GL1200A 1984 Radio connections


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MikeinFrance
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GL1200A 1984 Radio connections

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Wondered if anyone can help,
My Cassette player won't work, I opened it up to find 3 cables broken inside, going from the back of the cassette module to a 10 pole connecter, I downloaded the 'RM-1100 manual, which looks the same as my radio (marked as RM-1200)
But I can't find where these 3 cables need to get soldered back. although detailed, it doesn't show the cable colors
If anyones got an old dismantled radio laying around, a close up photo would be much appreciated to save this radio
many thanks,

Mike





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Re: GL1200A 1984 Radio connections

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I had a extra drive belt someplace, mine broke once and Sierra fixed it and so I bought a spare. I remember when the price asked for a good Type III was near $700 US. Sierra Electronics is in Troy, Ohio … was my go to place / people for issues. I do not recall a long flat white connector, just the mounted blue one that made connection when the radio was slid into it's dock station? If wires are broken, Id almost expect to be able to find the stubs where soldered with magnification? I wonder if it's a "bodge"?

Was that connector on the exterior or just loose?

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Re: GL1200A 1984 Radio connections

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Thanks for your reply,
I did solder the wires back in, the white connector is well hidden behind the tape mechanism. I got bored so took my 1 in 6 chance of getting the 3 in the right order, put it all back but to prevent the constant forward reverse switching I decided to remove the drive belt which looked slack, and use a casette aux cable sticking out thingy and connect to my old phone.
result :
it stopped auto reversing but the sound was too low, certainly no good for listening to the stones with earplugs in (unlike the radio which is very loud)
My soldering is worse than I thought, but I might just try that 3 wire cable fix on the main circuit board,
problem is my new iphone doesn't have a normal jack plug, so I will be doomed to experiment with all these bluetooth, Isimple, coax, analogue, converter amp stuff and hope that works. Don't really want a bike full of gadgets,
but the I-simple on to antena looks a good solution, just hope I can hear it.

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They make a 2 inch long adapter cable for the iPhone that has a Lightning plug on one end and a standard headset jack on the other... I have one - works well. Only drawback is you can't charge the phone while using the headset jack.


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