control switches on handle bars will not work


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sartins
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control switches on handle bars will not work

Post by sartins » Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:46 pm



I just purchased a 83 goldwing a few days ago..everything seems to be working except the controls on the handle bars that operates the volume and channels on the radio......any suggestions on what i can do to fix this......Thanks



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RBGERSON
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Re: control switches on handle bars will not work

Post by RBGERSON » Sat Aug 20, 2011 5:41 am

Open the switch, clean it out with contact cleaner..
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

FAIR WINDS,
RB

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Re: control switches on handle bars will not work

Post by WingAdmin » Thu Aug 25, 2011 4:27 pm

Follow the cable down and see where it goes. If ALL of the radio switches are not working, it's far more likely the connector inside the fairing has become disconnected, than that all of the switches have failed simultaneously.

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