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post #1 of 11 Old Jul 24th, 2011, 8:05 pm Thread Starter
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I recently returned from a trip around Newfoundland during which my Autocom died. We were running in the rain, first my wifes went, I could here her but she couldn't here me. Then the ipod music thru the headset died and the following day my headset died. The speakers on the bike work fine with the ipod its just the intercom.. Anyone else had this problem? I'm wondering if its a water issue from the rain, I opened the unit and it appears dry.

Suggestions on how to diagnose this would be appreciated, it's a 2002 LT

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post #2 of 11 Old Jul 24th, 2011, 8:29 pm
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Re: Autocom help

While we use a Baehr system, we had a similar problem. Turned out it was water ingress in the lead to my wife's helmet where it plugged into the short lead on the helmet. The intercom would go immediately after a sequence of loud static noises. Hotel hairdryer and liberal use of tape sorted the problem..

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yes, have a had a "water" problem in the past also... applied a liberal amount of WD40 on all connections and the unit, and re-taped everything up to seal it better after the old tape had dried out... problem went away.
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Re: Autocom help

We've ridden in some pretty heavy dpwnpours and no problem......
Unit is under the seat, all lead connections are in "holders" so open end of lead from unit is pointing down.
All connections to MP3 etc get wrapped in baggies in rain.

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post #5 of 11 Old Jul 25th, 2011, 11:47 am Thread Starter
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Re: Autocom help

Well I applied WD40 to all connections and jacks but still no joy. I did open the Autocomm unit to reveal the circuit board but saw no condensation and I did not spray any WD 40 on it, reassembled evrything but still nothing.

Is there a way to determine if the unit is powering up and generating a signal?

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I don't know how old your unit is and how old your headsets are but the older the headsets are, the more likely that as you fiddle with the connection the more likely you can introduce cable problems and that can compound your original issue.

I have an older M5 (5 PIN headset connection) and If you have the headset on your ears and you plug in the plug to the Autocom and it is on you might be able to hear some clicking or scratching. Mine will give a 2 second series of tones in the headset when it is powered on and I have my helmet on.

Did you try plugging your headset into both headset plugs?

Did you meter the circuit that you have the AutoCom connected to to verify if you have the 12V.

When I bought mine there was a plug included that allowed me to connect a 9v battery to power the unit. If you have that you might try that.

If you don't have a spare cable you might be able to plug the headset directly to the AutoCom dongle bypassing the extension cable.

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Give the guys at rocketmoto.com a call/email. They have the best customer service on the planet!

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I recently returned from a trip around Newfoundland during which my Autocom died. We were running in the rain, first my wifes went, I could here her but she couldn't here me. Then the ipod music thru the headset died and the following day my headset died. The speakers on the bike work fine with the ipod its just the intercom.. Anyone else had this problem? I'm wondering if its a water issue from the rain, I opened the unit and it appears dry.

Suggestions on how to diagnose this would be appreciated, it's a 2002 LT

thanks

Ron
Send it to me, I will check it out and let you know if it is repairable or not. Kieth

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Sounds like Keith as great customer service too! Gotta love it when dealers are tracking you down! God Bless Capitalism!!

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Re: Autocom help

Thanks for the offer Keith, I did manage to get 1 headset working this morning and found a broken wire in the other headset, so looks like the WD40 did the trick. I am a bit curious about the operating voltage though, I'm only getting 10.5 volts from the power source its tapped in too. Maybe I should change this.

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Should be 12 volts ....ground to the negative of the battery.

I have new 7 pin headsets in stock, and some used 5 pin headsets. Kieth
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