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No Sound from Radio, MP3 Player and Aux

Postby dragon2000 » Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:17 pm



I just got back from Americade and am having an issue with not receiving sound from my Radio, MP3 Player & Aux. My Intercom works fine however am not getting any sound from the above devices. I am not sure if the CB radio is also affected as I need another radio to test it out.

Looking at different websites and the manual, it suggests that the 40A Amplifier fuse is blown. Not having a service manual, I looked at the Directline website and it shows a 40A fuse at the bottom of the fuse box.

My questions are: has anyone else experienced this problem? Also is the fuxe at the bottom of the fuse box the amplifier fuse? It looks like a special fuse that one would have to pick up from Honda.

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Re: No Sound from Radio, MP3 Player and Aux

Postby themainviking » Sun Jun 10, 2012 5:52 am

Yes, that large bottom fuse is the Power Amp 40A fuse, and also yes, in all likelyhood is only available from Honda.
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Re: No Sound from Radio, MP3 Player and Aux

Postby flash2002 » Sun Jun 10, 2012 5:58 am

Wow, that is weird, I went to Americade Saturday and when I left my radio went out on me, at first there was no sound, then the radio just went dead.

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Re: No Sound from Radio, MP3 Player and Aux

Postby dragon2000 » Sun Jun 10, 2012 7:42 am

Thanks for the quick responses Viking & Flash. :D

We have a Honda Dealer here that is open Sunday's so I will stop in and see if they have the fuse. Hopefully they do.

I agree Flash, that is weird; same problem, same destination and also when I was leaving Americade (Friday). All of the systems show they are working however there is no sound. The other funny thing that occurred during my trip was with the bikes Navi. When I crossed the border my Zummo 550 worked fine. After we got out on the open road I noticed the bikes Nav system map had locked up. When we stopped I pushed the Map button and it started working again. Odd. :?

Again, thanks guys for quick response. I will let you know how I make out.

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Re: No Sound from Radio, MP3 Player and Aux

Postby flash2002 » Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:50 am

I check my radio today, all the fuses are good but I notice the top of the radio gets really hot, I think one of the circuits are short, but not enoughs to blow the fuse.

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Postby dragon2000 » Sun Jun 10, 2012 12:36 pm

Flash:

I just got back from the Dealership and they had to order the 40 Amp Amplfierfuse. To be safe I also ordered the other two unique fuses.

Go figure, thru Honda Direct less than $15.00, here with tax over $30.00. Wish I had know when I was at Americade I would have picked them up there.

Let me know Flash how you make and I will do the same.

16 FUSE, BLOCK (60A) 38211-MCA-A61 001 $2.50
18 FUSE, BLOCK (30A) 38211-SNA-A11 001 $2.50
48 FUSE, A (120A/40A) 38231-SFE-J01 001 $9.11


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Re: No Sound from Radio, MP3 Player and Aux

Postby MikeB » Tue Jun 12, 2012 6:53 pm

You did not say what type of MP3 player you are using. Go to this posting and read. Your problem may be listed there. Read my post in particular.
http://www.goldwingdocs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=10823
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Postby dragon2000 » Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:40 am

MikeB wrote:You did not say what type of MP3 player you are using. Go to this posting and read. Your problem may be listed there. Read my post in particular.
http://www.goldwingdocs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=10823


Good Morning MikeB,

Thanks for the note and I will definitely check it out.

For the type of MP3, I have the J & M. Like you I unhooked it and that had no affect, still no sound. My next thought was the 40 AMP fuse which I pulled and could not tell whether it was burnt.

The dealership still hasn't rec'd my fuse(s) as of yesterday however hopefully they will be in today. I am going to try the fuses first and if that doesn't work will follow your solution. Will let you know how I make out.

Again Thank you for your post.

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Re: No Sound from Radio, MP3 Player and Aux

Postby dragon2000 » Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:11 am

Just a little update; I changed the 40 AMP Amplifier fuse and it corrected the issue.

As a footnote, while one is not expensive the three Dealerships here in my area did not stock them. Apparently it is not common for one to burn out.

For MikeB - thanks for the tech tip. I tried your suggestion and it had no affect with the old fuse.

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Re: No Sound from Radio, MP3 Player and Aux

Postby MikeB » Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:04 pm

It sounds as though the old fuse was bad then. Is there a way to test the fuse?
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Re: No Sound from Radio, MP3 Player and Aux

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Jun 15, 2012 1:07 pm

MikeB wrote:It sounds as though the old fuse was bad then. Is there a way to test the fuse?


Put a voltmeter across the fuse when it is plugged into the fuse box, and the device it is supposed to protect is turned on. If the voltmeter measures 0 volts, the fuse is good. If it measures any voltage, the fuse is bad.

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Re: No Sound from Radio, MP3 Player and Aux

Postby thrasherg » Fri Jun 15, 2012 1:34 pm

WingAdmin wrote:
MikeB wrote:It sounds as though the old fuse was bad then. Is there a way to test the fuse?


Put a voltmeter across the fuse when it is plugged into the fuse box, and the device it is supposed to protect is turned on. If the voltmeter measures 0 volts, the fuse is good. If it measures any voltage, the fuse is bad.


An excellent way to check it.. :)

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Re: No Sound from Radio, MP3 Player and Aux

Postby MikeB » Fri Jun 15, 2012 1:50 pm

I was fishing. I know how to check a fuse. I was wondering if he did and also if the fuse had been tested.

Since I have never seen or looked forthis fuse and do not know what this particular fuse looked like, I was just curious.
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Re: No Sound from Radio, MP3 Player and Aux

Postby thrasherg » Fri Jun 15, 2012 3:50 pm

I usually remove the fuse from the circuit and test it with a multimeter, but Wingadmin's techniques is very nice as you are testing it in circuit, just make sure that whatever the fuse is protecting is turned on and drawing power through the fuse otherwise the technique will not work!!

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Re: No Sound from Radio, MP3 Player and Aux

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:07 am

thrasherg wrote:I usually remove the fuse from the circuit and test it with a multimeter, but Wingadmin's techniques is very nice as you are testing it in circuit, just make sure that whatever the fuse is protecting is turned on and drawing power through the fuse otherwise the technique will not work!!


What's nice about that method is that the blade fuses make a tiny bit of metal for each prong visible at the top, so you can put meter probes on each fuse and check them quickly without having to work them out first.

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Re: No Sound from Radio, MP3 Player and Aux

Postby flash2002 » Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:27 am

A good thing to carry around in your bike is a small test light, if something appens on the road, you can test fuses without taking them out.




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