Rear Intercom Plug location?


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Rear Intercom Plug location?

Postby TLC1800 » Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:02 pm



I just bought a 2003 GL1800. For some reason the prior owner removed the rear intercom plug (maybe they went Bluetooth). I'd like to reinstall it. I ordered the plug and while I am waiting, I took off the seat to see if the location where it plugs in would be obvious. It is not. Can someone tell me or better yet, show me with a picture, which of the plugs under the seat are for the rear intercom connection. The radio antenna was also removed and I'd like to reinstall that as well. I have the same problem/question about where the antenna plugs in. Thanks for any help you can give.



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Re: Rear Intercom Plug location?

Postby TLC1800 » Thu May 01, 2014 11:28 pm

Nobody? Not a single soul has any idea?

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Re: Rear Intercom Plug location?

Postby PastoT » Fri May 02, 2014 1:40 am

Well first off the FM antenna plugs in directly to the left rear corner of the radio itself, yes you'll need to release the shelter to lift it up a just a bit to reach in and plug it in. Honestly it was probably forgotten last time the shelter was off, can't imagine letting it go, but forgetting it is easy (don't ask!).

The rear intercom should be a 6 connector plug in the rubber boot under the seat. The CD connection is also in there with the 4 wire rear speaker plug. I don't remember the rear intercom plug color. If you have a CD player then I think there is only one option. The plugs are pretty stuffed into the rubber boot, i had to dig to connect my MP3 and Speaker plugs.
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Re: Rear Intercom Plug location?

Postby TLC1800 » Fri May 02, 2014 11:21 pm

Thanks for the response. I've only had the wing a short time so this is all new to me. Because of the distance from front to back, I thought there would be a plug for the radio antenna in the back. I know auto antenna's plug directly into the radio (or used to) but it really didn't occur to me that this one would given the distance. I ordered the antenna but have not rec'd it yet. Maybe when it comes in the length of the cord would have tipped me off--lol. I asked the former owner why no antenna and was told he didn't like the way it looked.

As for the Intercom connection, there are several plugs tucked in the rear boot under the seat that look like they are capped but I'm not sure if that's the case. I have also ordered the intercom plug but not rec'd it. When it comes in, it may only match one of those rear plugs and that will certainly make it easier. If it doesn't obviously match I'll look to see if there is any manual on this forum or answer in the DIY section.

PastoT--thanks again

Tom from FL

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Re: Rear Intercom Plug location?

Postby MikeB » Sat May 03, 2014 7:06 pm

The passenger Audio Plug is plug C42. It is as you suspect under the seat. It is a natural (white) color.
You may even find it connected and stuffed under the frame.

This picture might assist you a bit as well. It shows that the Antenna wire is not one length that goes all the way to the stereo. It is routed behind the right trunk side pocket and has an intermediate connector behind the frame cross-member.

I have a clearer PDF page if you want it but can not upload it to this board. PDF files are not permitted for upload.

ANTENNA
REMOVAL/INSTALLATION
1. Loosen the lock nut and remove the antenna from the base by turning it counterclockwise.
2. Remove the seat (page 2-5).
3. Open the trunk lid, and remove the four screws and right trunk side pocket.
4. Remove the wire band.
5. Disconnect the antenna connector located under the frame cross-member and remove the antenna wire out of the frame.
6. Remove the three bolts, stay and antenna base assembly.
7. Installation is in the reverse order of removal.
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Re: Rear Intercom Plug location?

Postby TLC1800 » Sat May 03, 2014 10:26 pm

Mike B---this is really helpful. Thank you. If you don't mind, I would appreciate it if you could send me the PDF at Tom.copeland@yahoo.com

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Re: Rear Intercom Plug location?

Postby MikeB » Sun May 04, 2014 9:11 am

It's on the way Tom.
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Re: Rear Intercom Plug location?

Postby TLC1800 » Mon May 05, 2014 10:43 pm

Thanks. Got the email and it's just what I needed. Antenna and rear plug arrived today. Guess what this weekends project will be?

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Re: Rear Intercom Plug location?

Postby MikeB » Mon May 05, 2014 10:51 pm

It may not take you as long as you think. Once you get the seat off, it should be a snap for the passenger plug. The antenna may take a bit longer.


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