85 Goldwing radio


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85 Goldwing radio

Postby Mmsbm1 » Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:45 am



I have two 85 Goldwings and both have am/fm radio problems. My American bike, I turn the key on to either Acc. or on, turn on the radio and the volume fades away to nothing in seconds? HELP!
Then on my second bike I think I have a grounding problem. The radio volume starts working by touching the front brake level several hundred times until it stays on? Need help patience is running out



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Re: 85 Goldwing radio

Postby virgilmobile » Mon Aug 11, 2014 2:46 pm

Every radio needs 3 things to power up correctly and stay running....
Switched 12 volts...12 volts constant and ground...
I would use a digital volt meter connected to the battery negative post and probe each of the 3 wires at the radio...
I do suggest verifying the proper voltages and ground are there before yanking the radio out and sending it off for repair....
If the voltage is low,(less than 10.5 volts ),you can bypass or augment it with a fused wire direct to the battery positive...
Should you find ANY volts on the ground wire at the radio(reference to the battery ground),it too can be augmented for testing.(hitch a wire to the battery ground and connect it to the radio ground wire)..

I do suspect that you may find corrosion in the faring plug...It's at the lower left inside edge...below the pocket....

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Re: 85 Goldwing radio

Postby Mmsbm1 » Mon Aug 11, 2014 3:46 pm

whats the best way to get these power points and grounds on the radio, and

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Re: 85 Goldwing radio

Postby virgilmobile » Mon Aug 11, 2014 4:15 pm

I'd look first under the left pocket.Going by memory ... There's a 3 wire plug down there.i believe its ground (green),red ( 12 volts) and one with a stripe(switched 12 volts).
Sorry I'm not sure of the color.
You can probe everything right there.
Otherwise,pull the radio out.

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Re: 85 Goldwing radio

Postby Mmsbm1 » Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:24 pm

Ok I will. So I could also run a power line and/or ground wire from the battery. So this should fix my one bike with the ground problem. Do you think that this will solve the bike with the radio that when it's turned on the volume seems normal and then in few seconds it fades out to nothing.

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Re: 85 Goldwing radio

Postby virgilmobile » Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:02 pm

I'll believe anything.
Always confirm that it has proper power and ground before assuming its bad.
This goes for any electrical device.Not just a radio.

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Re: 85 Goldwing radio

Postby Mmsbm1 » Tue Aug 12, 2014 2:25 am

Thanks I'll keep you informed what I find out

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Re: 85 Goldwing radio

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Aug 12, 2014 6:57 am

We appreciate feedback.
If you find the problem,please post about it.
Take pictures too.




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