2002 Honda Goldwing Radio installation


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2002 Honda Goldwing Radio installation

Post by Harryo » Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:35 am



I removed my radio on my 2002 1800 Goldwing. Ordered a new one and am trying to install it but can’t get a connection. I had unhooked the battery. Does this have anything to do with it? There is power to the main wire and ignition wire.



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Re: 2002 Honda Goldwing Radio installation

Post by bstig60 » Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:13 pm

Did the old one work? Check to make sure the contacts on the plugs are clean and that you have them snapped in all the way. I know it isn't easy to see under there.
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Re: 2002 Honda Goldwing Radio installation

Post by Harryo » Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:37 am

No, the old one didn't work. I've checked all plugs.

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Re: 2002 Honda Goldwing Radio installation

Post by bstig60 » Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:02 am

Does the new unit power up? If not, you are missing either power or ground. That could be why the old unit didn't function.....
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Re: 2002 Honda Goldwing Radio installation

Post by larrythecabinetguy » Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:19 pm

My 02 drove me crazy for a year before I found that the px was a ground for an add-on volt meter that was intermittently shutting down the entire acc circuit. Is everything else working on the acc circuit?
If so, make sure the antenna is well grounded. (Although, I think you would still get static?) That happens in the trunk with the nuts/bolts on the strap that fastens the antenna to the bike frame. If not, you have a poor ground or no power. This problem seems more prevalent for the cb antenna but it is easy and worth checking.
You can still get a power reading if you hook up your meter to the line and ground it somewhere besides the radio if it is hot, but, unless the radio is grounded it will not draw power.
I have also found ( I am assuming you have checked the fuses) that the female clips in the fuse box can become spread out and will lose connection with the fuse on one side or the other. This, along with the grounding issue, was what gave me my grief. Check both sides of the acc fuse and wiggle it as you do. There should be no interruption of reading. If there is, remove the fuse and pinch the clips closer together for a solid connection. I tore the bike down 4 times looking for the issue, when, as it turns out, it was right in front of me at the fuse box and acc grounding bar. Good luck!

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Re: 2002 Honda Goldwing Radio installation

Post by jackjohn » Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:55 am

Harry, I know you said you checked the plugs but I recommend you pull the plugs out of the radio and examine them carefully for a bent or broken pin. That is easy to do on those plugs. Also be sure the antenna is plugged into the radio, unless you have a mirror you have to plug it in by feel so be sure it is all the way in.



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