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Re: Dead Battery - again!
« Reply #24 on: July 25, 2021, 07:03:27 pm »
- Don’t have diagnostic tool for DtC’s

You don't need one !

Copied / repeated from my original Reply :

See this Topic :

Servicing Data, Reference Info. & DTC ( Fault ) Codes -

Scroll down the Page to "Diagnostic Trouble Codes ( DTC's ) / Fault Codes"
for information on how to display DTC's on your Instrument Panel.

With a fully charged Battery, with the Ignition ON and engine not running,
this is what happens when I press and hold the VOLUME - Button.
Note that the "Volume Bars" appear on the centre of the screen
and these decrease as the Volume is lowered.
The "Volume Bars" are then removed from the Display ( Volume - button still held in )
and "MUTE" appears on the bottom line of the display,
and with the Volume button still held in, "MUTE" changes to "OFF" :


Once you have switched the Radio OFF it should remain OFF when you turn the Ignition OFF,
and back ON again, allowing you check the Software Version using the process previously described.

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Re: Dead Battery - again!
« Reply #25 on: July 25, 2021, 08:19:21 pm »
Thank you sir. My radio volume bars disappear and then the screen changes to menu. It does not give me “mute” or tell me “radio off” on the screen. I have held the button for minutes. It doesn’t do what yours does. ?

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Re: Dead Battery - again!
« Reply #26 on: July 25, 2021, 08:35:06 pm »
If that is with a fully charged Battery then there may be a fault with the Radio Unit.

AFTER checking for, and resolving any DTC's - as previously explained,
you could try ( Ignition OFF ) removing the Fuse for the Audio System
( Forward Fusebox under the Left Side Panel - Fuse No.3 - 10A ),
and also unplugging the Audio Unit main wiring connector which is accessed
by removing the storage box underneath the Riders seat
( 4 x Torx screws to remove and the box lifts out ),
and leaving it disconnected for a few minutes before plugging it back in,
replacing the Fuse, and trying the Radio Switch Off procedure again to see if
this has reset any of the electronic circuits that are preventing Radio Switch Off.

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Re: Dead Battery - again!
« Reply #27 on: July 27, 2021, 07:23:13 am »
Hi, I want to chime in and ask a question:
I bought my 2015 in March and the battery died on the seller in my presence. So, he dropped in a new one, I always tender it (have the Audio SW "E" version).

Last weekend, well one hour into riding, I saw the display "low Voltage" - with the Radio off and the engine running.  :435:
We took a break later and the message did not appear again. Checked the voltage at home (ignition on, engine off) it was 12.48V- so that's well and good.

Anybody seen this?

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Re: Dead Battery - again!
« Reply #28 on: July 27, 2021, 07:57:15 am »
Page 7 of the Owners Audio Handbook describes the "LOW VOLTAGE" message
which relates to a Power Saving feature, if the Voltage drops below a certain point
and triggers shut down of the Audio System.


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Re: Dead Battery - again!
« Reply #29 on: July 28, 2021, 08:02:23 am »
Thanks, Coconut! what perplexes me though that- mid driving, at 3000 rpm the voltage drops?? the alternator should provide enough power to hold up with all consumers, including diverse heating systems... which I did not even run.

Any ideas?

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Re: Dead Battery - again!
« Reply #30 on: July 31, 2021, 03:51:48 pm »
fluxxcomp; The TTSE is very voltage sensative - in my view - and gremlins pop up when the battery isn't in perfect health. I read you saying the seller dropped a new battery in the bike. Was that really a brand new battery? Regardless, rarely, a new battery can be not quite right.

To answer your question directly, yes I have seen the 'low voltage radio off' message come on only for it to clear on its own a few miles later. Why? Got me.

Check your connections at the battery to insure they are clean and tight. Keep an eye on it. If it keeps happening at some level of frequency (more frequently than every third blue moon) then I'd be suspicious of the battery's health.  :821:

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Re: Dead Battery - again!
« Reply #31 on: July 31, 2021, 04:36:52 pm »
I've ever seen that message, but only when starting the engine. I've never seen it in motion.

For the voltage you mention of 12.48v with the engine stopped, it is correct. So I rule out that the battery is in bad condition. Try checking the voltage with the engine running and it should give you around 14 volts.

Rather, it may be that the alternator wire or the same wire that goes to the starter solenoid is dirty and with the movement there is some false contact.

It could also be a component that at some point, for a second, fails and obviously, as the stereos malfunctions say, that is one of the peripherals that disconnects when there is a higher voltage draw than normal. .

You just have to realize that if we have connected to the sound system via USB and we play the horn, the sound system is disconnected for a few seconds.
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