CB Won't change channels.


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lnfog
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CB Won't change channels.

Postby lnfog » Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:18 pm



Hi,

I just got a 1988 GL 1500. The channel selector on the CB will not change channels. It is stuck on channel 20. Everything else appears to work. Any ideas? Thanks



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Re: CB Won't change channels.

Postby Mooseman » Sun Feb 14, 2010 1:55 pm

I am not sure about the 1500. I just fixed the radio station changer on my 1986 1200. It was the momentary switch located on the left handle bar. No matter how much I flipped the switch up and down it wouldn't change radio stations. I pulled the switch case apart after cutting it open with a dremel tool. The switch was covered in old grease and crud. Cleaned it up with electrical contact cleaner and found some nice clean contacts inside. Now the switch works like a charm and the radio changes stations like it should. The CB has the same kind of momentary switch for changing channels. I have a few photos if needed. A little ABS cement on a toothpick and the case went right back together. Hope this helps. Also on the bottom of my switch housing was a small drain hole. I had tried squirting contact cleaner inside. The switch just worked interment. Taking it apart was the trick.
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Re: CB Won't change channels.

Postby lnfog » Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:21 am

Hi Mooseman,

The contact cleaner did the trick. Thank you.

Michele


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