Autocom Installation


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Autocom Installation

Postby joelgonia » Mon Sep 19, 2011 11:44 pm



Purchasing an Autocom intercom system for my 2005 GL1800 -- Where do you recommend to install it? Anyone with similar experience?



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Re: Autocom Installation

Postby thrasherg » Tue Sep 20, 2011 1:09 pm

I don't know if autocom have a dedicated system for the wing. I have an old Autocom system that I installed on my GL1800 and I fitted it in the front fairing underneath the left glove box. I had to reverse the intercom leads, I have the driver leads going to the passenger and the passenger leads going to the rider. I did this because the passenger gets a lot more wind noise than the rider and the autocomm kept communicating wind noise, I now have the noise sensing microphone in my passengers helmet and then the system works great wether I have a passenger or not. I linked the autocom system into the goldwing intercomm using the goldwing front intercom plug, so I can listen to the music, use the CB etc just as if I was using the wing intercomm, but I have the nicer Autocom system, I also have a kenwood FRS radio linked to the autocom so that I have bike to bike communication with my wife.. Of course this is all redundant if you are installing some dedicated autocom intercom for the wing!!

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Re: Autocom Installation

Postby sjvgw1800 » Wed Sep 21, 2011 6:51 pm

I installed mine under the seat and my lead comes out at the front of the seat and hers out under the left side .
I'd like to link into the factory system to hear the music etc. as well ... any ideas ?

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Re: Autocom Installation

Postby thrasherg » Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:23 pm

You can use the lead on the autocom that is meant to connect to an external radio for bike to bike communication. You make up a lead that connects the bike to bike lead to the goldwing intercom front plug, that way everytime you select the helmet logo on the wing intercom the sound goes into the autocomm intercom, and when you speak the sound comesout of the autocom and into the goldwing intercom, allowing you to use the built in CB!!

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Re: Autocom Installation

Postby sjvgw1800 » Thu Sep 22, 2011 4:57 am

Found a part # 2295 that lists as a Plug and Play Goldwing GL1800 stereo isolated interface. I'm going to check into this part as an option.

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Re: Autocom Installation

Postby sjvgw1800 » Thu Sep 22, 2011 4:26 pm

Ordered Autocom connection plug today -- looks like it connects to the audio system , So I hope to have the great sound from the Autocom and hear the Sat-Nav and radio in helmet

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Re: Autocom Installation

Postby sjvgw1800 » Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:41 pm

Pleased to report that the plug from Autocom works perfectly. It plugs from the passenger intercom plug under the seat to the music side of the Autocom. Now I have all the features of the factory system with the better sound of the Autocom :)

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Re: Autocom Installation

Postby joelgonia » Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:16 pm

OK, got a little confused -- SJ you are using both the Autoaom AND the on-board system simultaneously?

Maybe I have everything I need, just don't realize it -- I have the Super Pro AV Autocom unit, with quick disconnect and (2) head sets. The Autocom 7 pin plugs don't match the Wing's 5 pin, and can not find an adapter anywhere. Thus I was going to purchase a set of J & M Headsets to work with the Wing, and not use the Autocom at all.

I was originally thinking the Wing's on-board intercom / audio system wasn't very good, but now have been told it is fine, and certainly convenient -- assuming you have the right leads to plug-in the headsets !!! Should I just buy new headsets, OR can I use the Autocom with the on-board system?

Appreciate the feedback -- bottom line was I didn't want to spend any more money on new headsets, but maybe I should? Joel

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Re: Autocom Installation

Postby sjvgw1800 » Wed Oct 12, 2011 5:01 am

Yes , I have the Autocom plugged into the GW system using Autocom adapter plug part # 2295. You follow the GW passenger
headset lead to where it plugs in under the seat. Unplug this and plug in the adapter from Autocom ,then connect the 3.5 mm jack into the music input of the Autocom. That's it . I lead the Autocom headset leads the same route as the GW intercom leads so it looks the same .

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Re: Autocom Installation

Postby joelgonia » Wed Oct 12, 2011 6:05 am

OK, so you're using both systems simultaneously, and have Autocom headsets in your helmet. Question -- Did you do this because you like the Autocom better? Or is there another reason?

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Re: Autocom Installation

Postby sjvgw1800 » Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:25 am

I guess the main reason is I had just purchased a new Autocom system before we bought the Wing , so I wanted to use it if we could .
Also I had heard some negative comments on the Wing system . I have always been happy with Autocoms performance .

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Re: Autocom Installation

Postby joelgonia » Wed Oct 12, 2011 12:30 pm

OK, same EXACT reason here -- So I need the Adapter # 2295, plug it in as you described, then route the Autocom wires the same as Honda's, and should be good to go! Did I get it right? Do you use the Honda Buttons to activate, or once plugged in Autocom becomes automatic ?

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Re: Autocom Installation

Postby sjvgw1800 » Wed Oct 12, 2011 3:49 pm

Yes, the Autocom adapter I ordered from my local dealer, $69.95 (ouch!) Honda buttons control radio,SAT/NAV, volume etc. Autocom seems to operate as usual i.e. Vox ... :D

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Re: Autocom Installation

Postby joelgonia » Wed Oct 12, 2011 4:34 pm

will do -- thanks for your comments!

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Re: Autocom Installation

Postby joelgonia » Thu Oct 13, 2011 12:20 pm

SJ -- Just one more question: Where did you locate the Autocom unit? Under the seat? Compt in the bottom of the trunk? Pouch on the dash?

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Re: Autocom Installation

Postby sjvgw1800 » Thu Oct 13, 2011 4:30 pm

I've tucked it under the wires in front of the fuse block under the seat ... if the seat weren't such a pain to remove I'd post pics

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Re: Autocom Installation

Postby joelgonia » Thu Oct 13, 2011 5:12 pm

no problem - thanks!




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