Zumo 590


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Zumo 590

Postby Jocke » Sun Jun 14, 2015 11:24 am



I have just bought a Garmin Zumo 590LM and want to incorporate into the sound system of a GL 1200 SEi and a -88 GL 1500. Now I now that the 12 and the 15 has different connection types, one is DIN and the other is Hitachi, but that is not the issue for me since I have that covered. The issue is that I can´t make head or tail of Garmins spec list for the connections to the cradle. I have search the forum for info off some one who has asked this question before and only come up one topic in "Product Review" that mentiones the 590 but with no specifics, and I have looked at GW GPS input device but it gives me no clear information.
I have included in this topic a JPG of the cradle connectors and fortunatly it works as I hoped :D so now I can get to my search for help.
As you can see in the Garmin harness specs the items of interest to me is #4,5,6. On a GW in the sound harness going to the for example the driver headset you have five cables: mic+/-, audio L/R/-, which means that #4 is rather straight forward. Now comes the part I need some electronics wizard help with. #5 is audio output which I figures is the way the spoken directions and if I have a phone BT connected to the unit the sound from that comes to the bikesystem. #6 is audio input which I figures is the one that I connect a MP3 player to if I have one.

Have I gotten the base connections right or is there someone with any other opinion?
Since I´m not trying to get music into the system on either this way could it maybe be a better idea to get an input device each for the bikes and do the mic separate from the headset cable?
Or do I do one connection point for both mic and audio on the headset cable?
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Re: Zumo 590

Postby CMReynolds1 » Wed Jul 01, 2015 7:21 pm

I used the info in the attached thread to get my Zumo 570 to work on my 1800. Don't know if it will help you but thought I would mention it.

http://goldwingdocs.com/Store/Goldwing- ... -Input.asp
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Re: Zumo 590

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Jul 01, 2015 7:48 pm

According to that document, the Line Out connection is a 3.5mm female audio jack. That's perfect - the GPS Input has a 3.5mm male audio plug. Plug the GPS Input into that jack, connect the GPS Input to your intercom as explained in its manual, and you should have exactly what you're looking for.

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Re: Zumo 590

Postby Jocke » Wed Jul 01, 2015 11:09 pm

WingAdmin wrote:According to that document, the Line Out connection is a 3.5mm female audio jack. That's perfect - the GPS Input has a 3.5mm male audio plug. Plug the GPS Input into that jack, connect the GPS Input to your intercom as explained in its manual, and you should have exactly what you're looking for.


I figured as much but if I remember correctly from the instructions for the GPS Input it is only mono and this is a stereo jack. I would also like to be able to use the mic in connector so I would still have to rebuild the cablage of the GPS Input. Correct?

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Re: Zumo 590

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Jul 02, 2015 9:17 am

Jocke wrote:
WingAdmin wrote:According to that document, the Line Out connection is a 3.5mm female audio jack. That's perfect - the GPS Input has a 3.5mm male audio plug. Plug the GPS Input into that jack, connect the GPS Input to your intercom as explained in its manual, and you should have exactly what you're looking for.


I figured as much but if I remember correctly from the instructions for the GPS Input it is only mono and this is a stereo jack. I would also like to be able to use the mic in connector so I would still have to rebuild the cablage of the GPS Input. Correct?


The GPS input is monaural, however it has a stereo plug (that is coupled to mono internally) to allow it to accept both channels of a stereo signal.

I'm not sure what you're trying to do with the mic in connector.

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Re: Zumo 590

Postby Jocke » Thu Jul 02, 2015 11:08 pm

The mic in make me able to answer my cell from the helmet headset. And now there is no reason not to order the GPS Input :D

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Re: Zumo 590

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Jul 03, 2015 6:04 pm

Jocke wrote:The mic in make me able to answer my cell from the helmet headset. And now there is no reason not to order the GPS Input :D


We have a couple of users doing just this, using a Kennedy Cellset or similar - just make sure that the Cellset connects farther out than the GPS Input - so it goes Headset, Cellset, GPS Input, then the bike.




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