CVO model will have a different wiring diagram even though they have the same exact 23 pins plug. Without the proper wiring, our stereo will not be compatible with the bike unless they want to hard wire it.
A few suggestions for our stereo and your bike:
- If there is no sound - remove the stock amplifier and replace it with amplifier that has RCA cables.
- Make sure that the 23 pin have the speaker line. Sometimes it doesn't, the speakers’ cables are separated. The positive cable is on the 23-pin and the negative is on the 35-pin.
Aquatic AV customer with CVO.
"I have a suggestion that you could use/publish related to CVO models that have a factory amp; I cut the 16 Molex Connector off the amp, removed power and ground wires/pins and wired the speaker wires back to themselves. It was relatively easy (once I traced the wire path and figured out how to disassemble the Molex connector) and it required no cutting of the factory wires. The same bypass is available from Hawg Wired for roughly $30 bucks, but I didn’t want to wait the extra time for it arrive.
Being a CVO owner I had hesitations buying this radio and seriously thought about having Iron Cross rebuild my factory radio ($400 ish) and replacing the factory amp ($550)…. But it still would have been the factory junk and likely to fail again. I am so happy with I bought your radio and that the install was simple, even with having to bypass the factory amp."