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I am in need of a reference to the intercom. Some place where ican see a picture of the cabke under the seat. I have a bad lntercom connection and not sure which one under seat toget apart to clean. The connection under left pocket ihave done but plan todoit again. Have a bad static noise wgen it is on. Turn it off and everything else is good sound.


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The rear heaset plugs into the red connector located under the seat on the left side.
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Thanks CMReynolds1, will narrow down what to look for
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Here are some schematics from my manual. I don't know the year of your bike, but these should get started. I think the red plug in the picture is the one you need. It is located somewhere close to the big relay box under the seat.
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Thanks for the pictures, i should have no problem finding what i need
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Well just got around to looking under seat for the intercom conection, the red one on left side, and didn't see a red one. Either it fell down or what i don't know. I did pull all conections apart, some real small wires in there, and sprayed them all good with ckeaner. If it did fall, could it be seen by taking the center cover off? The one with the licence plate on it.
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Well I am getting the color red from later years units. Maybe it wasn't red on your year? However, if you print out which ever of the wiring diagrams that correspond to your year, then you should be able to trace by wire color. It is tedious, so don't give up.
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I hope i covered all the bases by separating all that i could get to and spraying with no mercy. If it dtill acts up then looks like I'll be tracing wires as best i can. Thanks for the ideas
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went for a 2 up ride today and started out with minimal background noise. got little worse on way home. wife says she couldn't really hear anything so next time out we are switching bottom cords. that's the only one on mine that isn't new.
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I just went through a very similar problem on a new 2015. had dealer install cb while they had bike. On the gen 2 the radio has to come out to do cb and when they put it back togather they did not fully seat the bottom foward connector. I was getting lots of buzzing/stattic/load clicks/high pitch squeel coming from only the intercom nothing else. as the intercom is built into the radio and everything else worked fine this pretty much eliminate all other connections except for what was right at the radio. so I took out all connectors from radio in trunk put some die electric grease in the connectors and reinstalled. no more problems. the only noise I hear now is the wife as it should be. hope this might help

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I pulled the connectors apart under the seat and left pocket and sprayed them with contact cleaner. it seemed to reduce the noise but was short lived. today I went out and checked and cleaned the grounds I could get to, the one under the tank was not possible to do. they did look like they needed cleaned. I also turned the mute control all the way to 20, put bike on center stand, put on helmet, turned on xm radio and I-com. while up on center I put it in gear and revved engine, turned volume up and down and heard just the slightest noise. raining today so no test ride to see if it helped. tomorrow will be better to try
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ib42goon, I forgot to ask in my last post but you said you put dielectric grease into the connectors. from what I have read you shouldn't put the grease where it will come into contact with the inside of the connectors since it isn't conductive for current. is their one that can improve contact in the connectors?
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Dielectric grease is okay to get on the contacts, it does conduct. Just don't get crazy with the amounts. But, never use dielectric grease on an AC circuit, it is only for DC circuits.
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mite have to invest in some. if it works like it says it should, then one more little piece of insurance.
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Ive been in auto field for some 25 years and anytime I pull a connector apart i will put die electric into the female half of connector. does help with condutivity and helps keep moister out. if connection is dirty only use a cleaner that is approved for electrical as it dries residue free where brake cleaner and others will leave a film and inhibit conductivity. Never had a problem that can be blamed on useing die electric. As previously stated dont get carried away with it. You can find it at any auto store. Just put enough to cover all the holes in the fermale side of connector and that will be enough.
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Thanks for the come back. Going to get some tomorrow
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Can't beat the experience of ib422goon for a definitive explanation!
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just goes to prove, all one has to do is ask and their will be a more knowledgeable guru that can get you on the right . thanks everybody for your help
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CMReynolds1 wrote:Dielectric grease is okay to get on the contacts, it does conduct. Just don't get crazy with the amounts. But, never use dielectric grease on an AC circuit, it is only for DC circuits.
No, it does not. The word "dielectric" means "not a conductor." If it was conductive, you would end up shorting out all your connectors when you used it. It works equally as well on AC and DC circuits.

Dielectric grease is used to prevent oxygen from getting onto the contacts and oxidizing them, which causes poor connections. When dielectric grease is put into a connector, you're counting on the springiness of the connector contacts themselves to shove the dielectric grease aside when they are pressed together, so that they make contact with one another.

The best way to use dielectric grease (and which nobody does) is to first clean the connectors with electrical contact cleaner. Then push the connectors securely together. Lastly, using a hypodermic-style injector, inject the grease into the BACK of each connector terminal, to fill up the space. This allows the connectors to fully conduct without the interference of the nonconductive dielectric grease, but also seals them from the oxidative effects of atmospheric oxygen.
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if i'm not careful I mite learn more than I bargained for. all joking aside, that does make sense given the purpose of the grease. what I did was I took a tooth pick and broke it in half. then put some of the grease on it and gently put some on the female side of the connecter. I only did the connecters under the left pocket. after finishing, I turned on all the audio, radio, xm and intercom and all was good to go. since my purpose was to rid as much static out of the head set as I could. cleaned the grounds I could get to and turned the mute control all the way up to 20, maxed. just from having bike on center stand and running in gear I don't hear but a faint static sound. tried with front and back hook up. as soon as it dries up a bit I will get out and give it a test run and see what happens. where can you get the syringe you mentioned WingAdmin? sorry for the length of the post, got carried away.
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wing admin, after reading they way you put it I see the errors in my comment, what you said is what I ment. I just have trouble saying it some times. yes it will allow the individual connectors to condut to itself but NOT to others around it. Sorry for the wrong wording
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Just a generic plastic syringe, like the ones available at drug stores or Wal-Mart:


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Mite look at one next time i'm at one
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Thanks WingAdmin,, again, for setting me straight on a subject. "Dielectric doesn't conduct" I won't learn unless someone tells me. Thanks!


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