92 GL1500 SE radio issue


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ol_nelly
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92 GL1500 SE radio issue

Postby ol_nelly » Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:20 pm



I just bought my first Wing and it has a very annoying radio problem. It works just fine and then all of a sudden it makes a static kind of noise and then switches to the low side of AM. If you try and switch it back to FM it will just go back to AM. Sometimes it will just sit and flash AM AM AM. The clock is not affected not sure if that is part of the radio settings. All presets are lost also. Any thoughts?????????? Oh and it don't matter if the bike is running or not. Sometimes turn the key on everything is fine and the bzzzz its out. Turn the radio off for awhile and then it might work fine and then it might not.



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Re: 92 GL1500 SE radio issue

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:29 am

Generally speaking,it sounds like a bad connection,Most likely at the plug on the radio.
I guess Id be tempted to remove the top covers and extract the radio,leave it hooked up and try to simulate the problem by operating the radio and jiggling the wiring.Somewhere,i think you may be loosing a good ground.
Just a guess obviously,but if you can wiggle that and make it quit,then "that's"where the problems at.
Also where the plug is attached to the radio,the pins are soldered on a PC board,they may have hairline cracks around them.

ol_nelly
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Re: 92 GL1500 SE radio issue

Postby ol_nelly » Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:39 pm

Thanks I'll give it a try. Already had it out once to replace the air filter, fun job, checked connections at that point to make sure they were tight but didn't even think about trying to wiggle it around and make it do it. Thanks again for the input.

ol_nelly
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Re: 92 GL1500 SE radio issue

Postby ol_nelly » Sun Mar 18, 2012 6:15 pm

Well upon tearing my bike apart once angain I found that the ground wire screw had worked its way loose and more that likely causing the radio to loose its power. Sooooo when I finally get the parts in to fix the coolant leak I will relocated the ground wire and see if that fixes the problem.




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