need two new remotes and the appropriate cables that go along with what ever brand you choose. or, if you go with something like the Kicker KMC-10 or KMC-20 or Wet Sounds MC-1, you would just need one remote and cable for the transom and mount the main interface screen on the helm. Just note, if you want SAT, go with the KMC-20 or MC-1.
  2. Was_Wylie_Tunes

    Electrical Issue

    I would first solve the battery voltage issue. Fully charge them with a known working charger. Test to confirm they are fully charged and replace if they cannot reach fill charge. Next, id test the charger. If it is a true trickle, id toss if in favor of a multi-stage smart charger. One thats not going to bake the batteries if lest on. Lastly, ID make sure my bilge pumps work both auto and manual. In auto, they need to come on, then go off.
  3. Was_Wylie_Tunes

    Dead speaker

    100 times more difficult then testing the current wire, amp etc, to confirm the root cause.
  4. Was_Wylie_Tunes

    Adding speakers to tower

    The best answer as this point is, you will be best served to run those new tower speakers on their own dedicated amp chnls. So, you would need to inventory how many speakers you currently have, that are driven by the amp in questions, and how many amp chnls said amp has. It would need two empty chnls. Next, once you make your tower speaker choice, you can then determine if the current amp, will do them well. Volume knob works wonders to subdue any speaker. Dont let high wattage rating of a speaker deter you. Those ratings dont necessarily mean it will play louder. You can drive a 600hp vette at 65 mph right along with everyone else on the hiway.
  5. Was_Wylie_Tunes

    Battery charger replacement

    No real easy answer for either question. best advice for the charger, get one thats more then up to job. Higher output/larger unit means it works less hard for the charger. IMO, past 3 years is borrowed time. That does not mean that after 3 years a battery is done and needs to be replaced. However anytime beyond that, dont be surprised. The static voltage of a charged battery can also tell a lot about its life.
  6. Was_Wylie_Tunes

    Clarion speaker defective

    Most any speaker will see an improvement in both volume and sound quality with the addition of an external amplifier.
  7. Was_Wylie_Tunes

    2017 H20 blue tooth

    Does your phone "see" the boat's BT or not? There may be a paring mode you need to put the BT into in order to be seen and synced to or there could be too many previous phones stored and some need to be purged.
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    Real world output of that amp is about 1/3 of that advertised 2600W. In reality, you only need one battery to "run the system". Two, which is what you have now, if you want to drop anchor. Three, 2 house batteries, if you want to play on the hook all weekend. So the tech says you can add a 2nd house battery to the existing? Id ask why.
  9. Was_Wylie_Tunes

    Dual Battery Charger

    Whats the cumulative Ah of all the batteries? A multi-step smart charger with an output in the 10% range is my choice. Some chargers have a fixed output per bank, some are distribute on demand. This allows the bulk of the charger's output to go to the house bank if needed.
  10. Was_Wylie_Tunes

    Clarion CMD7 question

    Youve likely go a voltage drop issue, which could be on either the POS or the NEG circuit. Or, one of the speakers is shorting out causing the head to self protect.
  11. Was_Wylie_Tunes

    2000 235 SSI radio replacement

    Have you looked at the rear connections to confirm there is no rear AUX input? If there is a rear input, a universal blue tooth receiver can be added.
  12. Was_Wylie_Tunes


    Without knowing exactly the setup and not assuming what you have. If you have a traditional 1/2/BOTH/OFF switch, then the alternator will charge into which ever bank you have the switch turned to. So to answer your question, no, bank-2 would not be charged when the switch is on bank-1. However, some have included an auto combining relay or similar, to the setup, which can allow both banks to receive a charge from the alternator, regardless of the switch being on #1 or #2. With a dual bank charger, I prefer to have the switch off. Lets the charger tend to each bank independently.
  13. Was_Wylie_Tunes


    @Phillbo Can you elaborate on what model/type of switch you have?
  14. Was_Wylie_Tunes

    Stereo short? 2015 suncoast

    Sealing between the remote and deck is not likely the fix, the remote itself is letting water into itself. Unplug it and see if the issue goes away. Also, sounds like the stereo's switched IGN turn-on is wire direct to the battery, along with the MEM. Id change this for sure. Personally, id move the yellow MEM to the boat side of the main switch, if there is one, then switch the red IGN with a rocker/toggle on the helm.
  15. Was_Wylie_Tunes

    Stereo system questions

    A quick voltage check with a basic volt/ohm meter on the amp terminals, will tell you if A) the amp has voltage and b) the turn-on terminal has voltage. Work upstream on which ever is missing voltage.