Re: Dead radio/CD with only LCD after reset
Some good news for a change. I spent some additional time and removed the stingray from the bike. FWIW, there are another 3 cables to disconnect on the left side under the handlebar in addition to the three at the rear of the stingray.
I took the stingray apart, flipped it upside down and (before I saw Jeff's post), disassembled it and removed the CD/radio assembly and then the display unit.
Unfortunately I didn't have a really small torx driver so I couldn't get inside the display unit but it didn't look like I needed to at the time. Everything looked good, however, and I couldn't see any signs of water damage. There is a rubber gasket that runs along the perimeter on the bottom of the display unit that prevents water from getting in from the bottom where it sits in the stingray.
At that point everything looked OK, and since the unit had been out of the bike for more than an hour I decided to see if anything worked. I connected the display unit and went back to the bike and hooked up the CD/Radio assembly and powered it up (the bike was on the trickle charger just in case and the voltage was 13.3v). Voila!! It worked.
So, again, it looks like when these things exhibit the lighted-display-only completely removing the stingray from the bike and, then, removing the display unit and re-connecting everything can make a difference. Again, you don't have to reassemble the stingray to test for function. You can just take the CD/radio with display unit connected and plug it in to test.
Also, I put a little bit of dielectric grease on all the connector pins figuring it couldn't hurt.
I have some photos of the disassembled items. I can put them in this post later if anyone thinks it'd be worthwhile.
This was a really simple job, If you can take off the Tupperware to do your maintenance then removing a few more screws will get you into the stingray. There's nothing really delicate to worry about and no tiny screws to lose. I think there are a total of 8 screws and a couple hex bolts, and one nut, to have the CD/radio and display unit apart for diagnosis and examination.
I think Jeff is on to something with disconnecting the display unit. In my case, after going through the suggested battery cable removal, touching the cables (off the battery, of course!) removing fuse 4 and leaving the bike sit for 24 hours without power, it came down to the disassembly of the stingray and display unit to get the thing to work.
Now I just have to put the Tupperware back together 8^/
Thanks again for the tips. I hope I've contributed a bit to the discussion.
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