Replace older Clarion radio, retain remote control and save money and time without rewiring.
Many boat owners eager to replace older Clarion cassette deck with newer Bluetooth, Sirius radio are left scratching their heads upon discovering the remote control cable don't fit. With this scenario, the boat owner is left to either pay thousands of dollars to run a new cable or forfeit the install; but for less than $50, the CCUMRA1 adapter cable makes it possible to connect Clarion 2009-19 radios to existing wired remote controllers on upper deck, transom, dive platform etc.
Please review Clarion marine remote Application guide and installation instructions prior to ordering.
Why do you need an adapter cable? The remote plug/socket on Clarion pre-2009 marine products has 6-pins and all 2009-19 products have 8-pin sockets/plugs and because most boats were wired with 6-pin extension cables, it's then not possible to connect 2009-19 radios and retain the remotes. Facing these odds, boat owners are left to either forfeit the upgrade or proceed and keep the remote as an ornament; but thanks to the CCUMRA1 adapter cable, it is possible to install a 2009-19 Clarion 8-pin radio and retain old 6-pin remote with one small exception: LCD display on all remotes remain blank. (Radio frequency, CD, track numbers, etc. are not shown).
» Install a 2009-19 radio (e.g. CMV1, CMD6, M505, M309, CMS1 etc.) and retain old remote (e.g. CMRC1, CMRC2, M101RC M102RC etc.) -- See drop-down and application guide for full listing.
» Works with 6-pin "BOAT CABLE" (M101RC) or 6-pin splitter cable (M101RYC)
» Mute button on non-LCD remotes (e.g. CMRC2 SB, CMRC2-BSS) may or may not function.
» LCD display on remote will no longer display track number, radio station information etc. but function buttons (track up/down, Vol, etc.) remain operational - Don't ignore this warning!
» Older wired remotes do not support IR remote signal pass-through (e.g. MF-1 etc.)
Do i need the CCUMRA1, CCUMRA2 or both?
1. When installing a 2009-19 radio (8-PIN ) remote socket and retaining older (6-PIN) remote; purchase our CCUMAR1.
2. When installing a 2009-19 remote (8-pin plug) and retaining older radio (6-pins ); purchase our CCUMRA2
3. When installing a 2009-19 radio (8-pin remote socket) and a 2009-19 remote (8-pins); out CCUMRA1 and CCUMRA2 are required. Please check application prior to ordering.
4. Not applicable to Clarion 2020+ marine radios: CMM-10, CMM-20, CMM-30 etc.
1. Locate 6-pin "boat" extension cable behind the dash or radio cavity
2. Locate new radio 8-pin remote cable
3. Connect CCUMRA1 8-Pin male plug to new radio.
4. Connect CCUMRA1 6-pin female connector to 6-pin "boat" extension cable leading to remote control.
Warning: This cable DOES NOT retain the display on remotes with LCD screens. Once installed, the remote-control LCD display screen remains blank but buttons will continue to function.
Footnotes: [See drop-down menu above for reference]
* these are compatible but LCD display and Mute button (if equipped) will not function
1. Remote control LCD display will NO longer illuminate; however, function buttons (e.g. Track up/down, volume etc.) remain operational.
2. When installing a new 8-pin remote (e.g. NW1, NW2 etc), to an older (pre-2009) radio (6-pin), purchase our CCUMRA2
3. Made by us for use on Clarion marine products only. Not applicable to other brands or mix-n-match applications.