Clean Radio Buttons


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Clean Radio Buttons

Postby gold1803 » Thu Oct 22, 2009 12:18 am



I have radio buttons that are sticking on my '05 GL1800. How do I get the panel off so I can blow out any dirt etc?

Thanks ... Dean



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Re: Clean Radio Buttons

Postby FlyBoy2121 » Sat Oct 24, 2009 8:40 am

I Dean !!!!

In the spring I had the same problem as you.

It's very easy to solve the problem you have.

If you have the W40 or PL100 Prolab or other lubricant spray.

We must remove the button up in its axis, and you completely removed with two small screw driver or with long nose pliers.

In the axis turns you sprayed your product and you do move the axis of the button in all senses.

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Re: Clean Radio Buttons

Postby gold1803 » Sat Oct 24, 2009 11:04 am

Thanks for the reply ... you've been most helpful.

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Re: Clean Radio Buttons

Postby rob97989 » Tue Oct 27, 2009 10:27 am

Gold1803 - WD40 is a good lubricant but it will attract dirt and cause the buttons to stick again. You may use WD40 to unstick the button but go to Radio Shack and get a can of their contact cleaner (tuner cleaner) to use after the WD40 for a "wash-out". Be sure to use a good towell to keep these sprays off of the painted surfaces. Eventually, a number of the button/switches will stick (cruise, reverse, 4-way flashers, etc) and the above fix will work for most.
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Re: Clean Radio Buttons

Postby gold1803 » Wed Oct 28, 2009 3:22 pm

How is the cover removed so I can get to the buttons and do a thorough "wash out"?

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Re: Clean Radio Buttons

Postby FlyBoy2121 » Fri Oct 30, 2009 8:34 am

I Gold 1803 !!!!

This is a big job, if you want the radio in your hands, you must remove the top Shelda, and this is a big job.

You have no choice but to go to the garage, if the WD40 does the trick works.

This is little better than I do so far.

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Re: Clean Radio Buttons

Postby rob97989 » Fri Oct 30, 2009 9:15 am

Gold - What Flyboy said; If the spraying does not work, I take it to the mechanic. If you use the tibe connector on the spray nozzle, you should be able to get enough spray into the switch to get the job done. The top shelter is a real job.
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Re: Clean Radio Buttons

Postby FlyBoy2121 » Fri Oct 30, 2009 10:30 am

I Rod 97989 !!!!!

Thank you to approve is that I cried.
My English is not very good!

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Re: Clean Radio Buttons

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:57 am

Please don't use WD-40 on electrical things!

WD-40 is a water displacement (hence the WD) preservative, developed for long-term storage of metal aircraft. It coats things with a thin oily layer, to prevent corrosion.

When you spray WD-40 on electrical contacts, it leaves this oily layer in place, and it attracts dust and dirt. This dust and dirt quickly makes the contact fail - so while you may clean out the switch or connector with a shot of WD-40, and it might seem to work great - it won't for very long.

Go to Radio Shack or any hardware store and get some contact cleaner. In a pinch, brake cleaner will work as well. It will clean things out without leaving a residue behind.

Also...it will clean out the residue left behind by the WD-40!

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