For less than $50, boat owners are able to install a new Clarion radio and retain old remote without rewiring.
Many boat owners are left scratching their heads upon discovering the Clarion radio remote socket won't fit existing wired remote plug. 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 install a new Clarion radio and keep existing remote controller 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? Because all 2009-Up Clarion marine products are fitted with 8-pin remote control cables and prior to 2009 the cable had only 6-pins which is why most boats were wired with 6-pin extensions. This creates a conflict when installing a newer radios and retaining older remote controls. Facing these odds boat owners are left to either forfeit the radio upgrade or proceed with the upgrade and keep the remote as ornament; but thanks to the CCUMRA1 adapter, it is possible to install a newer Clarion radio and retain 6-pin remote(s) control with one small exception: All remote controls with displays; the LCD screen remain blank. (Radio frequency, CD, track numbers, etc. are not shown).
» Install a 2009-newer Clarion radio (e.g. CMV1, CMD6, M505, M309, CMS1 etc.) and retain old remote control (e.g. CMRC1, CMRC2, M101RC M102RC etc.) -- See drop-down and Application guide for full listing.
» Works with existing 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.
» All remotes with LCD display will not display track number, radio station information etc. (remains blank), but function buttons (track up/down, Vol, etc.) remain operational - Don't ignore this warning!
» Clarion older wired remotes do not support IR remote signal pass-through.
Do i need the CCUMRA1, CCUMRA2 or both?
1. To connect newer Clarion radio with 8-PIN remote socket to older 6-PIN remote plug; purchase our CCUMAR1.
2. To connect Clarion newer remotes with 8-pin plug to older radios with 6-pin remote sockets; purchase our CCUMRA2
3. To connect newer Clarion radios with 8-pin remote sockets to newer Clarion 8-pin remote plugs (both with 8-pins), purchase (1) CCUMRA1 and (1) CCUMRA2. Please check application prior to ordering.
4. Not applicable to Clarion CMRC3 remote control
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) may not function
1. Any and all remotes with LCD displays will NO longer illuminate; however, function buttons (e.g. Track up/down, volume etc.) remain operational.
2. To connect newer 8-pin remote (e.g. NW1, NW2 etc), to an older (pre-2009) 6-pin radio, purchase our CCUMRA2
3. Works only on Clarion marine products. Not applicable to other brands or mix-n-match applications.