2003 goldwing radio panel not working


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2003 goldwing radio panel not working

Postby scutter5151 » Wed Aug 10, 2016 11:11 pm



I was washing bike with low pressure and the radio then stayed on and handle bar volume control didn't work I could control volume by the radio knob but nothing else worked ( CB channel selector buttons actual the complete unit is dead I checked fuses and there all good what am I looking for and can expect I'm not really a mechanic is the radio unit out if so can I get a fairly reasonable one



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Re: 2003 goldwing radio panel not working

Postby scutter5151 » Wed Aug 17, 2016 9:46 pm

was washing my 2003 gl1800 and must have gotten to much water on the push buttons where you turn the radio on and CB buttons and every button there doesn't work the fuses are good anyone have an idea what this might be ?
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Re: 2003 goldwing radio panel not working

Postby harvey01 » Thu Aug 18, 2016 11:04 am

Before buying anything I would consider sending the radio to Larry at: http://www.wingconnect.com/ to see if he could fix it. I think he prefers to be contacted by email through his website. In addition to repairs he does offer some upgrades.

Larry is not cheap but his pricing is very reasonable and he knows his stuff.
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Re: 2003 goldwing radio panel not working

Postby Red Ron » Thu Aug 18, 2016 5:31 pm

Washing the bike shouldn't have done it. The thing is made to be rode in the rain. Wouldn't have had the top shelter off lately would you.

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Re: 2003 goldwing radio panel not working

Postby scutter5151 » Thu Aug 18, 2016 9:18 pm

No Ron I'm the second owner since 2011 and I've never had it off it's strange that no buttons work I myself am Leary about taken the top shelter off and thinking about taken it to the Honda dealership

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Re: 2003 goldwing radio panel not working

Postby Red Ron » Fri Aug 19, 2016 4:09 pm

maybe the main plug under the shelter has worked it's way loose. You might be able to take enough bolts loose around the bottom end to raise it up without taking it all the way off. If so you might be able to see if it is loose.

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Re: 2003 goldwing radio panel not working

Postby Paulcf » Mon Aug 22, 2016 3:15 pm

Fear not the "top shelter removal" task! First time I was intimidated, 2nd time I was fascinated. I agree with previous post, there are 2 big plugs underneath it and you can see them with a bright flashlight when you lift/tip up the rear of the unbolted shelter. I would reach up and unplug them and feel if there's any water. If water, remove the top shelter and investigate and dry/clean it all. If no water, push them back in till you hear/feel the "click" of a solid connection.

The Goldwing is designed to be ridden in the pouring rain and operate fine. Notwithstanding that, I never direct water to the top housing and in fact simply lay an old T-shirt on it to absorb any water, just being hyper safe I suppose.

I hope you get your audio system working again!
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Re: 2003 goldwing radio panel not working

Postby scutter5151 » Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:48 pm

Paulcf wrote:Fear not the "top shelter removal" task! First time I was intimidated, 2nd time I was fascinated. I agree with previous post, there are 2 big plugs underneath it and you can see them with a bright flashlight when you lift/tip up the rear of the unbolted shelter. I would reach up and unplug them and feel if there's any water. If water, remove the top shelter and investigate and dry/clean it all. If no water, push them back in till you hear/feel the "click" of a solid connection.

The Goldwing is designed to be ridden in the pouring rain and operate fine. Notwithstanding that, I never direct water to the top housing and in fact simply lay an old T-shirt on it to absorb any water, just being hyper safe I suppose.

I hope you get your audio system working again!

Thanks I will loosen top shelter / remove in a couple weeks after a scheduled ride on 31 August I'm thinking about sending the radio for the upgrades they talk about I hope the radio is not toast

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Re: 2003 goldwing radio panel not working

Postby cihilb » Tue Aug 23, 2016 9:22 am

One more thing. Make sure one of the buttons is not stuck "ON". You may have flushed some dirt into one and caused it to stick. Gently pry each button up.




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