Radio issues.


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dsimmonds53
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1977 CB750K
1979 CX500C

Radio issues.

Postby dsimmonds53 » Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:24 am



Need some help with a Clarion II with AM/FM, CB, and Intercom, from an '83 Interstate.The radio came from a damaged fairing and I'd like to put it in a new fairing I picked up. After the huge struggle getting it out of the old fairing I laid it out on my dining room table. I wired it according to the instructions (I think). The radio didn't work when it came out, so I don't know what's wrong. When I hooked up a battery, nothing goes on, BUT when I press the clock button on the radio, the dashboard indicater lights up bright red with the time. I'd like to install just the radio (if it works) anybody kow how to test the seperate components. I tried following the power with a VOM meter. Way too many wires, gives me a headache.

Thanks

David



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RBGERSON
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Re: Radio issues.

Postby RBGERSON » Fri Aug 13, 2010 6:25 am

Should be fairly easy to find hot lead..red and ground.. green .hook directly to battery, find speaker wires..hook up and hook up antenna..has to be grounded too..and turn her on. Are there any lights on in radio..did you check the in line fuse..there maybe be one..
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

FAIR WINDS,
RB

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dsimmonds53
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1979 CX500C

Re: Radio issues.

Postby dsimmonds53 » Fri Aug 13, 2010 4:01 pm

Thanks, did all that. All fuses are ok. All componetns are grounded to each other and the battery. The only thing that works is the clock display on the remote dashboard.(lights up and keeps perfect time)
I get power to the radio changer, but I'll have to dig some wires out to test the rest. Maybe no radio is less of a distraction.

Tanx
David


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