Trouble with cb


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NLRHINO
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Trouble with cb

Post by NLRHINO » Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:54 pm



Greetings everybody. Hope you all had a great Christmas and New year's. I seem to be having a bit of trouble with my CB and radio. There are times when I can barely hear either of them, and on the display screen it says "mute". The mute button is not pushed in, so I didnt know if it would be a quick fix, or will I just start pulling out what's left of my hair now? It's a 1995 GL1500. Thanks in advance folks. Stay safe.



Rodzim
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Re: Trouble with cb

Post by Rodzim » Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:04 pm

Just spray your favorite multi purpose lubricant (wd40, pb blaster, ky jelly) on it while pushing it in and out. I have the same issue with the hazards button and once in a while i gotta lube it up.

NLRHINO
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Re: Trouble with cb

Post by NLRHINO » Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:47 am

I dont think it's the mute button itself. I have to tap the console where the buttons are to get it to work sometimes.

1goldwingnut
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Re: Trouble with cb

Post by 1goldwingnut » Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:13 am

I had the same problem on my 95. Its in the wiring harness under the radio. I removed the tupperware and lifted the radio up and down and the mute would go on and off. As i was doing this it started working all the time. Now i cant make it so it works improperly. I think its a dirty connection but since it works now it hard to troubleshoot.

NLRHINO
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Re: Trouble with cb

Post by NLRHINO » Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:41 pm

I was thinking of doing the same thing. I'll have to give it a try. Thanks very much!

gford
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Re: Trouble with cb

Post by gford » Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:51 am

NLIRHO You thinking about going for a ride up signal hill today, LOL

NLRHINO
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Re: Trouble with cb

Post by NLRHINO » Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:13 pm

Only way up signal hill today would be in a canoe

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Fiberthree
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Re: Trouble with cb

Post by Fiberthree » Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:37 pm

Rodzim wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:04 pm
Just spray your favorite multi purpose lubricant (wd40, pb blaster, ky jelly) on it while pushing it in and out. I have the same issue with the hazards button and once in a while i gotta lube it up.
While this sounds helpful. you should seriously refrain from using WD40 on the controls. It will attract dirt and your problems will reappear. Use the PB Blaster instead and protect the surrounding panels from over-spray and drips. The dirt will conduct electricity and, more than likely, is what is causing your intermittent condition. As far as using KY Jelly... that depends on what you have in mind for the switch.


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