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Is dielectric grease something I should be using to maintain the helmet cord pins? My MP3 through the Zumo 660 is losing volume intermittently. I haven't checked everything yet, but the radio and CB work just fine, so I'm thinking maybe it's a pin on one the connectors. Anyways, regardless of why the MP3 is losing volume intermittently, should I be applying a dab of dielectric grears every so often for maintenance purposes?

I did a search before posting this and found this thread http://gl1800riders.com/forums/showthread.php?t=284726&highlight=dielectric In post #3 EarnhardtSPortsman talks about using dielectric grease on the connectors (although he doesn't mention it as a regular maintenance task). And in http://gl1800riders.com/forums/showthread.php?t=274259&highlight=dielectric in post #7 upssnowman says he puts it on every connector when working on bikes.

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I have no idea if it would help your problem since other units function normally, but certainly won't hurt anything..
I'm guessing it might be a pin on one of the cords (without having really looked at it yet) because the same thing happened with my CB two years ago. It began working only intermittently, the volume was way off, and it slowly started to grind to a halt. And then the music started acting odd. After checking the antenna, connections, and other things, I changed the upper cord and voila, the CB (and music) worked perfectly. If it is indeed a pin, don't know if dielectric grease is the answer, or if a new cord is required.
 
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