Radio Volume Low


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runerror
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Radio Volume Low

Postby runerror » Tue Jan 26, 2010 4:11 pm



Hello Everyone,
I have a 1993 GL 1500 SE and the radio volume has gotten to where it will not increase to the levels of last summer. Have checked and repaired the mute button. It was sticking in. Have checked all my fuses, wires and speakers which are all original. Mute icon in dashpanel goes on and off when mute button is depressed/released. I have checked CB controls and made sure it's off. I have read all the associated post's on this website. I'm ready to purchase a used radio if I cannot fix this one. I have read one post about fixing a bridge or something inside the radio but cannot locate the complete fix. Was wondering if anyone had any idea's. Thanks in advance. runerror



runerror
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Re: Radio Volume Low

Postby runerror » Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:15 pm

Hello, never mind found the problem. Fixed Thank you.

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WingAdmin
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Re: Radio Volume Low

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Feb 02, 2010 5:12 pm

So what did the problem turn out to be?

neilisok
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Location: Snohomish, Wa
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Re: Radio Volume Low

Postby neilisok » Wed Feb 03, 2010 8:01 pm

I have the same problem and all anyone says is I need to buy a new radio. What did you do to fix the problem?

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rlsapp
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Re: Radio Volume Low

Postby rlsapp » Sat Feb 27, 2010 2:16 pm

I had a problem where the radio volume was very low, and it wouldn't remember or keep the time and preset channels that I would set. Their is a 5 amp fuse on the left side for the bike (sitting on the bike) that blew. It is the only 5 amp on that side. Try replacing that fuse it could be blowed.

ddbracey
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Re: Radio Volume Low

Postby ddbracey » Fri Apr 09, 2010 6:34 am

my mute button is sticking also how did you fix it?????????
thanks for the help!!!!!!

Psalmist
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Re: Radio Volume Low

Postby Psalmist » Fri Apr 09, 2010 8:07 pm

Regarding the radio, you might try new speakers. Old, ripped, blistered speakers will still produce sound. But at a very low distorted level.
For the mute switch I recommend contact cleaner from Radio Shack with silicone. WD40 is not a good permanent fix, but will work for a short period of time.

cobenson
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Re: Radio Volume Low

Postby cobenson » Sat Apr 10, 2010 8:22 am

ddbracey wrote:my mute button is sticking also how did you fix it?????????
thanks for the help!!!!!!


I had the same issue with my mute button and just kept pushing in and out on it. Well ok, I told the boy if he wanted a ride, he needed to get that button all the way out so the radio works. Being 7 years old, he was up for the task big time. I just sat back and watched him. He grabbed the can of electrical contact cleaner, sprayed it in there, and just worked the button in and out until it came out.
Then we went for a ride for a couple hours. Stopped at the theater and watched the movie UP, ate popcorn, then went home and got yelled at bu Mom for not taking the other kids to the movies. But did take the rest fishing. OK done babbling now.




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