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Pioneer Radio with GPS
« on: August 11, 2019, 08:20:18 pm »
Is anyone with the Pioneer having the same issue I am, when I shut off the Ford chassis engin the radio stays powered on and I have to remember to turn it off. If this is standard is there anyway to modify this so it turns off when you turn off the engine. I am assuming it is powered by the house batteries.
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Re: Pioneer Radio with GPS
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2019, 08:43:12 pm »
I seem to remember Barry from the factory mentioning they put a switch to the left of the steering wheel that can be used to power truck radio when vehicle is not running.
Not positive about this but ts worth checking. Leaving such a switch on would give the symptom you describe.

Good luck. Jim G.

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Re: Pioneer Radio with GPS
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2019, 09:24:43 pm »
I seem to remember Barry from the factory mentioning they put a switch to the left of the steering wheel that can be used to power truck radio when vehicle is not running.
Not positive about this but ts worth checking. Leaving such a switch on would give the symptom you describe.

Good luck. Jim G.
When we picked up our RV and took it for its maiden drive, the radio wouldn't go on. After taking it back the switch you mentioned was in the off position (I think to the left). It was explained that if left in the middle (which is where we keep it now) it will go off when the PC is off and will remain on when switched to the right (and can be used with surround sound while camping). Hope this helps.
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Re: Pioneer Radio with GPS
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2019, 09:41:17 pm »
Frank,

Hope I don't confuse the issue further, but on my 2019 2552 (delivered in February), the switch that Jim and Junior refer to is not on the left side of the steering wheel, but is on the right side---to the right of the climate controls, centered between the two 12-volt receptacles in the dash.

Mine is a 3-position switch.  Center is "Off".  Pushed to the left connects the Pioneer to the Ford key switch--the unit turns on and off with the key.  Pushed to the right connects to power independent of key--remains "On" whether the key switch is on or off.

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Re: Pioneer Radio with GPS
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2019, 09:48:16 pm »
I seem to remember Barry from the factory mentioning they put a switch to the left of the steering wheel that can be used to power truck radio when vehicle is not running.
Not positive about this but ts worth checking. Leaving such a switch on would give the symptom you describe.

Good luck. Jim G.
When we picked up our RV and took it for its maiden drive, the radio wouldn't go on. After taking it back the switch you mentioned was in the off position (I think to the left). It was explained that if left in the middle (which is where we keep it now) it will go off when the PC is off and will remain on when switched to the right (and can be used with surround sound while camping). Hope this helps.

Mike,

Thank you I was wondering what that switch was for. I took delivery of my 2019 2552 on Friday from Campers Inn, I think I knew more about my unit than the person who gave us the walk thru from watching the videos on You Tube.

Frank
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Re: Pioneer Radio with GPS
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2019, 08:01:36 pm »
We have always wanted to play the Pioneer radio when parked but we are unable to find a "switch".  The radio/navigation system only comes on when the motor is running.  Is it possible we may not have the "button switch" ?   thanks

dave and karen
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Re: Pioneer Radio with GPS
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2019, 10:54:36 pm »
Dave and Karen,

I don't know when Phoenix began adding the switch to power the radio independently.  My PC was built in late 2018 (2019 model) and has it.  I see you have a 2017 model--there are a number of frequent posters on the forum with 2017 and 2018 units, so hopefully they can advise about those models.  Phoenix should be able to provide that information as well.  In my unit, there are two 12-volt power ports installed side-by-side in the dash to the right of the climate control dials--the switch is installed centered between those ports.  I guess an earlier install could be elsewhere--but should be on the dash in any case. 

If you don't have one, it actually shouldn't be too difficult to add such a switch if it is important enough to you.  Won't attempt to insert details here, but it would require mounting a switch and some pretty straightforward wiring.

All the best,        Mike