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Wired Remote connection issue with receiver


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Hello guys,

I have a 2002 Response LX and my question today is about the stereo. My boat has Infinity speakers in it that all work. It has a Dual brand head unit that seems to work okay. What I cannot figure out is the wired remote. This boat came with a JVC wired remote that clearly was made for a different stereo. I was wondering if there is any advice on wiring the wired remote so I won't have to raise the hinged door to control the stereo. I realize that there are two different brands of electronics here and that they may not be compatible. Just wondering as well if there are recommendations on an affordable system that I can utilize the stock head unit location, and the cutout for the wired remote? The wired remote currently is about 2 and 1/8th inches. Same size as the depth gauge. 


Any help is appreciated. 


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It is highly unlikely that the JVC remote will control the Dual stereo.  Dual stereos may have wired controller input; you have to look and see if yours is so equipped.  And you will have to buy a Dual remote like the http://www.dualav.com/marineaudio/mwr17.php (which of course is a non-standard size!)  

Another option is to find a wireless remote control for your stereo (assuming it will work with one) and then get https://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_5258_PAC-IR-X.html to relay the IR control to under the armrest.  That location is really dumb...

What I just did was yank the original Kenwood that was installed and put in a Bluetooth stereo since we never used CDs and  there is almost no radio reception worth listening to on the water.  Cost me $15 bucks with the connectors.  :)

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Thanks for the reply!

I did some research and found that my current head unit is for a car, and is not a marine grade stereo. With that in mind, I was thinking about replacing the stereo with a marine unit and buying a wired remote that is compatible. Does anyone have recommendations on a replacement unit? I'm just looking for a middle of the road type of unit that is compatible with a wired remote. 

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A couple of noteworthy details regarding that unit. Its narrower and taller then a standard DIN unit. Ats also going to stick out 1.25". This may contact the door, causing the main knob to be pushed. Only a single RCA pair OUT. 

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I just picked the cheapest Fusion - I'm sure they have others in standard DIN sizes.  BTW, IIRC my el cheapo BT receiver sticks out  about 1.24 " and no door clearance issue.  YMMV.  The nice thing about Fusion is that it uses ANT which does not need LOS like IR.

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