Gl1800 radio dead


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Mmtbpz
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Gl1800 radio dead

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My radio is dead after winter storage. No sound or display from anything, ptt button is sticky but not stuck on . Tested all fuses with a test light and replaced three fuses that affect radio operation just in case. Reset radio and did a hard reset with battery.screen is dead , no nav ,clock , black.. after initial key on flashes light and then goes black. Displays nothing
Seat heater and grips also dont work and keyfob inop as well(may need battery , havent replaced yet)
Any help!
Thx in adv
Peter
2006 gl1800 abs nav and comfort ,, no air bag


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MikeB
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Re: Gl1800 radio dead

Post by MikeB »

First - Check your battery voltage both with the ignition switch off and on.

Second - Check your battery connections. Make sure they are clean and tight. It is sometimes helpfull to slightly loosen the battery connection, move the connection lug and then retighten the bolt.

Check for any rodent damage. Was the bike stored in an out-building or in an area where rodents are active?
MikeB
1998 - GL1500 w/184,500 miles ~ 2017 - GL1800 w/13000 miles
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Mmtbpz
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Re: Gl1800 radio dead

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Im in a rural area
Did have mouse issue last spring in upper trunk
Had to remove cd player and amp underneath(?) soaked in mouse urine. Worked all last year though but that could be an issue , come to think of it
Any easily accessible power connectors i can test from?
To audio unit and amp . Would a bad amp not display audio info, odometer and clock , nav info?
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