Volume on radio


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burntice51
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Volume on radio

Postby burntice51 » Sat Dec 11, 2010 10:54 pm



I have a 94 Gold Wing 1500 se. The radio works however the volume is exremly low. When I ride because of the AVC the volume gets louder but when I am sitting still I can hardly hear the radio. I have turned the AVC off and it produces nothing. The volume is still very low. The AVC is working with the speedometer because as I said the volume gets louder when I go faster. I have had a 94 Wing previously that had a stereo that cranked. Does anyone have any idea as to what may be the problem ? Please let me know.
Jim



Bouvier1
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Re: Volume on radio

Postby Bouvier1 » Sun Dec 12, 2010 6:05 am

I can't really remember about my 1500 as I am now riding 1800s but does it have a mute button on the left handlebar?

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tfdeputydawg
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Re: Volume on radio

Postby tfdeputydawg » Sun Dec 12, 2010 1:04 pm

I'm sure this is a dumb question but, have you used the volume knob to adjust the volume up to your liking?

kahunah
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Re: Volume on radio

Postby kahunah » Thu Dec 16, 2010 5:28 pm

Mute button on the left handlebar.

burntice51
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Re: Volume on radio

Postby burntice51 » Thu Dec 16, 2010 11:36 pm

The mute button is out. Any other ideas ?

burntice51
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Re: Volume on radio

Postby burntice51 » Thu Dec 16, 2010 11:37 pm

mute button is out. any other ideas

Wadcutter
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Re: Volume on radio

Postby Wadcutter » Fri Dec 17, 2010 8:03 am

burntice51 wrote:The mute button is out. Any other ideas ?

Could be the contacts in the mute button are dirty and didn't free when the mute was last used. Might try some contact cleaner and work the button several times.

burntice51
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Re: Volume on radio

Postby burntice51 » Fri Dec 17, 2010 4:11 pm

The mute button is working because it makes the volume muted it is just that the radio is not putting out the volume that it should. Could an amp be out ? Could the radio just be shot ? Do you think that water may have gotten in it ? I am going crazy trying to figure this out !!!!

kahunah
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Re: Volume on radio

Postby kahunah » Wed Dec 22, 2010 10:50 pm

Is the volume normal in thee headsets? If so, there is a fuse that powers the radio's amp. I can't recall exactly which one it is (IIRC #3) but it is in the fuse block on the left side of the bike. It's a little tough to get to but check them out.

93Wing
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Re: Volume on radio

Postby 93Wing » Wed Dec 29, 2010 1:34 pm

It might be that the speakers themselves have gone bad (assuming your using the ones in the fairing).

cmac95945
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Re: Volume on radio

Postby cmac95945 » Sat Jan 08, 2011 3:32 pm

I had a mute problem. Mine would mute by itself. I tried contact cleaner, worked the switch, that seemed to help for a few minutes then it would mute again. Thats the first time I actually noticed the mute in the screen right upper corner. This condition drove me nuts as it made the CB unusable. Finally on another forum I was told it was a ground problem. The ground is located under the radio and I was not comphy with tampering under it.I was told to find the green and white (i think)wire coming down the handle bar from under the mute switch and to splice a jumper wire from it to the handlebar mount bolt for a solid ground... Since then no trouble with the mute switch. I don't know if your problem has anythng to do with that switch, but it does sound like it may be a ground to me. :idea:

Hickey
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Re: Volume on radio

Postby Hickey » Thu Jan 13, 2011 6:27 am

Check the fuses behind the left saddlebag were the relays are. Theres a 5 amp fuse that controls the radio volume in there.

Hickey




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