stereo volume


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burntice51
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stereo volume

Postby burntice51 » Fri Nov 05, 2010 12:11 pm



Good Morning, I just picked up a 94 Wing SE 1500 and for some reason the volume on the radio just doesn't seem to be as loud as it should be. It is not muted with the mute button. Does anyone have an idea they can give me as to why the volume when it is cranked up just still seems low ?

Thanks
p.s. Also the cruise control goes on when I push the button but it does not hold speed. Any ideas to that as well ?



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Re: stereo volume

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Nov 05, 2010 1:02 pm

Believe it or not, both of your problems have the same cause. By any chance, is your speedometer not working?

If the bike is not getting the correct signal telling it how fast it is going, it thinks it is standing still. As a result:

- Cruise control will refuse to engage
- Auto volume control on the radio will turn the volume down to lowest setting

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Re: stereo volume

Postby kahunah » Sat Nov 06, 2010 7:07 pm

The AVC cannot turn the volume lower than the volume control is set at. There are a number of things that can cause low volume. There is a fuse that powers the amp, IIRC it's #5. That will cause low speaker volume. Is the volume low in the headsets as well as the main speakers? If so try cleaning the volume control. You also need to check that no wires are pinched. Check the fader (if you have one) Rare, but possible is all the speakers are bad. If none of this solves the problem you could have a bad radio. As for the cruise not setting, the most common cause is out of adjustment/dirty switches.

burntice51
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Re: stereo volume

Postby burntice51 » Sun Nov 07, 2010 7:22 am

Thank you for your response. Where exactly is that fuse that you are talking about. Down with the regular fuses ?

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Re: stereo volume

Postby kahunah » Sun Nov 07, 2010 8:42 am

The fuse is in the fuse box on the left side of the bike. I had a problem with the volume on mine. It was full volume on the left channel and you could hardly hear the right. I ended up having to take out the radio and clean the controls from inside. It's been fine ever since.




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