Hi folks -
Helping my dad out with his new (to him) 2004 Pleasure-Way Excel TS... His unit has the standard old LCD TV - behind which is a Cadence high-power audio amp, plus a 1-DIN DVD Player mounted above the TV... That pretty much describes the entertainment system he has. A few problems: The DVD player is shot... I ordered him a replacement on Amazon for $45 - but its a typical car stereo DVD head unit.
The questions I need help with are this -
Apparently, Pleasure-Way installed some sort of "auto-on" module which can tell when the TV's power button is pressed, which automatically turns on the Cadence Amplifier mounted on the wall behind it. The TV has got to go, since it pre-dates Digital TV Broadcasting. Was going to replace the unit with an LED TV and tie it in to the same power plug for 12vDC (I'd buy a unit that is 12vdc powered)... The LCD TV says it is 12VDC 3.0 amps draw. The stock factory DVD player unit has a manual power on and off switch, so I have to get creative with the wiring. I know most car audio systems come with a "blue" wire in the harness to allow the head unit to power up a remotely attached device like a power antenna or an amp. I'd like to somehow tie this aux power signal wire into the Pleasure-Way Excel TS's stock module so if my dad wants to listen to AM/FM or play a CD Disk, he does not need to turn on the TV to get the Cadence amp to power up. Have any of you replaced the stock DVD player and replaced it with standard car stereo gear like I am planning to do? How did you tie it in? I am planning on installing a standard toggle switch near the DVD to turn on the power to it (like the ignition switch power lead on a car stereo). But I want to make sure when he powers on the DVD player, that the Amp comes on too. Does anyone know how Pleasure-Way engineered this entertainment system, or have a diagram for it you could possibly email to me? It's a 2003 Ford Econoline Chassis but built as a 2004 Pleasure-Way Excel TS coach.
Thanks so much -
Tom Rogers, Manteca, CA