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  1. #1
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    Default Please help with replacing head unit!

    I am buying a 2003 Moomba LSV and I need to replace the head unit. It has the stern and driver remotes. Has anyone replaced their head unit and found one that works with the factory remotes? I found an old thread that mentioned a Kenwood model that had the light blue wire for the remote but that unit has been discontinued and I cannot find any other head units that have that blue wire.

    Thank you!!!

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    If you're taking about a HU from 2003 it may be tricky to find one that will be compatible with remotes that old. Most likely going to have to hunt eBay or similar. Stereo HU and Remotes seem to go discontinued within 3-5yrs or less anymore.

    Post up the model numbers and maybe someone can help you out as they are sitting at work bored to tears.
    2001 MobiusV

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    If you can find a Kenwood KM440u that one is compatible. I had one in my '05. They discontinued it in place of the KM550U. Both have iPod control. I don't see why those remotes wouldn't work with the new 550U either. They would just plug into the remote wire on the harness. Personally I use the RC107MR remotes because I didn't like those aeware ones that I had previously and the 107 has so much more functionality.


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    2011 Mobius LSV 325HP EFI
    Digital Cruise Pro, Wakeplate, Kenwood KM550U and KCA-RC107MR x2, Kicker ZXM700.5, Kicker 6.5 Cabins, 10'' Kicker CompVT sub, Wetsounds SYN 4, Wetsounds REV10s, Wetsounds WS420Q, Gravity VI Surf Ballast, Acme 537

    Board: '12 LF Harley (Monster) 139
    Her Board: '11 Ronix Krush 128
    Kids Board: '13 Ronix Vision 120
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    Surf: LF Custom Quad & XXX


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    I have my old HU that I replaced when I upgraded my remotes and HU. I believe it is the same one that boat had. If you want mine to just replace yours PM me and I'll send you photos of it to confirm it will work.

    Cheers and congrats on the new boat.
    Last edited by bbuhtz; 06-06-2012 at 01:34 PM.
    2004 Moomba LSV Blue

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    I think this one will do the trick. http://www.crutchfield.com/p_113KMR3...crv=6488476105

    Congrats on the new boat!

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    Thank you for the offer bbuhtz.

    RedMobuis - Thank you! I actually found that one earlier. I plan on ordering it!

    Thank you everyone else that replied.
    2005 Moomba LSV
    2010 Range Rover Sport Supercharged - Tow vehicle

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    I just installed a Kenwood KMR-550U and it works with the factory remote. It has the light blue/yellow wire you need for the remote hookup in the harness. I also bought a second Kenwood KCA-RC60MR remote to install on the stern which I need to do this week.
    2004 Moomba Mobius LS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stazi View Post
    I just installed a Kenwood KMR-550U and it works with the factory remote. It has the light blue/yellow wire you need for the remote hookup in the harness. I also bought a second Kenwood KCA-RC60MR remote to install on the stern which I need to do this week.
    i have an 06 LSV, would upgrading the deck to the Kenwood 550 just be a real simple swap? would all the existing power/wiring work? Would just upgrading the deck allow me to get a bit more volume without the deck resetting itself like the stock one does above about level 22-24?
    2006 Moomba Mobius LSV
    Lake: Rice lake, Ontario
    Stereo: Kenwood KMR-550U
    Ballast: 750 Surfside locker, 400 Surfside mid boat, 400 Gravity I, 400 Bow
    Surfboards: Inland Surfer Red Woody, Triple X Composite X 58"

    If you're from the area and want to surf, send me a PM!

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    Quote Originally Posted by spyder View Post
    i have an 06 LSV, would upgrading the deck to the Kenwood 550 just be a real simple swap? would all the existing power/wiring work? Would just upgrading the deck allow me to get a bit more volume without the deck resetting itself like the stock one does above about level 22-24?
    It should be a simple swap. You'll have to connect the wires from the boat to the wires in the harness for the radio. I think it's only 3 wires that is of course assuming that you aren't running the speakers off the head unit. You may even get lucky and see if the harness for your existing radio fits into the new one. But with it being so few wires it shouldn't take you more than 15 minutes to get the new radio installed and all wired up with the new harness.

    The new radio should help you with your current situation. It definitely sounds like there is something wrong with your current radio.


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    Last edited by E4NASH; 07-09-2012 at 01:11 AM.
    2011 Mobius LSV 325HP EFI
    Digital Cruise Pro, Wakeplate, Kenwood KM550U and KCA-RC107MR x2, Kicker ZXM700.5, Kicker 6.5 Cabins, 10'' Kicker CompVT sub, Wetsounds SYN 4, Wetsounds REV10s, Wetsounds WS420Q, Gravity VI Surf Ballast, Acme 537

    Board: '12 LF Harley (Monster) 139
    Her Board: '11 Ronix Krush 128
    Kids Board: '13 Ronix Vision 120
    Skate: LF Faction 44
    Surf: LF Custom Quad & XXX


    Tow Rig:
    2011 Toyota Tundra CrewMax TRD Magnetic Grey
    3/1 Truxx Lift, and some other stuff...

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    Quote Originally Posted by E4NASH View Post
    It should be a simple swap. You'll have to connect the wires from the boat to the wires in the harness for the radio. I think it's only 3 wires...if you aren't running the speakers off the head unit. The new radio should help you with your current situation. It definitely sounds like there is something wrong with your current radio.


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    my current setup is the stock deck, which powers the 6 speakers
    2006 Moomba Mobius LSV
    Lake: Rice lake, Ontario
    Stereo: Kenwood KMR-550U
    Ballast: 750 Surfside locker, 400 Surfside mid boat, 400 Gravity I, 400 Bow
    Surfboards: Inland Surfer Red Woody, Triple X Composite X 58"

    If you're from the area and want to surf, send me a PM!

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