Front Headset Plug


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speedy1
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Front Headset Plug

Postby speedy1 » Fri Apr 11, 2014 3:23 pm



On the 2004 GW 1800 I bought 2 days ago. I've found that the front headset plug is not working. I have sound thru the passengers one. I have unplugged each connection from the plug under the left pocket and sprayed with circuit cleaner, but didn't help. Used the headset that worked in the back on the front and still no sound. Any suggestions.
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Re: Front Headset Plug

Postby robb » Fri Apr 11, 2014 7:33 pm

It's easy to break a wire at connector or even have a pin slide back in the connector. Did both headsets work on the back plug, if so it's the connector up front.

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Re: Front Headset Plug

Postby speedy1 » Fri Apr 11, 2014 9:34 pm

Yes I tried 3 different headsets all from J & M and they worked on the passenger plug, but not on the one up front.

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Re: Front Headset Plug

Postby baumedagn » Mon Apr 14, 2014 6:40 am

You could try switching the front/rear pigtails to see if the problem is in the pigtail or deeper in the system.

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Re: Front Headset Plug

Postby 93aspy » Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:17 pm

I have actually had pins break in the 5 pin DIN connector on the bike... The female pins in these connectors are sort of a U-shaped affair and from the constant insertions the metal can fatigue and one side of the pin breaks off... This usually results in an intermittent connection but I have had total failures as well...

Swap the pigtails as suggested earlier and if this cures the problem, you probably have a bad connector or possibly a broken wire...

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Re: Front Headset Plug

Postby speedy1 » Thu Apr 17, 2014 6:13 am

Thanks for all the suggestions and will try to get to all of them soon. Been a little busy with other things, but theses other things need to come to a halt.. It's time to ride.. :)

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Re: Front Headset Plug

Postby speedy1 » Sat May 10, 2014 12:09 pm

Okay guys here is the latest. Got a new pigtail in today and hooked it up. I still don't have any sound coming to the front headset. So, I guess this means I need to start taking plastic off to see if anything at the radio is pinched or do any of you have any other suggestions. :cry:

Oh by the way the back pig tail still works fine.

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Re: Front Headset Plug

Postby Wayne » Sun May 11, 2014 4:33 pm

Since the driver and passenger wiring is separated at the radio input plug it is very common that when the air filter is changed the plug is not locked in on both sides and one or the other of the headsets does not work properly and that is what I would check.

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Re: Front Headset Plug

Postby speedy1 » Sun May 11, 2014 5:37 pm

Wayne you hit the nail on the head. After figured out where it plugged in that was all it took. Looks like they forgot to plug it back up after filter change. Thanks for all the help.
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