Radio volume


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skybird46
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Radio volume

Postby skybird46 » Tue Jun 08, 2010 4:10 pm



I have a 1998 GS 1500 SE that the radio volume died down to nothing on. I still have some volume in the front and rear speakers. No blown fuses and the mute button is not stuck in. Help!



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Re: Radio volume

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Jun 08, 2010 9:38 pm

Does turning the AVC (auto volume control) knob affect it at all? I've heard of similar problems where the radio loses the signal that tells it how fast the bike is going, and as a result the AVC malfunctions.

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Re: Radio volume

Postby skybird46 » Tue Jun 08, 2010 9:56 pm

Turning the AVC does nothing at all for it. I'm lost here, hate to have to replace the radio system for something that may be very simple.

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Re: Radio volume

Postby rlsapp » Tue Jun 08, 2010 9:59 pm

I had the same problem with my 1997...be sure to also check a 5 amp fuse on the left side, the fuse on my bike had blown and that was the problem

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Re: Radio volume

Postby skybird46 » Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:10 pm

I have checked all of the fuses and they are good. Is there a relay inline that may be bad?

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Re: Radio volume

Postby vthonda » Wed Jun 09, 2010 9:50 pm

skybird46 wrote:I have checked all of the fuses and they are good. Is there a relay inline that may be bad?


I found the problem to a blown fuse located just to right side of the regular fuse box located on the left side of the bike. You need to un-bolt the left staddle bag to remove the relay box cover. Once you remove the relay box cover, you'll find two 5amp fuses located at the bottom of the fuse box. One says back-up and the other I can't remember right of hand. Replace both fuses with new ones and this should repair the problem with the radio; and the display reading on the custer unit. Hope this helps.

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Re: Radio volume

Postby skybird46 » Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:48 pm

Well now that worked for me. Thanks for the great help! Just wondering what idiot engineer designed that catastrophe....lol

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Re: Radio volume

Postby thrasherg » Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:24 pm

That really is great news, well done Vthonda...

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Re: Radio volume

Postby vthonda » Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:52 pm

thrasherg: I asked Honda Techs at local dealer about this radio problem. Techs could not answer questions or did not know! Resolve problem by accident. Working on back brakes, had to remove left staddle bag and discovered a relay box. Checked all relays for proper seating and discovered to 5amp fuses at bottom of fuse box. Noticed that they appeared to be burned out. Replace both fuses and behold the radio, memory, functions and display on custer started working. Solve the problem.

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Re: Radio volume

Postby Johnm767 » Sun Feb 27, 2011 9:37 pm

That's it!!! I have been searching for this problem for two weeks now.

I finally found that dang fuse you pointed to and wham! everything is working again. Thanks for the help even if this is an old post, still helped me out.

1995 Goldwing 1500SE ----------- Low Radio noise and no channel memory.




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