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Old 02-14-2012, 09:24 PM   #1
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Default Replacing the stereo on 2007 Maxum 2000 SR3

After 2 years of not having music, I am thinking of replacing the stereo unit in my boat.
It worked fine the first year, but only gives me a thud thud thud sound while it is turned on. Volume control does not increase the sound of the thuds...

So.... I am hoping a replacement unit will solve the problems.
Looking for any input or discussion on:
1) do you think a new unit will resolve this issue?
2) is replacing a stereo easy?
3) any recommendations on a new unit?

My boat is in dry storage all year and I can only put it on in a boat rack accessible to me on the weekdays (the marine is too busy for me to get in the way on the weekends).
The boat is also 200 miles from me so I want to go in, replace it and get out.

Should it be that simple?

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Old 02-14-2012, 09:55 PM   #2
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its as simple as a car stereo.

you should remove the old one first.

1. pop off face plate and trim ring.
2. squeeze tab on both side, side stereo foward.
3. check wire plugs, they could be lose.
4. buy new stereo.
5. snap in plugs. ( there is a wiring direction sticker on top of ever new stereo, even a searay owner can connect the red power wire).
6. done.

you might want to test a speaker first, someone could have blown them.... take any home speaker or buy a $2 one at radio shack and unscrew one on your boat and connect the wires to your $2 speaker. if it works then its not the stereo but the speakers.

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Old 02-15-2012, 12:57 PM   #3

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If you do have to replace the unit and you want to do this as easily and quickly as possible, first find out what make and model the existing unit is. Chances are you can find a replacement in the same brand, possibly the same or similar model, that will be a direct plug in replacement for the existing unit.

That's exactly what I did with the unit in my 2004 2400 SC3.

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Old 05-11-2012, 05:05 PM   #4
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Most likey is just head unit, but also check speakers b4 spending money... or at least opening up package and having it committed..
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