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I think my stereo amp is going out. The sound I get out of the stereo is distorted. I only use the fairing speakers. I don't have a head set. I was told to test the amp and to do this I need to try it with a headset because it bypasses the amp.

I found a five pin connector under the left fairing pocket with a cap on it. If I was to barrow a headset from a friend, would it plug into that connector and give me music?

If not, is this five pin connector made to plug into something else first then the headset goes into it? I'm not looking at buying all the parts to get my music threw a headset, I just want to test the amp. The fairing speakers are good enough for me.

Anyway, does anyone else know how to test the amp when I don't have a headset and only use the fairing speakers? Thanks for your help. Jerry...
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#1 03-06-2007, 06:35 PM,
If it is a 5 pin and has a cap on it then you should be able to plug a headset into it.
On my system there are three wires with caps, one for driver one for passenger and one that delivers music only (no CB)

If you give Sierra a call maybe they can help you out.
The only stupid questions are the one's that are not asked.

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#2 03-06-2007, 06:56 PM,
Thanks Tricky. I knew you would post up an answer to my question. I know I can always count on you. 8)
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#3 03-06-2007, 07:23 PM,
Here's how it went. I borrowed a friend helmet that had a five pin connector on it. Went out and pulled the left pocket out of the fairing so I could get to the connector. Took the cap off of it and noticed it was a male plug. Then noticed that my friends helmet also had a male plug on it. He rides a 1500 so I'm guessing that they are different that way.

Well I got frustrated and had a beer!

Then I had an idea. I'll take the plug on the end of my ear buds and put it in there and start touching pins till I get some sound. Damm! Still nothing!

Then I had another great idea. Push the button that changes the sound from speaker to headset and what do you know I got music.

Well, I've found that the sound is the same threw the headset as it is on the fairing speakers so I guess I'll be sending my stereo back to Sierra Electronics for the third time. They said they would send me a box and a shipping label this time because of all the problems.

Good folks there! Even though they haven't got it working right yet they are still going to try for a third time and at no more cost to me including the shipping.

I'll let you all know what happens after I get it back from them again. Hope everything turns out OK. It's old and had a lot of corrosion in it but you never know!
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#4 03-09-2007, 06:21 PM,
I don't remember for sure but think my SEI had a separate amplifer for the audio from the radio and cassette player. If that's the case with your bike you might need to send that in to Sierra too.
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