2010 Audio Help


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tbmhansen
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2010 Audio Help

Postby tbmhansen » Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:34 am



Hi all,

Been a while since I've been here and I need some help.

I have a 2010 1800 (Comfort/Nav/Premium Sound)

I recently performed some lighting upgrades (major body removal) and put the bike back together.... but I am experiencing a crackling/hiss through my speakers without any audio turned on. With the audio (radio/aux turned on) the hiss and crackle persists and is amplified.

When I initially put the bike back together, I did not get one of the radio plugs seated properly.... had to open it back up!! I do notice a change in the noise or rather I can effect it by playing with the wires under my left hand pocket where the aux plug/power are.

Has anyone ever run into this? Any help would be much appreciated.

Tony



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Re: 1800 audio hiss and crackle

Postby tbmhansen » Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:45 pm

Ok, so I determined it is somewhere in the CB circuit. Now I am getting an error message "CB error"

The crackling and hiss are like a michrophone half keyed.

I can push the CB button (CB off beep is heard) and the noise goes away. If I wait a few minutes (with the CB off) the error message will pop back up.

Checked the connectors under the seat...good! I do not however see a ground strap coming off the CB antenna in the trunk.

I did remove the housing under the trunk for wire routing, but did not disconnect anything in the area.

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Re: 2010 Audio Help

Postby tbmhansen » Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:26 am

This might help someone in the future...

I figured out my problem! :( Costly!!

There is a compartment where the CB is at the very bottom of the trunk... I found the CB floating in an inch of water.

2 weeks ago I carried a small soft case icechest with a hard lining. The sweat from the lining apparently went through the insulated soft case and ended up in the cb compartment!

Lesson learned! Do Not carry liquids that might leak....in the trunk!!

Thanks all!

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Re: 2010 Audio Help

Postby jinx » Mon Apr 22, 2013 4:47 am

If you are lucky once the CB dries out the noise will go away.
Take it out of the trunk and let it air dry for a week or longer.
As long as the water did have any salt, really bad or any other
bad chems it may recover.

Had a Brother cell phone in wet mud on the side of I 81 for three days. After opening up the
case and washing it out with clean water. I worked for another three years.

Good luck.

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Re: 2010 Audio Help

Postby themainviking » Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:10 am

Another inexpensive way of doing it is to put it in a container of rice. The rice will desicate the moisture out. Leave it there for a week or more. Rice is inexpensive, and remember to throw the rice out afterwards.


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