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gps input device

Postby bluemule » Thu May 01, 2014 5:51 pm



I have read how easy it is to install this, so I ordered one and my luck...I can see the red plug but cannot pull it out far enough to access, I tried for almost 1/2 hour and try as I may no luck? Do I need to remove the top shelter install this thing?



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Re: gps input device

Postby WingAdmin » Thu May 01, 2014 8:03 pm

bluemule wrote:I have read how easy it is to install this, so I ordered one and my luck...I can see the red plug but cannot pull it out far enough to access, I tried for almost 1/2 hour and try as I may no luck? Do I need to remove the top shelter install this thing?


For whatever reason, it seems about 1 out of 25 or so GL1800's have the red plug buried down where you're seeing it. Not entirely sure if it came from the factory that way, or if it slipped down there when the bike was apart at some point. Some people have been able to wiggle things around enough to fit it on, others have had to remove the top shelter to get to it. I'm hoping to find someone close nearby who has this set up this way so that I can get some photos.

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Re: gps input device

Postby PastoT » Fri May 02, 2014 2:10 pm

If you can't gently tug that connector up to where you can access it, you might do as i did; use the rear intercomm conection under the seat. I have too much stuff under my Left pocket so opted to move the GPS input device to the rear et voila, works like a champ without frustrating the wires under the left pocket. I did have to fish the wire under the shelter but that is a one time pain in the rear.
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Re: gps input device

Postby bluemule » Fri May 02, 2014 8:46 pm

I appreciate the feedback, I need to replace the air filter anyway so I think I'll wait until I change the filter and install the device at that time. I think folks should know though that it may not be all peaches and cream before you spend 60 bucks on something that may become a huge challenge to install.
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Re: gps input device

Postby 93aspy » Sat May 17, 2014 7:12 pm

I've run into this issue before on my bike and others I have worked on... Try grabbing the entire harness that the red plug is in and pull it forward a bit... You can usually get enough slack to be able to install the plug into the mating receptacle...

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Re: gps input device

Postby 2008retiredplb » Sun Jun 01, 2014 1:44 pm

I installed this GPS input last year, for my Zumo 550, and it worked great. This year it will not give the voice prompts through either the headset or the speakers. I have tried a number of things but do not know what to look for now. Where do I start looking.
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Re: gps input device

Postby 2008retiredplb » Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:53 am

2008retiredplb wrote:I installed this GPS input last year, for my Zumo 550, and it worked great. This year it will not give the voice prompts through either the headset or the speakers. I have tried a number of things but do not know what to look for now. Where do I start looking.


I just found my problem.

One of the audio plugs under the left storage compartment had gotten broken and was completely apart.

Trip to Radio Shack, little soldering job and problem solved.
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Re: gps input device

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jun 02, 2014 3:33 pm

2008retiredplb wrote:
2008retiredplb wrote:I installed this GPS input last year, for my Zumo 550, and it worked great. This year it will not give the voice prompts through either the headset or the speakers. I have tried a number of things but do not know what to look for now. Where do I start looking.


I just found my problem.

One of the audio plugs under the left storage compartment had gotten broken and was completely apart.

Trip to Radio Shack, little soldering job and problem solved.


Glad you got it fixed - you answered your own question before I had a chance to respond!

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Re: gps input device

Postby 2008retiredplb » Tue Jun 03, 2014 12:38 pm

WingAdmin;

Thanks for responding. I have gotten so much information and been able to respond to others questions that I have posted on this message board. I think it is the best GoldWing message board out there.

Keep up the good work.


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