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Kicker KRC12 Wired marine remote control for select Kicker marine receivers

Item # 20646KRC12

Item # 20646KRC12

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About the Kicker KRC12

Alexander H.

Custom-located control

This wired, water-resistant remote works with all current Kicker marine/powersports receivers (see Details tab). With the included 16.5-foot extension cable, you'll be able to control your music from almost anywhere on your boat. With multiple mounting options, you can choose the location that's best for you.

Product highlights:

  • wired marine remote control
  • works with all current Kicker marine/powersports receivers
  • 16.5-foot extension cable included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • MFR # 46KRC12

What's in the box:

  • Marine wired remote (attached 12" cable)
  • 16.5' Extension cable
  • Mounting bracket
  • 2 Nuts
  • 2 Washers
  • Owner's Manual

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More details on the Kicker KRC12

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Compatibility: The Kicker KRC12 marine wired remote control is designed to work with Kicker KRC marine digital media receivers that feature a 3.5mm wired remote input (such as the Kicker 46KMC2, 46KMC3, 46KMC4 or 46KMC5). The KRC12 features an attached 12" cable and comes with a 16.5' minijack extension cable that plugs into your compatible Kicker marine receiver's female 3.5mm remote input port.

Note: For connection of two KRC12 remotes, you can use a 3.5mm Y-adapter (stereo, sold separately).

Marine Certified: The Kicker KRC12 features IPX66 waterproof / dustproof certification, so it can hold up in the marine environment and withstand powerful splashes of water out on the ocean or lake. During testing, water is projected at all angles through a 12.5mm nozzle at a flow rate of 100 liters/min at a pressure of 100 kN/m2 for 3 minutes from a distance of 3 meters. It's also fully dustproof and does not allow any dust or debris to enter the remote.

Push-Button Controls: The Kicker KRC12 remote offers rubber push-button controls. Remote control functions include Power, Volume, Source, Track, and Station. By connecting the wired remote's illumination wire (orange) to 12V accessory power, the buttons will be white backlit.

Note: The Kicker KRC12 remote does not feature a LCD screen.

Mounting Options: The gauge-style marine wired remote requires a 2" (diameter) cut-out. The included bracket and mounting hardware secure the remote in place, while an integrated rubber gasket seals up the installation.

  • Chassis Cutout Dimensions: 2.0" (diameter) x 2.75" (depth)
  • Front-Panel Dimensions: 2.4375" (diameter) x 0.8125" (depth)

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5 questions already asked

I see there's a separate wire marked illumination. Would that have to be ran separate with another wire(not included) added to utilize that?
rex  Apr 20, 2022
3 answers
Yes. It is a separate wire that would need to be run. Since this was transom mounted in my application and we usually are not utilizing that space after dark I chose to seal off that lead and not use it.
christian  Apr 21, 2022
The illumination wire just needs 12volts to work. No separate wire needed.
david  Apr 20, 2022
I have that gauge style kmc2 receiver in my boat and it has an illumination wire ; I just added to it and plugged it in. Now I haven't checked to see if it worked at night yet. Hope this helps.
michael  Apr 20, 2022
Can this be hooked directly to an amp? Or does it require some sort of stereo?
jonathon  Apr 12, 2021
3 answers
I believe this needs to be connected to a Kicker head unit to work correctly.
christian  Apr 12, 2021
It can not be attached directly to an amp. This is not a stereo. It is a remote control for a stereo.
david  Apr 12, 2021
This hooks to the head unit of your system
mitch  Apr 12, 2021
Can you use this with a Sony radio? I ordered one already as it looks like it will work. Sony radio is MEX-M72BT
jaymie  Aug 13, 2020
1 answer
Hi Ryan, thank you for your question. The Kicker KRC12 remote, is designed for use with Kicker KRC receivers, that feature 3.5 mm wired remote input, and is not considered a universal wired remote for use with other lines of receivers. Feel free to chat with us online or by phone at 1-800-324-9695, if you would like to go over other options.
jessica  Aug 30, 2020 (Staff)
Will this remote work with a Sony Dax-M50BT receiver?
keith9496  Aug 02, 2020
1 answer
It will not. This will only work with select Kicker receivers.
thomas  Aug 20, 2020 (Staff)
Does this remote work with a Kicker KMC10 Media Center stereo?
eugene  Jul 26, 2020
1 answer
All Kicker remotes will work with Kicker head units
steven  Jul 26, 2020

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