k1200lt speakers - BMW Luxury Touring Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 16 Old Jan 26th, 2008, 11:00 pm Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
charlesgartman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: lake butler, fl, us
Posts: 8
k1200lt speakers

I have an '03 LT. My right side, front and rear speakers are not working. I recently installed a communications system and coincidentally, the right side helmet speakers are not working either. Does anyone know what the problem might be?
charlesgartman is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 16 Old Jan 27th, 2008, 8:21 am
Senior Member
 
RVB1019's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Long Island , NY, USA
Posts: 1,733
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by charlesgartman
I have an '03 LT. My right side, front and rear speakers are not working. I recently installed a communications system and coincidentally, the right side helmet speakers are not working either. Does anyone know what the problem might be?
Hate to tell you, it could be the radio unit itself. My 03 crapped out the same way.

Before panicing, did you try to reset the unit? To reset, disconnect the battery (some say an hour, some say overnight) and then try it.

I burnt my unit playing with the powerlet plugs. Shorted something out and whamo!- no radio.

New- a radio unit w/CD is $700-750. The good news, you can pick up a used tape deck unit for under $250. It will fit with no problem. If you want to replace it with another CD unit- over $300.

Good luck!

Rob V.B.
2015 Triumph Explorer 1200
2007 BMW GT (SOLD)
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

2003 BMW LT (SOLD)
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

2002 BMW R1150 traded for 2002 Yamaha FZ1 traded for a 2003 GSXR 750

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
RVB1019 is offline  
post #3 of 16 Old Jan 27th, 2008, 11:01 am Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
charlesgartman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: lake butler, fl, us
Posts: 8
I'll disconnect the battery for a few hours and see what happens.

Thanks for the info.
charlesgartman is offline  
 
post #4 of 16 Old Jan 28th, 2008, 4:33 pm Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
charlesgartman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: lake butler, fl, us
Posts: 8
Well that didn't work. Does anybody else have any suggestions before I try to locate a cd/radio unit?
charlesgartman is offline  
post #5 of 16 Old Jan 28th, 2008, 5:03 pm
Senior Member
 
cfell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Round Rock, TX, USA
Posts: 7,794
It may be a "reach", but here goes... did you try reseating all the connectors? Are the connectors all clean? Did you put some electrical grease on the connectors?

...............
J.M.J...
Dcn Channing

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
cfell is offline  
post #6 of 16 Old Jan 28th, 2008, 7:50 pm Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
charlesgartman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: lake butler, fl, us
Posts: 8
I've traced all the wiring and made sure that all connectors were seated. Although, I didn't use any electrical grease. I guess I'll take everything apart again and apply electrical grease.

Thanks.
charlesgartman is offline  
post #7 of 16 Old Jan 29th, 2008, 7:08 am
Senior Member
 
murray's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Stroudsburg, PA, USA
Posts: 1,831
Quote:
Originally Posted by charlesgartman
I've traced all the wiring and made sure that all connectors were seated. Although, I didn't use any electrical grease. I guess I'll take everything apart again and apply electrical grease.

Thanks.
FYI Note if using Dielectric grease this product is a insulator not a conductor. I have seen many people develop electric problems after this application. The trick is to apply to the plug behind the connection.

Pete Murray
IBA # 359 and
2014 RT
1973 R75/5
2002 LT 171 K Gone
2008 FJR 36 K Gone
Stroudsburg, PA
murray is offline  
post #8 of 16 Old Jan 29th, 2008, 7:44 am
Senior Member
 
hip001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Titusville, Florida, USA
Posts: 225
grease?

electrical grease? does it work for better connections or to prevent corrosion?

1985 K100RT 90k
1981 R100RT 56k miles Sold
2000 K1200LT 48k miles Sold
2003 Victory Vegas-12k miles Sold
1982 Suzuki GS550L only 299 miles Sold
1997 Yamaha Vmax-15k miles Sold
1996 Suzuki DR650-17k miles Sold
1996 R1100RT-27k miles Sold
1995 K1100LT-85k miles Sold
1982 Honda CB900F-33k mikes Sold
BMWMOA 138762[/I]
hip001 is offline  
post #9 of 16 Old Jan 29th, 2008, 11:47 am
Senior Member
 
steamboatjohn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Steamboat Springs, Colorado, USA
Posts: 163
Quote:
Originally Posted by hip001
electrical grease? does it work for better connections or to prevent corrosion?
Prevents corrosion when applied correctly.
May prevent connection, when used incorrectly.

Steamboat John
Magnesium Black 2006 K1200LT
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Honda Ridgeline
Dean Ti 29r Mtn bike with XTR group
Dean Ti Road Bike with Dura Ace group
steamboatjohn is offline  
post #10 of 16 Old Jan 30th, 2008, 10:28 pm Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
charlesgartman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: lake butler, fl, us
Posts: 8
I certainly appreciate all of the replies. Unfortunately, nothing has worked thus far. I guess I need another radio/cd unit.
charlesgartman is offline  
post #11 of 16 Old Jan 31st, 2008, 8:52 am
Senior Member
 
beemer100's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: River Oaks, TX, USA
Posts: 326
Question Speaker problems

Quote:
Originally Posted by steamboatjohn
Prevents corrosion when applied correctly.
May prevent connection, when used incorrectly.
Not trying to hijack the thread, but is their a wrong way and right way to use dielectric grease. When I used it last, I simply applied some grease onto the pins and attached the connecting plug to it.

James Hart
2002 LTE Titan Silver
1992 Yamaha Virago 750 (given to friend)
River Oaks, TX

Last edited by beemer100; Jan 31st, 2008 at 8:54 am. Reason: add words
beemer100 is offline  
post #12 of 16 Old Jan 31st, 2008, 9:18 am
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 14,434
Quote:
Originally Posted by beemer100
Not trying to hijack the thread, but is their a wrong way and right way to use dielectric grease. When I used it last, I simply applied some grease onto the pins and attached the connecting plug to it.
Here are some discussions on the how/why/where of using di-electric grease.
Dick is offline  
post #13 of 16 Old Jan 31st, 2008, 9:40 am
Senior Member
 
beemer100's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: River Oaks, TX, USA
Posts: 326
dielectric grease

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dick
Here are some discussions on the how/why/where of using di-electric grease.
Thanks Dick. I'll check that out.

James

James Hart
2002 LTE Titan Silver
1992 Yamaha Virago 750 (given to friend)
River Oaks, TX
beemer100 is offline  
post #14 of 16 Old May 27th, 2011, 7:18 am
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Linden, Va, USA
Posts: 6
Re: k1200lt speakers

2009 K1200LT Same issue. Left Side(F/B) speakers work, Right side does not. I'm trying find out if Warranty covers it since it is only year out the door of Morton's BMW in Va. Who I have not been impressed with reply to emails.
highnoon is offline  
post #15 of 16 Old Jun 30th, 2011, 2:21 pm
Junior Member
 
Prime_Mover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Fairview, SD, USA
Posts: 19
Re: k1200lt speakers

Has anyone attepted to have an old unit repaired at a radio repair shop?

My problem is the rear speakers quit. For a while my rear speakers would play, then quit. It was like the circuit protection was tripping on the amp portion of the radio. Now the rear speakers are out completely.

Cheers
Jeff
Prime_Mover is offline  
post #16 of 16 Old Jul 1st, 2011, 7:42 am
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Palma de Mallorca
Posts: 1,985
Re: k1200lt speakers

I think several people have attempted to have it fixed, but with no luck. From what I have heard it is cheaper to buy a new one.

My opinion is that the radioCD overheats in the small compartment. When and if I replace mine, I am going to cut/drill several ventilation holes in the radio compartment to allow cooling air to flow through it.
simoncharles is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the BMW Luxury Touring Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Replacement Speakers For '01 K1200lt??? cccpastorjack K1200LT 14 Apr 22nd, 2013 12:27 am
Molded ear plug speakers questions mos Bike Talk 8 Dec 9th, 2007 4:22 pm
K1200LT Speakers bmwbob1 K1200LT 3 Oct 18th, 2007 10:36 am

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome