Clarion upgrade

Discussion in 'Electronics Q&A' started by msballin, Jun 11, 2020.

  1. msballin

    msballin Member

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    May 30, 2008
    Islip Terrace, Long Island
    2000 340 Sundancer
    Twin 7.4L Horizons w/ Hurth V-Drives
    Good afternoon - I'll first apologize if this request is one that has already been posted. Did a search and couldn't find with specificity. That said, first, does anyone know the model number for the clarion system on the 2000 340 DA. It has the 6 disc changer networked. If so, has anyone any suggestions for the Clairon upgrade to include bluetooth? At one time I had seen a plug and play model to include new wired remote, but can not find the link.

    Any advice on this or other upgrades that don't include cutting new holes would be greatly appreciated. Thx in advance.

    Best,

    Mike
     
  2. Creekwood

    Creekwood Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 26, 2009
    Oakville and Georgian Bay, Ontario
    '97 330 Sundancer, Raymarine C80 suite with radar, Mercury 310 Hypalon w/8hp Yammie 2stk
    2X 454 carbs w/ vDrives
    Your wired remote will not work with any new models from Clarion. The last Clarion that works with the old remote is the discontinued CMD-5, but it does not have bluetooth (you can use an bluetooth adapter to the aux port). That is my set up. I chose the CMD-5 to use my remote. But the new ones have wireless remotes so no longer an issue. I deleted the 6 CD changer. And I use that space for storage. The stereo size is the standard small car stereo. Not sure what it is called. I also cut a hole in the door to allow access to the head unit without opening the door. Here are a couple pics (taken with a fish eye lens - sorry) ATC_0018.JPG ATC_0017.JPG
     
  3. Todd320

    Todd320 Well-Known Member

    Jul 21, 2016
    St. Petersburg, FL
    2007 Sea Ray 320DA
    Twin V-drive 5.7L 350 Horizon
    I bought an inexpensive BT receiver, that plugs into the aux jacks in the back of the clarion. Connected to 12v, and now I have any phone playing music easily without range of the boat. Is that what you are looking for?
     
  4. Todd320

    Todd320 Well-Known Member

    Jul 21, 2016
    St. Petersburg, FL
    2007 Sea Ray 320DA
    Twin V-drive 5.7L 350 Horizon
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  5. Wylie_Tunes

    Wylie_Tunes Active Member

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    Oct 26, 2012
    Lake Wylie NC area
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    Id say that you have an XMD series. I do not think any of them, the 1, 2 or 3, had AUX-In plugs, so no adding a BT receiver to it.

    Any wired remotes will not work, so factor remotes and their extension cables.

    The Clarion M608 should come very close to covering the XMD footprint and had integrated BT.

    Are you existing remotes oval? The new round remotes should cover that, IF you have room height wise.
     
  6. Dabble

    Dabble Active Member

    125
    May 26, 2020
    Olympia, WA
    1997 330 Sundancer
    2000 230 Bow Rider
    97 - Twin 5.7 Merc V-Drives
    2000 - 5.7 Bravo III
    Fusion RA70-NSX. Wireless remotes. Done.
     
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  7. msballin

    msballin Member

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    May 30, 2008
    Islip Terrace, Long Island
    2000 340 Sundancer
    Twin 7.4L Horizons w/ Hurth V-Drives
    Thanks for this. Nice work. I believe my model is M5470 but have to check when back at the boat.
     
  8. msballin

    msballin Member

    251
    May 30, 2008
    Islip Terrace, Long Island
    2000 340 Sundancer
    Twin 7.4L Horizons w/ Hurth V-Drives
    Need to check to see if my present model has aux jacks. This could save some bucks. How did you connect to 12V? Thanks
     
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  9. msballin

    msballin Member

    251
    May 30, 2008
    Islip Terrace, Long Island
    2000 340 Sundancer
    Twin 7.4L Horizons w/ Hurth V-Drives
  10. Creekwood

    Creekwood Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 26, 2009
    Oakville and Georgian Bay, Ontario
    '97 330 Sundancer, Raymarine C80 suite with radar, Mercury 310 Hypalon w/8hp Yammie 2stk
    2X 454 carbs w/ vDrives
    The one I have is rechargeable and lasts as long as I need, so I did not wire it in for power. Its plugged into the AUX/RCA jacks with a RCA splitter to 1/8 female jack. IT plugs into that. When I took the CD changer out, that space now gives me access to plug in and out that Bluetooth dongle. If I did not have that access, I would use a wired one and tap into the 12v power to the stereo head unit.
     
  11. Todd320

    Todd320 Well-Known Member

    Jul 21, 2016
    St. Petersburg, FL
    2007 Sea Ray 320DA
    Twin V-drive 5.7L 350 Horizon
    I don’t recall exactly how I spliced in the 12V, I am guessing I traced the 12V red and black from the clarion back to the nearest splice/butt connector, then cut it and re-spliced with 3 wires instead of 2. Also, very possible there was a 12v bus back there, and I simply connected to an open spot. If I were to do it again, I would mount the PolyPlanar under the helm, connect red/black using one of the open spots on the fuse bar at the helm. Then, use RCA extender to run the RCA plugs back to the AUX plugs of the Clarion .

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  12. Cocktail Time

    Cocktail Time Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jul 9, 2007
    Lake Lanier, GA
    1998 400 Sundancer, Garmin 840xs GPS, Furuno Radar, B&G GPS pilot etc.
    Cat 3116's, Westerbeke 7.6 BTD
    I had an XMD3 and it does have an aux input. Page 8 of manual. I had my tv connected to play directv music channels pre-spotify. Hook up the bluetooth adapter and you have bluetooth. You can even set the sensitivity of the input.
     
  13. Wylie_Tunes

    Wylie_Tunes Active Member

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    Oct 26, 2012
    Lake Wylie NC area
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    It had been quite some time since ive touched one, but oddly enough, I swapped an XMD3 out for an M508 on Friday.

    The XMD3 does has rear AUX.
     

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