Steps To Replace Failed Stereo:
a. Proper continuous power. First thing you
need is to check the voltage to the existing
stereo. If you are not getting 12vdc to the
old stereo, all you might need is a new
b. Speakers: If some speakers work and
others don't, the fault might be in the
speakers themselves. Often you can switch
speaker connections behind the existing
stereo to see if the problem moves or not.
You might just need new speaker (s).
c. Speakers are fine and 12vdc is present
and the fuses are fine, time for a new
d. Caution: How was the stereo installed?
Spa stereo is typically installed on the
side of the spa. Look to see if any water is
splashed onto the stereo. If its in a
housing and you have a sprinkler pointed
right at the stereo (or the previous owner
did) don't make a mistake and replace the
stereo to have it fail again.
e. Review the housing. Some spa manufacturer
to cut cost simply had a cap that snap over
the stereo. Are you kidding? Likely to fail
because unless your really cautious..
someone will leave off. The housing above
has a door and spring. But just make sure
where you are installing the stereo makes
f. Looks like a regular car stereo??? Well,
pretty much is EXCEPT... these are Marine
Grade. In other words, Jensen goes to great
length to protect electronics from water.
BUT... its not water proof... just water
resistant. So they cover the boards
and components with a film to protect from
moisture but water... This is
especially true of the CD stereo. Has moving
parts and laser head. Spray water and get
failed stereo. AND when submitted for
warranty... they will see it. That is why we
highly recommend a housing for both stereos.
g. Will it install like my old stereo.
Normally, yes. As shown in the dimensions on
the link on the top of the page, these are
designed to install like a car stereo and
most spa stereos.