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ok, another reason it sucks not having any books. I have a 6 disk cd player but don't know how it is loaded.is their a link I can go to and look it up?


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I had the same problem on my bike. If you Google it you may find out how it works. That worked for me, but mine was an aftermarket player. Good for a try though.
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thanks for the link on cd changer, have it saved to my phone for easier access. now my feeling is it isn't getting power. none of the lights come on when trying to load a cd. which fuse panel is the fuse in and what size is it?
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No separate fuse for the CD player. Make sure you have power on the connector under the seat. I no longer have the service manual for my '04 so I really can't help you as far as what fuse it may be. Possibly the audio/acc fuse but if that was bad, your radio wouldn't work.
I now own a 2012 and it doesn't have a CD player.
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ok, here is another question on my cd player. I took loose from the bracket but not completely free of it. I was having the chng mech error light flash and couldn't figure out why. been suggested to hold it down till it stops and nothing. took seat off and took connector loose and sprayed liberally with contact cleaner. put it back together and now I get a load cd light for about 1 second then back to error flash. been suggested that cd's may be stuck, don't even know if any are in it. how do I check if a cd is in the player or would it be time to plant a flower in the recess?
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m2102 wrote:would it be time to plant a flower in the recess?
Before I did that, I would get an MP3 player, that plugs right into the connector. It acts as a big 6 CD player, without the moving parts. I have 6 CD players in both my Ford truck and my Nissan Murano, and in my opinion, both of mine are Ju-u-u-u-unk. I have no idea of the quality of the Honda Motorcycle version, but I would not pay the money to have one. This MP3 player from J&M on the other hand works pretty good, and holds 2GB of MP3 songs (about 350 - divided into 6 folders). Newer Goldwings, 2009 or newer in US, or newer than 2010 in the rest of the world, will hold more songs and a larger SD card.
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The cd changer for the Goldwing was nothing but a rewired version that Honda used in their cars. I think most of the failures are do to the vibration and bouncing the changes has to endure in the trunk. That's why they modified the mounting bracket in later years.
Since 2012, they eliminated the cd changer and went to a thumb drive/ipod interface in the trunk.
Took them a while to learn that cd players don't like to get bounced around.
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i'm starting to see the disadvantages


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