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VX-6000 Public Address Feature Question

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Feed Provider
Apr 29, 2016
I am installing a VX-6000 mobile in my vehicle and I may want to include an external speaker to utilize the PA feature of the radio. I can't find any mention of how to wire it when reading through the service manual. Can someone advise? I'm thinking audio may come from two of the pins on the dsub plug which would be assigned during programming? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.


Premium Subscriber
Oct 7, 2006
There should be an external speaker jack on the back of the radio to the left of the power plug.
It is a 3.5mm mini phone plug. It may have a rubber cap over it.
Make sure you do not accidentally ground either speaker lead to chassis ground, or it may
destroy the audio amp. Check the owner's manual. Copy on line.
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