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Old 02-19-2010, 02:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My radio volume on my 97 1500SE is only at the mute volume even when the volume knob is at max and the mute button is not in. The "mute" indicator works on the LCD screen beside the speedometer. I've disassembled the mute button and it works fine. It is a simple 2 pole switch. I checked the connections and even put another radio in its place and still have the same problem. I made sure the CB was off when troubleshooting. All the knobs and buttons work fine, just very little volume. Also when I do turn the CB on, it will reach full volume. It appears after trying 2 radios with same results, that the problem is outside of the radio but not the mute switch. Any ideas?
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Old 02-19-2010, 05:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 02-19-2010, 06:13 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm thinking a shorted wire someplace between the two.
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Old 02-19-2010, 10:44 AM   #4 (permalink)
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5 amp fuse in relay box to the rear of the fuse box. I believe it is #13 and marked "Back Up". You probably jump started bike and blew this fuse, this is very common.

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Old 02-19-2010, 11:57 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I had same problem when i boughtmy 91 15006 months ago
found it was the fader on dash. tried to take apart, it just fell apart in my hands
water had got in and rotted the "pot".
as the rear speakers were not functioning at all i just hard wired to front speakers for time being. weather warming i will sort properly..

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Old 02-20-2010, 05:48 PM   #7 (permalink)
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does the speedo work my radio is at low sound also and I was told it is in the connection near front wheel for the auto volume adjustment. I haven't fixed it yet but I have the directions on how to from someone on this site. I have it saved on my desk top if I can figure out how to post it I will or maybe someone will chime in. Hold on I think it is in my mail box here . 1. Jack the front wheel off the ground. 2. Remove the left rotor cover. 3. Remove the (one) screwthat holds the speedometer cable to the speedometer drive unit at the front wheel. 4. Roll the wheel forward and check if the "blade type" pin in the speedometer drive unit rotates. 5. If it rotates, then pull the inner speedometer cable out of the housing. 6. If the cable is broken, replace the complete speedometer cable (inner cable and housing) Part # 44830-MN5-000 7. If the "blade type" pin in the speedometer drive unitdoes not rotate,the teeth on the plastic gear in the unit is probably stripped. Part # 44806-MT2-003 However, don't purchase any parts until you diagnose the problem.
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Old 02-21-2010, 06:05 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Thanks guys for your advice. I'll consider these options and let you know if one of them works. If not, I WILL enjoy the peace and quiet. God bless!
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I have a J&M CB ON MINE AND IT WAS A BOX UNDER LEFT POCKET STUCK TO INSIDE OF FAIRING. i UNPLUGGED IT FROM FRONT OF RADIO AND SOUND WAS NORMAL AGAIN. This plug was a 12 wire connector and is used to mute radio when CB is broadcasting.
Radio will work without it being plugged in at all.
J&M replaced mine, their a great service place.

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Old 02-22-2010, 12:24 PM   #10 (permalink)
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My 90 does the same thing but I found that by wiggling the wires that go to the radio I can get it working (until I hit another bump) drives me crazy, but until Rudy comes out and fixes this is what I got.


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