Diagnosing Audio Channel Problems


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rcgreg
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Diagnosing Audio Channel Problems

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Howdy
1985 GL 1200 Ltd no right channel audio on either front or rear speakers
JM Helmet Headset speakers both work when plugged into the headset jack
Loads of volume. I'm thinking radio/amp is just fine - but - where are the connections to the right side speakers found?
Possibly a problem with the mixer controls on the trip computer? It works fine for Left speakers - Front and Rear.
I've probably looked at them a dozen times without recognizing them.

Thanks !!



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Re: Diagnosing Audio Channel Problems

Post by sportsfreaked »

On the travel computer you have two sets of wire connectors that plug in the back of the travel computer. The shorter of the two is for the audio controls and that most likely is where your problem is for the speakers. Check the wiring going to that plug. I had to rebuild my plug entirely as the wires had come out of the socket on a few.
Thanks to all who answer and help. It is greatly appreciated!
Ed

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Re: Diagnosing Audio Channel Problems

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Ah - thanks - it's real tight there on the wiring so I expect you are correct. I'll look at that tomorrow
many Thanks

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Re: Diagnosing Audio Channel Problems

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Those wires control the audio channels. That's most likely your problem. Try wiggling the plug and see if you get sound.
Thanks to all who answer and help. It is greatly appreciated!
Ed

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Re: Diagnosing Audio Channel Problems

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Found my problem - It's the speaker controller on the trip computer. Rubber shield is torn so rain gets in and corroded the control. De-ox-it brought it back to life partially - but I'm going to need a new one and new rubber shield if anyone knows where to find one.

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Re: Diagnosing Audio Channel Problems

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It appears you can still get that balancer from Honda. Almost everything in that travel computer is discontinued but that item doesn't say discontinued so you probably can still get it. Here is a link to the fiche from Western Honda. The balancer is item #5 and shows the cost is $104.46.
http://shop.westernhonda.com/fiche_sect ... veh=132502

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Re: Diagnosing Audio Channel Problems

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tHANKS !! Glad to see there are some parts left !!!



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