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post #1 of 7 Old Nov 20th, 2006, 7:27 am Thread Starter
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Dead radio

A few weeks ago I installed heated seats on my '99 (32K miles on the clock). I had to build a harness for this since the bike didn't have it. I have two leads to the battery and a relay for power. I tapped the left side power outlet (near the foot peg) for power. Seat works great. I didn't ride the bike again until yesterday, but I do keep a battery tender hooked up. Went for a short ride yesterday, radio doesn't work. Not sure where to start looking. Could it have anything to do with the seat install? Unhooking the battery terminals to hookup the seat? I'm not sure of the last time I used the radio, but it has always worked. On a side note when I turn the key on, as the abs lights flash I hear a ticking noise under the seat. A relay or something I assume, but I never noticed it before.
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post #2 of 7 Old Nov 20th, 2006, 7:58 am
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If the display backlight comes on you might try disconnecting the battery for about 30 minutes. I have been having this problem recently when starting. I think my battery is getting weak and that the voltage drops too much when starting.

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No display light or anything. It's completely dead. Reading thru some of the "similar threads" sounds like disconnecting the battery for an hour or so seems to be the answer.
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post #4 of 7 Old Nov 20th, 2006, 9:12 am
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It's kind of hard to see but there is a back light on the display that should be on even if the radio appears dead.

There are 2 fuses for the radio. The main fuse is #8 (15 amp) which is the bottom fuse in the middle row of fuses under the top case. It controls the radio, map light, and top case light, and the top case power outlet. There is another fuse on the back of the radio (10 amp I think). You have to remove the stingray to get to this fuse.

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post #5 of 7 Old Nov 20th, 2006, 10:47 am Thread Starter
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Doesn't appear to be any backlight. Any way to check the fuse without taking the bike apart?
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post #6 of 7 Old Nov 20th, 2006, 11:16 am
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You can get to the main fuse by taking off the passenger seat (2 screws). Before you do that, you might want to check the map light as it is on the same circuit. If it is not working, you can raise the drivers seat and you will see the 2 screws that hold the passenger seat on. Once you have the 2 screws out, just slide the passenger seat forward.

If the map light works, you have to remove the tupperware to get the stingray off to check the fuse on the back of the radio. HTH

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Alan- Thanks for the help. I am work now, so I'll have to attack this later.
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