llmilner wrote:Have a 1997 GL1500 radio volume is very low, cannot raise the volume, but can cut it down. Bought a used radio and it does the same thing. Cannot hear the radio while riding down the road. No volume with a cassette tape either.
svorn wrote:Man, thanks for posting this up! My radio went out about a month ago. No volume, clock and presets wouldn't hold. Read this article and it helped me fix the problem! To add some helpful info for others that may read this, this article was a little vague, but I figured it out. To help the average Joe, 1. Remove left side cover. 2. I found it easier to remove the left side seat bolts in the handle to be able to raise the left side of the seat a little bit. 3. Remove 5 or 6 bolts retaining the left saddlebag. 4. Pull the saddlebag away from the bike about a half inch to an inch. 5. Remove relay cover, which is to the right of the fuse box cover. 6. Pull the bottom fuse marked "Back up". It is 5 amp. My 99 Wing had another 5 amp fuse in this box, but the "Back up" is the one you have to change. Mine was blown, most likely from riding in the rain. That's when mine went out.
For the life of me, I can't believe Honda didn't put this box in an area that you didn't have to remove the saddlebag. All fuses should have been put in the fuse box that you have access to.
Anyways, thanks for this article. You guys saved me from spending $300 on a used radio that wouldn't have fixed the problem. This winter I'm going to attack the auxiliary hard-wire mod for an MP3 player. Good stuff, love the site!