radio wet and shut off

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radio wet and shut off

Post by scutter5151 » Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:00 pm

I was washing my trike with low pressure water and I guess I got it to wet and now the radio will not turn off and the other buttons will not work either CB button fm1 fm2 etc and the volume control will not work on the handlebar but will work on the radio I've giving it 5 days to dry and driving over a 100 miles to air dry with no luck any ideas ?

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Re: radio wet and shut off

Post by themainviking » Wed Aug 03, 2016 6:46 am

Check your fuses. You may have popped one when wet. If fuses all good, remove the negative lead from the battery, wait a bit and reattach it. This will reset the electronics.
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Re: radio wet and shut off

Post by Steve F » Wed Aug 03, 2016 11:39 am

Before you disconnect the battery, do yourself a favor and write down all your preset radio stations and other audio settings if you can get to view them.
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