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gps audio input device

Postby will38221 » Mon Feb 17, 2014 5:08 pm



I have a 1985 Goldwing and I would like to put that device on it. could you tell how to do it thank you



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Re: gps audio input device

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:11 pm

will38221 wrote:I have a 1985 Goldwing and I would like to put that device on it. could you tell how to do it thank you


It's not designed for that - specifically, the connectors are different. However, it is electrically compatible, so if you were to hack the connectors, you could do it.

Basically, the GL1500 and GL1800 use a six-pin "Hitachi" style connector:



The GL1100 and GL1200 use a five-pin DIN connector (with the shield being ground):



You've got two options: Hack the existing Hitachi connectors off the interface and replace them with DIN connectors, or build a couple adapter cables that plug into each end.

If either option is of interest to you, let me know and I'll do the research required to give you the specific pinouts.

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Re: gps audio input device

Postby will38221 » Wed Feb 19, 2014 6:18 pm

ok I am going to make a jumper cable could you please tell me the wireing code and what color wire goes where thank yoU

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Re: gps audio input device

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:00 am

will38221 wrote:ok I am going to make a jumper cable could you please tell me the wireing code and what color wire goes where thank yoU


OK, this is looking at the DIN plug end on the motorcycle (the one that your headphones plug into):

DIN Intercom Jack
DIN Intercom Jack


The two wires we are interested in are the Mic Out + and Mic Shield. We will be tapping into those.

Using the GL1800 GPS Input as an an example, you will need to cut the black and white wires free of the connectors. The white wire from the GPS Input connects to the Mic Out + wire, and the black wire from the GPS Input connects to the Mic Shield wire. You can do this either by splicing into a new set of DIN plugs, or by slicing into the wire inside the motorcycle and tapping into it there (that's how I did it on my GL1100).

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Re: gps audio input device

Postby will38221 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:15 pm

hello I got a small problem I got the device all done in my bike and I put it in my cell phone that has a smaller jack so I went to radio shack and got a adapter from 3.5 to a 2.5 and it don't work can you tell me why thank you

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Re: gps audio input device

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:27 pm

will38221 wrote:hello I got a small problem I got the device all done in my bike and I put it in my cell phone that has a smaller jack so I went to radio shack and got a adapter from 3.5 to a 2.5 and it don't work can you tell me why thank you


The 2.5mm jack on some (mostly Nokia) cell phones are not industry standard - and they differ even on different models of phones (because they are not industry standard). Some phones can use an adapter that allows you plug in standard 3.5mm headphones - however, the adapters must be made so that they work with that specific type of phone. If the 2.5mm to 3.5mm adapter you have is different from what your phone requires, it will not work. One way to tell easily is to plug a set of headphones into the 3.5mm end of the adaptor, while it is plugged into the phone. If you can hear the output of the phone in the headphones, then it will work with the GPS Input. If not...it won't.

If you have a look on Amazon, you'll find a lot of 2.5mm to 3.5mm adapters, and you have to find the one that is specified to work with your phone. A generic adapter from Radio Shack is not likely going to cut it.

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Re: gps audio input device

Postby will38221 » Sat Mar 01, 2014 7:09 pm

I am having a problem I change the connectors on my terminal component that I plug my helment into know I lost my intercom mybe you can help me I am not sure what color code the wires are the code you gave me is not the same as my 1985 gl1200i Goldwing you see I have cb and every thing goes through this box that's called a terminal component box that works the cb so if you can please help me out thank you




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