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Any sound at all or anything happen with turning the volume knob or pressing any buttons, or is it 100% dead?

Step 1 check Power, start with the fuse.  The Audio system fuse is located behind the right side cover, below the seat.

Ever since I installed risers on my handlebar, I've had my controller stop working a couple of times and each time had to remove the fairing and re-seat the connector from the controller to the head unit.  I finally got smart enough the 2nd time around to reroute the cable so there was no tension on it.  I should have thought to do that when installing the risers as I was basically pulling on the connector when turning the bars to the left and would eventually force it to disconnect. 

You could have a similar issue, if not a power issue.  Or a bad controller or bad head unit. 

After the fuse/power check, remove the fairing and disconnect each connector one at a time and inspect for any corrosion, broken wires, etc and go from there.  After 22 years, it would not be surprising to find some corrosion on a connector.

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When I had my 2006 I had the fairing off doing some wiring for an accessory I was adding and while I was there I unplugged and check the connections and also applied dielectric grease to help keep out moister and a few connectors felt a little loose so I used a zip tie to secure them which was probably over kill since I had not had any trouble out of them before. 

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Yes,

It is not too hard, just be careful with the chrome strip. Also if you have driving lights you may need to loosen them up before you take the fairing off.

A couple of threads on removing the front fairing.

 

 

 

 

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Just a suggestion for troubleshooting the short.  Review the wiring diagram in the tech section here & have a good idea of where you will need to look.  My guess is the wiring & possibly an inline connector is accessible under the tank. 
 

If there is a connector there, you can possibly identify the wire, and isolate the location of the short to one side, or the other of that connector. 
 

If you’re lucky, the short will be between that possible connector & the fuse so that you do not have to open the fairing.  Pulling the tank is pretty quick & easy. 
 

If the short is on the fairing side, at least you know, but did spend some extra time/ energy with pulling the tank & now need to split the fairing. 
 

keep us posted. 
 

 

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https://www.venturerider.org/wiring/99-09 Yamaha Royal Star Venture Wiring Diagram Rev B.pdf
 

I’m sitting in Vegas airport on a 3-hr layover & was able to pull up the schematic on my phone, and miraculously could actually read it!

You are looking for a brown/white wire.  It goes from the fuse to both the head unit in the fairing & the CB unit located under the trunk. 
 

There are two connectors shown on the schematic.  I’m 99.9% certain the connector going to the CB is under the seat. 
 

Start there!  Not sure about the 2nd connector location though.  I know there is a big connector under the tank & another one in the fairing, so 50/50.

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Well i looked around and did not find anything. Then it hit me . I added a backrest. Removed seats and that's where i found shorted wire. Waiting on wire and shrink tube, and butt connectors. Have to order everything online. Nothing close . will reroute wires and try it again. Thanks for all the idea's and concern.

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1 hour ago, Junior said:

Well i looked around and did not find anything. Then it hit me . I added a backrest. Removed seats and that's where i found shorted wire. Waiting on wire and shrink tube, and butt connectors. Have to order everything online. Nothing close . will reroute wires and try it again. Thanks for all the idea's and concern.

Awesome, glad it ended up being something relatively simple to fix.  Hope you figured that out before digging into the fairing.

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