mic-mute and PTT switch


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mic-mute and PTT switch

Postby smilam » Mon Oct 22, 2012 4:42 pm



I installed a mic-mute system and a PTT switch on my 98 GL1500 SE. The mic-mutes work except for the passenger PTT switch which blows the 5 amp fuse in the relay enclosure next to the fuse block every time you push the button. There is a six conductor connector and a two conductor connector in a boot under the seat and they both had covers on them with nothing plugged into them. In the picture it is the white six conductor connector which I have the mic-mute components with the yellow tape plugged into and the red two conductor connector that I was plugging the PTT switch into which blows the fuse. Green wire and red with white stripe.
I did a search on the fourm to discover where this fuse was since I lost 95% of my radio volume the first time I pushed the button to switch the mics but I haven"t located anything in the fourm that helps me determin if I am plugging the PTT switch into the correct conector or if I need to look somewhere else.
Can somebody lead me in the right direction?
Thanks
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Re: mic-mute and PTT switch

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:18 pm

smilam wrote:I installed a mic-mute system and a PTT switch on my 98 GL1500 SE. The mic-mutes work except for the passenger PTT switch which blows the 5 amp fuse in the relay enclosure next to the fuse block every time you push the button. There is a six conductor connector and a two conductor connector in a boot under the seat and they both had covers on them with nothing plugged into them. In the picture it is the white six conductor connector which I have the mic-mute components with the yellow tape plugged into and the red two conductor connector that I was plugging the PTT switch into which blows the fuse. Green wire and red with white stripe.
I did a search on the fourm to discover where this fuse was since I lost 95% of my radio volume the first time I pushed the button to switch the mics but I haven"t located anything in the fourm that helps me determin if I am plugging the PTT switch into the correct conector or if I need to look somewhere else.
Can somebody lead me in the right direction?


That red two conductor connector is intended to supply power to the trunk light if it is installed (optional accessory). The two conductors in that connector are +12V and ground, and when you press your PTT, it is shorting that 12 volts directly to ground, which correctly and properly blows the fuse to protect the circuit, as you have discovered.

I suspect that PTT switch you have is intended for GL1800's which have just such a connector intended for a passenger PTT switch. There's no such two-pin PTT connector on the GL1500, it is integrated into the 6P passenger headset connector.

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Re: mic-mute and PTT switch

Postby smilam » Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:12 pm

Thanks for the information WingAdmin. I guess I need to call Mic-Mutes tomorrow and see if they have a PTT button with a six pin connector. I bought this from an electronics store and the PTT and the receipt says GL 1500 PTT so maybe it is for an older one or is mislabeled. Naturally the button part of the switch disappeared so I went down to Radio Shack and bought a NO push button that is a little sturdier so I don't have the original to return.
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Re: mic-mute and PTT switch

Postby ka4yqi » Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:04 am

Hey Steve, the push to talk circuit is there, but you may be looking for a wrong connector. The Mic-mutes should be using a 6 pin connector ( red in color ) but the are only 5 pins in it. One should not have a pin. This is for the passenger headset cable. For the push to talk circuit from what I read on the mike-mutt will make the mike work with the cb also if used. Correct me if I am wrong. The is another 6 pin connector, says it is brown in color, that has 6 pins and all six have wire on them with the following colors. White, orange, gray, red with a black, yellow with a black, and a green with a black. This is for in the diagram as " for passenger controller The white wire is used to take to the green with black strip to make the circuit for the cb to transmit. I am adding a picture of a honda passenger volume control with push to talk on the cb.
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Re: mic-mute and PTT switch

Postby smilam » Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:15 pm

I called Mic-Mutes and he confirmed what Wing Admin said and that it should have been a six pin connector. Four of the pins are blanked off and only two are used for the PTT switch. What I had received was wrong for the 1500.
He had me send him an e-mail with my information and he is sending me a new connector body even though I didn't buy it directly from him. I offered to buy the connector from him and he finally said I could send a couple of bucks for shipping.
It is nice to call a company where a person not only answers the phone but is knowledgeable about the products and goes out of his way to help. He was even going to send me the part for nothing until I kept after him for a price.
I went ahead and sent him ten dollars because this is the kind of business you want to see succeed.
Thanks for all of the responses.
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Re: mic-mute and PTT switch

Postby RBGERSON » Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:11 pm

I am reactivating this thread with a new twist..I am trying to install a volume control and PTT for the passenger on my 97 1500..what I bought..cheap was for an 1100..has a pin plug which works and I can regulate the volume on the intercom and the radio to the passenger...but it came with a push to talk button too which I'd like to hook up but I don't know where to tap in to the harness or what connector to open up. This is what I have and it was just zip tied to the 5 pin setup harness ..not wired into it at all. IS there someplace I can plug this in or wire it in to give the passenger access to the CB??? I can't see how this worked on the 1100's as it a separate wire/unit just a button and a connector..probably just a switch open and closed deal..so how could that work???
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Re: mic-mute and PTT switch

Postby Bob Myers » Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:04 pm

In that brown 6 wire connector there is a white wire(PTT) and a black striped(neg/ground) wire. The connector you have will need be adapted somehow, either by splicing or find a suitable connector in a junkyard to bring that white wire to ground potential when switch is closed. That will key up the CB and mute the radio.


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