2005 Ultra Classic Stereo won’t power on unless speaker switch is off
I have an odd issue with my factory stereo that I can’t figure out.
First, the stereo will not power on when the ignition switch is turned to ignition like it should, or when the bike is running.
Once the bike is started, or switch in position, the stereo won’t power on. Not just in standby, but completely off. You have to flip the speaker rocker switch to the topmost position. All speakers off, and bam! Stereo powers on. Once its on, you can flip the rocker switch and turn the speakers on.
The second issue is the display is scrambled. You can JUST BARELY make out the volume level but it’s nearly impossible to read the display. Other than that, everything functions as it should. It works perfectly, other than the scrambled display, and not powering on unless the speaker switch is off.
I have the upgraded fairing speakers, and one of the soldered leads were pulled off of the small PCB when disconnecting the speaker leads. I resoldered it, and the speaker works fine, but that is the only issue I can think of that might have something to do with the speaker rocker switch affecting the unit powering on. Like I said, it functions perfectly otherwise.
Any idea on what could cause this? The scrambled display and power issue may be two separate issues. I plan to bend the pins of the display and check their connection between the head unit and display panel, but I’m stumped on the powering on issue.
Any help is much appriciated.