Radio station changer


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singleton
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Radio station changer

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My 2001 Goldwing radio will no longer allow me to change the station. The switch on the handle bar quit working in one direction a while back. It would only change stations in one direction. I don't know if the knob on the tank top worked or not, never use it. Now the handle bar switch will not work at all, either direction, nor will the knob on the tank top. The stations it does pick up are the ones you get after unhooking the battery. You know, a couple of just static, one spanish speaking station, etc. I disconnected and reconnected the battery just for grins, no improvement. Any ideas? Thanks


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Re: Radio station changer

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I suggest tsking the switch apart and cleaning it and check the wire connections and see if that makes a difference. Do your CD and AUX work?
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Re: Radio station changer

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That switch does not come apart like the on/off switches. Get some CRC Electronic cleaner. It is in a red can. You can get it at Wal Mart and auto parts stores. DO NOT USE WD 40! It is not made to clean electrical contacts like this. It will just attract more dirt.

Spray some into the switch with the attached straw. Work the switch a bunch. Spray some more in and work the switch some more. That should clean the contacts and get it working again. You can do the same thing for the speed up and down switch for the cruse control and your volume up and down switch. Your dash one may not be working because of lack of use. Road grime has found it's way into the contacts. All three momentary switches like these were doing the same thing on my 88 wing. This fixed them right up and got them working again.
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