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    I have a 01 and all of a sudden the volume increases on it own. I have to keep turning it down. Has anyone else had this problem? Thanks

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    Turn off the AVC.

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    Are you sure that the auto volume control is not set to maximum sensitivity?
    Does this happen when sitting still or when riding? If it happens sitting still it probably isn't the AVC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimeg View Post
    Are you sure that the auto volume control is not set to maximum sensitivity?
    Does this happen when sitting still or when riding? If it happens sitting still it probably isn't the AVC.
    It happens both driving and sitting

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    Switch problem in the left pod or the audio unit itself. Maybe Larry M has seen this before.
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    Is this on FM radio.......or on Aux............... I have to constantly adjust the volume on my digital music player because all the downloads are not recorded at the same level.

    If anyone out there knows an easy way to "normalize" the volume level on my downloaded music, I'd sure like to know how.

    Better yet...........Anyone have an SD Card full of late 50's-60's music for sale...........




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    I have not seen it yet on the Wing radio, but I have seen volume control circuits lose their mind on many aftermarket car stereos and home receivers over the years.

    I assume that the OP is able to detect a mismatch in volume levels between different songs.

    There are two possible causes for this.

    1. bad volume control.
    2. shorted audio processor

    Since the handlebar control is just a toggle switch, it is unlikely for that to become shorted. But the volume control on the radio is what is called a rotary encoder. It is not just a simple potentiometer. When encoders get dirty. vibration can send incorrect signals to the processor, causing the volume to either go up or down. (for some reason, it usually goes up.)

    With the ignition turned off, turn the volume control repeatedly for a couple of minutes to try and clean the contacts. Then test it. If it has no affect, the encoder could be bad, or the processor could be shorted. I can fix that problem for you. PM me.

    There is one more possibility I just thought of. If you have handlebar risers, the cable from the switch pod could be pinched. (It happens a lot.) That could cause the volume to go up if the correct wires got shorted together. It would have to be one helluva coincidence for the exact wires to get shorted together however.
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    When it gets louder-does your display show increase in numbers or no? Just being knozzey.

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    Smart people in this thread. Many good questions, that all need to be answered.

    Turbine Surgeon. download a copy of mp3Gain from Source Forge. It's free, and it will only alter the music that you download onto the card. It won't adjust the gain of your library unless you want it to.

    Note that some players do not respond to normalization. I don't know which ones do and don't.
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    Thanks Larry.....................that might be my prayers answered............

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbine surgeon View Post
    Is this on FM radio.......or on Aux............... I have to constantly adjust the volume on my digital music player because all the downloads are not recorded at the same level.

    If anyone out there knows an easy way to "normalize" the volume level on my downloaded music, I'd sure like to know how.

    Better yet...........Anyone have an SD Card full of late 50's-60's music for sale...........



    Google what you said. It works. Try it!

    google: mp3 volume normalizer

    Buncha free ones out there. If you have iTunes, turn on Sound Check on both your computer and your device. It helps, but not ideal. Besides, it does NOTHING for songs you have already imported, you have to re-import them all again. By default it is turned off. People at Apple are stupid. Yup, you heard me. The programmers there are from another planet that's not friendly with earth folk.
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    I had the problem on my 2012. I discovered that I had mounted my cell phone too close to the volume control switch. I moved my phone to the right handlebar grip area and that solved the problem. A cell phone "pings" towers to let them know the phone is in the area. These ping signals can apparently be interpreted as volume up signals sent from the thumb switch on the bike.
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