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Clarion MF1

RF marine remote control

Item # 020MF1

If you've used a regular IR remote for a stereo on your boat, you may have been disappointed.

Read more from Crutchfield writer, Ken N.

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About the Clarion MF1

Control your sound from anywhere on the boat

If you've used a regular IR remote for a stereo on your boat, you may have been disappointed. Bright sunlight can make operation problematic, and your range is limited to line-of-sight between the remote and the receiver.

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Control your sound from anywhere on the boat

If you've used a regular IR remote for a stereo on your boat, you may have been disappointed. Bright sunlight can make operation problematic, and your range is limited to line-of-sight between the remote and the receiver.

Clarion's MF1 remote gives you the freedom to control your stereo, wherever you are. The RF design uses radio waves to control your Clarion receiver, so you're not limited by the constraints of IR remotes. And it's built for the marine lifestyle too — it's waterproof; salt-, fog-, and UV-resistant; has an integrated clip and lanyard loop, and it even floats if you drop it in the drink.

The MF1 works with a wide variety of Clarion marine receivers (see Details), or any Clarion car receiver with an input for steering wheel remote control adapters.

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Product highlights:

  • waterproof RF remote
  • up to 100-foot range
  • meets industry standards for salt/fog exposure and UV protection
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # 92722
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What's in the box:

  • Marine RF remote
  • Mounting bracket (pre-installed)
  • RF harness (terminated by a 3.5mm connector and 8-pin proprietary connector)
  • CR2032 3V lithium battery (installed in remote)
  • Instructions

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Features

Marine Rated: The Clarion MF1 is a marine RF remote control which is waterproof and designed to float. The MF1 meets or exceeds ASTM B117 (Salt/Fog Exposure), ASTM D4329 (UV Exposure), and IP67 (International Protection Rating).

RF Range: The Clarion MF1 marine remote control has an RF range up to 100' (no line of sight is required).

Compatibility: The Clarion MF1 Marine RF remote control is compatible with the following Clarion Marine head units that feature an 8-pin proprietary wired remote input:

  • CMD Series: CMD6, CMD7, CMD8, CMD9
  • CMS Series: CMS1, CMS5, CMS20
  • CMV Series: CMV1
  • M Series: M303, M309, M502, M505, M508, M606, M608

Note: Up to 8 MF1 remotes can be programmed to the included wireless receiver. When used with another wired remote (020MW1 or 020MW2) a Y-adapter is required (item number 020MWRYC, sold separately).

Car Stereo Compatibility: The MF1 is also compatible with any Clarion car stereo having the 3.5mm steering wheel remote input.

Control Functions: The Clarion MF1 offers the following push-button controls:

  • Power/Source
  • Volume Up/Down
  • Left Arrow
  • Right Arrow
  • Play/Pause/Mute
  • Band
  • Enter

Internal Sealed Replaceable Battery: The Clarion MF1 includes a pre-installed CR2032 3V lithium battery. Four screws will need to be removed on back of the remote to replace battery.

Mounting Bracket: The Clarion MF1 Marine RF remote control comes with a surface-mount bracket (mounting screw not supplied).

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Customer Q&A

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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To communicate with the Clarion Head Unit. [ ANTHONY F  May 20, 2017 ]
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I have a clarion receiver [ PAUL L  Apr 06, 2017 ]

6 questions already asked

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The M505 is not listed in the compatibility section. Is that an oversight?
[ Jim  Apr 17, 2016 ]
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It is an oversight. I have submitted a request to get that receiver added to the list of compatible receiver. I hope this helps! My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=101
[ Paul  Apr 18, 2016 ]  Staff
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When replacing the battery does the positive symbol on the battery face up or is it turned upside down? Also should there be a red light on the device? I'm having problems getting my remotes to work again with the same stereo that they once were.
[ Steve  Sep 26, 2015 ]
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I have not had to replace the battery yet so I am not able to assist with regards to the proper install of the battery. There is a not a light or red light on the device. Once you have resolution, please share in a post.
[ JEFFREY  Sep 28, 2015 ]
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If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/.
[ Krissy  Sep 28, 2015 ]  Staff
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Is this remote compatible and plug and play with the Clarion CMS5 ?
[ DantheMan  Sep 06, 2015 ]
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I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: The MF1 is compatible with the CMS5. It comes with an 8-pin proprietary connector that plugs into the back of the CMS5. It will be plug and play. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
[ Krissy  Sep 14, 2015 ]  Staff
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After installing this remote does it block (make innactive) the remote that comes with the radio? I'm using it with the Clarion M505. Thanks.
[ Timcurry  Aug 30, 2015 ]
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I bought this remote but did not use it because I wanted a true wired remote with no wireless link. I don't remember what remote I actually used.
[ Roger  Sep 01, 2015 ]
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I am not sure. I used it on a cms2 which does not have a remote. But it does have Bluetooth and everthing works fine. No problems.
[ RONNIE  Sep 01, 2015 ]
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Unsure on the floating remote. However, I have wired remotes. There is a problem with the IR sensor on the deck, as when it is in daylight, all remotes will not work. Clarion admits to the problem, and I was told they are working on a "fix"
[ ryan  Sep 01, 2015 ]
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Do this remote Clarion MF1 need be program,?
[ Ken  May 10, 2015 ]
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no if used with a clarion reciever
[ MARK  May 12, 2015 ]
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Once you plug the antenna into the head unit it is ready to work
[ ANTHONY F  May 12, 2015 ]
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No. It comes ready to go right out of the box (if purchased for a compatible model). And by the way this little device is awesome!
[ David  May 11, 2015 ]
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No it does not. It finds the source on its own...however, know that it is not a waterproof device. Splash is okay...anything more...not good.
[ MIKE  May 11, 2015 ]
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No it does not.
[ EDWARD  May 11, 2015 ]
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No it did not need programming
[ MARK  May 11, 2015 ]
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As far as I recall it does not need to be programed. It should have listed which clarion radios it will function with, or your radio will have the list to check.
[ RICHARD A  May 11, 2015 ]
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Will this remote work with the Clarion M303 marine head unit?
[ Jonathan  Jan 10, 2015 ]
2 answers
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I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: The Clarion MF1 RF Marine Remote Control will work with the Clarion M303 Marine CD Receiver. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
[ Krissy  Jan 13, 2015 ]  Staff
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Also, there doesn't seem to be a downloadable manual. How does the remote install?
[ Jonathan  Jan 12, 2015 ]
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