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Realistic AM/FM Cassette 12-1930A Manual

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Printed Date: September 26, 2022 at 1:55 PM


Topic: Realistic AM/FM Cassette 12-1930A Manual

Posted By: mgarcia10598
Subject: Realistic AM/FM Cassette 12-1930A Manual
Date Posted: July 15, 2016 at 10:46 AM

Hello all - first time posting.

I have an old Radio Shack/Realistic AM/FM Cassette Stereo, model number 12-1930A that I can't find the user manual/documentation it came with. It's been sitting around for a LONG time and I want to hook it up on my workbench to see if it still works. However, the wiring on it is confusing me and without the documentation, I can't tell what is what. I think I have 2 red "power" wires so I don't know if one is input, one is output or both are input, etc.   Plus I need to determine which are the positive/negative speakers, left/right, front/back.

I'm hoping to figure it out so I can install it into my 1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme I'm working on.

If anyone A) knows how to distinguish all the wires, B) knows of a website that HAS the wiring color coding/identification, or C) can scan a copy of an old user manual/documentation and send me a PDF, I'd GREATLY appreciate it.

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~ Mark Garcia



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Posted By: i am an idiot
Date Posted: July 15, 2016 at 7:50 PM
List all of the wire colors. List colors of stripes on the wires as well.




Posted By: haemphyst
Date Posted: July 19, 2016 at 11:58 AM
It's not free, but I was able to locate a service manual, here.

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It all reminds me of something that Molière once said to Guy de Maupassant at a café in Vienna: "That's nice. You should write it down."




Posted By: haemphyst
Date Posted: July 19, 2016 at 12:54 PM
That's the old 5-pin output connectors on that, isn't it? Here is a "reproduction" of the manual. The colors are the same, the catalog number isn't.

Gray or brown is right +
White or green is left +
Black wires are ground for system and speakers.

Does the wiring plug look anything like what you see in the background of this booster? posted_image

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It all reminds me of something that Molière once said to Guy de Maupassant at a café in Vienna: "That's nice. You should write it down."




Posted By: mgarcia10598
Date Posted: July 20, 2016 at 10:02 AM
Thanks all for info! I haven't had time to go back downstairs to my workbench to map out the wiring that "i am an idiot" inquired about, but I will take some pictures and try to upload them as soon as I can. I have also printed out the instructions that "haemphyst" linked to so I'll see if they match.

Have commitments this week, hard to get time to fiddle-about with the radio.

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~ Mark Garcia





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