Stuck Radio Buttons


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GreenDragon
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Stuck Radio Buttons

Postby GreenDragon » Wed Sep 01, 2010 11:19 am



The radio control buttons on the dash of my GL1800 are sticking. If you look closely, it appears there are tiny bits of debree or small pieces of sand around the buttons, between the buttons and the dash opening. I have not had this before and do not want to mess something up. If I use an an air compressor, can these be blown out our should the shelter be removed and then clean around the buttons? :o


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Re: Stuck Radio Buttons

Postby Winginhunk » Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:09 pm

I had that problem with my 02 before installing those foam tunnel filters that fit around the forks.
At the time my radio buttons were stuck my bike was still under warranty. My dealer's response was to leave the bike with them while they ordered & replaced the radio. I had read that some riders with this problem used compressed air from the air cans used to clean computer keyboards with good results. I first tried that, but it didn't work. So I went extreme and used water pressure from the garden hose, focused on the buttons, which worked. I figured if all Honda was going to do was replace it anyway, if this works it saved my a trip to the dealer. After the water cleaning the radio buttons worked just fine for the next 80,000 miles until I sold it.
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Re: Stuck Radio Buttons

Postby tfdeputydawg » Thu Sep 02, 2010 8:34 am

WD40 followed by a good wiping, then Liquid Wrench silicone spray.
Might as well do the handlebar switches and the micro switches on the brakes and clutch that shut the cruise off.

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Re: Stuck Radio Buttons

Postby GreenDragon » Thu Sep 02, 2010 2:16 pm

Thanks. I do not doubt that the water worked, :o but I am hesitant to spray water, under pressure, directly on the electronics. :? The WD40 etc. sounds more electric friendly. :roll:
Thanks again.
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Re: Stuck Radio Buttons

Postby balesjb » Sat Sep 04, 2010 7:10 pm

My CB button stuck while in Canada. I took a pocket knife and got it out and sprayed with WD-40. When I got home I sprayed again and blew out with compressed air, no problem since.


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