Radio Issues


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Goldwingknight
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Radio Issues

Post by Goldwingknight » Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:40 pm



Hi I have an issue where my radio/CD always appears on. When I turn the key I get a bang through my speakers. I've had to pull the fuse to turn it off as it discharges my battery. I'm told my radio unit is gone and I need a new one. Does anyone have any repair ideas?



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Re: Radio Issues

Post by GoldWingrGreg » Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:46 pm

Over the years, CD players have had problems. I'd start with disconnecting it to see if the radio works with the CD player disconnected.

Never jumpstart, or hook a battery charger up with the key and the radio on ... damage can occur and many DIYs have paid the price for that mistake.

If you have a cb, is it a Hondaline ???

What year is your Wing ???

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Re: Radio Issues

Post by Goldwingknight » Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:53 pm

Hi thanks for your reply and help with this. I don't have a CB. Nothing works on the radio panel. I cannot turn it off change the volume, anything. The only way I can turn it off is to pull the fuse. My WING is an 03.

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Re: Radio Issues

Post by MikeB » Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:42 pm

You might try disconnecting the battery for 15 minutes or so and see if everything will reset. I'd had problems with my MP3 player causing issues in the past and disconnecting the battery was the only way to sort things out.
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Re: Radio Issues

Post by Goldwingknight » Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:55 am

Thanks I will try that.

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Re: Radio Issues

Post by GoldWingrGreg » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:31 am

There are a couple of places to send your radio off for repair. One is to Panasonic's Authorized repair center in LA, CA. I believe another is to Sierra Electronics.

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Re: Radio Issues

Post by Goldwingknight » Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:31 am

Thanks everyone for the help. It wasn't as big an issue as it appeared yesterday. It appears my tandem select button is the problem. So as long as I don't touch that I'm good to go. I couldn't send the radio to U.S.A for repair as I'm in England anyway. ;) I know have a brand new battery I don't need. Any suggestions on storage? Charged or not.

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Re: Radio Issues

Post by MikeB » Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:25 pm

For anyone that may need radio repair in the USA, there is also Wing Connect https://wingconnect.com/

For storage of an AGM battery, I'd suggest connecting it to a Battery Tender Jr and leave it where you can check it every once in a while.

If it is a lead acid battery you could do the same thing but it will have to be checked frequently as the electrolyte will need to be topped off frequently.

Then, if you learn of someone that needs a battery, sell it or give it to them.

The last and my least favorite option is to take it to a battery recycler. I hate discarding a known good battery.


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