Question about Motorola Two-Way Radios

1 Answer

Volume programming I use Motorola GM 340 Radio's. When I turn the volume knob down it does not turn the volume off completely. Is this possible. I have looked at the Volume programming, but did not find where and if this is possible. Regards Martin (South Africa)

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Motorola Master
  • 1,640 Answers

Not possible without disabling the speaker.

Posted on Jun 24, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

2 Answers


Contact Get Support at Motorola Solutions for the part number. If not available direct they might have a repair shop who could provide it.

Motorola Mobility Support

Mar 03, 2015 | Motorola Talkabout 250 2 Way Frs Radios...

1 Answer

Can't turn one unit off when I turn the volume allthe way down I get no click and the unit stays on

Unfortunately, your volume potentiometer (the part behind your volume knob, which connects to the component board, has gone bad. This can happen from turning the knob too far past full volume or even sometimes when turning it off. The part to repair this has never been offered as a replacement part. Your only solution is to remove the battery to turn the unit off.

Best regards.

Dec 07, 2012 | Motorola Talkabout FR60 (14 Channels)...

1 Answer

Motorola xu 2100 will not turn off

You possibly have a bad volume on/off potentiometer, or you have a dead or no battery in the unit, or a bad battery connection. Check your radio with a known good battery, if this doesn't solve the problem, you radio likely needs repair. The volume potentiometer is a common failure part and would be replaced during a flat rate repair (currently around $69).

Best regards.

Apr 24, 2012 | Motorola XU2100 (1 Channel) 2-Way Radio

1 Answer

Sound volume is very low in one of the units. battery power shows three bars.

You do not mention how many units you are using, so first if you have only two radios, check the mic hole on the 'good' radio to see if it is clogged with dirt or debris. On the radio with poor volume, try the volume knob at different settings. Example: turn it up to full volume then incrementally back it off a quarter turn to see if you find a 'sweet spot'. The volume potentiometer is a common failure part on this model. The other issue you could be having is bad speaker. If this is the case, the radio would need to be repaired by a trained service technician. (Flat rate repair on this unit can usually be found for around $69) Lastly, you might check your programming to see if you have something set incorrectly, or if you might be on a nearby frequency instead of exactly the same. For your convenience here is a link to the manual:

Best regards.

May 25, 2011 | Motorola Talkabout T7200 (22 Channels)...

1 Answer

I want to take the radio apart, but the antenna and turn on/off knob will not come off. How does the antenna and turn on/off knob come off on a T7400, T7450

Antenna is fixed and attached to the housing. The front and back housings must be first removed to get to it. The volume knob will pull straight up and off the volume potentiometer shaft. This is risky because the small clip which holds the knob in place usually gets stuck on the shaft and then you run the chance of not getting the knob to stay back on the radio.

Best regards.

Apr 07, 2011 | Motorola Talkabout T7400R (2 Pack) (7...

1 Answer

Have Talkabout 250 and want to turn off the beeping. any ideas

The following instructions are for the T289, which is very similar to the T250. It is possible they will work to turn off your beeps.

Alert Tones

The Alert Tones (beeps) on the Talkabout radios are set at a fixed volume

level and cannot be lowered. However, Alert Tones can be disabled. When

Alert Tones are disabled, the radio will receive messages at the volume

setting you've selected, but you will not hear beeps when you press control


Disabling Alert Tones:

1. Hold down the Monitor button while you turn radio on.

2. To re-activate Alert Tones, turn the radio off, then on again while holding
the Monitor button down.

Here is a link to the user guide:

Oct 20, 2010 | Motorola Talkabout FRS 250 (14 Channels)...

1 Answer


The on/off/volume potentiometer is a common failure part on most radios, including the XTN. The only solution is to have the radio repaired. Typically this style unit can be repaired for $69 flat rate.

Sidenote: On the XTN it is best, when turning on the radio, to turn the knob to at least 50% volume before turning it back to your desired setting. This helps with the initialization of the radio. Also, it is best not to run this style of radio at full volume, as it can cause other receive issues down the line.

Best regards.

Sep 22, 2010 | Motorola XTN 2-Way Radio

1 Answer

Low volume on speakers

You have posted this question under the heading for the Motorola SP50 battery pack. I will assume you are referring to the SP50 radio. Check your radio's grill to be certain it is clear of debris. Was this radio previously working correctly? If so, that eliminates a programming or narrowband-wideband issue. If the radio is new to the group, you might check the programming and verify if the others in your workgroup are narrow or wideband. Two common failure parts which could effect the sound coming from the speaker would be the volume potentiometer (the part your volume knob sets on top of), and the speaker itself. It is possible your radio may need repair. In most cases this style radio is repairable for approx. $85 flat rate.

Aug 04, 2009 | Motorola For SP50 7.5v 1500mAh NiCd...

3 Answers

How can I increase the volume of the radio

Check the grill in front of the speaker area for debris or plugged holes. Check the transmitting radio for debris blocking the mic hole. When turning volume up on the radio, do not max out the volume knob, back it off slightly for best sound. If these do not help, your radio is probably malfunctioning and needs replaced.

Jan 03, 2009 | Motorola Talkabout T5100 (14 Channels)...

1 Answer

How do I set my sx700 radio to work with hands-free headsets? Any assistance would be appreciated.

Hands-Free Use With Accessories (VOX)
You can transmit hands-free with the use of optional accessories. Once
VOX is turned on, the radio detects your voice and transmits when you
1. Turn the radio off and plug the VOX accessory into the accessory
2. Turn the radio on. VOX shows on the display.
3. Adjust the volume appropriately by rotating the volume knob . Lower the volume
before placing the accessory on your head or in your ear.
4. To turn off, simply remove accessory.
Note: There is a short delay between the time you start talking and
when the radio transmits. There is a short delay before the
transmission is completed.

Owners Manual:

You must be using a VOX capable accessory. Generally this is an accessory without an in-line PTT.

Dec 03, 2008 | Motorola Talkabout SX700 2-Way Radio

Not finding what you are looking for?
Two-Way Radios Logo

Related Topics:

156 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Motorola Two-Way Radios Experts


Level 3 Expert

1640 Answers


Level 3 Expert

3018 Answers

bill tarkulich

Level 1 Expert

33 Answers

Are you a Motorola Two-Way Radio Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides