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Nlmman47
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gl 1500 Radio

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is there a wire i can disable to keep it from going to mute on its own without sending it to get repair. i seen a few things on youtube but not sure of what one to do. if someone got a link to seen me to i would appriciate it. it is very annoying to tap on on radio to get it back off and sometimes that dont work.


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Have you cleaned out the mute switch?

You can disconnect the switch, if it's the common switch problem. But if it's inside the radio, that won't help.
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Your symptoms sounds like a problem I am currently working. The radio comes on muted or goes to mute on by itself. I have the problem troubeshot down to the 18 pin connector to the radio from the main wiring harness. If you wiggle this connector and the radio goes from mute to on and back to mute (effectively toggling by the connector moving) then you have isolated the problem. You will have to retighten or replace one or more of the connectors in the wiring harness side of the connector. Hope this helps.
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This sounds like the radio in my 92 Goldwing Interstate. It starts out most time on mute with very low volume and when on mute I can press the mute button and the volume gets even lower. This tells me that it must not be the mute switch. This is the non cassette radio. It may stay on mute all day or maybe return to normal in a few minutes. While on mute I cannot change the station or set the time. I sent it to Sierra Electronics about three years ago and paid $125.00 to replace one resistor. It worked well when reinstalled, for a while.Now I am thinking that I may have a bad connection in the connector on the radio. Recently I have started to hear an electrical whine in my Sena headset when I use turn signal or brakes. All lights on here have been changed to LEDs and I think maybe the noise reducer, (capacitor), might be defective. Just glad to know that I am not the only one with this problem.
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Charlie1Horse wrote: Sun Dec 18, 2022 9:22 pm This sounds like the radio in my 92 Goldwing Interstate. It starts out most time on mute with very low volume and when on mute I can press the mute button and the volume gets even lower. This tells me that it must not be the mute switch. This is the non cassette radio. It may stay on mute all day or maybe return to normal in a few minutes. While on mute I cannot change the station or set the time. I sent it to Sierra Electronics about three years ago and paid $125.00 to replace one resistor. It worked well when reinstalled, for a while.Now I am thinking that I may have a bad connection in the connector on the radio. Recently I have started to hear an electrical whine in my Sena headset when I use turn signal or brakes. All lights on here have been changed to LEDs and I think maybe the noise reducer, (capacitor), might be defective. Just glad to know that I am not the only one with this problem.
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You have a bad ground...somewhere.

Something has come ungrounded, or partially ungrounded. When you have a bad ground, the power will try to find a way to ground however it can. Through the dual-filament brake bulbs or turn signal bulbs is a common one. However, when you activate the brakes or turn signal, it applies +12V to those filaments, so the device with the bad ground can no longer use the bulb as its path to ground, and that's why you're hearing the noise.
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I guess you checked the obvious, the MUTE setting


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