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Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
My head unit went wonky.
As much as I'd love to fit a more modern unit, I would hate to lose the integration of the intercom and CB radio (even though I use neither :p ).
I found one on eBay, stumped up the cash and the first thing I did was open it up to fit a Bluetooth module.
This is what I found...

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Anyone know what this is?
I went to the website but couldn't find it listed so have no idea which wires I should be connecting too.

I've emailed them of course :cautious:

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Wow, they replied instantly! :oops:

 

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That's how it was when I opened it - I'll be pulling the old one out next weekend to see what went wrong and see how it looks.
I suppose if the bike was kept inside there should be very little corrosion, the board is quite well protected from the environment buried inside the bike.
 

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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
Opened up my 70'000m original and it's immaculate inside too 🤷‍♂️

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Unfortunately, the new stereo hasn't cured the issues 😫
Tape deck still doesn't open and there's barely any volume.
(Yes, I checked the fuse box by the left pannier!)
 

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check is a stuck "Mute" button on the left handlebar. Mine stuck leaving me with very low volume with vol control to max, and it took a couple hours of fiddling with the switch and CRC electrical spray to unstick it. I haven't touched that button since.
Yep, had that problem a few years ago and solved it in the exact same way!
Cruise-on button is iffy (I just don't turn it off), cruise "Resume" is also iffy, works but have to push it 3 or 4 times before it does anything
Same again! Check the switch connected to the rear brake - I found that was my problem with 'Resume'.

If your mute switch isn't the low volume culprit, next place I'd look would be the speakers themselves, or wiring to them, or fader control if you have rear speakers.
They're all fine

As to cassette door not opening, hard to say. If you can get the door to open once, check for any resistance or friction while carefully closing it. Might be something slightly out-of-line and rubbing on the door.......
As the problems are the same on both cassette units, I think there's a fault somewhere in my wiring, which is why I immediately checked all my fuses :unsure:
 

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Discussion Starter · #8 ·
Well, never assume - check.
Sure, the fuses were okay but... there's no power to a few of them.
1, 4, 7 & 11 have 0V when the others have power :unsure:
 

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Thanks, one of those had blown. I did have a mutter about 'dumb ass design decisions' when getting that lid off :mad:
Still no power on those other fuses, ignition switch next...
 
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