Rear Speaker issues


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Rear Speaker issues

Post by Borninusa » Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:51 pm



Okay....new (yet old) bike for me....my first wing (and I love it)...but I have an issue.

I have a '08 and right rear speaker does not work. When I first got the bike (2 weeks ago), I know the speakers worked. Today, the wife and I took her out (first time she was on the back)...and I noticed the RR speaker no longer worked. I was able to get the speaker out and hooked it to the left side of the bike, and it worked. So its not the speaker. I looked at the wiring on the inside of the trunk and didnt notice anything 'off'(as in I see no broken wires). I cleaned the connections...put some dialetic grease on said connection...but still a no go.

Any thoughts on what to do next? Could by just having a passenger dislodged a wire that may be underneath the seat?



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Re: Rear Speaker issues

Post by themainviking » Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:04 am

I would be willing to bet it is the wiring in the hinge point of the trunk. Even tho the wires look okay at a superficial examination, the insulation may be intact over a broken wire. They will need to be carefully checked.
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Re: Rear Speaker issues

Post by Borninusa » Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:19 am

Question then..
On the right side of the trunk there is a cluster of wires going to the lights I presume. There is also a single line that goes to the speaker. On the left side of the trunk is a cluster...and I don't remember where it goes or if there is a single line used for the speaker. Where do I dig into in order to check for a broken line?

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Re: Rear Speaker issues

Post by WingAdmin » Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:10 pm

Borninusa wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:19 am
Question then..
On the right side of the trunk there is a cluster of wires going to the lights I presume. There is also a single line that goes to the speaker. On the left side of the trunk is a cluster...and I don't remember where it goes or if there is a single line used for the speaker. Where do I dig into in order to check for a broken line?
Look where the wires actually bend every time the trunk is opened and closed - that's where they usually break. And as mentioned, keep in mind the wire may be broken inside intact insulation. If so, try wiggling the wires with the stereo playing and see if the speaker comes back to life.

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Re: Rear Speaker issues

Post by Borninusa » Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:23 pm






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Re: Rear Speaker issues

Post by Borninusa » Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:26 pm

So the first photo...

I got the seat off just to look around a bit. and came across this. Is what I am holding supposed to be attached to anything?

The second picture above....that is on the right side of the trunk and there are no wires disconnected. BUT...there is a small black line (I think visible) above the upper portion of those wires that appears to go into the speaker. I have not torn into those. Maybe I need to do so?

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Re: Rear Speaker issues

Post by oilboy1162 » Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:18 pm

not sure on your '08,but my '13 rear speakers have TWO wires on each. they have two seperate connections on the speaker. one tab is larger the the other, prably for polarity purposes. my advise would be to pull apart the speaker enclosure ( should be easier on your bike than mine) and cheack those connections . then try swapping left and right speakers as a test. good luck.
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Re: Rear Speaker issues

Post by Borninusa » Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:50 pm

I checked connections...and even put dialectic grease on the connection. Twas a no go

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Re: Rear Speaker issues

Post by steve06wing » Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:27 pm

open your trunk check your wire harness left side
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Re: Rear Speaker issues

Post by GoldWingrGreg » Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:30 am

Wires will brake in the harness in the hinge area. Feel those wires while moving them to see if you can feel breaks in the wires under their insulation.

Speakers can go bad too. Proper steps in diagnosing includes testing DC voltage (if my memory is correct) with a digital volt meter at the speaker. There is also a speaker test. I've even seen 2 speakers and a harness bad on my bike. Here is how that happens. Usually one speaker fails (environmental issues), then the other. Over time the wires continue to fatigue at the hinges. Eventually I get around to repairing it. By that time, not only do the speakers need replaced but so does the harness.

It's been my experience that a harness repair is good for about 2-3 years. Replacing the harness with a new one is good for a couple more. Therefore, I no longer repair that harness ... a new harness is also not expensive.

Part #9
https://www.partzilla.com/catalog/honda ... re-harness

The connector in your hand is for a passenger audio controller.

http://justwings.com/uploads/PASSENGER_ ... LLER-c.pdf

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Re: Rear Speaker issues

Post by newday777 » Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:41 am

Borninusa wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:23 pm

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Strip the wires further down, you didn't get to the breakage area at the hinge, under the rubber holder area you removed. That is the area that wires break for the dash display/alarm horn also.



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