Stereo is making a clacking noise


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1200Doug
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Stereo is making a clacking noise

Postby 1200Doug » Mon Aug 24, 2015 4:41 pm



I just re-installed the stereo and cb after having them out. Before there was no stereo output. Now that I have it connected the volume is fairly low and there is a consistent clacking/chopping noise.
It's there bike running or not. Tape, radio or even selected "off" does not matter.
At least it keeps a regular beat of one clack a second.


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Re: Stereo is making a clacking noise

Postby 1200Doug » Mon Aug 24, 2015 6:34 pm

Went from some stereo output to nothing for no reason it seems. I discovered if I disconnect this 2-wire plug of green wires the noise stops but power to stereo and cb remain. No idea if it also cuts sound. I don't have music either way.
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Re: Stereo is making a clacking noise

Postby wilmo » Tue Aug 25, 2015 8:22 pm

I almost responded to this but realized you have the Interstate and mine an Aspy-they are different stereos. But mine clacks too in cassette mode only. That's why I changed it out for a marine no-moving-parts stereo. Still have the old one but don't use it. Anyway, one of our experts will be along shortly to help you, I'm sure.

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Re: Stereo is making a clacking noise

Postby 1200Doug » Tue Aug 25, 2015 8:44 pm

I found a part of the problem.
Mice eaten harness!:-0
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Re: Stereo is making a clacking noise

Postby Right Winger » Sat Aug 29, 2015 10:55 pm

That will do it . Darn mice. Why wires ? :)




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