Rear Speakers will not work

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by kman96ultra, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. kman96ultra

    kman96ultra Member

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    just picked up my new (used ride) 96 electra glide ultra classic...i am home
    and going through all the controlls with the owners manual..and i can not get the rear speakers to work..the fairing speakers work fine...any clues before i go looking through the harnesses...thanks!!!:newsmile08:
     
  2. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    The obvious. You have the switch on the dash in the correct position, right?

    If so, pull the rear speaker out of the rests and make sure both wire are plugged into the speakers. Check the condition of the speakers to make sure the cones aren't completely shot (torn completely around the magnets).

    TQ
     
  3. gusotto

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    The switch on the dash is a 3-position.
    Try all the positions.
     
  4. Redfish-Joe

    Redfish-Joe Senior Member

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    Check the fader in the radio also.
     
  5. kman96ultra

    kman96ultra Member

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    thanks...my switch is 2/pos...i can hear a low buzz in the rear speakers and the level
    can be adjusted with the rear control.....thanks

    thanks...but looking at my radio it does not have a fader control on it...but i can hear a buzz in the rear speakers that can be controled with the rear control..up or down..
     
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  6. kman96ultra

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    i called the dealer today,he is stumped,as all of his tech's are more up on the newer bikes,his boss's are all at the dealer show,and he says they are more familer with the older bikes..when they get back,he will quiz them...hope springs eternal..
    but if anybody has anymore ideas PLEASE POST!!!!:)
     
  7. kman96ultra

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    Radio/cb/all speakers fixed!!!

    HELLO ALL,
    first i would like to say THANK YOU to everybody that posted helpfull
    ideas for me to check and look for to help me get the rear speakers to work.
    you will never guess what i found....under the seat in front of the battery
    i found a male and female round 7-pin connector just like the ones for the headsets unpluged....why i do not know...but when i pluged them in ta-da!!
    everything works......to everybody...THANKS AGAIN!!!!!:laugh

    now i have a question...rear speaker grill covers..mine are nasty...are their
    replacements and how do they come apart?:)
     
  8. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Re: Radio/cb/all speakers fixed!!!

    Great! Glad it was that easy.

    Yes, you can replace the rear speaker covers. Mine are just held on with screws. Same ones that secure the speakers, I think.

    TQ